Claiming to see Allah in this world and in the Hereafter
Q 2: On page 176 of the book "Samir Al-Mu'minin fil-Mawa`idh wal-Hikam," the author
writes: I believe
that seeing Allah is
rationally permissible in the world and in the Hereafter, in wakefulness and in sleep because Allah (Glorified be He) exists and every existing being can be seen. Also Prophet Musa (Moses - peace be upon him) requested to see Allah.
...he said: "O my Lord! Show me (Yourself), that I may look upon You."
If seeing Him is impossible, Musa (peace be upon him) would not have requested it. However, it only happened in the world to our Prophet (peace be upon him). It is obligatory to happen in the Hereafter according to the Qur'an, Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet), and Ijma` (consensus of scholars). People will see Allah (Exalted be He) by a special power which He will provide for His Creatures. Facing, direction, and visual contact are not conditions to see Allah because He is perceived with the mind and the sight since both of them are created.Could you kindly explain whether this passage is correct or false?
The fact that the believers will see their Lord on the Day of Resurrection is authentically reported in the Qur'an, the Sunnah, (Part No. 2; Page No. 382
The fact that the believers will see their Lord on the Day of Resurrection is authentically reported in the Qur'an, the Sunnah, (Part No. 2; Page No. 382) and Ijma` of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream). However, seeing Him (Exalted be He) in the world is not possible and did not happen to any human, even the Prophet (peace be upon him) because this is beyond the ability of humans in the world. The believers will see their Lord on the Day of Resurrection in Jannah (Paradise) while He is in an upward position above them. The claim that there is no specific direction and that Allah can be seen in any direction, not necessarily upwards, is the view of the innovators, which is a false view that contradicts the proofs confirming Allah's Superiority over His Creation.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.