The Attribute of Harwalah

Q: Is "Harwalah (hurried walking)" an attribute ascribed to Allah?


A: Yes, Harwalah is an attribute ascribed to Allah in a manner that befits Him. Allah says in the Hadith Qudsy (Revelation from Allah in the Prophet's words), When a servant draws near Me by the span of a hand. I draw near him by the length of a cubit and when he draws near Me by the length of a cubit, I draw near him by the length of a fathom and when he draws near Me walking I draw close to him hurriedly. Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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