Last Post and PDF of the Discussion on the Ascendancy of Allaah
by The Albaani Blog
Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab
This is the last post from the lecture. Now what’s the point of reading this and not helping to spread it? Forward the PDF to whoever you can, here it is: Ascendancy
Al-Albaani: At this moment we are in a house [of Allaah, i.e., a mosque], a place that is from the most excellent of places as occurs in the Saheeh [where it is mentioned] that the Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم was asked about the best and worst of places, so he said that the best places are the mosques and the worst are the marketplaces.
In the marketplace there are places that are even worse than the market [itself], like the lavatories for example, so the marketplace is from the worst of places as you just heard, and even worse than it are the lavatories, in some markets there are bars, pubs, brothels and so on.
Is Allaah the Mighty and Majestic in these places in His Essence [based upon the aayah], ‘… and He is with you wherever you are?’
Rather He is above His Throne as Abdullaah ibn al-Mubaarak said—but He is with you in His Knowledge, no secret is hidden from Him in the earth or the heavens.
So let not the intending meaning of this aayah be difficult for anyone to understand: Allaah’s [Dhaat] Essence, Allaah’s [Dhaat] Essence is free of all creation, ‘Allaah was and nothing was with Him.’
So, ‘… and He is with you wherever you are …’ He is with you wherever you are in His Knowledge.
No person says, ‘By Allaah, I’m [here] between the four walls [of this place], so there is a veil between me and my Lord such that He cannot see me,’ no, no one says this except an unbeliever who denies the existence of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.
The same is said about aayahs like, ‘…Indeed, I am with you both. I hear and I see.’ [Taa Haa 20:46]
The last part of this aayah explains its first part, and its first part the last, ‘… Indeed, I am with you both. I hear and I see.’ This sentence is an explanation of His Saying, the Most High, ‘… Indeed, I am with you both …’ how? ‘I hear and I see.’
So He was with them when He sent them to Pharaoh and ordered them to remind him [of Allaah] and to make him fear [Allaah]. Allaah said to them, ‘Fear not. Indeed, I am with you both. I hear and I see.’
So this sentence, ‘… I hear and I see,’ is an explanation of His Saying, the Most High, ‘… Indeed, I am with you both,’
He is not there [Himself] as someone who would lead an army would be, or present as the head of an army would be–no, it is not like that–Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, is free and in no need of the world. He regulates the universe from the heavens to the earth while having ascended and being above The Throne, as He, the Most High, has stated.
Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 741-742.