BELIEVING ALLAH IS EVERYWHERE WITH HIS BEING IS A MAJOR KUFR
📍Saying Allah is everywhere is major Kufr:
📩Al Albani (Rahimullah) said:
“Saying that Allah is everywhere is a major shirk
▪︎(Silsilat Al-Huda Wan-Nur, Page 741 and 742)
📩Sheikh Al Fawzan says whoever says that is disbelieve
▪︎Ref: (Salafi Methodology Page 60).
📩Abu Haneefa says whoever says that he BECOMES AN APOSTATE
📩Ashafii says Allah is not everywhere but on the Arsh
▪︎[Al-Juyush al-Islamiyyah, Ibn Al-Qayyim, p. 93]
📩Imam Maalik (Rahimullah) said: “Allah is above the Heavens and👉🏼 His Knowledge is In every place; There is no place that is excluded from his knowledge.”
▪︎ (At-Ta’liqaat Al-Baaziyah ‘alaa ar-rasaa’il Al-Aqeeda li’Shaykh Al Islam Ibn Taymiyyah Volume 1, Page 128)
📩Ahmed Ibn Hanbal says:
Certainly, He is above His ‘Arsh and nothing escapes His knowledge.”
▪︎ [Al-Juyush al-Islamiyyah, Ibn Al-Qayyim, p. 123]
🌎Proofs Allah is on the Arsh not with us with His being
He rose over (istawa) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty).
⇒ then rose over (istawa) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty),
⇒then rose over (istawa) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). He knows what goes into the earth and what comes forth from it, and what descends from the heaven and what ascends thereto. And He is with you (by His Knowledge) wheresoever you may be.” [57:4]
🌎The flowing verse is what made some think Allah is everywhere
He is with them (with His Knowledge) wheresoever they may be.” [58:7]
Most of the mufassireen (exegesists) said that what is meant is that He is near by means of His angels whose task it is to record people’s deeds.
And those who said that it means that He is near explained it as meaning that He is near by His knowledge, as is said concerning how He is with us.
He is near by His knowledge, as is said concerning how He is with us.
Saying that Allah is with us does not mean that He is mixed with (or dwells in) His creation; rather He is with His slaves by His knowledge. He is above His Throne and nothing is hidden from Him of what they do. With regard to the ayah
“And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge).” [50:16]
This is the view of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah (followers of prophetic guidance), who affirm that Allah is above His creation and that He is also with His slaves.
By Ridouan Soumaa