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The Infinitude of Allah

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Question: What does it mean to say that Allah is infinite? Is his size of height limitless?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Allah is finite in His essence in that He is only one. He is limitless in His attributes in that there is no limit to what He can do and how much He can give etc.

Strictly speaking, Classical theologians do not use the term infinite/limitless to describe Allah. Limitlessness/Infinitude is part of the experience (marifa) of Allah’s greatness.

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I pray this helps.

[Shyakh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language

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