Question: How is Allah swt. a Witness of Deity for Himself in this blessed verse “Allah is witness there is no god but He, and so are the Angels and men full of knowledge. He is the upholder of justice. There is no god but Him, the Mighty and All-Wise. “ Surah Al-Imran: 18. Note that He is independent of His servants, and He doesn’t need to testify of His Deity being present in the ones who know Him. That is why Al-Hussein Ibn Ali (a.s) said: “Blinded is the eye that doesn’t see You”. Is there another God except for Him, or is there a higher status than Him? Allah is Exalted above what they ascribe to Him.
Sender: Iyad Al Musawi- Irak
Answer: In the Name of Allah the Merciful The Most Merciful
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and may Allah send His Blessings upon Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad, Imams and Mahdis.
May Allah help you, the Testimony of Allah and the Angels and His slaves for the rest of His creation is with Revelation in Visions and Kashf, didn’t you read the verse: “What comes to you of good is verily from Allah; and what comes to you of evil is from your own self (your actions). We have sent you as apostle to all mankind; and Allah is sufficient as witness.“ (The Holy Qur’an Surah An-Nisa: 79).
And the verse: “Allah is Himself witness to what has been revealed to you, and revealed with His knowledge, and the angels bare witness (as well); and Allah is sufficient as witness.“ (The Holy Qur’an Surah An-Nisa: 166)
And the verse: “Yet those who are disbelievers say: “You are not the apostle sent (by God).” Tell them: “Allah is sufficient as witness between me and you, and he who has knowledge of the Book.” (The Holy Qur’an Surah Ar-Ra’d: 43)
And the verse: “Say: “Allah is sufficient witness between me and you, for He knows His creatures well, and is well-informed.” (The Holy Qur’an Surah Al-Isra: 96)
Contemplate on the verses and contemplate on how Allah and His Angels testify for His Messengers to the people and amongst people when they are sent to them? Is it not with Visions and Kashf, didn’t you read the verse: “And (remember) when I inspired the disciples to believe in Me and My apostle, they said: “We believe, and You bear witness that we are muslims” (The Holy Qur’an Surah Al-Ma’ida: 111) How did Allah swt. inspired the disciples? Is it not with visions?
So, He swt. is testifying for His Prophets and Messengers and His Arguments amongst people by Visions and Kashf, and He swt. is also testifying for Himself when He speaks to people through Visions and makes them know about His existence and that He swt. is Dominant upon everything, and an example of His testimony for Himself amongst people is when He shows them Visions about unknown things and that they happen after a period of time, so He wants to say to these people that He exists and that He is Predominant and He asks them to go to Him swt.
And Peace be upon you and Mercy of Allah and His Blessings.
Rajab Al-Asab / 1431 H.L.