The Sufis were in unanimous agreement that Allah, the Exalted, is described with every attribute with which He described Himself, and is named with every name with which He named Himself. He is Pre-eternal with His names and attributes and does not resemble the creation in any way whatsoever. He is not a corporeal body [jism], shape [shabah], image [sura], atom [jawhar], or an accident [`arad]. He is neither described with movement [haraka] nor stillness [sakana]. Nothing is added or subtracted from Him. He neither possesses dimensions [ab`ad] and parts [ajza'], nor limbs [jawarih] and appendages [a`da']. He is not located in directions [jihat] or places [amkina] and He is not subject to imperfections. He is not overtaken by slumber and He cannot be delimited by allusions. He is neither encompassed by a place nor subject to time. Spatial contact [with objects] is [rationally] impossible for Him, as is indwelling in locations. He is not encompassed by thoughts, He is not covered by veils, and visions apprehend Him not. His Divine Entity is not qualified by a modality and His actions are not performed with burden.



Spiritual Stations & Transient States

Shaykh `Abd al-Hadi Kharsa

 

Know that this great word entails, a fortiori, that Muhammad (asws) is the Messenger of Allah. This is because the meaning of La ilaha illa Allah is that there is nothing worthy of worship in truth—nothing that should be worshipped—other than Allah. He Alone is the One who should be worshipped and it is obligatory for the servants to worship Him. That is a right He has over them, considering that He is their Lord and they are His slaves.



La ilaha illa Allah entails that Muhammad (asws) is the Messenger of Allah
Imam `Abdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni

The birth of the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa-alihi wa-sallam) was showered with Divine honour, and overseen by Holy providence. Upon his (sallallahu `alayhi wa-alihi wa-sallam) birth, Allah revealed many miracles and wonders, as a foreshadowing of his prophethood, and a preparation for his Message, and a sign of his immense rank, and an indication that he (sallallahu `alayhi wa-alihi wa-sallam) occupied an exalted status.



The Glorious Birth Of Our Master Muhammad (asws)
Imam `Abdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni

From among the most egregious of claims that the biased partisans level against the esteemed Sufis is their ignorant and slanderous accusation that the Sufis believe in indwelling and union. This belief means, namely, that Allah (swt), indwells within all parts of the creation: in the seas, mountains, stones, trees, humans, animals, etc. It could also mean that the creation is in fact the Creator; that all that exists and can be perceived with the senses in this universe is the Entity of Allah, far Exalted is Allah above all this!
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Indwelling & Union
Shaykh `Abd al-Qadir `Isa