When the Qur’ān addresses God by
the masculine gender, it is not because that His gender is masculine. The real
reason is that in the Arabic language like almost all the other languages the
gender used for addressing God is masculine. In divinely revealed scriptures
like the New and Old Testaments also, God has been addressed in the masculine
gender. In other words, this is basically related to linguistics and has nothing
to do with the gender of the Almighty.
An example may help understanding the
point. In the English language, the feminine gender is used for referring to
countries. This of course does not mean that a country has a feminine gender; it
only means that in a language the gender employed to refer to a country is
feminine. How such a gender is selected depends on the usage of a language.