Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 1 year ago


Thank you for your question. In the same way that a limitless God cannot be captured in images, He cannot be captured or fully described in words. Rather, words, such as His most beautiful Names are limitless as they are connected to His unlimited Essence.

What we understand from our limited understanding of His Names on an intellectual level is in accordance with His Acts, specifically, how He acts with His creation. Those with deeper understanding understand His Names on deeper levels, but that is not on the level of the word, rather what is behind the word in terms of existential meaning. But even those understandings will always be limited as a limited being cannot comprehend an unlimited one, in the same way that a limited existence (such as an image or a word) cannot encapsulate an unlimited one.

May you always be successful.