Buku Agama Islam Terbitan

Penyalur Inspirasi Ummah

Who Is Allah?

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The Lord of Creation

Allah is The Lord of all created things in the seen and unseen worlds.

Everything in Creation Worships and submits to Him.

The faith of Muslims is Islam. It means submission to the Will of Allah.

 

No Pictures

Allah is beyond the grasp of human vision. He is unlike anything that the human mind can imagine.

Therefore drawing pictures or making statues that represent Him as a human, a semi-human or an animal is unacceptable and considered a major in Islam.

 

Not a guy

If you speak English, you use the words "him" and "she" a lot and it is very easy to give people wrong ideas about God.

The female equivalent for 'God' is 'Goddess'. Some believe that God has female partners. Reducing God to a human family person is unacceptable in Islam.

The Almighty calls Himself "Allah" in The Qur'an.

The Arabic word has no plural and no male or female equivalents.

Oh, byt the way, The Almighty is not an old man who posed for Michelangelo!

 

Attributes of Allah

Some books refer to the "99 Names" of Allah. These names are attributes of Allah.

 

Allah is Eternal

Allah is eternal. He was not created. He existed before He created.

His creations need Him but He doesn't need them for His existence.

Allah does not have a son or assistants. If He needs the help of others, then He would not be self-sufficient and be in need of a Creator.

Nothing is like Him.

The Creator cannot be of the same nature as the things He created. His creations have a beginning and an end.

Allah existed before the beginning and will remain after the end.

 

Ever living

The notion that The Almighty needed a rest day after creating the heavens and earth is a human innovation and The Almighty's view of Himself.

It is those who were involved in Creation that are taking the rest!

Created things 'burn out'. Allah is ever living.

 

The One True God

Allah is a proper noun unique to The One True God Who alone deserves all worship.

He is the God of all Prophets thet He chose to convey His Message.

Among the well-known Prophets are Noah, Abraham, David, Moses, Jesus and the final Prophet, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Them).

 

The Compassionate

Our suffering is caused by our failure to adhere to what He ha permitted and refrian from what He has probihited.

There are times when, for example, we cannot explain why bad things happen to good people.

Allah knows best. We must seek His help in prayer.

 

The Merciful

In The Qur'an. The Almighty states that He will forgive the sins of the Believers who repent sincerely and do not repeat their sins.

Many will say that they too believe in The One True God but their daily lives are infused with idolatrous practices suchas wearing talismans and worshipping statues.

The Almighty declrares in the Qur'an that He will not forgive worshipping of false god.

 

 

Perkim
Dr Y Mansoor Marican, Ph. D

 

 

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