The Concept of God in Islam - Attributes Of Allah and His Oneness - One

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
More on some of the unique concept of God in Islam, with an 
emphasis on how this uniqueness effects the life of the Muslim

God’s Attributes  Allah
If the Creator is eternal and everlasting , then His attributes must be eternal and everlasting . If this is the case, then his attributes are absolute. Can there be more than one Creator with such absolute attributes ? Can there be , for example, two absolutely powerful Creators ? I thought a moment, shows that this is not feasible .

The Quran summarizes this argument in the following verses :

" God has not given the child , and there is no other God with him , for then each god would have taken that which he created and some of them were on the other. " (Quran 23:91)

Also ,

" Why were there gods in earth and heaven other than God , they ( heaven and earth ) will surely ruin. " ( Quran 21:22)
The oneness of God 

The Quran reminds us of the falsity of the alleged gods. To the worshipers of man-made objects , it asks:

" You worship what you have carved yourself ? " ( Quran 37:95 )

Also ,

" ... Or do yourself others beside Him to be your protectors , even such as have no power for good or evil themselves? ... " ( Quran 13:16)

For lovers of the heavenly bodies that cites the story of Abraham :

" When night spread over him, he saw a star and said, ' This is my Lord . " But when it set, he said , do not like setters. " When he saw the moon rising , he said: " What is .. my Lord : " Then , when he said : " Unless my Lord guide me , I surely wrong " people to see the sun rising , he said: " This is my Lord . most " Then , when he said : "O my people , I will surely leave you associate , I have turned my face to Him Who originated the heavens and the earth, a man of pure faith , "I am not one of the polytheists . " ( Quran 6:76-79 )

The attitude of the believer

To be a Muslim is to surrender to God , we must believe in the oneness of God , in the sense of being the only Creator, Preserver , Sustainer , etc. But this belief n 'is not enough . Many of the idolaters knew and believed that only the Supreme God could do all this. But it was not enough to make Muslims . In addition to this belief , we must recognize that God is the one who deserves to be worshiped , and thus abstains from worshiping any other thing or being .

Having achieved this knowledge of the one true God , man should always have faith in Him, and should allow nothing to induce him to deny truth .

What this means is that if you submit consciously to God without reserve , and admits that he is worthy of their worship , therefore , we must love . That is, knowing that we owe obedience means implement what we recognize in our hearts. God asks rhetorically :

" Do you think we had created for fun and are not returned to us? " ( Quran 23:115 )

He also stated categorically :

"I have not created jinn and man to worship Me . " ( Quran 51:56 )

Therefore, when faith enters a person's heart , it causes certain mental states which result in certain actions. Together, these mental states and actions are the proof of the true faith . The Prophet, peace and blessings of God be upon him, said:

"Faith is that which resides firmly in the heart and which is proved by deeds. "

The first of those mental states is the feeling of gratitude towards God , which could be said to be the essence of worship .

The feeling of gratitude is so important that a non-believer is called ' kafir ' which means' one who denies the truth "being ungrateful " as well .

A believer loves, and is grateful to God for the blessings He has given to him, but being aware that his good deeds , whether mental or physical , are far from regarding divine favor , is always anxious that God not punished , here or in the hereafter . So feared, surrenders to Him and serve Him with great humility. You can not be in a mental state without being almost all the time mindful of God. Remember that God is the life force of faith , without which it fades and withers .

The Quran tries to promote this feeling of gratitude by repeating the attributes of God very frequently. Most of these attributes mentioned together in the following verses of the Qur'an are : 

" He is God , there is no god but God. He is the Knower of the unseen and the visible, He is the Compassionate , the Merciful . He is God, there is no god him. He is the King , the Holy , the All - Peace, the Guardian of Faith , the All- Conservative , the Mighty, the All-Compelling , the All- Sublime . Glory to God in - previous associate for He is God, the Creator , the Maker, the Shaper. to Him belong the most beautiful names . whatever is in the heavens and earth glorifies He is the Mighty , the Wise " (Quran 59:22-24 ) .

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"There is no god but He , the Living, the Eternal. Slumber Sleep Does not grasp . To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. Which is what should intercede to save it without your permission ? Him know what is before them and what is theirs, and they do not understand anything of His knowledge except as He wills. footstool extends over the heavens and the earth. Preservation oppresses no, he is the Almighty, the all-Glorious " ( Qur'an 2:255 ) .

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" People of the Scripture , do not exceed the limits of your religion, not God tell the truth . Messiah, Jesus , son of Mary, was only the messenger of God, His Word that He committed to Mary and spirit from Him so believe in Allah and His messengers , and say no Refrain " Three" , the better for you God is a God Glory to Him - .... ( is ) for a child " ( Quran 4:171 ) .

Therefore, we have three parts to our recognition of God as the one true God. We must believe that He is the Supreme Creator , the controller and the judge of the universe and everything in it , you should refrain from the worship of anything to it, and then actually carry our worship of him and know that he alone has all the divine names and attributes , and can not apply to any other being, no matter who they are. If we just recognize these needs with their lips , even if we refrain from applying to other gods , is not sufficient . They should be addressed to sincerely recognize you too.

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