Sifatun Nuzool [Allaah’s Descent To The Lowest Heaven (In a Way That Befits His Majesty) During The Last Third of The Night]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy
The student should memorize the text of some of the ahaadith transmitted in this subject matter, in order to protect himself, rebut the falsehood of the people of falsehood, the false explanations and distortions of the people of falsehood.
The Ahaadith to Be Memorized Are:
(a) The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”Our Lord descends to the lowest heaven every night, during the last third part of night and says: ‘Who is asking me; who is calling upon Me; who is seeking My Forgiveness”
The above statement cannot be uttered except by Allaah. It cannot be uttered by an angel because if an angel was to say this, he would have declared himself a partner to Allaah.
(b) Also in another hadeeth, the prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”Our Lord descends to the lowest heaven every night, during the last third part of the night and says: ”I am Al-Malik; I am Al-Malik”
(c) Also in another hadeeth, the prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said that when our Lord descends, He says: ”My slaves are not to ask anyone besides Me”
This statement cannot be uttered by an angel, rather only Allaah can utter this statement. Imaam Abdul Ghaniyy Al-Maqdisi (rahimahullaah) mentioned these two ahaadith (B & C) and further stated that they cut off the false interpretation of every false interpreter and the distortion of every distorter.
Therefore, if the people of falsehood say that it is an angel that descends, then these two ahaadith (B & C) will show the falsehood of their interpretations and distortions. Likewise, all these ahaadith about the Nuzool states: ”Our Lord descends” and not ”An angel of our Lord descends”
[Source: Sharh Usool Al-Aqaa-id Ad-Deeniyyah’ by Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq al Badr (may Allaah preserve him); lesson number 4]