Posted on 11/14/2019 in “Lord of the Worlds” in the Quran

How we can see Allah

Nevertheless, undoubtedly, we are living in an era when a few Muslims discuss this matter endlessly and act as if it were a significant part of their faith. They are wasting the precious time of theirs and others by arguing about a matter that will not be questioned on Judgment Day. As a result, it fails to recognize various important aspects of deen. There are many statements, counter-argument, refutation, aggression, and never-ending debates on this particular subject at Islamic boards and discussions. Some are remain confused and disturbed by the unbridged phenomenon and some have quit Islam entirely because they are unable to understand this issue wholeheartedly.

For this reason, the first advice whatever conviction–is to step back and relax and not get over the dilemma emotionally. Then realize that this problem is not an unprecedented conclusion, and it makes sense to "valid" disagreement, perhaps to "agree to disagree." These things would save us and others from falling into great sin and even exasperation.

Allah, the Exalted One, has defined Himself in Quran, and by His Messenger's (P.B.U.H) as Almighty, Supreme, and Great. The Quran is full of evidence applicable to Allah's loftiness.

And He The Most High says in Surat al-Ikhlas, "And there is none like unto Him." [112: 4]

A brief and simple answer is that the Almighty High resides beyond time, space, place and 'physical' direction: He is where He has always been. Almighty Allah as the Creator communicates with His creation. He does so in various ways most of which are unknown to man. He informs us through His revealed Word, the Holy Quran, for example, that He communicates with the heavens, the earth, mountains, the fire, hellfire, animals, etc.

Allah Most High says about Himself, "There is nothing whatsoever like unto Him." [42:11]

His transcendence (Tanzih)–a strong Quranic foundation that is agreed collectively concerning the Highest Allah together with affirming His Oneness (Tahwhide)–is the central point of faith (Aqida). Tanzih refers to stating that there is no connection between Allah and His creation, in an absolute and eloquent manner. Allah is not like His creation in any way, nor is any creation like Him in any way. He cannot be conceptualized by intuition and cannot be recognized by perception as He differs from across all created beings.

Allah says in Surah Al-Imran, verse 7

"He [Allah] is the One who has revealed to you the Book [the Quran]. Out of it, some verses are muhkamat [of the established meaning], which are the principal verses of the Book, and some others are mutashabihat [whose definite meanings are unknown]. Now those who have perversity in their hearts go after the mutashabih of it, seeking [to create] discord, and searching for its interpretation [that meets their desires], while no one knows its interpretation except Allah; and those well-grounded in knowledge say: We believe therein; all is from our Lord. Only the men of understanding observe the advice." (Qur'an 3:7)

Often, we feel disconnected to Allah and our heart wants to have a connection but it seems as if you are far away and lost. The process of distancing your soul from Allah (S.W.T) is not out of the blue but rather slow. First, with acts of worship, delaying prayer, bolstering your sins, you probably continue to become lazy. Then you will have the pleasures of this life as your primary concern, and several sins become an addiction that you cannot get rid of until you end up looking that you legitimately have no purpose in life.

We must first know Him to have a heart that is connected to Allah (S.W.T). How can we expect a strong connection with someone we hardly know about? Allah has given us several ways to do this, one of which is by the Quran. One way of knowing Him is to spend time learning His names which we learn from the Quran and the Sunnah.

The Prophet (P.U.B.H) said: “Allah the Almighty said: I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he mentions Me. If he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself; and if he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly greater than it. If he draws near to Me a hand’s length, I draw near to him an arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.” [Sahih Muslim]

The five daily prayers are a steady improvement to our faith. When we indulge in prayer actively, it revives us spiritually and does not merely regard it as physical activity. It is up to us then to be constructive to find a way out of prayer by, for instance, evaluating a few of the verses you recite, knowing their meaning... etc.

The Messenger (P.B.U.H) said: “The example of the five (daily) prayers is like that of a clear-water river flowing in front of your houses in which a person washes himself five times a day – cleansing him from all dirt.” [Sahih Muslim]

Quran is a way to purify our hearts and affect change in us when we read it even if we cannot understand or remember anything. Nonetheless, to truly experience the effect of His words on us, we have to be prepared to explore and reap the substantial benefits of their meaning. The Quran can be seen as a letter to mankind! It is a sign of the Creator himself of the world. It is one of the most comprehensive experiences to relate to the Quran and learn how to enhance your private life and illuminate your heart.

Allah says in Quran in Surah Ar-Rad, verse 28:

Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah (S.W.T). Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah (S.W.T) hearts are assured.” [13:28]

To devour and nurture our heart by giving practical advice about where is Allah? And how we can connect with Him? In realism, the world can only be interpreted through the stipulation of our heart. Just as we care for our minds and bodies, so must we care for our hearts. We must spend time with people who remind us of Allah, a place which unceasingly practices the teachings of Allah. And finally, assess and keep a good check on how we are affecting other people.