Seeing Of Allah
Dear brothers in Islam,
Allah ta^ala said: للذِيْنَ أَحْسَنُوا الحُسْنَى وَزِيَادَة
This Ayah means:<< For those who have performed the obligations and avoided the sins is the best reward which is Paradise and even more which is having the honour of seeing Allah>>.
The Seeing of Allah by the People of Paradise (Al-Jannah) is true, without their vision being all-encompassing and without a manner of being. As the Book of our Lord has expressed it: وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَّاضِرَةٌ * إِلَى رَبِّهَا نَاظِرَةٌ
These Ayahs mean: “Faces on that Day radiant, looking at their Lord”. [al-Qiyamah].
The explanation of this is as Allah knows and wills. Everything that has come down to us about this from the Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, in the Sahih Hadith (authentic sayings), is as he said and means what he intended. We do not delve into that with baseless interpretation according to our own opinions or deluding ourselves by unsound inclinations. No one is safe in his Religion unless he submits himself completely to Allah, the Exalted and Glorified and to His Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, and leaves the knowledge of things that are ambiguous to the one who knows them.
People of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama^ah said: While the believers are in Paradise, Allah enables them to see Him without Allah being in a place or direction and without Allah having a shape or a volume. Allahsubhanahu wata^ala exists without a place because Allah is not a body as Allah mentioned in the Qur’an <<ليس كمثله شىء>> which means: << Nothing resembles Allah>>. Delusions do not encompass Allah and whatever you imagine in your mind Allahdoes not resemble it.
There is absolutely no greater endowment to the people of Paradise than the endowment of seeing Allah. It was narrated that some will see Allah once a week and others will see Him twice a day and that depends on their ranks in Paradise.
Al-Bukhariyy, Muslim and others narrated that the Prophet peace be upon him said: <<Indeed you will see Allah on the Day of Judgement without having any doubt about seeing Him as one would look at the moon when it is full and would have no doubt that what he is seeing is the moon>>.
It should be noted that in no way the Prophet meant to draw a similarity between Allah and the moon, rather, the Prophet meant to emphasise that the seeing of Allah is a true matter without any doubt.
In the end, we ask Allah to grant us Paradise and make our end as righteous Muslims Ameen.