Replying to question “where is Allaah”?

Question: When asked where Allaah is, some say that He is everywhere. What is the Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) correct reply to this question?

Answer: It is Waajib (obligatory) upon whomever is asked where Allaah is to give the same reply which the bondmaid gave to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) when he asked her this question. A man who wanted to free his bondmaid brought her to the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him).The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked her: “Where is Allaah?” She said: “In the heavens” He asked, “Who am I?” She said, “The Messenger of Allaah.” He then said to her master: “Set her free, for she is a Mu’minah (female believer) .” Therefore, it is Waajib upon whoever is asked where Allaah is to say, “Allaah is in the Heavens above the `Arsh (Allaah’s Throne).” Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allaah) And: Or do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven (Allaah) Allaah is high above His `Arsh. He (Glorified and Exalted be He) says read more here.

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