The tajalli (manifestation) of Allah Ta'ala

Q: Allah has a form, we don’t know how it is but in a Hadith in Bukhari Shareef (7437), it says that Allah will first come to believers in one shape then in a different shape.

My question is, does Allah’s Being changes shapes? Please expain the Hadith.

A: The form and shape refers to a tajalli. This refers to a manifestation. Like you would see the glory of the sun on a small little mirror. You will not say that this is the sun, it is just a reflection of the sun.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)