Meaning of a Hadith

Q: There is a Hadith in which it is mentioned:

Allah Ta'ala will gather all the human beings of early generations as well as later generations on one plain so that the announcer will be able to make them all hear his voice and the watcher will be able to see all of them. Does the word announcer and watcher refer to Allah? Also, is Allah attributes with a voice?

A: It could refer to Allah Ta`ala and to the respective malaa'ikah that are executing the command of Allah Ta`ala.

Allah Ta`ala's attribute is kalaam and the meaning of kalaam is maa afaada bih.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)