Are Allaah’s Attributes Limited?

by The Albaani Blog


Questioner: Noble father, may Allaah protect you, the Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said in a hadith reported by Muslim, “His veil is light; if He were to uncover it, the splendour from His Face would annihilate the creation as far as His vision extends.” [Muslim] My question is whether this means that His Sight سبحانه وتعالى has a limit?

Al-Albani: … the creation as far as His vision extends, i.e., it is the creation that has a limit.  As for His Sight, the Most High, and all of His Attributes, none of them have a confined limit.

It is, rather, the creation that is limited. This is what is meant by the hadith. The limitation has no connection to the Attributes but to the creation only.

Rihlatun-Noor, 29.