The Quran and hadiths ascribe to Allah bodily attributes and parts, which Muslims such as the Salafis argue are unlike anything in all creation.
According to the ahadith, Allah sacrifices one of his limps for the salvation of mankind:
CCCXXXIII: His words, “It will ask, ‘Are there more to come?’” (50:30)
- It is related from Anas that the Prophet said, “They will be thrown into the Fire and it will say, ‘Are there more to come?’ (50:30) until He places His foot in it and it says, ‘Enough! Enough!’”
- It is related (marfu’) that Abu Hurayra said, “It will be said to Jahannam, ‘Are you full?’ It will reply, ‘Are there more to come?’ Then the blessed and exalted Lordwill place His foot ON IT (FEE-ha)and it will say, ‘Enough! Enough!’”
- It is related from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet said, “The Garden and the Fire argued, and the Fire said, ‘I have been preferred by being given the arrogant and the tyrants.’ The Garden retorted, ‘What is that to me? Only the weak and disregarded among people will enter me.’ Then Allah Almighty said to the Garden, ‘You are My mercy which I show to whomever I wish of My slaves.’ He said to the Fire, ‘You are My punishment by which I punish whomever I wish of My slaves.’ Each of them will have its fill. As for the Fire, it will not be filled until He places His foot over itso that it will say, ‘Enough! Enough! Enough!’ Then it will be full and its parts will come closer together. Allah Almighty will not wrong any of His creation. As for the Garden, Allah Almighty will originate a creation for it.’” (Aisha Bewley, The Sahih Collection of al-Bukhari, Chapter 68. Book of Tafsir; emphasis mine)
How noble of Allah to place his foot in hell for the express purpose of preventing others from entering in torment!
36) Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said: Once Paradise and Hell argued with one another. Hell said: I have been given preference by the oppressors and tyrants. Paradise said: What is the matter with me that only weak and humble people enter me. Allah said to the Paradise: You are My mercy. I will bestow mercy through you on whom I wish from among My slaves. And He said to Hell: Rather you are My torment. I will torment by you whom I wish from among My slaves. The Prophet added: Each of them will take its capacity. As for Hell, it will not be filled until Allah puts down His glorified foot IN IT. Then it will say: Enough! Enough! Enough! at that time all its parts will be filled up. Allah will not treat unjustly anyone of His creation. As regards Paradise, Allah will create other creations to fill it. (Being All-Merciful)
(This Hadith is sound and reported by Bukhari and Muslim).
On Doomsday, Allah fills Hell by putting His Foot (a foot that suits his Glory and no human brain can perceive). As for Paradise he fills it by a new creation. This Hadith reveals that the mercy of Allah supercedes His anger, as He will not fill Paradise, too, by putting His Foot. (110 Ahadith Qudsi: Sayings of the Prophet having Allah’s Statements, translated by Syed Masood-ul-Hasan, Revision and Commentaries by Ibrahim M. Kunna [Darussalam Publishers & Distributors, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia], p. 49 https://islamicstudies.info/hadith/110-Ahadith-Qudsi.pdf; bold and capital emphasis mine)
Here is the same narration from another Islamic site:
Hadith No: 36
Narrated/Authority of Abu Huraira
The Prophet said: Once Paradise and Hell argued with one another. Hell said: I have been given preference by the oppressors and tyrants. Paradise said: What is the matter with me that only weak and humble people enter me. Allah said to the Paradise: You are My mercy. I will bestow mercy through you on whom I wish from among My slaves. And He said to Hell: Rather you are My torment. I will torment by you whom I wish from among My slaves. The Prophet added: Each of them will take its capacity. As for Hell, it will not be filled until Allah puts down His glorified foot in it. Then it will say: Enough! Enough! Enough! at that time all its parts will be filled up. Allah will not treat unjustly anyone of His creation. As regards Paradise, Allah will create other creations to fill it. (Being All-Merciful) (This Hadith is sound and reported by Bukhari and Muslim). (110 Ahadith Qudsi | Sacred Hadith Compilation
; bold emphasis mine)
Muslims should really be thankful to their god for sacrifice the comfort of his foot by allowing it to be tortured in hellfire for their salvation!
THE ORIGINAL SHIN
Seeing that one of Allah’s feet is in hell in order to cover it up entirely from consuming more victims, this helps us appreciate why Allah will appear at the last day to his followers and unveil only one of his shins:
The Day that THE SHIN SHALL BE LAID BARE, and they shall be summoned to prostrate, but they shall not be able,- S. 68:42 Hilali-Khan
According to the ahadith this shin is Allah’s which he will bare for all to see on judgment day:
(2) “(Remember) the Day when the Shin shalt be laid bare…” (V.68:42)
Narrated Abu Said:
I heard the Prophet saying, “ALLAH WILL LAY BARE HIS SHIN, and then all the believers, men and women, will prostrate themselves before Him; but there will remain those who used to prostrate in the world for showing off and for gaining good reputation. Such a one will try to prostrate himself (on the Day of Judgment) but his back (bones) will become a single (vertebra) bone (so he will not be able to prostrate).” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 441, by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Ph.D., Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan in The Noble Quran English Translation of the Meanings and Commentary [King Fahd Complex for the printing of the Holy Qur’an, Madinah, K.S.A.], p. 779, f. 1a https://sunnah.com/bukhari:4919; bold and capital emphasis mine)
Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri… Then the Almighty will come to them in a shape other than the one which they saw the first time, and He will say, ‘I am your Lord,’ and they will say, ‘You are not our Lord.’ And none will speak to Him: then but the Prophets, and then it will be said to them, ‘Do you know any sign by which you can recognize Him?’ They will say. ‘THE SHIN,’ AND SO ALLAH WILL THEN UNCOVER HIS SHIN whereupon every believer will prostrate before Him and there will remain those who used to prostrate before Him just for showing off and for gaining good reputation… (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 532s https://sunnah.com/bukhari:7439)
If this weren’t perplexing enough, the Islamic traditions ascribe loins/gonads/genitalia to Allah!
 Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Prophet as saying that, <<When Allah had finished creating all things, ties of relationship arose AND SEIZED THE LOINS OF THE COMPASSIONATE ONE. He said <<STOP!>> And they said, <<This is the place for him who seeks refuge in Thee from being cut off>>. He replied <<Are you not satisfied that I should keep connection with him who keeps you united and sever connection with him who severs you?>> They said, <<Certainly, O Lord>>. He replied, <<Well, that is how things are>>. Abu Huraira said, <<Recite if you wish, <<Then, is it to be expected of you, if ye were put in authority, that ye will do mischief in the land, and break your ties of kith and kin?>>(1)>>. Bukhari transmitted it.
(1) Qur’an (47:22). (The Divine Traditions: “Al-Ahadith Al-Qudsiya”, rendered into English by Dr. Ibrahim Al-Selek [Dar El Fikr, Beirut, Lebanon 1994], Chapter XII. The Lord of Glory Speech to the (Womb) Ties of Kith and Kin, pp. 80, 82; bold and capital emphasis mine)
Abu Hurayra narrated on the authority of the Prophet: When God completed the creation the rahim STOOD UP AND SEIZED THE LOIN OF THE MERCIFUL (akhadhat bi-haqwi al-Rahman). He said to her: ‘STOP IT!’ And she said: ‘This is the place where a person seeks Your protection from the enmity among relatives.’ He replied: ‘Will you be satisfied if I stay close with the person who makes you close to him, and be detached from the person who detaches himself from you? She said: ‘Of course, my Lord.’ And He said: ‘So, here then, this shall be granted to you.’ Abu Hurayra added: ‘If you want, you can recite [the Quranic verse]: “If you [the hypocrites] renounced the Faith you would surely do evil in the land and violate the ties of blood”.’88 (Livnat Holtzman, Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350) [Edinburgh University Press LTD, 2019], 4. The Diversified Solution to the Challenge of Islamic Traditionalism: Ahadith al-Sifat and Bi-La Kayfa, II. The Earliest Debate, p. 209; bold and capital emphasis mine)
- Al-Bukhari, al-Jami‘, vol. 3, p. 292 (Kitab al-Tafsir, bab wa-tuqatti’u arhamakum). For the sentence ‘I stay close with the person who makes you close to him, and be detached from the person who detaches himself from you’, see Lane, , vol. 3, p. 1056 (the entry rahim). (Ibid., p. 253)
<spread corruption on earth, and sever your ties of kinship>…
<Such are the ones whom Allah has cursed, so He has made them deaf and blinded their vision.> This involves a general prohibition of spreading corruption on earth, and a specific prohibition of severing the ties of kinship. In fact, Allah has commanded the people to establish righteousness on earth, as well as to join the ties of kinship by treating the relatives well in speech, actions, and spending wealth in charity. Many authentic and sound Hadiths have been reported through numerous routes of transmission from Allah’s Messenger in this regard. Al-Bukhari recorded from Abu Hurayrah that Allah’s Messenger said…
<<“After Allah completed creating the creation, THE WOMB STOOD UP AND PULLED AT THE LOWER GARMENT OF THE MOST MERCIFUL. He said, ‘Stop that!’ IT REPLIED, ‘My stand here is the stand of one seeking refuge in you from severance of ties.’ Allah said, ‘Would it not please you that I join whoever joins you and sever whoever severs you?’ IT REPLIED, ‘Yes indeed!’ He said, ‘You are granted that!’”>> Abu Hurayrah then added, “Read if you wish… Imam Ahmad recorded from `Abdullah bin `Amr that Allah’s Messenger said…
<<Verily, the womb is attached to the Throne. And connecting its ties does not mean dealing evenly (with the kinsfolk), but it rather means that if one’s kinsfolk sever the ties, he connects them.>> This Hadith was also recorded by Al-Bukhari. Ahmad also recorded from `Abdullah bin `Amr that Allah’s Messenger said…
<<The womb will be placed on the Day of Resurrection, curved like a spinning wheel, speaking with an eloquent fluent tongue, calling to severing whoever had severed it, and joining whoever had joined it.>>. Imam Ahmad recorded from `Abdullah bin `Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, that Allah’s Messenger said…
<<The merciful ones will be granted mercy from the Most Merciful. Have mercy on those on earth — the One above the heavens will then have mercy on you. And Ar-Rahim (the womb) is from Ar-Rahman, so whoever joins it, it joins him; and whoever severs it, it severs him.>> Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi both recorded this Hadith and it has been reported with continuous chains of transmission. At-Tirmidhi said, “Hasan Sahih.” There are numerous other Hadiths in this regard. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Q. 47:22 https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/ibn-kathir/surah/47/20; bold and capital emphasis mine)
Talk about a rather weird and awkward situation!
Here we have a primordial womb that clutches Allah by his loins so hard that it makes Allah scream at her to stop, and who is also attached to his throne!
Since the womb is obviously a female this means Allah actually has a woman consort, a female companion who his consort on the divine throne!
This isn’t the only time where reference is made to the loincloth that Allah wears to cover up his genitals:
19) Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger said: Glory is Allah’s loin cloth and pride is His cloak. Allah says: He who contends with Me in regard to them, I will torment him.
(This Hadith is sound and reported by Muslim, Ibn Majah and Abu Da’ud). (110 Ahadith Qudsi: Sayings of the Prophet having Allah’s Statements, p. 30; bold emphasis mine)
Here is this same report from another Muslim site:
Hadith No: 19
Narrated/Authority of Abu Said Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira
Allah’s Messenger said: Glory is Allah’s loin cloth and pride is His cloak. Allah says: He who contends with Me in regard to them, I will torment him. (This Hadith is sound and reported by Muslim, Ibn Majah and Abu Da’ud), (110 Ahadith Qudsi | Sacred Hadith Compilation
; bold emphasis mine)
As if it couldn’t get any more bewildering, the Islamic sources ascribe a flank to Allah:
Lest any soul should say, “Alas, my grief that I was unmindful of the flank of Allah (janbi Allahi), and was a scoffer,” S. 39:56
ALLAH’S MULTIPLE EYES
Allah is even described as having more than two eyes:
Build the ship under Our eyes (bi-ayunina) and by Our inspiration, and speak not unto Me on behalf of those who do wrong. Lo! they will be drowned. S. 11:39 Pickthall
Then We inspired in him, saying: Make the ship under Our eyes (bi-ayunina) and Our inspiration. Then, when Our command cometh and the oven gusheth water, introduce therein of every (kind) two spouses, and thy household save him thereof against whom the Word hath already gone forth. And plead not with Me on behalf of those who have done wrong. Lo! they will be drowned. S. 23:27 Pickthall
So wait patiently (O Muhammad) for the Decision of your Lord, for verily, you are under Our Eyes (bi-ayunina), and glorify the Praises of your Lord when you get up from sleep. S. 52:48 Hilali-Khan
The Arabic word for eyes, ayun, refers to three or more.
ALLAH’S THREE HANDS: TWO RIGHT ONES AND ONE LEFT ONE
Allah is further depicted as having three arms, two right and one left!
Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, would fold the Heavens on the Day of Judgment and then He would place them on His right hand and say: I am the Lord; where are the haughty and where are the proud (today)? He would fold the earth (placing it) on the left hand and say: I am the Lord; where are the haughty and where are the proud (today)?
(Sahih Muslim, Book 039, Number 6704 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=39&translator=2&start=0&number=6703)
49 The Book of the Etiquette of Judges
(1) Chapter: Virtue of the Judge Who is Just in Passing Judgement
It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As that: The Prophet said: “Those who are just and fair will be with Allah, Most High, on thrones of light, at the right hand of the Most Merciful, those who are just in their rulings and in their dealings with their families and those of whom they are in charge.” Muhammad (one of the narrators) said in his Hadith: “And both of His hands are right hands.”
Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i 5379
In-book reference: Book 49, Hadith 1
English translation: Vol. 6, Book 49, Hadith 5381 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/nasai:5379; emphasis mine)
18 The Offices of Commander and Qadi
‘Abdallah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As reported God’s Messenger as saying, “Those who act justly will be with God on pulpits of light* at the right hand of the Compassionate One, and both His hands are right. They are those who are just in their jurisdiction, towards their people and what is under their charge.”
Muslim transmitted it.
*This phrase is explained either in a literal sense, or as indicating their high station.
Reference: Mishkat al-Masabih 3690
In-book reference: Book 18, Hadith 30 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/mishkat:3690; emphasis mine)
ALLAH’S FAVORITE EXERCISE
The ahadith go so far as to inform us that Allah actually loves running:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.’” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 502 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=93&translator=1&start=0&number=502)
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “My Lord says, ‘If My slave comes nearer to me for a span, I go nearer to him for a cubit; and if he comes nearer to Me for a cubit, I go nearer to him for the span of outstretched arms; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.’” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 627 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=93&translator=1&start=0&number=627)
This explains how Allah keeps his shin so tight and vascular!
ALLAH: A GROTESQUE LOOKING MONSTER
Unbelievers aren’t the only ones who think that these Islamic depictions of Allah portray the Muslim deity as a grotesque looking being, since even non-Salafi Muslims agree.
For instance, Salafi literalists argue that these are actual characteristics of Allah, and should therefore not be interpreted allegorically or metaphorically, leading certain Muslim scholars to sharply rebuke theme, in particular their hero Ibn Taymiyya, for depicting the Muslim deity as a hideously ugly and deformed looking figure:
We say to him: What do you say concerning the mention of “several eyes” (a‘yun), the mention of the “flank” (janb), the mention of the single “shin” (saq), and the mention of the “several hands” (aydi)? If we take these literally then we must affirm a being that has one face with many eyes, a single side, many hands, and a single shin! What being on earth is possibly uglier? And if you take the liberty of interpreting this and that to be dual or singular, then why does Allah not mention it, nor the Prophet, nor the Salaf of the Community? (Ibn Jahbal Al-Kilabi, The Refutation of Him (Ibn Taymiyya) who Attributes Direction to Allah (al-Raddu ‘ala Man Qala bil-Jiha), Introduction by Shaykh Wahbi Sulayman Ghawji, translation and notes by Gibril Fouad Haddad [Aqsa Publications, Birmingham UK 2008: http://www.aqsapublications.com], Chapter Seven. The Absurdity of His Literalism, pp. 221-223; bold emphasis ours)