Imagining what Allah Ta'ala looks like

Q: I want to know when thinking of Allah and imagining He is watching me what do I picture in my head. Sometime's I start imagining how Allah looks and quickly think of something else because I think it's from shaytaan. Also when Allah says in the Quraan majeed that He is near us does it mean Allah is literally right by us or is watching us from His arsh. 

A: Nobody can guess how Allah Ta`ala appears. There is nothing like unto Him. The belief that we should have is that Allah knows and sees all things.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)