Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 37659
Asked Country: United Arab Emirates

Answered Date: Nov 25,2017

Title: Would it be correct to say that the attributes of actions are pre-eternal and everlastingly linked to the attributes of Essence?

Question

As-Salaam-Alaikum, in the scholarly texts the attributes of Allah (SWT) are classified as either relating to Essence or Actions. Would it be correct to say that the attributes of actions are pre-eternal and everlastingly linked to the attributes of Essence? For example the attribute of Mercy is linked to attributes of Power, Knowledge, Will etc. Additionally, is it correct to say that the attributes describe the Nature of Allah (SWT). Your simple clarification in this matter of aqidah would be immensely appreciated. Jazak Allah.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Respected brother in Islām,

 

Your query pertains to the qualities of Allah Ta‛āla. Indeed, this is a delicate matter. Kindly provide us with a reference detailing the extent of your knowledge in the field of Aqῑdah.

 

And Allah Ta‛āla Knows Best 

Mu‛ādh Chati

Student Darul Iftaa
Blackburn, England, UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

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