Why is Allah referred to as Him or He if Allah does not have a gender or not associated with his creation.

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As salamu alaykum believers, al hamdulilahee, I read all of the answers and the jist of the matter is that Allah is nothing like the creation and that includes gender. The He is for our benefit, for our understanding. Let me explain it this way inshallah, there two words we must be made to understand the first being PHENOMOLOGICAL, and it means: not using words or ideas to describe a thing, basically it just is. The next word is IDEATIONAL, and it means: using words and ideas to describe a thing. Our father Adam was taught the names of all that was created, which Allah azza wal jall in His Hikmah knew that man needed the ideational input to aquire an understanding, where the angels seen things with a phenomological understanding meaning the creation just is, meaning it was just creation created by Allah. Everything in the Qur'an that has a anthropomorphic implication is for our benefit for the purpose of understanding. The He in the Quran is there for all the reason given on this topic but the main reason is that the children of Adam needs the ideational input bestowed on us by Allah. Salaam

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ASSALAMU ALAIKUM

GLORY BE TO HIM WHO HAS CREATED ALL THE PAIRS OF THAT WHICH THE EARTH PRODUCES, AS WELL AS OF THEIR OWN (human) KIND (male and female) AND OF THAT WHICH THEY KNOW NOT(noblequran surahyaseen 36)

ALLAH(SWT) is beyond any gender he is creator of gender. ALLAH(SWT) calls himself "HE" in the quran which is revealed to all humanity. quran is ALLAH(SWT)'s kalam when it revealed to human it is based on language because human communication based on language. pronoun "SHE" for feminine gender "HE" for masculine gender. then why ALLA(SWT) him self says "HE"? it is limitation of language. basically "SHE" came from "HE" ALLAH(SWT) separated Eve (HAWA RA) from Adam(AS) by his creation power. in human females have two of the same kind of sex chromosome (XX) males have two distinct sex chromosome (XY) so how can we say that the pronoun "HE" is only for indicating masculine gender?.

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