Location of Allah.

Q. Where is Allah? If Allah is above his throne, then who said Allah is everywhere … (Allah is closer to you than your jugular vein)?

A. As for ‘where is Allah’ – this is a question that was never asked by the Sahabah (RA), nor did the Prophet (SA) go into any detail regarding it.

The Holy Quran has spoken on the issue and as Muslims, we believe in what Allah Has stated. All the reliable scholars of Aqaaid have stated that we believe in what Allah has stated, without trying to find out a ‘how’, ‘mode’, ‘manner’, ‘direction’ or ‘location’ for matters of this nature.

While responding to a question of this nature, the great scholar of Hadith and Fiqh, Imam Malik, responded to the questioner by saying, ‘Istiwa (being on the throne) is known, the manner is unknown, faith in it is essential, and asking about it is an innovation (Bidah).

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan