Allah ﷻ - Understanding His Existence, Divine Names & Actions
Our attitude on describing Allah ﷻ
Allah ﷻ is not described in any verses of the Quran or ahadith. There is no physical description of Allah ﷻ because discussing His description is contrary to Islamic faith. The Quran makes it clear “There is not anything like Him (whatsoever)”, meaning that nothing in the entire creation that could be compared to Him.
As per Islam, the moment we compare creation with the Creator, He ceases to be the Creator because His uniqueness is what makes Him worthy of being called our Creator. The moment we attempt to compare Allah ﷻ with His creation in any way, we will be claiming something for which we have no direct proof from Him and this is a sin. This is obviously due to the understanding that "there is nothing like Him". However, what we find mentioned in the Quran and ahadith are His actions. When addressing humankind, actions of Allah ﷻ can be best understood using words that employ the same terms when describing human actions as that helps us to better comprehend. Similarly, one may find many actions of Allah ﷻ in the Quran and the ahadith related to human actions but they are not to be understood literally but neither can their literal interpretation be denied. Our attitude towards this matter is that we accept them as they are without inquiring "how" or "why". Please also read another post that explains how a believer's attitude should be on this matter: Understanding His Human Like Actions
 Al Quran 42:11