Question: Some people say that the Rock near Al-Masjid Al-Aqsaa (the Mosque in Jerusalem), where the Prophet (peace be upon him) started his Mi`raaj (Ascension to heaven), is suspended in the air by the Power of Allaah. Guide us, may Allaah reward you!
Answer: Everything is firmly settled in its normal location by permission of Allaah whether it is in the heavens or on earth, including the Rock mentioned in this question… read more here.
Question: The question states: “We have children whom we want to encourage to reflect upon Allah’s Creation. What holds the land that exists on the surface of water, and prevents it from falling into the water? They said that ‘The earth consists of seven layers and there are inhabitants in each one of them’. Among the claims they presume is that: ‘One of the earth’s layers is hotter than Hellfire. It is where Allaah places the souls of sinners and disbelievers.’
They also claim that the two angels Haaroot and Maaroot are being punished under the earth. Please, tell us about their punishment! May Allaah reward you with the best”.
Answer: Firstly, There is no land on top of the waters surface for you to ask about what is preventing it from falling. Only the air and the sky are above the water. All universal elements are held by Allaah’s Omnipotence. Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.
All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets, and his family and Companions.
From `Abdul-`Azeez ibn `Abdullaah ibn Baaz to whoever reads this of the Muslims. May Allaah guide me and them to comprehension of religious knowledge and conduct me and them along His Straight Path.
May Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!
This advice intends to draw attention to some abominable acts ignorantly committed by many people as a result of Satanic temptation and corruption of their minds and thoughts in submission to the whim of those who commit it.
Among these acts is that which I was informed about; that some people call others to worship them, alleging things that could delude the common people into the belief that they could dispose of the affairs of the universe or that they are qualified to be invoked in order to benefit or to harm. Such an act on the part of those aberrant people is an imitation Fir`awn (Pharaoh) and similar evil disbelievers, since Allaah Alone – and none else – deserves to be worshipped due to His Omnipotence, Prescience, and not being in need of any of His creatures. For worship of Allaah Alone is the purpose of sending Messengers and Books and for which Allaah created the jinn and mankind and legislated Jihaad (fighting or striving in the Cause of Allaah). Allaah (Exalted be He) says: And I (Allaah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).… read more here.