Allaah creating seven earths and seven heavens

Question: Is there an Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) or Hadeeth which states that there are seven earths? It is a controversial issue among us. If so, in which Soorah of the Qur’aan or in which Hadeeth is this stated? May Allaah reward you the best.

Answer: It is authentically established in the Glorious Qur’aan that Allaah the Exalted created seven earths, just like He created seven heavens, as Allaah the Exalted says (what means): It is Allaah Who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like thereof (i.e. seven). His Command descends between them (heavens and earth), that you may know that Allaah has power over all things, and that Allaah surrounds all things in (His) Knowledge. (Al-Talaaq, 65:12)… read more here.

The claim that the rock of Baytul-Maqdis is floating into space

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.

Limits of thinking about Allaah’s Creation

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.

A person who believes that someone other than Allaah is managing the universe

Question: Is a person who believes that someone other than Allaah is managing the universe considered a Kaafir (disbeliever)?

Answer: Whoever believes this is considered a Kaafir, because he has associated partners with Allaah in His Lordship. He is even worse in disbelief than many of the Mushrikoon (those who associate others with Allaah in worship) who set up partners with Allaah in His Divinity… read more here.

Categories of Tawheed

Question: What are the types of Tawheed (monotheism) and what is the definition of each type?

Answer: There are three categories of Tawheed: Tawheed Al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of Allaah’s Lordship), Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah (Oneness of Worship) and Tawheed Al-Asmaa’ Wa Al-Sifaat (Oneness of Allaah’s Names and Attributes)… read more here.

Meaning of Tawheed Al-Ruboobiyyah, Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah & Tawheed Al-Asmaa’ Wa Al-Sifaat

Question: What is the meaning of Tawheed Al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of Allaah’s Lordship), Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah (Oneness of Worship), and Tawheed Al-Asmaa’ wa Al-Sifaat (Oneness of Allaah’s Names and Attributes)?

Answer: Tawheed Al-Ruboobiyyah is to believe in Allaah’s Omnipotence; He Alone is the Originator of creation, maintenance, life, death, etc. As for Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah, it is the sincerity of devotional acts e.g. Salaah (Prayer), Sawm (Fast), Zakaah (obligatory charity), vows and sacrificial animals… read more here.

The meaning of Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah and Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah

Question 6: What is the meaning of Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah and Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah?

Answer: The meaning of Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of Allaah’s Lordship) is the ascription of all Acts of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) to none but Him Alone, such as: creation, bringing into being, providing sustenance, giving life, and causing death... read more here.