How do we understand the attributes of God?

We know and we believe, that there is nothing like unto God; His essence is not like our essence and His attributes are not like our attributes; yet He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, All-Seeing. He does not need eyes to see, ears to hear, a tongue to speak; He is not in need of an organ, like us. Because He is nothing like His creation, He is free from such imperfections.

Just like He is the All-Hearing and All-Seeing without an ear or an eye, similarly “He, The Most-Merciful, is established over the Throne – Ar-Rahmanu ‘Alal ‘Arsh istawa'” without occupying a place and directionality (the six directions do not contain Him), because He is not a body or a particle. He is as He ever was before the creation of the Heavens and the Earth. We consign the meaning and modality of these attributes to God, who knows what we know not.

This is our ‘Aqeedah (Creed) as conveyed to us by the majority of rightly guided scholars of this religion.

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