Originally Posted by Airforce
Asalaamu Alaikum, In this world Almighty Allah cannot be seen:
Also, Hadrat Imām-i Ghazālī (RA) says,
“It is not possible to see Allahu ta’ālā in the world” (Ihyā).
Since it is impossible to see Allahu ta’ālā in the world, Hadrat Āisha (RA) said,
“He who says that the Messenger of Allah saw Allahu ta’ālā has told a lie” (Bukhārī).
The Holy Qur’an declares clearly that in the Hereafter Believers will see Allahu ta’ālā before and after they enter Paradise:
(Faces shining brightly [Believers] on the Day of Resurrection will look at their Rabb.) [Sūrat-ul-Qiyāmah, 22-23]
The purport of a well-known hadīth-i sharīf is as follows:
On a fourteenth night (of the lunar month), Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) looked at the full moon and said:
(As you see that moon in the sky clearly, you [Believers] will see your Rabb in such a clear manner [in Paradise].) [Bukhārī, Muslim, Ibni Māja, Tirmudhī, Abū Dawud, Nasāī, Imām-i Ahmad, Ibni Huzayma, Ibni Hibbān]
Rasūlullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) explained the phrase
“even more than it” that appears in the 26th verse of Yūnus Sūra, which purports as follows,
“For those who do good deeds is Husnā [Paradise] and even more than it” as ru’yat (seeing Allahu ta’ālā) and stated,
“You will see your Rabb clearly on the Day of Judgement as you see the full moon” (Bukhārī).
In the Hereafter Believers will see Allahu ta’ālā before and after they enter Paradise. (Nuhbat-ul-La’ālī)
Disbelievers will be deprived of the blessing of seeing Allah in His attribute of Jamāl(his true beauty). The purport of an āyah (Qur’anic verse) is as follows:
(They [disbelievers] will be deprived of seeing their Rabb [in His attribute of Jamāl(his true beauty)] on that Day.) [Sūrat-ul-Mutaffifīn, 15]
But they will see him in his wrath.
So the Question is:
Will the Believers in Paradise see Almighty Allah any time they want?
Seeing Him will be of two kinds:
general and particular.
General seeing lasts as much as a Friday day. A hadīth declares:
(Allahu ta’ālā will show Himself to the dwellers of Paradise on every Friday.) [Al-Jāmi’ As-Saghīr]
People in Paradise are not equal in particular seeing. They will see Him according to their perfection in knowledge and deeds. Those who are in the highest degree will see Him all the time. (Farāid-ul-Fawāid)
In Paradise Allahu ta’ālā will address Believers,
“My servants, what more would you like Me to give you?” And He will show His Jamāl (beauty) in a manner free from place. (Miftāh-ul-Janna)
On the Day of Judgement, He will be seen by disbelievers in His Wrath and Glory, and by pious Muslims in His Kindness and Beauty. Believers will see Him in Paradise in His attribute of Jamāl. (I’tiqād-nāma by Mawlānā Khālid-i Baghdādī)
So it is clear that in the hereafter Almighty Allah will be seen but in different ways. His true beauty will ONLY be seen by the inhabitants of Paradise. For them they will see him at least once a week on Fridays but those with higher positions will be able to see him more often inshallah.
Allah has made it possible for ALL Muslims to gain the higher ranks of Jannah so that we can be the fortunate ones who get to see Almighty Allah whenever we want to. NOTHING can be more pleasurable in Paradise than seeing the beauty of Allah.
The ONLY thing stopping us from gaining these high positions is ourselves. We know what we need to do to get there and all we have to do now is act and not delay a second more but to do EVERYTHING in our daily lives to please Allah and to refrain from anything that may displease or anger him.
Let us make dua for Almighty Allah to enable us to be of those fortunate ones who make it to the higher ranks who wil be able to see the beauty of Allah anytime they want. Ameen