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Allah (God)
Suhel Farooq Khan

Allah (God) is the Sole Creator of everything that exists in the Universe including the Universe itself. Allah (God) is above creation and He is uncreated, no one has created Him. He is also the Sole Cherisher of the universe.


Such is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of all things there is no god but He: then how you are deluded away from the Truth!
Surah (Chapter) al-Mu”min (The Believes) Qur-an 40:62

Allah (God) is Self-Existent. He existed even before the existence of time and space and cannot be bound by these parameters. In fact, time and space are also included among His innumerable creations. Allah (God) is Eternal and Imperishable.


everywhere. No place in the entire Universe is empty of His Presence. He possesses no ears And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.
Surah Chapter) Qaf Qur-an 50:16

Allah (God)'s Perception encompasses everything, but no one can perceive Him. He is above all kind of human imagination. He cannot be compared with anything, for nothing is comparable to Him. He is an Inconceivable Power that owns and pervades throughout the Cosmos.
He can neither be known nor described by human imagination. As a result, He has described Himself in His Own Words in His Last and Final Book, the Holy Qur-an.


Allah! There is no god but Allah, He is the Living the Self- subsisting Eternal. No slumber can seize him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permits? He knows what (appears to his creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of his knowledge except as He wills. His throne does extend over the heavens and the earth and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. For He is the Most High the Supreme (in glory).
Surah (Chapter) al-Baqarah (The Cow) Qur-an 2:255

This famous Ayah (Verse) is known as Ayatul Kursi that means Verse of Power.

The Holy Qur-an explains the Omnipresence of Allah (God) in the following Ayat (Verses):


“To Allah belong the East and the West: Wherever you turn, there is the Presence of Allah. For Allah is All Pervading, All Knowing.”
Surah (Chapter) al-Baqarah (The Cow) Qur-an 2:115


“And verily We shall recount their whole story with knowledge, for We were never absent (at any time or place).
Surah (Chapter) al-A’raf (The Heights) Qur-an 7:7

Allah (God) is Incomparable, Unique and Alone. No object of the universe can ever be compared with Him because Allah (God) had created everything. He is the Only Master and Owner of every thing in this universe. Only Allah (God) has absolute Controls over every thing. He has Powers no one can have or even imagine. He has absolute Powers over everything and He alone can create or put an end to anything or everything whenever He wants.
No one can challenge Allah (God) for anything He does.

Allah (God) is fully Independent and needs no help. He possesses no human weaknesses like sleep, forgetfulness, tiredness, hunger or thirst. Allah (God) does not need any partners for anything He alone controls everything. He does not depend on anything, but everything depends on Him. Only Allah (God) is Perfect, He is above any mistakes or faults.


Say: "Praise be to Allah, Who begets no son, and has no partner in (His) dominion: nor (needs) He any to protect Him from humiliation: Yes, magnify Him for His greatness and glory!"
Surah (Chapter) Bani Isra’il (Family of Israel) Qur-an 17:111

Taking partners with Allah (God) is considered to be the most serious sin that He will never forgive.


Verily! Allah forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners (in worship) with Him, but he forgives whom He wills sins other than that, and whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, has indeed strayed far away.
Surah (Chapter) an-Nisa” (The Women) Qur-an 4:116

Contrary to the Christian belief, that God rested on the seventh day after creating the universe; Allah (God) does not require any rest. He never tires and he never requires any sleep.


Allah! There is no god but Allah, He is the Living the Self- subsisting Eternal. No slumber can seize him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permits? He knows what (appears to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of his knowledge except as He wills. His throne does extend over the heavens
and the earth and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. For He is the Most High the Supreme (in glory).
Surah (Chapter) al-Baqarah (The Cow) Qur-an 2:255

Nothing is hidden from Allah (God). He knows everything that we do, think or intend to do. He knows all about every thing big or small which happens anywhere in this universe.


No doubt! They did fold up their breasts that they may hide from Him. Surely, even when they cover themselves with their garments, He knows what they conceal and what they reveal. Verily, He is the All-Knower of the (innermost secrets) of the breasts.
Surah (Chapter) Hud Qur-an 11:5

Allah (God) cares about His creation, and He is always very close to all his creations.


And indeed We have created man, and We know what his own self whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.
Surah (Chapter) Qaf Qur-an 50:16

Islam believes in the Unity of Allah (God) and negates the multiplicity of gods. The following Surah (Chapter) clearly explains the concept of Tawhid (The Unity of Allah) in a very simple manner.


Say: He is Allah, the One and Only.

Allah, the Eternal and Absolute,

He begets not, nor is He begotten,

And there is none like unto Him.
 
Surah (Chapter) al-Ikhlas (The Purity) Qur-an 112:1-4

The following verse confirms the impossibility of the multiplicity of gods. 


“If there were many gods, there would have been utter chaos. But glory to Allah the Lord of the Throne, High above is what they attribute to Him.”
Surah (Chapter)
al-Ambiya’ (The Messengers) Qur-an 21:22

Belief in Allah (God) is, that He should be believed Unseen. A believer believes in His Existence as truth without seeing Him, and an unbeliever doubts the truth without seeing, and demands visual perception. Allah (God), therefore, praises the believers for their belief in the Unseen. 




“Who believe in the Unseen and perform Prayers and spend out of what we have provided for them.” “They are on true guidance from their Lord, and they are successful.”
Surah (Chapter) al-Baqarah (The Cow) Qur-an 2:2,4,5

No one knows about the schemes of Allah (God). Everything Allah (God) does is meaningful. No one has the wisdom to second-guess Allah (God).

Islam has offered a unique concept of the Oneness of Allah (God), which is known as Tawhid. Tawhid means the Oneness of Allah (God). This Oneness does not indicate towards One Object who is called Allah (God), but it means that He is Absolutely One, Absolutely Pure i.e. He is not composed of any element or matter. It is essential for perception that the object of perception should be composed of some elements. And since Allah (God) is not composed of any element or matter, it is impossible to perceive Him. 

Some religions believe that Allah (God) has a son. Muslims believe that Allah (God) is way beyond such humanly relationships; He has no parents, children or family.


No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have lorded it over others! Glory to Allah (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him!
Surah (Chapter) al-Mu”minun (The Believers) Qur-an 23:91

Moreover if we conceive of a perceivable Allah (God), we will confine Him to certain perceivable dimensions according to human intellect. Since Allah (God) cannot be confined in direction, space, time, mass and magnitude, it is impossible for us to perceive Him. 

The meaning of Tawhid is believing in One and Only Allah (God). It stems from the fact that there is nothing like Him. He is Unique in His Existence. No one deserves to be worshipped besides Allah (God). The greatest sin in the eyes of Allah (God) is to associate someone with Him. Since He is Uniquely Alone, and Incomparable, it is illogical to associate anyone with Him. Whatever power or energy one has is derived from Allah (God), the Most Powerful. No one howsoever big or important one may be can act like Allah (God). All Rusul (Messengers) He had sent to this world were humans and His slaves. They do not possess any specials powers of their own. They merely obeyed the commands of their Lord. 

Allah (God) has always been there since nothing existed and He would always be there when everything would cease to exist.

Allah (God) had created humans for the purpose of worshipping only Him.


Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him
, and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.
Surah (Chapter) Bani Isra’il (Family of Isra’il) Qur-an 17:23




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