Meaning of "istiwaa"

Q: Is it mentioned in the Quran that Allah is above seven heavens? I know that Quran states that Allah has istiwa on Arsh but is it specifically mentioned that he is above the seven heavens?

Also when we say He is above the seven heavens does it actually mean that he has Istiwa on Arsh? Also is it permissible to say that He is above seven heavens?

A: There is no point in discussing this matter. The belief you should have is that Allah Ta`ala is the highest and greatest and He is above all His creation and He has complete control over them like He sees all of them. In other matters, such as where He is etc. then there is no point in discussing them and you will not be asked regarding it. Don't waste your time in these unnecessary discussions.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)