Islam and the Quran

Where is God?

Question: Where is God? Is there actually an answer in the holy book about where The Almighty dwells? Can we even find Him?

Allah says these about His whereabouts:

“Are you not aware that Allah knows whatever is in the skies and whatever is in the earth? Never is there any whispering among three but He is their fourth, nor among five but He is their sixth, nor fewer nor more but He is with them wherever they may be. And then He will tell them on the Day of Judgement all that they have done. Surely Allah knows everything.” (58:7)

“(…) He is with you wherever you are. Allah sees all that you do.” (57:4)

“Surely We have created man and We know what his ownself whispers to him since We are closer to him than his nerve endings.” (50:16)

“No visual perception can encompass Him, while He encompasses all visual perception. He is the Subtle, the Aware.” (6:103)

Allah is in a form that we cannot perceive. We cannot even try to imagine His physical state. He is beyond every thought we can have because He says:

“(…) There is nothing like Him. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.” (42:11)

Categories