In this website, http://www.kalamullah.com/one.html, explaining the ayat of Qur'an other than its apparent meaning is criticised, and this example is given;
قَالَ يَا إِبْلِيسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَن تَسْجُدَ لِمَا خَلَقْتُ بِيَدَيَّ ۖ أَسْتَكْبَرْتَ أَمْ كُنتَ مِنَ الْعَالِينَ
[ Allah ] said, "O Iblees, what prevented you from prostrating to that which I created with My hands? Were you arrogant [then], or were you [already] among the haughty?"
Main point of criticism is this;
In the above Aayah, Allah, the Most High, is saying that He created Aadam with His Two Hands. Yet some Muslims try to explain "Allah's two Hands" to mean His power Who knows Allah better, Himself or these people? As Muslims, we have to believe in Allah as He describes Himself or as His Messenger (peace be upon him) described Him. Therefore, if He, the Mighty, says he has Two Hands, we must believe that. However, we must also believe, that they are not hands like our: He, the Sublime said: "There is nothing like Him; and He is the Hearer; the Seer of all." [Shooraa 42:11]
Indeed, I have found in a Turkish tafseer by Hamdi Yazır using such interpretation. He quote a saying by Ibn Omar (or a Hadith narrated by Ibn Omar, I am not sure.), which I can translate as follows, "Allah created 4 things with his hands, Arsh (I think it means highest heaven), Jannah of Adn, Kalem (can be translated as Pen or Pencil), and Adam. Later, He said -be!- and everything became." Using this saying, mufassir comments that hands clearly means "with his power, without any esbaab (causation) interviening."
Moreover, there are other ayah in Qur'an, that mentions hand(s) of Allah (c.c). Such as this one;
وَالسَّمَاءَ بَنَيْنَاهَا بِأَيْدٍ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ
And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.
Note that here, the word translated as "with strength" is بِأَيْدٍ which literally means "with hands" (a plural noun)
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَايِعُونَكَ إِنَّمَا يُبَايِعُونَ اللَّهَ يَدُ اللَّهِ فَوْقَ أَيْدِيهِمْ ۚ فَمَن نَّكَثَ فَإِنَّمَا يَنكُثُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَوْفَىٰ بِمَا عَاهَدَ عَلَيْهُ اللَّهَ فَسَيُؤْتِيهِ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا
Indeed, those who pledge allegiance to you, [O Muhammad] - they are actually pledging allegiance to Allah . The hand of Allah is over their hands. So he who breaks his word only breaks it to the detriment of himself. And he who fulfills that which he has promised Allah - He will give him a great reward.
So, my question is, is understanding the hand of Allah (c.c) as his power should be considered as lying against Allah (c.c), if so, how should we understand it instead? Because as far as I can understand from Surat Ash-Shūraá - 11, there is nothing similiar to Him, so we cannot understand his hand, based on our hands.