BELIEF IN ALLAH
BELIEF IN ALLAH
BELIEF IN ALLAH
„Moses! I am Allah, The Lord of All the Worlds.“ [The Qur’an 28:30]
Allah is The Unseen Creator.
“No vision can comprehend Him while His comprehension is over all vision.” [6:103]
“Say: Allah is the One and Only, independent of all needs, has no child or parents and nothing is comparable to Him.” [112:1-4]
Allah warns of “a painful punishment” to those who believe in man-made doctrines about Allah. [5:73]
“Don’t say, ‘Trinity’. Don’t do it, as that would be best for you. Truly, Allah is but One God. Glory be to Him! He is far above from the need of having a son. Allah owns everything in the heavens and on the earth. And Allah is All Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.” [4:171]>
Those who worship Allah as human, semi-human or animal in statues and drawings are committing a major sin.
Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), peace be upon him, asked the worshippers of false gods: “Do you worship what you carve, when Allah is the One Who created you and what you make?” [37:95-96]
On Judgment Day, “They will be told: ‘Call upon your ‘partners’ for help’. They will call upon them, but they will get no answer. They will see the Punishment that awaits them and wish that they had accepted guidance!” [28:64]
Created things are temporal. They have a beginning and an ending. Allah cannot be of the same nature as the things He created. If Allah cannot be temporal, then He has to be eternal.
Allah says, “Everything will be destroyed except His Face.” [28:88] Allah is Ever-Living.
“Whenever Allah intends a thing, He needs only to say, ‘Be’ and it is.” [36:82]
Scientists say the Big Bang took place from “a point with zero volume.” In truth, ‘zero volume’ means ‘nothingness’.
The universe has come into being form nothingness. In other words, the universe was created.
“Don’t they see how Allah originates creation, then repeats it? Surely it is easy for Allah.” [29:19]
We now have Hubble’s confirmation that the Universe is expanding.
Fourteen centuries ago, Allah revealed, “We built the universe with Our power and, indeed, We are expanding it.” [51:47]
Allah is actively involved in the affairs of His Creation all the time.
“Every creature in the heavens and the earth seeks (its need) from Allah, and He is active every moment.” [55:29]
Only created things need rest. The claim that Allah rested on the seventh day of Creation is a human innovation.
“We created the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them in six periods, and We never felt any fatigue.” [50:38]
Created things cannot fulfill their needs on their own.
“How many are the creatures that do not carry their sustenance? It is Allah who feeds both them and you, and He hears and knows all things.” [29:60]
Allah Wills only “good” for His created things.
“It may well be that you dislike a thing but it is good for you, and it may well be that you like a thing but it is bad for you. Allah knows, and you do not know.” [2:216]
The reply of the true Believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessing be upon him), to be judged, is: “We hear and we obey. And they are the ones who will be successful.” [24:51]
Everything will return to Allah. “And to Allah is the (final) destination”. [3:28]
“They ask you (O Muhammad) about the (final) Hour – when will be its appointed time? Say: ‘Its knowledge is only with my Lord (alone).” [7:187]
It is beyond us to know why Allah created. We need a motive for doing. Allah doesn’t need to have one. Allah created because He is The Creator. Nothing more can be said.
>“He can’t be questioned for what He does but they (who attribute falsehood to Allah) will be questioned.” [21:23]
Allah created us for a purpose: “I didn’t create the Jinn and Mankind except to worship Me.” [51:56]
Allah is not in need of our worship. “O mankind! You are the ones in need of Allah. Allah is free of need, and Glorious”. [35:15]
Believers know that Allah is their Creator, Sustainer and Protector.
Allah says, “And if you ever tried to add up all of Allah’s favors, you would never be able to count them all.” [16:18]
Allah has given us freedom to choose: “There is no (permission) to force (anyone into following this) way of life. The truth stands clear from error.” [2:256]
We do have a choice: Allah’s Way or the wrong way! Those with knowledge of Allah will chose His Way, Allah Willing.
By Dr Y Mansoor Marican, Ph. D