Q 2: I had a discussion with a person educated in modern sciences. He was a teacher at the university of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He said: "Your Lord descends during the last part of every night to the lowest heaven." I told him that there is no doubt about that and I completed the Hadith for him. He said: "If this is true, then it means that your Lord does not rise over the throne as mentioned in the Qur'an: The Most Gracious (Allâh) rose over (Istawâ) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). The last part of the night exists continuously on the earth according to the rotation of the earth around itself with Allah's Might until the Day of Judgment." Then I stopped talking.
A: There is no contradiction between the descent of Allah (Exalted be He) to the first heaven in the last third of every night in different areas and His Istiwa' (Allah's rising over the Throne in a manner that befits Him).
Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.
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