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Who is God?

Muslims believe God’s exact nature is beyond the comprehension of the human mind, though there are certain things we know about Him.

The Creator is One and unique. He is unlike His creation in that He does not have a beginning and an end, just as He does not eat or drink, or have a physical form which is limited by time and space, both of which are also his creation.

Muslims believe He is eternal, and completely independent of his creation. He is ‘imageless’ and incomparable to anything. He does not beget (give birth), nor was he begotten (born to anyone or anything) and He has power over and knowledge of all things.

This very simple and basic knowledge of God is something which Muslims believe is an instinct within every human being. This may become confused with other ideas and become distorted as a person goes through life, but Islam teaches that essentially it remains deep within a person’s consciousness until they return to their Creator.

 

Allah 

‘Allah’ is the Arabic word for the English word ‘God’. It refers to the Creator, and is used by Muslims as it is the word found in what Muslims believe is the final divine scripture, the Quran.

“Say (oh Mohammad): He is Allah (God) the One,
Allah (God) the Absolute, Eternal,
He begets not nor was He begotten
And there is none like unto Him.”
(Quran 112)

Native Arab Christians and Jews have always known ‘Allah’ to mean God. This is why it is the word used in their Arabic Bibles. When Arabic speaking Christians or Jews speak about God, it is not unusual that they use the word Allah, although this may seem surprising.

"Whatsoever is in the the universe and the earth glorifies God, and He is the Mighty, The Wise."

“Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (Quran 21:30)

 

 

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