View Full Version : Some Hermeneutical Verses In The Qur'an.

Abu Fauzi
04-13-2020, 09:33 PM
As-Salaam alaikum,

Consider some ayats/verses of the Holy Qur'an as follows:--

"..Say: All bounties are in the hand of Allah;
He grants them to whom He pleases." (3:73)

"Verily those who plight their fealty to you do no less
than plight their fealty to Allah:

The Hand of Allah is over their hands." (48:10)

"(Allah) Most Gracious is firmly established on the Throne (of authority)" (20:5)

These are among the ayats or verses in theQur'an attributing a face to Allah, as well as hands and/or eyes. He is also described as talking and sitting on a throne,as in ayat 5 of Surat Ta-Ha quoted above.

The notion of Allah Ta'ala having a human form (tashbih) can only be seen as a metaphor, not literal description, as the Wahhabiyya understood it. For example, ayat 10 in Surat Fathi:

"Allah's Hand is over their hands" is commonly understood to mean that Allah keeps His Promises to them who have given allegiance to the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, not that He literally has celestial hands... human hands of flesh and blood.

And ayat 73 in Surat Ali-Imran: "All bounties (favor) is in the Hand of Allah".. is a metaphorical description of Allah's Might (quwwa) and Predetermination (qada' wa-qadar).

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