Question: Why is God always reffered as 'He'?

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    Absolute truth لا إله إلا الله

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    In the Arabic language, there in no pronoun with a neutral gender equivalent to the English “it”.
    (Even in English, this neutral gendered pronoun is not to be used for beings possessing the attributes of knowledge, power and will. In English, it would be a sign of disrespect to use the pronoun “it” in such a context.)

    In Arabic, when the gender of the subject is unknown or unspecified or when the subject is plural and contains both male and female individuals, the masculine pronoun will be used.

    In Arabic, the masculine pronoun is the default pronoun. It does not have to imply masculinity. It can be used by a speaker without masculinity being intended.

    By contrast, female pronouns like “she” in Arabic are used exclusively when the subject is female.

    Allah is the Creator of both sexes. We do not attribute being male or being female to Allah.

    We only describe Allah as He describes himself or as His Prophet (peace be upon him) describes Him. The primary reason that the pronoun “He” is used to refer to Allah is that He chooses to use the pronoun for Himself.

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