The Messenger seeing Allah

Q 1: When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was taken on the Night Journey to Al-Aqsa Mosque then ascended to the seven heavens to the Sidrah (Lote Tree), as mentioned in Tafsir Al-Sawy `ala Al-Jalalayn, did he see Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) during this Night Journey?


A: According to the belief of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream) which is based on texts of the Shari`ah, Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not see his Lord. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about this he replied: I saw Light. And in another narration: Light, how could I see Him. Related by Muslim in his Sahih (authentic) book. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also stated: None of you shall see his Lord until he dies. Related by Muslim.

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