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THE USE OF THE TERM "HAND OF ALLAH"


QUESTION

Generally people use the word “hand”, for Allah, such as they say that every thing is in the hand of Allah, whether the use of Allah is legal or not?

A. Naim Azizi

ANSWER

Really, Allah is free from body & soul. He is free from the hand of the creation as this hand is created by Him. Therefore, to apply the word for Almighty Allah with this intention is illegitimate. But Allah has stated the word “yad” (hand) for His Majesty. Ulama say that this “hand” (yad) is quite different from the above mentioned hand. The “yad” is an attribute of Allah which will exist forever and would never change. Here this “yad” (hand) means the hand of Divine Power of Allah so it can be used with this intention. People are advised to avoid this word and say that “the hand of Divine Power of Allah” or “the hand of Ominipotence of Allah” i.e. “The ya'de Qudrat”. Allah knows the best.

Ja Nashine Mufti Azam, Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari Qaadiri
31st July, 2002