Question:
What do narrative attributes of god mean?

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Answer:
Narrative attributes are those which have been mentioned in Quran and traditions. They have no other document except narration. Some of them are as follows: 1. The hand of Allah(Yadullah) “Surely those who swear allegiance to you do but swear allegiance to Allah; the hand of Allah is above their hands.” (1) 2. The purpose of Allah (Wajhullah) “And Allah's is the East and the West, therefore, whither you turn thither is Allah's purpose.” (2) 3. The eyes of Allah(Aynullah) “And make the ark before Our eyes and (according to) Our Revelation” (3) 4. Allah is firm in power “The Beneficent God is firm in power” (4) According to these verses Allah is a body or a corporeal existence but according to clear defined verses He is not: “Nothing like a likeness of Him.” (5) Rational proofs also confirm this matter. Studying the related verses and the signs existing in the words carefully signifies the real meaning of these attributes and gives definite results. Therefore it is cleared that these words have been used as irony, a metaphor or allegory. This issue has been discussed in more detail in the related sources. (6)

Refrence:

1. Quran, Surah48:10 2. Quran, Surah2:115 3. Quran, Surah11:37 4. Quran, Surah20:5 5. Quran, Surah42:11 6. The aspect of Shi`ah’s creed,p.66 ------------------------------ Ref: www.makarem.ir


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