Refuting the allegation of Hulul

Q: What is the meaning of the following Speech of Allah mentioned in Hadith Qudsy (Revelation from Allah in the Prophet's words): If I love him, I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, his sense of sight with which he sees, his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks. ?


A: If Muslims fulfill what is prescribed for them, do their best in drawing nearer to Allah (Exalted be He) by performing and maintaining Nawafil (supererogatory acts of worship), Allah will love and support them in all that they do. That is, when they hear, their hearing will be directed by Allah in a way that they will not hear anything but good; not accept but truth; and falsity will be displaced of their way. Whenever they see by their eyes or feel by their hearts, Allah will enlighten their sight, thus becoming guidance and clear vision from Allah. Accordingly they will be able to distinguish between Truth and Falsehood. Such that as they seize, they will seize by Allah's Power, in a manner that their seizure (Part No. 3; Page No. 215) will be drawn from Allah with the aim of supporting truth. And when they move, their movements will be in obeying Allah to seek knowledge or strive in the cause of Allah and the like. In short, all their explicit and implicit acts will be directed by Allah's Guidance and Support.So, it is clear that there is no indication in the Hadith to Hulul (indwelling) or the unity of Allah in His creatures. This is also shown at the end of a Hadith Qudsy, in which Allah (Exalted be He) says: If he asks Me, I will give him, and if he seeks My refuge, I will surely grant it to him. And in some other narrations: I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees. Etc. This is an indication of the purpose in the beginning of the Hadith, in addition to a declaration to one asking and one asked, a refugee and a protector, and a support-seeker and a supporter. This Hadith is parallel to another Hadith Qudsi in which Allah (Exalted be He) says: My servant, I was ill but you did not visit Me! ...etc. In each Hadith, the end explains the beginning. But, people of whims who follow Mutashabihat (Qur’anic verses and Hadith texts whose meanings are not clear or not completely agreed upon), abandon the clearly decided ones, and use these to go astray.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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