Doctrine of the Divine Attributes

A beautifully simple and elegant exposition of the position I too arrived at just a few months ago.

The Humble "I"

allah-calligraphy-3d-1280-720According to Islam, a sound understanding of Allah’s attributes rests on two pillars. The first concerns the doctrine or ‘aqidah – of how hearts should believe in them. The second is tied to practice or ‘aml – of how hearts should take on board their meanings and implications. The latter issue will be discussed in a future post, insha’Llah. In this article we shall discuss the doctrine concerning the divine attributes.

The Qur’an is replete with mention of Allah’s divine attributes, or sifat; though there are certain attributes related in the Qur’an that have stoked fierce controversy. Now a cardinal beliefs of Islam is that Allah is transcendent, unique and is utterly unlike His creation. The Qur’an declares: There is nothing like Him. [42:11] And equal to Him there is none. [112:4] Do you know any like Him? [19:65]

And yet other Quranic passages inform us that: The hand…

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Categories: Islam

3 replies

  1. hope you aren’t becoming a crypto-salafi !
    pun intended!

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  2. excellent succinct read!.. Alhumdulilah!…. exactly how i understand Allah to be understood


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