Shi’a Muslim theologians agree unanimously that our vision can only grasp objects that are physical, stand within our sights, have color and upon which light can reflect. The Almighty Allah is beyond all of these and hence it is impossible to be physically seen whether in this world or the hereafter. T

he ambiguous Ayaat of the Qur’an which may seem to indicate that God is visible must be interpreted in light of the established Ayaat such as: “No vision can grasp Him, but He grasps all vision.” [6:103] Also see the Holy Quran: 7:143, 4:153, 25:21. The narrations about seeing God as bright as the full moon and similar narrations are all fabricated and without a real basis. The Imams of the Ahlul Bayt (a.s) have explicitly and unambiguously denounced the dogma of seeing God whether in this or in the hereafter. They have however, confirmed that God is visible both in here and in the hereafter by the reality of faith and certainty of heart.