Peace AB, here are some more thoughts on the subject.
Quote from AB: “You're comparing His world to our world, when, in reality, they are the same thing.”
21:30 – Do the unbelievers not realize that the heavens and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?
This verse clearly explains that the God was outside the domain of heavens and earth when He initiated the creation of heavens and earth. This is a necessary condition in order to be the creator of heavens and earth This negates the “same thing” or the one domain understanding. Just like we exist in the earthly domain, therefore, we could not have created the earth. This is the conflict and contradiction I mentioned in my previous post on this thread. In my opinion, the first domain consist of seven heavens and the second domains is the earth. I have no knowledge of why and how He exists in the original domain. From reasoning I accept He exist. He is able to go from one domain to another domain but we cannot do that without His permission. According to the Quran, after creation of heaven and earth, He established His throne in the first domain (7 heavens) i.e. He moved from the original domain and eliminated the barrier between original and the first domain. I thank Him for creating me and giving me the knowledge to reason. I glorify Him day and night to the extent I can and I submit myself to Him.
Since the God created the heavens and earth, He is in total control of everything in them. He is fully aware of everything that exist in these domains. There is no escape from them nor can we hide from Him. That's why He has the attribute of omnipresence. If we were able to hide from Him (on earth or in the space) then we don't have to worship Him.
Quote from AB: “If you want to base your interpretation of this subject as being factual, then show us the place in the Qur'aan where it says that Allah has "metaphorical hands", "metaphorical eyes", a "metaphorical back", or any other metaphorical body parts. If you can't do this, then there's no way you can prove that the physical composition of Allah, as described in the Qur'aan, is not literal.”
I am not at liberty to equate human hands to the God's hands because that's makes Him relative and not absolute which violates verse 112:2 – The Absolute God. They are different.
Quote from AB: “Again, that is a paradoxical argument. If Allah is omnipresent, then what caused the mountain to crumble? In reality, mountains don't just crumble without explanation. There are a few reasons why the mountain may have crumbled, based on the implications in the Qur'aan, but all of them imply Him being a REAL BEING, possessing a physical body of some sort. I don't know how you reached the conclusion of: "THIS MEANS GOD IS OMNIPRESENT." But your argument doesn't imply Allah's omnipresence at all; in fact, it doesn't even imply His omniscience, since, based on His statement of 'if this happens, then this will happen,' (i.e. 'if the mountain can stand it, then you can see me') then it appears as if He doesn't actually know whether or not Moses will be able see Him. Plus, it produces another major paradox. Why would Allah say that if the mountain remains, then Moses can SEE Him? That is a pointless statement if God is not a physical reality and/or if He's omnipresent, since it would be physically impossible for anybody to see (or detect) Allah, since He's everywhere. That's like me saying, "If you play this number in the lottery, then you'll win one million dollars!" That statement would be completely nonsensical if there was no real lottery, or if there was no way you could possibly win it. In order for Allah's statement to make sense, there would've had to have been some chance, however slight, that Moses could actually see God in a physical form.”
On earth physical body implies severe limitation. That's why I will not assign physical attribute to the God. The main point of the verse in question is that the God did not materialized (IF .. THEN conditional statement shows this clearly). Thus there is no physical form of God as we understand it. The God told Moses that he cannot see Him because there is no earthly form that can depict Him. It is reasonable to say that Moses made an unreasonable demand. But since Moses is an obedient servant of God, the God did not say no to his request ought-right. In past the God honored similar request of Abraham (giving life e.g. birds) and Jesus (meal from heaven). The God already told Moses that he cannot see Him i.e. the God knew the outcome.