THE USE OF THE
TERM "HAND OF ALLAH"
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
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