There is nothing like unto Him and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing – Shaykh Fawzan | Dawud Burbank [Short Clip|En]

Aqeedah Tahaawiyyah : Lesson 08

 ‏         {‏لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ‏}‏

[27]  {There is nothing like unto Him and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.}
(ashShooraa (42) aayah 11)

The Explanation – Point [27]

This is a negation of tashbeeh – there being anything like Allaah, the One free of all imperfections. And the kaaf (in كمثله) is to emphasize the negation, like (as occurs in a different aayah):

وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ عَلِيمًا

…and Allaah is Sufficient as a Knower.  (Sooratun-Nisaa. (4), aayah 70)

In origin (it would usually be said): وكفى الله عليماً but the (extra) baa’ (in بالله) is for emphasis.

And nothing whatsoever resembles Him – not the angels, and not the Prophets, and not the Messengers, and not the beloved servants of Allaah, nor any created being.

وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِيرُ

…and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. (SooratushShooraa (42), aayah 11)

So He called Himself As-Samee’ (the All-Hearing One) Al-Baseer (the All-Seeing One).

So the beginning of the aayah [1] contains a refutation of the Mushabbihah (those who liken Allaah to the Creation) and the end of it contains a refutation of the Mu`attilah (those who deny Allaah’s Attributes). And it indicates that affirming His Names and Attributes does not necessitate resemblance to the created beings. So the hearing and seeing of the created beings does not resemble the Hearing and Seeing of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.

End of explanation of point [27]


[1] “There is nothing like Him…

At-Ta`leeqaat Al-Mukhtasarah `alaa Matn Al-`Aqeedah AtTahaawiyyah
By Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan hafizahullaah
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah

Transcribed by Sideeqa Ali

Posted with kind permission from Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah

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