Allah, the Blessed and Most High, hears, sees and knows

Allah, the Blessed and Most High, hears, sees and knows. His two hands are outstretched [1]. Before He created the creation, He knew that they would disobey Him. His Knowledge is effective/operative upon them, but His Knowledge of them did not prevent Him from guiding them to Islam. He blessed them with it out of His generosity, liberality and favour, so all praise is for Him.


[1] With regard to the attributes of Allah, the following must be observed:

• We affirm any attribute which Allah affirmed for Himself or which His Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) affirmed for him;

• We have Faith in the meaning of the attribute;

• We have Faith that this meaning is not in any way like the attributes of the creation and

• The knowledge of ‘how’ the attributes are is with Allah alone.

Point 80, Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah, by Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalaf Al-Barbahaaree.

Translation: Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank