Why Does Allah (SWA) Refer to Himself As We in the Holy Quran

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Fatwa ID: 04906

 

Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

 

Question 

 

Why does Allah (SWA) refer to himself as We in the Holy Quran?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer

 

It is the belief of all Muslims worldwide that there is only One God. Furthermore, there are many places in the Quran that clearly indicate to that doctrine.

 

Regarding your question, why Allah (SWA) refers to himself as “We” is because the Quran was revealed in Arabic, and in Arabic, it is as correct to use the plural when speaking of one person as it is to use the singular. But the plural is used for respect and glorification, and no one is more deserving of respect and glorification than Allah. So the singular is used to affirm the fact that He is One and has no partner or associate, and the plural is used to affirm His glory and majesty. This is known in English as “The Royal We”.

 

 

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

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