Islamic concepts

Tanzīh (@tnzyh@) — beyondness, incomparability, transcendence (of Allāh)

Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Might, beyond anything they describe. (37:180)
Allāh is beyond comparison. (42:11)

From Tanzīh, we can understand what Allāh is not.

Allāh is by definition beyond anything human beings can imagine or understand. No matter how much we advance in physical sciences, we will never understand everything. Each answer opens a new question. Allāh’s workings are always more complex than we can grasp.

Similar terms

  • tashbīh