|Guest Name||Dr. Muhammad Ash-Shahat Al-Jindi|
|Profession||Professor of Shari`ah at Hilwan Univ., Faculty of Law|
|Subject||General Fatwa Session|
|Date||Monday,Jan 7 ,2002|
|Question||Somebody asked me: where is Allah?How can I answer him?|
|Answer||In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.Allah is available in all places. There is no specific place where Allah is because Allah is the Owner of everything. Here, I would like to cite this example to make it clearer for you. Any person can see the light of the electric lamp in every place but he cannot specify the point that serves as the source of this light.By the same token, we can say that Allah is the source of every thing such as skies, earth, mankind. However, we cannot specify the site of His Divine Existence. We can also argue that all the landmarks we see in the universe, such as the Sun, the Moon, day and night, serve as a clear evidence of Allah’s Existence and Might. It’s logical for every vivid mind to know that it’s quite impossible for all these signs to appear in accurate manner without the Originator and Supreme Creator.
In comparison to these things, telephone and similar machines cannot work without inventor and without the necessary equipment to make them workable.
Given that we now live in the era characterized with technological revolution, people think that they have a key to every progress and have control over things which were impossible in the past. Up till now, they have control over the order of the whole universe because the One Who has full control is Allah Alone. He Almighty has the key to that order and the whole universe is subject to His Divine order and no one can change it.”
May Allah guide you to the Straight path and direct you to that which pleases Him, Amen.
Allah Almighty knows best.