Question: Do you believe that Allah has the attribute of silence (السكوت) and some of the Salaf have affirmed it and used as evidence many Ahaadith from them:
وما سكت عنه فهو عفو
“What ever he (Allah) is silent about is pardoned” [Hadith -sunan abi dawood]
Answer: Yes, that which is apparent is that Allah subhaanahu is described with silence, a silence befitting his majesty, subhanahu wa ta’ala because the Ahaadith collectively are upright for using as evidence.
and with Allah aid is sought.
[Taken from http://www.muqbel.net/fatwa.php?fatwa_id=74 ]
Translated by Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hasan Abu Sulaymaan