Answer to a question regarding Allaah Being Up and Above

From `Abdul-`Azeez ibn `Abdullaah ibn Baaz to our dear brother Muhammad ibn Ahmad Sindee, may Allaah grant you success, extensive knowledge and Eemaan (faith). Aaameeen. Al-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh (May Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!), I received your lengthy, undated letter, may Allaah guide you, which includes the following points:

1- At the beginning of the letter, you said: Allah the Exalted is beyond any directional bearings and that He is not spatially restricted.

2- You also said: What grabbed my attention while perusing the book entitled: Siraa’ bayn al-Haqq Wa al-Baatil (A Struggle between Truth and Falsehood) by Sa`d Saadiq. Then you mentioned his evidence from the Aayahs and Hadeeths on Allaah being up and above…Until you said: I do not know what this writer and his likes gain from this belief, which may very well lead to Fitan (seditions), disorder, division, especially as the ordinary people adhere to what is mentioned in this book, and believe that Allaah exists in the Heavens…. At the end of the letter, you have quoted Al-Razee, Al-Qurtubee and Al-Sawee as sources in a bid that I may reply… read more here.

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