While some people say Allah is high above his creation, above the 7 heavens according to the verse of the Quran, some say that Allah exists without a place, because He is not similar to His creation who has the characteristics of needing a place.
So, with quality evidence, is Allah everywhere, existing without a place or above heaven?
Praise be to Allah and peace and blessing be upon His Messanger.
The people of Sunnah and Jama’ah ( those who adhere to the prophetic way) believe that Allah the exalted is above His creation because of the evidence from the Quran, Sunnah (prophetic traditions), the consensus of the scholars, common sense and man’s innate instinct (fitrah).
So here are the…
Evidence that proof Allah is high above his creation
(1) The Quran describes the “exaltedness” or “highness” of Allah in different ways, as His being high and above, and by describing how things come down from Him, and go up to Him, and by stating that He is above heaven.
Let look at the evidence below.
“… and He is the Most High, the Most Great.” [2:255]
“Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High.” [87:1]
“And He is the Irresistible, above His slaves …” [6:18]
“They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded.” [16:50]
Things coming down from Him:
“He arranges (every) affair from the heavens to the earth … ” [32:5]
“Verily We: it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e., the Quran) …” [15:9]
Things going up to Him:
“… To Him ascend (all) the goodly words, and the righteous deeds exalt it …” [35:10]
“The angels and the Rooh (Jibreel) ascend to Him …” [70:4]
Allah is above heaven:
“Do you feel secure that He, Who is over the heaven, will not cause the earth to sink with you …?” [67:16]
Read on to the other proof from the Sunnah, the consensus of the scholars that explain why Allah is not everywhere rather above heaven.
We ask Allah to guide us towards the truth.
And Allah knows best.