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Please explain this hadith

This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Abu Huraira and in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Ibn Hatim Allah`s Apostle (may peace be upon him) is reported to have said : When any one of you fights with his brother, he should avoid his face for Allah created Adam in His own image.

Does it mean Adam (PBUH) are look like Allah ?
Allah has any image or body ?

According to Jews and christians that Adam was created in the image of Allah , what is different believe b/w Jews and Christian to Muslim in the image of Allah concept ? 


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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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4478 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘When one of you inflicts a beating, he should avoid striking the face.’


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.734 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "If somebody fights (or beats somebody) then he should avoid the face."


Although the scholars and jurists in Islam accept the first part of the hadith whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believers to strike another’s face in a fight, the vast majority of the scholars and jurists have voiced their opinion against the authenticity of the report by Ibn Hatim which states that Allah Subhanah created Adam in His own image….And Allah Alone Knows Best.


Your Question: Does it mean Adam (PBUH) are look like Allah ? Allah has any image or body ?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Ash-Shura verse 11:

There is Absolutely nothing like Him (Allah) in the whole Universe!!! He is the All-Hearing, The All-Seeing!! To Him Alone belong the keys of the treasures of the heavens and the earth!!


Allah says in Chapter 112, Surah Ikhlas Verse 1-4

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only. Allah is Independent of all, and all are dependent on Him. Neither has He any offspring, nor is He the offspring of anyone; and NONE is equal to Him in rank.


Allah Subhanah is the Absolute Unique, One, and Only; and without an iota of a doubt, there is absolutely nothing quite like Him in the Whole Universe! Thus to believe that the Lord Most High, Most Supreme has any image or body, or that man or Prophet Adam (a.s.) resembles Allah Subhanah would be absolutely incorrect to say the least!.....for there is absolutely nothing like the Lord Most Majestic in the Whole Universe!


Although Allah Subhanah declares several times in the Holy Quran in Truth that He Sees everything, He Hears everything, and even mentions His Right Hand, etc.; the exact nature of these is absolutely beyond human comprehension! For the believers, who are commanded to and truly believe in Allah Subhanah and the Last Day in the ‘unseen’, it should suffice to believe in exactly what is declared by Allah and His Messenger (saws), and believe that Allah Subhanah Sees as suits His Majesty and Might, Hears as suits His Magnificience and Power, and His Hands suit His Incomparable Glory, Majesty, and Perfection!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 67:

No just estimate have they made of Allah such as is due to Him: on the Day of Judgement the whole of the earth will be but His Handful, and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand: Glory to Him! High is He above the partners they attribute to Him!


Allah forbid, we should add, subtract, or ascribe from ourselves any form, shape, image, physical organs, or compare the Incomparable Lord to anything in existence!


Your Question: According to Jews and christians that Adam was created in the image of Allah , what is different believe b/w Jews and Christian to Muslim in the image of Allah concept ? 

….Then God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female He created them. (The Bible, Book of Genesis.1:26-27).


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah Sajdah verse 9:

But He (Allah) fashioned him (Adam (a.s.)) in due proportion and breathed into him something of His Spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing, and sight, and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 15 Surah Hijr verses 28-29:

28 Behold! Thy Lord said to the Angels: "I am about to create man from sounding clay, from mud molded into shape;

29 "When I have fashioned him (in due proportion), and breathed into him of My Spirit; fall ye down in prostration unto him."


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 82 Surah Infitaar verses 6-8:

6 O man! What has seduced thee from thy Lord, Most Beneficent?

7 Him, Who created thee, fashioned thee in due proportion, and gave thee a just bias;

8 In whatever Form He Wills, does He put thee together.


The Bible does state that God created man in His Own image; but the Glorious Quran declares in Truth that Allah Subhanah fashioned man in due proportion as He Willed and breathed into man something of His ‘Rooh’ (Spirit), and bestowed the faculties of hearing, sight and understanding unto man.


To ascribe any form, shape, or image of the Absolutely Incomparable Lord would be absolutely against the guidance and teachings of Islam.


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


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


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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