AL ‘ARSH: THE THRONE

 

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Ibn Mas’ood said: Between the first heaven and the one above it is (a distance of) five hundred years. Between each of the heavens is (a distance of) five hundred years. Between the seventh heaven and the Kursiy is (a distance of) five hundred years. Between the Kursiy and the water is (a distance of) five hundred years, and the Throne is above the water. Allaah is above the Throne, and nothing whatsoever of your deeds is hidden from Him. (narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah in al-Tawheed, p. 105; by al-Bayhaqi in al-Asmaa’ wa’l-Sifaat, p. 401). This report was classed as saheeh by Ibn al-Qayyim in Ijtimaa’ al-Juyoosh al-Islamiyah, p. 100; by al-Dhahabi in al-‘Uluw, p. 64). The food for thought for us all is, at what speed is this journey of 500years? Allah knows best. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: This hadeeth stops at Ibn Mas’ood (it is mawqoof), but this is one of the matters concerning which there is no room for personal opinion, so it comes under the heading of marfoo’ [ahaadeeth whose isnaad goes back to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), because Ibn Mas’ood is not known to have taken anything from the Israa’eeliyyaat [reports derived from Jewish sources].(al-Qawl al-Mufeed Sharh Kitaab al-Tawheed, 3/379)

Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab said, in the list of points noted from this hadeeth:

(1)  The great size of the Kursiy in relation to the heavens.

(2)     The great size of the Throne in relation to the Kursiy.

(3)     That the Throne is something other than the Kursiy and the water.(Sharh Kitaab al-Tawheed, p. 667, 668).

Throne is created; Allah, may He be exalted, created it and it is the first and greatest of creations https://islamqa.info/en/212475

“So Exalted be Allaah, the True King: Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of the Supreme Throne! [23:116]

“and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne” [al-Tawbah 9:129]

“Owner of the Throne, the Glorious” [al-Burooj 85:15]

 Al-Qurtubi said: The Throne is mentioned on its own because it is the greatest thing that Allaah has created; everything else is also included in this.(Tafseer al-Qurtubi, 8/302, 303). Tap this link to know the virtues of the Greatest Ayah of the Qur’an (Aayat al-Kursiy

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  Ibn Katheer said: “and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne” [9:129] means, He is the Sovereign and Creator of all things, because He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne which is the roof of creation. All created things, the heavens and the earth and all that is in them and in between them are beneath the Throne of Allaah and are subject to His power. His knowledge encompasses all things and His power controls all things, and He is Watcher over all things. (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 2/405). “Owner of the Throne” [85:15] means, the Master of the Mighty Throne which is above all created things. “The Glorious” – there are two readings of this word (al-Majeed). If it is nominative (al-Majeedu) it is an adjective referring to the Lord, may He be glorified, and if it is genitive (al-Majeedi), it is an adjective referring to the Throne. Both meanings are correct. (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 4/474). Majeed means vast and mighty in power. It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed that the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: “The people will fall unconscious on the Day of Resurrection; I will be the first to regain consciousness, and Moosa will be there, holding on to one of the pillars of the Throne. I do not know whether he woke up before me or if he was exempted because he had fallen unconscious at the Mount of Sinai.” (Bukhaari).The Throne has bearers who carry it. Allaah says: “Those (angels) who bear the Throne (of Allaah) and those around it glorify the praises of their Lord, and believe in Him, and ask forgiveness for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah) (saying): ‘Our Lord! You comprehend all things in mercy and knowledge, so forgive those who repent and follow Your way, and save them from the torment of the blazing Fire!’” [40:7]. They are of immense size: Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah that the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: “I have been granted permission to speak about one of the angels of Allaah, one of the bearers of the Throne. The space between his earlobes and his shoulders is the distance of seven hundred years’ travelling. (Abu Dawood). Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said concerning this hadeeth: its isnaad meets the conditions of being saheeh. (Fath al-Baari, 8/665).

The shaking of the Throne at the death of Sa‘d ibn Mu‘aadh was only because of the joy of the Lord, may He be exalted; it was not a reflection of any imperfection https://islamqa.info/en/197531

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