Seeing Allaah on the Day of Resurrection

Question: There is a debate regarding the issue of sight; i.e., seeing Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) on the Day of Resurrection. There is a strong argument about that. Some people say that Allaah (Exalted be He) will not be seen, while others claim the contrary. Each party cites the Hadeeth and Aayaat by which refute the opinion of the other. Please advise us in this regard. May Allaah reward you well!

Answer: The opinion of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream), and the Ijmaa` (consensus) of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet Muhammad) may Allaah be pleased with them, and Ahl-ul-Sunnah who succeeded them states that Allaah (Glorified be He) will be seen on the Day of Resurrection. The Mu’mineen (believers) will see Him and in Jannah (paradise) as well. Scholars have unanimously agreed upon this. Furthermore, scholars among the Sahaabah and other Muslims who belong to Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah agreed on this too. This is also indicated by the Noble Qur’aan and the purified authentic Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet). Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Some faces that Day shall be Naadirah (shining and radiant). which means bright and beautiful Looking at their Lord (Allaah). looking at His Glorious Face (Glorified and Exalted be He). He (Glorified and Exalted be He) also says : For those who have done good is the best (reward, i.e. Paradise) and even more (i.e. having the honour of glancing at the Countenance of Allaah جل جلاله). It is authentically reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said... read more here.

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