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What does see Allah mean?

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There is mentioned the way to offer namaz
1) the best way to offer Namaz that stand to prayer as though you are looking to ALLAH.
2)or if it is not possible you should believe that ALLAH is seeing you. What does it means , Can we see ALLAH , If yes How ?

Please reply me i am in a puzzle .

ALLAH HAFIZ

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What does see Allah mean?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.300 (part) Narrated by Abu Huraira

The man again asked, "O Allah's Messenger (saws). What is Ihsan (i.e. perfection or benevolence)?" The Prophet (saws) said, "Ihsan is to worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you do not achieve this state of devotion, then (take it for granted that) Allah sees you."

 

Your Question: Can we see ALLAH , If yes How ?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Anaam verses 102-103:
102 That is Allah your Lord! there is no god but He the Creator of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs.

103 No vision can grasp Him but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension yet is acquainted with all things.

 

Allah Declares in the Glorious Quran that there is no sight or no vision that can grasp or see Him; but it is He Alone that oversees everything in creation. Thus the answer to the question if one can see Allah, the answer is absolutely no!.

 

Your Question: What does it (the hadith) means , Can we see ALLAH , If yes How? Please reply me i am in a puzzle .
Beloved brother, if one studies the exact words of the above quoted hadith, it is mentioned that ehsaan is to worship Allah Subhanah, ka-anna-ka meaning as if or as though, one sees Him; meaning that one brings himself to such a level of taqwa or God-consciousness as if one sees Him and feels that he is in the Presence and Audience of the Majestic Lord of the Worlds!

 

For example, one is working for an organization and the owner of the organization tells his employee to work as if the business belongs to him. The owner by no means is implying that he has transferred the ownership of the business to the employee, but it is a figure of speech, whereby the owner asks the worker to work as hard as if the business indeed belonged to him.

 

Similarly, the hadith implies that one should worship Allah Subhanah with absolute devotion and awe, and bring oneself to the state of that taqwa and God consciousness as if one actually feels that he is in that Majestic Presence and Audience of The Lord of the Worlds; and if he cannot bring himself to that sublime state of consciousness, he should at least realize that the Majestic Lord is well aware and watching everything he does! If one is able to bring himself to do that, it would be the state of ehsaan as described by the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 

 


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