Throne of God
In Islam, the throne of God became a subject of controversy in the early years: how literally was it to be taken? The Qurʾān speaks frequently of al-ʿArsh (e.g. 7. 54, 9. 129) and of al-Kursi (the footstool, but often taken to be a synonym of al-ʿArsh), notably in āyat al-Kursi, the verse of the Throne, 2. 256. Conflict arose because to take these verses literally would imply extreme anthropomorphism; to take them metaphorically might seem to impugn the direct meaning of the Qurʾān.
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