Thursday, December 29, 2011

Who is God?


As Muslims, we understand that there is no god but God, and there is nothing that compares to Him. He is the Creator, and He is not, nor does He ever become, part of His creation.

We often hear people say, "I don't know if I really believe in God, but I do believe in a Higher Power." Many people hesitate to say "God" because, for them, the word conjures the image of an old man with a long white beard and robe, floating on a cloud. You've probably seen this guy in renaissance art. This Zeus looking character is NOT God. God is not an old man or a young man or a spirit or a ball of energy or a statue or any physical thing. He is the Eternal Creator and Sustainer of everything that exists, He is One with no partner, He has power over all things, and none has the right to be worshipped but Him. Doesn't that make a lot more sense?

"In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Ever-Merciful
Say, 'He is Allah, One,
Allah, the Self-Sufficient Eternal Refuge.
He does not beget and He is not born,
and there is nothing comparable to Him.'”

(Qur'an 112:1-4)

12 comments:

  1. Great post brother! I think you may have written "born" twice by accident in the verse.

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  2. Salaam Brother. I had a quick question. I've been trying to study the Qur'an and its meaning more and I'm a little stumped on something. You know how the verses you provided it says "He" occasionally, why is it that in some places in the Qur'an English translation it also says "Us" or "We." But Allah isn't plural right?

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  3. 'Us' and 'We' are just expressions commonly used in Arabic and even in English sometimes when referring to the first or second person. A simple example might be when someone says 'We'll see' when they are only referring to themselves. A more specific example would be commenting on this article by saying 'Well, aren't we helpful/smart?' Even though I used 'we' as a pronoun, I'm clearly really referring to Dawah Addict as being helpful/smart. I hope that made sense :P ..Allah is one, no doubt about it. Dawah Addict has another really good article on this page called 'Who is Allah?' that I recommend you also read if you havn't already. Hope that helped! Salam :)

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  4. ^Sorry the article I meant to tell you about is 'Why do Muslims use the name Allah for God', however all his articles are great mashaa Allah :)

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  5. Yes wonderful!Jazak Allahu Khayran!

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  6. As-salaamu'alaykum
    Masha'Allah.. awesome blog!
    Love this post.

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  7. I'm a Buddhist , and i think u're wrong if u said

    "Some Buddhists will say Buddha is God"

    for us (Buddhist) , Buddha is not God, Buddha is Human,exactly ... a enlightened human. God is God, and Buddha is Buddha

    Buddha is not same as God , vice versa :D, hope u can understand :D , and i hope u also can delete the word Buddha in your article, so that not make "issue" or "misunderstanding" :D thx you

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    1. You are the only intelligent person on this post. And I thank you for being the necessary light in this Muslim-darkness. I too am a Buddhist. Muslims are killing fellow members of the Sangha, as well as Christians and Jews throughout Asia. I wish their hate would stop, but having read the Quran, I know that so long as their misplaced faith lasts, so will their thraldom and their hatred. I am so lucky to live in a country that will not behead me or stone me to death for speaking up, or not being Muslim.

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  8. Assalammu'alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh..

    hi.. im yudhis..
    Im from Jakarta, Indonesia.. and i moslem..
    im very intersted when i read some articel about you..

    Subhanallah..
    Keep movin' forward!
    Maju terus pantang mundur!

    You are not alone, im here pray for you bro..

    Allahu Alkbar!

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    1. i'm also support you me,.......I'm also from Indonesia.......
      Never give up......

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  9. umm.. if anyone want to sharing about islam
    or asking about indonesia..
    this is my email :
    yudhisyudhis12@gmail.com

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