Al-'Ama- The Great Mist.

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Abu Hafsat

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Oct 30, 2010
Kano, Nigeria
As-Salaam alaikum,
In Sunan Tirmidhi is the Noble Hadith where the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, is asked:-- 'Where was Allah, before the creation of the Universe?' He replied: 'He was in the 'Ama.' It goes on to say that it had no aboveness or belowness.. It was/is incomprehensible. In other words, it was a primordial non-spatiality in non-time.
Sayyadina Ali Ibn Abi-Talib, may Allah be pleased with him and ennoble his face, was asked the same question and after a long silence he said: 'To ask where was Allah in to ask of a place. Now Allah was- but there was no space. Then He created time/space and He is now as He was before time/space.'

Culled from:
'The Hundred Steps', by
Sheikh Abd al-Qadir As-Sufi.