WHO IS ALLAH?

All the praises for Allah, who is the author of all existence and the most generous to his creation, while HE (swt) is also the all compelling.

HE (swt) is the only one worthy of our worship having no partners, no associates, no sons, no daughters, no one whom he must consult.

And no one or anything has any comparison with HIM (swt). All praise is for Allah, who is the king of all who claim sovereignty.

The only one who has the right to legislate for HIS creations. HE (swt) is the giver of life, HE (swt) is the causer of death while death has no effect upon HIM (swt) because HE is the ever living, the self subsisting, the eternal and the only absolute.

All the praises  for Allah, who has power over all things and there is in reality no power, and no strength, no influence to cause benefit or death to men except through HIM (swt).

It is HE (swt) who created this complex world, the seen and the unseen, the evident and the hidden, the earth and all over that is on it and everything that is in it. It is HE (swt) who sent HIS messengers and prophets (peace be upon them all) with the common message of strict monothiesm which simply means that there is absolutely no one worthy of worship, no one worthy of our obeidience except the almighty the one the absolute and who has no partners.

The Quran 59:22–24

Al-Quran 59:22. He is Allah. There is no god but He, the Knower of secrets and declarations. He is the Compassionate, the Merciful.

Al-Quran 59:23. He is Allah; besides Whom there is no god; the Sovereign, the Holy, the Peace-Giver, the Faith-Giver, the Overseer, the Almighty, the Omnipotent, the Overwhelming. Glory be to Allah, beyond what they associate.

Al-Quran 59:24.  He is Allah; the Creator, the Maker, the Designer. His are the Most Beautiful Names. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him. He is the Majestic, the Wise.

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The Muslims prefer calling the Supreme Creator, Allah, instead of by the English word ‘God’. The Arabic word, ‘Allah’, is pure and unique, unlike the English word ‘God’, which can be played around with.

If you add ‘s’ to the word God, it becomes ‘Gods’, that is the plural of God. Allah is one and singular, there is no plural of Allah. If you add ‘dess’ to the word God, it becomes ‘Goddess’ that is a female God. There is nothing like male Allah or female Allah. Allah has no gender. If you add the word ‘father’ to ‘God’ it becomes ‘God-father’. God-father means someone who is a guardian. There is no word like ‘Allaah-Abba’ or ‘Allaah-father’. If you add the word ‘mother’ to ‘God’, it becomes ‘God-mother’. There is nothing like ‘Allaah-Ammi’, or ‘Allaah-mother’ in Islam. Allaah is a unique word. If you prefix tin before the word God, it becomes tin-God i.e., fake God.

Allaah is a unique word, which does not conjure up any mental picture nor can it be played around with. Therefore the Muslims prefer using the Arabic word ‘Allaah’ for the Almighty. Sometimes, however, while speaking to the non-Muslims we may have to use the inappropriate word God, for Allah. Since the intended audience of this article is general in nature, consisting of both Muslims as well as non-Muslims, I have used the word God instead of Allaah in several places in this article.

God does not become a human being:

Some may argue that God does not become a human being but only takes a human form. If God only takes a human form but does not become a human being, He should not possess any human qualities. We know that all the ‘God-men’, have human qualities and failings. They have all the human needs such as the need to eat, sleep, etc.

The worship of God in human form is therefore a logical fallacy and should be abhorred in all its forms and manifestations.

That is the reason why the Qur’an speaks against all forms of anthropomorphism. The Glorious Qur’an says in the following verse:

“There is nothing whatever like unto Him.”  [Al-Qur’an 42:11]

WHO IS ALLAH?

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