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Three categories of Allah's Attributes

  • Attributes peculiar to Allah alone:
    These are attributes peculiar to Allah alone and not related in any way to His Creatures. For example:


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    The Living;


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    The Possessor of power and authority;


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    The Noble.


  • Attributes concerning the creation of the universe:
    These attributes are related to the creation of the universe and indicate the relationship between Allah and His creatures and His attitude towards them. For example:


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    The Creator;


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    The Sovereign.


  • Attributes concerning the actions of His creatures:
    These attributes come into operation as a result of the good or bad actions of such of Allah's creatures as are endowed with will. For example:


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    The Merciful;


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    The Pardoner


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    The Compassionate.



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