God in Islam
Allah in Islam
Allah is the same God that all the prophets, including Jesus, in the Holy worshipped and called their adherents to believe in and to worship, hence, the claim that the god of Muslims is not the god of the Holy Book is absurd and untenable. Cognates of the name "Allah" exist in other Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Aramaic.
In Islam all the prophets were sent to humanity to lead them to the One God" Allah" and they were strict and uncompressing about the concept of monotheism which later was tampered by the human concepts which either distorted the pure concept of Lordship as in the old Testament or made God one person among three persons as in Christianity and Judaism, the first according to the Islamic culture is called the distortion of the concept of unification of Lordship and the other is called the distortion of Godhood.
The name" Allah" in Arabic is so great because it includes all the meanings of the other fine names which amount to 99 names. In Islam" Allah" cannot bordered in a certain place, nor can time change Him.
His greatness is far beyond the human perception and non among His creatures can describe him. Words and expressions cannot describe Him. He can't be seen.
None is o be worshipped save Him, none is raised to his rank to the event that it is completely prohibited to swear by anybody's name other than Him.
He is Merciful and out of his mercy He created the world and lavished it with his care and bounties. The Holy Quran stresses this concept in many verses reminding man of the infinite number of bounties He gave. The Holy Quran always refers to God's mercy in tailoring the universe to fit the life of the human being.
He is The true owner of the universe and His blessing and love to His creatures never stopped.
He is the King, The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion; the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection.
He is the Holy, The One who is pure from any imperfection
He is The Source of Peace, The One who is free from every imperfection.
He is The Protector, The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures, nothing in the universe goes against His will and all are under His will.
He is The Mighty, The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated.
He is The Compeller, The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed.
He is The Majestic, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
He is The Fashioner, The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
He is The Great Forgiver, The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
He is The Subduer, The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
He is The Bestower, The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.
He is The Sustainer, The Provider.
He is The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters.
He is The All-knowing, The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge.
He is The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
He is The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
He is The Honorer, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
He is The Dishonorer, The Humiliator , He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
He is The All-Hearing, The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
He is The All-Seeing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
He is The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
He is The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.
He is The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.
He is The Aware, The One who knows the truth of things.
He is The Forebearing, The Clement, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.
He is The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.
He is The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.
He is The Most High, The Sublime, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.
He is The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.
He is The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The Sustainer, The One who has the Power.
He is The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.
He is The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
He is The Generous One, The Bountiful, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
He is The Watcher, The Watchful, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it's meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.
He is The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.
He is The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.
He is The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.
The Most Glorious One
He is The Reserrector, The Raiser (from death), The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.
He is The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.
He is The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.
He is The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
He is The Firm One, The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.
He is The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.
He is The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.
He is The Counter, The Reckoner, The One who the count of things are known to him.
He is The Originator, The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.
He is The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death.
He is The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life by giving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.
The Creator of Death, and The One who renders the living dead.
He is The Alive, The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood.
He is The Self-Subsisting, The One who remains and does not end.
He is The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor.
He is The Unique, The One, The One without a partner.
He is The Eternal, The Independent, The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.
He is The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning.
He is The Last, The One whose Existence is without an end.
He is The Manifest, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place.
He is The Source of All Goodness, The Righteous, The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.
He is The Acceptor of Repentance, The Relenting, The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.
He is The Avenger, The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them.
He is The Pardoner, The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.
He is The Lord of Majesty and Bounty, The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.
He is The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.
The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.
He is The Self-Sufficient, The One who does not need anything from His creatures but His creatures are always need Him.
He is The Light, The One who guides.
He is The Guide, The One whom with His Guidance His belivers were guided, and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.
He is The Incomparable, The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.
He is The Everlasting, The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.
He is The Supreme Inheritor, The Heir, The One whose Existence remains.
He is The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.
He is The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.
The concept of man-god in Islam
The concept of man-god or incarnated in the form of a human being is completely false in Islam and logically unacceptable because God, as stressed in the Holy Quran is like unto nothing and nothing is like unto him. The offspring carries the same attributes of the father, so you can conclude the attributes of the gather from a close look at the son, all the men-god slept, suffered, ate, drank , tested by the devil, suckled from their mother and went through the phases of the growth of the humans… can God be like this?
The Holy Quran, God's last word to humanity addressed this problem in one of its shortest chapters
Anthropomorphism is considered blasphemy in Islam
In Islam God doesn't need to rest, the Holy Quran says: We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us. Surah 50:38, this concept contradicts the Holy Book which states explicitly that God needs to rest after doing work (Exodus 31:17)
In Islam God is so powerful, He is Almighty God, the Holy Quran says in this regard:
They measure not God with His true measure; surely God is All-strong, All-mighty. Surah 22:74
This concept contradicts the Holy Book concept which portrays God wrestling with one of his creature and is defeated (Genesis 32:28)
According to the Holy Quran God is so great that He can't be seen, God says in this regard what means:`
No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.( Surah 6:103)
This concept contradicts the Holy Book concept about God that he can be seen (Genesis 32:30)
According to the Holy Quran God is far beyond the human perception, the Holy Quran says:
There is nothing whatever like unto HIM, and HE is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.( Surah 42:11)
Therefore do not give likenesses to Allah; surely Allah knows and you do not know. (Surah 16:74)
This concept contradicts the Holy Book concept in Samuel 22:9,11 which portrays God as an entity that has nostrils and mouth.
In the Holy Quran is Just and his Justice is infinite and most of time God rules by His mercy.
Surely Allah does not do injustice to the weight of an atom, and if it is a good deed He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward.( Surah 4:40). This concept is different from the Holy Book in Job 19:6-7 and Psalm 7:6
In Islam God is never overtaken by a slumber of sleep, the Holy Quran says:
"Allah! There is no Allah save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous."( Surah 2:255)
This concept is completely different from the Holy Book concept in (Psalm 44:23 and Psalm 78:65)
In Islam God is always helpful, God says in this regard in the Holy Quran:
And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright.( Surah 2:186)
And He also says:
Or, Who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and Who relieves its suffering, and makes you (mankind) inheritors of the earth? (Can there be another) god besides God? Little it is that ye heed! (Surah 27:62)
This concept contradicts the Holy Book concept in this regard, please read Psalm 44:24 and Surah 2:186
"There is nothing
Whatever like unto Him,
And He is the One
That hears and sees (all things)." [Al-Qur'an 42:11]
By Magdy Abdalshafy