In Arabic, God (Allah) refers to Himself using the male pronoun "هو"; unlike English, the Arabic male pronoun does not imply gender. English, quite frankly, does not have an appropriate pronoun that fully encompasses this.
"He" is the best we have. So that's what we use.
For further details, see also this related post: Refering to Allah (SWT) as “him”?
You say that this is a question that comes up often. Perhaps from others? Or even from your own curious mind. Well than, let's answer this with logic that the mind can understand rather than quotes that your mind isn't accepting because it isn't piecing them together.
God created everything, including human beings. Because you were in fact created at ...
وفي رواية في الصحيحين عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه : قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ -: «يَأْتِي الشَّيْطَانُ أَحَدَكُمْ، فَيَقُولُ: مَنْ خَلَقَ كَذَا؟ حَتَّى يَقُولَ: مَنْ خَلَقَ رَبَّكَ؟ فَإِذَا بَلَغَهُ، فَلْيَسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ، وَلْيَنْتَهِ» ".
Translation: It was narrated in the two Sahihs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) ...
The laws of Islam are meant to be followed by humans (and jinn). It's a ridiculous notion to apply those laws to God Himself. He is the One who is believed in. Therefore it is impossible for Him to associate partners with Himself in His infinite knowledge. God is allowed to take oaths by the things that He has created - something that we humans can't claim ...
A man asked this question from Imam Ali a.s. and he answered:
قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَکَ وَ تَعَالَی لَا یُنْسَبُ إِلَی الْعَجْزِ
وَ الَّذِی سَأَلْتَنِی لَا یَکُونُ (توحید صدوق باب 9 حدیث 9)
Indeed God almighty is not attributed to disability but what you asked
cannot be. (Does not have the possibility of existence)
Reference of hadith: The ...
That there is a sky with clouds moving around in it. Allah's miracle:
He created the heavens without pillars that you see and has cast into the earth firmly set mountains, lest it should shift with you, and dispersed therein from every creature. And We sent down rain from the sky and made grow therein [plants] of every noble kind. -- Qur'an 31:10
Do you ...
May God Bless you, Dan.
I think that a common theme in all of your questions is "why does God..." or "why is God..." But I believe that we shouldn't try to look at things from God's perspective; this is because God is infinite and we are finite. To try to look at things from God's perspective is to ask your brain to do what it can't and it also inherently ...
No. Chapter 112, Al-Ikhlas (The Purity) describes Allah as follows:
112:1 Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
112:2 Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
112:3 He neither begets nor is born,
112:4 Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
This is the message throughout the Quran. Allah is not comparable to anything or anyone.
Quran is in arabic because it was the language of the people where it was revealed. It does not make sense to reveal it in any other language. Same had been the case with other revelations. It does not mean that Allah prefers one language over another, as all languages are made by man and suffer its own limitations.
How Allah communicates with angels is "...
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. (Quran 4:48)
So everything is forgivable by Allah, except Shirk (association of others with Allah in worship). Thus, by being Muslim, everything is ...
Yes this is not out of His ability. He can create an unliftable rock, but it will only be unliftable to the creation, not the Creator God; He can still lift that unliftable rock though, because nothing can limit His ability.
This may seem like like a paradox, which according to a dictionary definition means "a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement ...
Are Prophets only male?
Among the scholars there are a few who count a couple of women among the prophets (Peace be upon them): abu al-Hassan al-Ash'ari, Imam al-Qurtubi and ibn Hazm.
And these have consensus in counting Mariam (Peace be upon her) as one of the female prophets, and they also counted Hawa'/Eve, Sarah, the mother of Musa/Moses, Hajar and ...
The question is irrelevant as Allah (subhana Wa Ta'ala) is not attributed with lifting, this is an attribute of the creation not the Creator (subhana wa Ta'ala). And Allah (subhana wa Ta'ala) is not similar to the Creation ("Nothing is similar to him" - Surah Shura, Ayah 11).
Logically limbs indicate there is mass and mass means there is a limit and limits ...
the answer is that the attribute of God is that God loves. His name is "Al wudood" which means the one who loves so God is the possessor of this attribute if the creation is not there, that does not mean this attribute is not there.
The answer is simple
God is not dependent on the Creation to have the attribute of love
If you think logically, all the prohibitions and responsibilities are for a purpose. To make both a human and a society better. Now, I will try to explain your list, but for more, you should do some research about them. You can search like "what is the logic behind this x rule?".
Sex before marriage: The family is the key cell of a good society. Marriage ...
The saying you're referring to is an ayah of the Qur'an, namely Surat al-'An'Am 108:
ولا تسبوا الذين يدعون من دون الله فيسبوا الله عدوا بغير علم كذلك زينا لكل أمة عملهم ثم إلى ربهم مرجعهم فينبئهم بما كانوا يعملون
And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah , lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge. Thus We have made pleasing to every ...
Consider that this was Allah's (ﷻ) response to Pharaoh (Firown) when he "repented" after all his evil and the punishment overtook him: "Now? And you had disobeyed [Him] before and were of the corrupters" - Qur'an 10:90-91. In the end, Pharaoh's repentence was not accepted. I imagine the same would be the case for Iblis if he 'repented.'
Repenting when it is ...
Allah (the only, unique God in Islamic beliefs), created/creates two types of creations:
Creations who don't have their own will: they're مسخّرة or مسيّرة (unfree). Those creations act according to the criteria or routine Allah specified that they will follow. In other simpler words they're "automated", and those creations are not judged to go to Hell or ...
How can I say that God will protect Kaaba...? The simple answer is, you can't. Unless He has actually revealed that He will protect the Kaaba, there's no reason at all to say that He will.
God is, of course, all powerful. Obviously, it is thus easy for Him to protect His House, as demonstrated in Surat al-Fil, but it is also just as easy for Him not to ...
No one in this life can see Allah, as He said:
لاَ تُدْرِكُهُ الأَبْصَارُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ
Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the
Subtle, the Acquainted.
Suratul An'aam Ayat 103
The Prophet ﷺ never saw Allah with his eyes, it is narrated that A'ishah (May Allah be please ...
The Boltzmann brain is a
...self-aware entity that arises due to random fluctuations out of a state of chaos (Wikipedia),
which implies that, if a Boltzmann brain exists, it's most probably among the most rudimentary of brains, as creating more sophisticated brains is far less probable. This is not compatible with our understanding of Allah, e.g. being ...
Why should God act on the whims and provocations of a man? Is that worthy of His Majesty and Stature? God acts as He wills, and He does according to what He decrees. God doesn't respond to provocation, He punishes whom He judges, and administers the punishment in His own way, and He gives mankind freedom and respite for an appointed time and He will judge ...
Allah does not forget (Qur'an 20:52):
قَالَ عِلْمُهَا عِندَ رَبِّي فِي كِتَابٍ لَّا يَضِلُّ رَبِّي وَلَا
[Moses] said, "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My
Lord neither errs nor forgets."
The word نسي has multiple meanings as can be seen in Al-Mo'jam:
Forget, fail to remember, fail to recall
Fail to care for
Leave out ...
The pagans of Mecca believed in "Allah" as the head of their pantheon and the creator god, with other deities ascribed as his children.
Islamic history states this was because the Arabs were originally monotheists, being the descendants of Abraham through Ishmael and followed Abraham's religion of aniconic monotheism ... though over the ages ...
The Surah Al-Ikhlas talks about the Allah Almighty in this reference. The Arabic male pronoun does not imply gender as answered by @goldPseudo.
Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,
Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
He neither begets nor is born,
Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
Indeed we are not created to worship Allah as an ending target, worshiping is only a mean, a path toward our ending goal. Note the third group in the following quotation, they are the only ones who have understood what is the Right correctly:
قال اميرالمؤمنين عليه السلام: إنّقوماً عبدوا الله رغبةً فتلك عبادة
التّجار وإنّ قوماً عبدوا الله رهْبةً فتلك ...
You are correct when you say that there are some sins that Allah doesn't forgive. And that is Shirk(ascribing partners with Allah)
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives
what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others
with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. (Quran 4:48)
This would ...