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Does it Mean God?
The word “Allah” is the perfect description of the “One God” of monotheism for Jews, Christians and Muslims!
Is “Allah” only for Islam and Muslims?
[No! It is for All Three Abrahamic Faiths.]
“Allah” is the same word used by Christian Arabs and Jewish Arabs in their Bible, centuries before Islam came.
On page one  of Genesis in the Old Testament, we find the word “Allah” seventeen  times.
Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have translated. For Arabic they have translated the verse in the New Testament in Arabic from the famous verse in the Gospel John 3:16 –
“For God so loved the world…”
– and the word the translators used in Arabic for “God” is the very same word used by Muslims around the planet, “Allah.”
Where Does the word “Allah” Come From?
“Allah” comes from the Arabic word “elah”a god’ or something worshiped. – (Arabic) means ‘
This word (elah) can be made plural (gods), as in “aleha” and it can be male or female just as the word in English can be “goddess.”
“Allah” comes from “elaha” but it brings more clarification and understanding.
Allah = Has no gender (not male and not female)
“He” is used only out of respect and dignity – not for gender
Allah = Always singular – Never plural
“We” is used only as the “Royal WE” just as in English for royalty
Allah = Means “The Only One to be Worshipped”
Is There Evidence God Exists?
Yes. Allah has sent down miracles, revelations and messengers to give clear proofs He exists and more important, what we should do once we come to this realization.
Allah has sent prophets and messengers with many proofs throughout the ages for people to be able to clearly see with their own eyes and to be able to use their own senses the miracles and proofs pointing to the fact, Allah does in fact, exist.
Miracles of prophets and messengers of Allah have come to people through the ages. Moses (peace be upon him) showed many miracles to pharaoh and to the children of Israel. Plagues, locusts, water turning to blood, his stick becoming a snake, the voice in the burning bush and the parting of the Red Sea are clear miracles for the people of Moses time.
Again, Allah sent Jesus, the son of Mary (peace be upon him) with clear miracles for the people of his time. Speaking from the cradle while still a new born infant, creating birds from clay, curing the sick, giving sight to the blind and even bringing a dead man back to life, were all clear signs to the people to know Jesus (peace be upon him) was a messenger of Allah as was Moses before him.
Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last and final messenger of Allah, and he was sent to all of mankind. Allah sent him with a number of miracles, not the least of which was the Quran. The predictions and prophecies of Muhammad (peace be upon him) have come true even in this century and the Quran has been used to convince even scientists of the existence of Allah.
[Please visit “Science Proves Allah”: Watch video of famous scientists admit Quran is from Allah and even accept Islam]
The Quran is the best of proofs for the existence of Allah and today over one and half billion people memorize and recite from the exact text, in the exact same language it was revealed in; Arabic. More than 10 million Muslims have completely memorized the entire Quran from cover to cover, and can recite it from memory without looking at it.
No one sees or hears Allah, not even the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Nor are we able to use our senses to make some kind of contact with Him. However, we are encouraged in Islam to use our senses and our common sense to recognize this entire universe could not possibly come into existence on its own. Something had to design it all and then put it into motion. This is beyond our ability to do, yet it is something we can understand.
We know from the teachings of Muhammad (peace be upon him) the proofs for the existence of God (Allah) are most obvious to us in our everyday surroundings. Anyone with understanding would quickly acknowledge His existence provided they are not so stubborn as to ignore the obvious evidences right in front of us.
We don’t have to see an artist to recognize a painting, correct? So, if we see paintings without seeing artists painting them, in the same way, we can believe Allah created everything without having to see Him (or touch, or hear, etc.).
How Can we Prove There is a God?
Note: “Proving” God exists is really not our purpose. We are only interested in providing clear statements based on facts and logic and then allow the individual decide for themselves who they would like to believe. There have always been people who believed in the existence of God and there have always been those who have denied in His existence. We must realize there are those who will never believe no matter how much proof or evidence we produce. The reason is some people don’t want to believe in a Creator or Sustainer. They would not like to consider one day they will have to answer for their actions and for their refusal to acknowledge their Benefactor to whom they owe their very existence. We come to know it is not so much a matter of us trying to convey our beliefs as it is for them to set aside preconceived prejudices against proper belief. Meaning: this is really a matter of guidance from Above. If they refuse even with evident proofs in front of them, this is not between us and them; it is between them and their Creator. Again, it is not our job to “prove” anything to anyone. We only need to present the facts in truth and allow the listener to make up their own mind.
We just begin with simple logic. When something is right in front of our eyes it is difficult to deny it, right? Asking rhetorical questions can be very helpful in presenting our case. Begin by asking the question; “Can you prove you exist?” Yes, of course you can. You merely use your senses to determine what you can see, hear, feel, smell, taste and you have emotions as well. All of this is a part of your existence. But this is not how we perceive God in Islam. We can look to the things He has created and the way He cares for things and sustains us, to know there is no doubt of His existence.
One approach is to suggest simple yet convincing experiments anyone could comprehend. For instance, say to someone, “Consider this the next time you are looking up at the moon or the stars on a clear night; could you drop a drinking glass on the sidewalk and expect it would hit the ground and on impact it would not shatter, but it would divide up into little small drinking glasses, with iced tea in them? Of course not.”
Another example is have them consider what might happen if a tornado came through a junkyard and tore through the old cars; would it leave behind a nice new Mercedes with the engine running and no parts left around? Naturally not.
Or ask someone to consider what it would be like if someone told us about a fast food restaurant operating itself without any people there? The food just cooks itself, files from the kitchen to the table and then when we are done, the dishes jump back the kitchen to wash themselves. This is too crazy for anyone to even think about.
After reflecting on all of the above, how could we look to the universe above us through a telescope or observe the cells in a microscope and then think all of this came about as a result of a “big bang” or some “accident”?
(see also “Quran”)
Where is God?
Some other religions teach “God is everywhere.” This is actually called “pantheism” and it is the opposite of our belief system in Islam. Allah tells us clearly there is nothing, anywhere in the universe like Him similar to his likeness, nor is He ever in His creation.
He tells us in the Quran He created the universe in six “yawm” (periods of time) and then He “astawah ‘ala al Arsh” (rose up, above His Throne). He is there (above His Throne) and will remain there until the End Times.
Allah has such complete Knowledge as to be able to Know all things past, present and future in all places at exactly the same time. The same can be said for His absolute Hearing and Seeing. In this way, His Knowledge, His Hearing, His Sight is everywhere simultaneously.
In this regard, the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told us He is as close to us as our jugular vein. He also explained Allah is “with us” when we are in sincere worship to Him and in times of need. Naturally, this would not compromise His existence outside of His creation.
The Quran offers us a more detailed understanding of Where (and Who) Allah is.
We observe from these statements a very logical approach to understanding the nature of God without comparing Him to creation or putting Him in His creation.
Where Did God Come From?
Both the Bible and the Quran tell us God has always existed and there never was a time He did not exit. As such, He is the Eternal, without beginning and without end. He is the only creator and sustainer of all that exists and nothing and no one exists alongside Him, nor does He have any partners. He tells us, He is not created, nor is He like His creation in anyway. He calls Himself by a number of names and three of them are:
The First – (Al-Awwal)
The Last – (Al-Akhir)
The Eternal and the One who is sought after by His creation, while He has no need from them at all. (As-Samad)
He is not a man and He has no progeny or offspring.
He is not what He creates nor is He compared to it.
He always has existed and He never was created, as He is not like His creation, nor similar to it, in any way.
The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) explained the devil would come to a person and ask them questions about creation; “Who created this or that?” to which the reply would be; “Allah” until he would ask; “Who created Allah?” At this stage the prophet advised us to drop this train of thought. Obviously, God – the real God, must be eternal and not have to be created.
The Quran tells us:
This verse truly presents the comprehensive representation of God in a way without trying to define Him by comparing Him to His creation, but rather as being the Absolute in all of His Attributes and Characteristics.
Can God do Anything?
For example: “Can He make a rock so big – nothing can move it?” – If He did make a rock so big nothing could move it, would this mean He couldn’t move it too? Or would it be impossible for Him to make something so big He couldn’t move it?”
Allah tells us “Allah is capable of doing anything He Wills to do.” It should be noted in Islam we understand Allah never Wills to do anything that would make Him no longer be Allah. That is to say, He would never die as this would mean He is no longer “The Eternally Alive” (one of His characteristics mentioned in the Holy Quran).
Therefore, He can make a rock (or anything else for that matter) so large or heavy – nothing in the entire universe can move it. As regards Allah “moving” it, He is not in the universe and He does not resemble His creation. Therefore, Allah is never subject to the Laws of the Creation because He is both the Creator and the Law Giver. Whenever He wants anything done, He merely says “Kun! Fayakun!” (Be! And so it will be!)
Speaking about Himself, Allah says:
Creation as we see from these verses, is not a difficult thing for God at all. He merely gives a Command and everything comes about according to His Will.
Why Did God Create Everything?
Allah says in His Quran He did not create all of this for any foolish purpose. Allah Says:
He created us for the purpose of worshiping Him, Alone and without any partners.
Allah has created all we call the universe as a test for us. This is not our final destination. What we might consider to be “bad” or “good” could actually be quite the opposite.
The Quran tells us about the nature of mankind and how quickly we forget the many wonderful blessings provided to us daily. Allah describes our attitude clearly in His Quran:
We forget, as we were created to forget. And this is a part of our test. Will we only use a selective memory and overlook what we owe to our Creator and Sustainer? Or will we be appreciative even when we are suffering some hardship or setback in this life?
Then Allah makes clear to us the real reasoning behind all that is taking place:
Allah has created us and given us so much, yet we are so careless concerning His Right to be worshipped exclusively and deny the Day of Judgment wherein we will all be asked concerning His Generosity.
And how will we view our condition and surroundings? And how will we treat others around us? Are we considerate of others and are we quick to blame or quick to forgive? All of these things are a part of our test, the things we will be asked about on the Day of Judgment.
Is God Pure, Good, Loving and Fair?
If so, then where does evil, hatred and injustice
Allah tells us He is Pure, Loving, and absolutely Just in every respect. He says He is the Best of Judges. He also tells us the life we are in here is a test. He has created everything existing and He created whatever happens as well. There is nothing in this existence except what He has created. He also says in the Quran He created evil (although He is not evil). He is using this as one of the many tests for us.
Consider people who do so much evil in the earth and then live to a ripe old age in the splendor and wealth of their ill-gotten gains and die without ever being taken to task for their deeds. Where is the justice or fairness in this? Allah provides a clear answer for us in Quran as to what is in store for these most evil of people:
Reward and punishment are definitely a part of the Next Life on a very permanent basis. Those who suffer in this life and seemly have nothing to show for all their hard works, good deeds and sacrifices and maintaining the faith can look forward to a far greater reward in a place where these things will not be temporary but rather they will be for eternity. Those who corrupt, violate, injure and do evil and destruction seem to escape any justice here, yet in the Next Life they too will see the fruits of their labors, and certainly they will be paid according to what they have done as well.
As regards oppression, this is something Allah forbids for Himself to do to anyone and He hates it when anyone oppresses someone else. He does have absolute power over everything. He allows sickness, disease, death and even oppression so we can all be tested in what we do.
Does God Know Future?
Does God know everything that is going to happen? – Does He have absolute control on the outcome of everything? – If so, how is that fair for us? Where is our free will then?
Allah knows everything that will happen. The first thing that He created was the “pen” and He ordered the pen to write. The pen wrote until it had written everything that would happen. And then Allah began to create the universe. All of this was already known to Him before He created it. He does have absolute and total control at all times. There is nothing that happens except that He is in total control of it at all times.
And Allah only, has Free Will, He Wills whatever He likes and it will always happen as He wills. We have something called, “Free choice.” The difference is that what Allah “Wills” always happens and what we choose may or may not happen. We are not being judged on the outcome of things, we are being judged on our choices. This means that at the core of everything will always be our intentions. Whatever we intended, is what we will have the reward for. Each person will be judged according to what Allah gave them to work with, how they used it and what they intended to do with it.
As regards the actual “Judgment Day” – Allah tells us that everything we are doing is being recorded and not a single tiny thing escapes from this record. Even an atom’s weight of good will be seen on the Day of Judgment and even a single atom’s weight of evil will be seen too.
The one who will bring the evidences against us will be ourselves. Our ears, tongue, eyes and all of our bodies will begin to testify against us in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment. None will be oppressed on that Day, none will be falsely accused.
He could have put everyone in their respective places from the very beginning, but the people would complain as to why they were thrown in Hell without being given a chance. This life is exactly that; a chance to prove to ourselves who we really are and what we would really do if we indeed had a free choice.
Allah Knows everything that will happen, but we don’t. That is why the test is fair.
Why so Many Religions?
If there is only one God, then why are there so many religions?
All religions originated with Allah and then people began to add or take away from the teachings so as to take control over each other.
Allah does not force anyone to submit to Him. He has laid out a clear path and then made it known to them the two ways (Heaven or Hell). The person is always free to make his or her own choice.
There is no compulsion in the way of “Islam.” Whoever chooses to worship Allah without partners and is devoted to Him and is obeying His commands as much as possible has grasped the firm handhold that will never break. Whoever denies God and chooses some other way to worship or not to believe at all, for them there is an eternal punishment that is most horrible (Hell).
People began to separate into different groups due to their rejection of truth and denial of clear proofs becoming evident to them from their Lord.
Allah warns the Muslims not to fall into the same trap as the people before them, by disputing with each other and separating into different religious groups:
People lied about the revelations, changed their scriptures and abused and even murdered the prophets whom Allah sent to them.
Prophets of Allah only ask people to worship Allah, as One God without partners. They would never ask people to worship them or anyone or anything else. Allah tells us in the Quran:
Man made religions are an abomination before the Lord and will never be accepted.
Allah will only accept true submission, obedience and in purity and peace to His commandments.
To believe in Allah and follow His Commandments has been the message of all prophets of monotheism.
Can we Prove Quran is From God?
Muslims have something that offers the clearest proof of all – The Holy Quran. There is no other book like it anywhere on earth. It is absolutely perfect in the Arabic language. It has no mistakes in grammar, meanings or context. The scientific evidences are well known around the entire world, even amongst non-Muslim scholars. Predictions in the Quran have come true; and its teachings are clearly for all people, all places and all times.
Surprisingly enough, the Quran itself provides us with the test of authenticity and offers challenges against itself to prove its veracity. Allah tells us in the Quran:
Another amazing challenge from Allah’s Book:
And Allah challenges us with:
No one has been able to produce a book like it, nor ten chapters like it, nor even one chapter like it. It was memorized by thousands of people during the lifetime of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and then this memorization was passed down from teacher to student for generation after generation, from mouth to ear and from one nation to another. Today every single Muslim has memorized some part of the Quran in the original Arabic language that it was revealed in over 1,400 years ago, even though most of them are not Arabs. There are over nine million (9,000,000) Muslims living on the earth today who have totally memorized the entire Quran, word for word, and can recite the entire Quran, in Arabic just as Muhammad (peace be upon him) did 14 centuries ago.
Why Does Quran Say “We & He”?
Why does the Quran use “WE” and “HE” in Quran when referring to God (Allah)?
This is a good question and one that Bible readers have also asked about. The term “We” in the Bible and in the Quran is the royal “We” – as an example when the king says, “We decree the following declaration, etc.” or, “We are not amused.” It does not indicate plural; rather it displays the highest position in the language. English, Persian, Hebrew, Arabic and many languages provide for the usage of “We” for the royal figure. It is helpful to note the same dignity is given to the person being spoken to in English. We say to someone, “You ARE my friend.” Yet the person is only one person standing there. Why did we say “ARE” instead of “IS”? The noun “you” is singular and should therefore be associated with a singular verb for the state of being, yet we say, “are.” The same is true for the speaker when referring to himself or herself. We say, “I am” and this is also in the royal plural, instead of saying, “I is.”
When Allah uses the term “HE” in Quran it is similar to the above answer. The word “He” is used when referring to Allah out of respect, dignity and high status. It would be totally inappropriate to use the word “it” and would not convey the proper understanding of Allah being who Allah is; Alive, Compassionate, Forgiving, Patient, Loving, etc. It is not correct to associate the word “He” with gender, as this would be comparing Allah to the creation, something totally against the teaching of Quran.
God of The Jews And Christians?
Is ‘Allah’ the same god of the Jews and Christians?
Yes. The word in Hebrew came from “El” and in Arabic from “Elh”. The word for “god” (note the small ‘g’ in English) is “Elah”. Compare this to “Eloi” and “Eli” in the New Testament.
The word “Allah” is the perfect word to describe the God of Jews and Christians as it does not permit gender nor plural. Therefore, when the word is used as in “Eloihim” or “Allahumma” (these would appear at first to be plural and/or female genders) it becomes clear it is the royal usage such as a king would use in referring to his royal station while make a decree of some type. The king would state, “We decree the following…” and he is actually talking about his royal position rather than plural status.
There is no word in English for the “God” of Israel, the “God” of Jesus. This explains why the spelling remains the same whether speaking of a false “god” or pagan idol and the “God” of Abraham or Moses or Jesus (peace be upon them). Note the use of the capital “g” (G). This is the only way English can present a difference between the two. In the Semitic languages it is easy to distinguish the difference between a “god” and “The God” due to the structure of the word itself.
Evidence for this is quite simple. Visit any motel or hotel and remove the Bible located in the drawer next to the bed (placed they courtesy of the Gideon Society). Note inside the first few pages a reference to the translations of the Bible they have made into 27 languages. The second example they give is to the Arabic language of the passage in the New Testament from the Gospel of John 3:16. The verse begins in English; “For God so loved the world..” and in the Arabic translation the word used for “God” is “Allah.”
The Arabic Bible beginning with the Book of Genesis uses the word “Allah” to represent “The God” of Creation; Adam and Eve; Noah; Abraham; Ishmael and Isaac and Israel. Page one of Genesis has the word “Allah” 17 times.
Will Everyone Be Treated Fairly?
Yes, absolutely. Allah always treats everyone with justice and fairness.
But read these verses of the Quran carefully, especially about the “People of the Book” (Jews & Christians):
These are the Verses of Allah: We recite them to you(O Muhammad peace be upon him) in truth, and Allah wills no injustice to the ‘Alamin (mankind and Jinns).
And to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And all matters go back (for decision) to Allah.
You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and commandments with him] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah. And had the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fasiqun (disobedient to Allah – and rebellious against Allah’s Command).
[Noble Quran 3:108-110]
Whoever believes in Allah, as One God and is working righteousness as much as they can – and follows the most recent prophet sent by Allah, peace be upon them all, could well be a Muslim (submitter to the Will of Allah) and as such, it is up to Allah to be their Judge, just as He is the Judge in all matters.
Does Allah Treat Jews and Christians the same as Muslims ?
Some may question whether or no the “People of the Book” (Jews and Christians) living today might be considered as being “saved“.
Actually, the Jews and Christians who believed in Allah as One God – and they tried to obey the commandments of Allah and follow the message which Allah sent with their particular messenger (such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus, etc.) are mentioned many times in Quran:
Let’s further consider what Allah tells us in the Quran about them:
Verily, those who disbelieved, and died while they were disbelievers, the (whole) earth full of gold will not be accepted from anyone of them even if they offered it as a ransom. [Noble Quran 3:91]
Those who die while disbelievers, will only receive payment of their good deeds here on earth, in this life.
But their deeds will not be accepted from them on Judgment Day, even if they spent the earth’s fill of gold in what was perceived to be an act of obedience.
The Prophet was asked about ‘Abdullah bin Jud’an, who used to be generous to guests, helpful to the indebted and who gave food (to the poor); will all that benefit him The Prophet said,
No, for not even one day during his life did he pronounce, ‘O my Lord! Forgive my sins on the Day of Judgment’.
The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, told us;
“If anyone of the People of the Book hears about me and the message with which I have been sent, and does not accept to surrender and submit to Almighty Allah in peace (Islam), then he will be in the Fire.”
Allah tells us in the Quran, that He is the “Best of Judges” and certainly the final Judgment of us all rests with Him.
Lies About Allah
From Christian Ph.D. Robert Morey
Quran proves – “Allah” is NOT a ‘moon god’:
The Christian acquaintance who sent me a copy of Morey’s booklet also sent me five questions related to this subject. I will attempt to answer them below:
What is the significance of the crescent moon in Islam?
The Quran answers this question before you asked it. Read this verse:
Why does Islam follow a lunar calendar?
In both the Bible and the Quran religious festivals are regulated by the lunar calendar. Jews and Muslims have kept to these regulations which they believe to be from God. Why does Christianity follow a solar calendar?
Why is the feast of Ramadan marked by the appearance of the crescent moon?
I think you mean the fast of Ramadan. God commanded Muslims in the Quran to fast from dawn to sunset during the month called Ramadan (see Quran 2:185, 187). The beginning and end of the month is determined by the crescent (2:189) based on the instruction of God’s Messenger, on whom be peace.
Why this method and not another is not for us to say but for God and His Messenger to prescribe. However, I find it an efficient method. It is a universally applicable method, and it allows for Ramadan to move through all the seasons. This allows believers to have the pleasure of worshipping God by fasting in all the various seasons: one year in the summer, some years later in the winter.
Why does the Quran place the Sabians on the same level with Jews and Christians when scholars have clearly proven that the Sabians were involved in the moon cult?
I am not aware that the Quran has placed the Sabians on the same level with Jews and Christians. Perhaps you have in mind the following verse:
This verse, however, does not place the Sabians on the same level as the Jews and Christians except in a particular context. The verse speaks of four distinct communities, and offers all four the opportunity to fear not nor grieve if only they would believe in “Allah” and the Last Day and do right. The four communities are:
the Believers (i.e., the Muslims)
While they are all offered the same opportunity for improvement, nothing, is said in this verse about the validity of the existing faiths of these four communities. Otherwise the Jews and Christians who are criticized in the Quran for their deviations will not be placed on the same level with the believers. The matter becomes clear when you realize that believers here does not mean saved persons but those who ostensibly belong to the community of Muslims. They, as well as the other three groups, must do the following to be saved: believe in “Allah”, believe in the Last Day, and do right. Doing right, according to the Quran, includes following every teaching of Muhammad.
Did the Meccans worship the true God since they recognized “Allah”? Was “Allah” one of the gods of the Ka’bah?
And if so, where did the Meccans derive the recognition and the name of “Allah” from?
First, “Allah” was not one of the 360 idols which were in the Ka’bah, although Morey has claimed this without evidence. When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) entered Makkah victorious he went into the Ka’bah and broke the idols therein.
Second, the word “Allah” has been used all along for the name of “God” in the Arabic Bible for Jews and Christians alike. The proof is easy to verify; simple go to any hotel or motel on the earth and look in the drawer next to the bed and take out the complimentary Bible, placed there by the Giddeons and then look on page 5 or 6 where they list the examples of translations they have made into other languages. The second example given is for Arabic speakers. The verse is from the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16. Everyone knows this one; “For God so loved the world…” and the word in Arabic for “God” is “Allah.” Then if you have a Bible in Arabic, look on page one in Genesis, and you will find the word “Allah” 17 times.
Next, the word for “God” to the Arabs, ever since the time of Abraham (peace be upon him) has been “Allah” and He is to them, the Lord of the Ka’bah (the black box in the center of the Holy Sanctuary in Makkah). He was the unseen God whom they would call upon when in distress. Yes, they worshipped the true God but their worship was not purely for Him. They also worshipped other gods thinking that they would act as intermediaries between them and the true God Allah.
The Arabs know of Allah because Abraham visited Makkah and together with his son Ishmael laid the foundation of the Ka’bah. The descendants of Ishmael retained some of the worship rites and beliefs from Abraham. This included their knowledge of the true God Allah.
Elsewhere we have shown conclusively that the true god, “El” of the Bible is the same as “Allah” of the Quran.
Please refer to: “Yahweh, Jehovah, or Allah – What Is God’s Real Name?” by Sheikh Shabir Ally.
If you are in doubt about it, then bring a book like it.” — A challenge from the Lord of the Worlds. .
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It is a known fact that every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with Allah. Allah is the personal name of the One true God. Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural or gender. This shows its uniqueness when compared with the word god which can be made plural, gods, or feminine, goddess. It is interesting to notice that Allah is the personal name of God in Aramaic, the language of Jesus and a sister language of Arabic.
The One true God is a reflection of the unique concept that Islam associates with God. To a Muslim, Allah is the Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Who is similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him. The Prophet Muhammad was asked by his contemporaries about Allah; the answer came directly from God Himself in the form of a short chapter of the Quran, which is considered the essence of the unity or the motto of monotheism. This is chapter 112 which reads:
“In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Say (O Muhammad) He is God the One God, the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, nor has been begotten, and equal to Him is not anyone.”
Some non-Muslims allege that God in Islam is a stern and cruel God who demands to be obeyed fully. He is not loving and kind. Nothing can be farther from truth than this allegation. It is enough to know that, with the exception of one, each of the 114 chapters of the Quran begins with the verse: “In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” In one of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) we are told that “God is more loving and kinder than a mother to her dear child.”
But God is also Just. Hence evildoers and sinners must have their share of punishment and the virtuous, His bounties and favors. Actually God’s attribute of Mercy has full manifestation in His attribute of Justice. People suffering throughout their lives for His sake and people oppressing and exploiting other people all their lives should not receive similar treatment from their Lord. Expecting similar treatment for them will amount to negating the very belief in the accountability of man in the Hereafter and thereby negating all the incentives for a moral and virtuous life in this world. The following Quranic verses are very clear and straightforward in this respect:
“Verily, for the Righteous are gardens of Delight, in the Presence of their Lord. Shall We then treat the people of Faith like the people of Sin? What is the matter with you? How judge you?” (68:34-36)
Islam rejects characterizing God in any human form or depicting Him as favoring certain individuals or nations on the basis of wealth, power or race. He created the human beings as equals. They may distinguish themselves and get His favor through virtue and piety only.
The concept that God rested in the seventh day of creation, that God wrestled with one of His soldiers, that God is an envious plotter against mankind, or that God is incarnate in any human being are considered blasphemy from the Islamic point of view.
The unique usage of Allah as a personal name of God is a reflection of Islam’s emphasis on the purity of the belief in God which is the essence of the message of all God’s messengers. Because of this, Islam considers associating any deity or personality with God as a deadly sin which God will never forgive, despite the fact He may forgive all other sins.
[Note that what is meant above applies ONLY to those people who die in a state wherein they are associating others with God. The repentance of those who yet live is acceptable to God if He wills. – MSA of USC]
The Creator must be of a different nature from the things created because if he is of the same nature as they are, he will be temporal and will therefore need a maker. It follows that nothing is like Him. If the maker is not temporal, then he must be eternal. But if he is eternal, he cannot be caused, and if nothing outside him causes him to continue to exist, which means that he must be self-sufficient. And if the does not depend on anything for the continuance of his own existence, then this existence can have no end. The Creator is therefore eternal and everlasting: “He is the First and the Last.”
He is Self-Sufficient or Self-Subsistent or, to use a Quranic term, Al-Qayyum. The Creator does not create only in the sense of bringing things into being, He also preserves them and takes them out of existence and is the ultimate cause of whatever happens to them.
“God is the Creator of everything. He is the guardian over everything. Unto Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth.” (39:62, 63)
“No creature is there crawling on the earth, but its provision rests on God. He knows its lodging place and it repository.” (11:6)
If the Creator is Eternal and Everlasting, then His attributes must also be eternal and everlasting. He should not lose any of His attributes nor acquire new ones. If this is so, 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? A moment’s thought shows that this is not feasible.
The Quran summarizes this argument in the following verses:
“God has not taken to Himself any son, nor is there any god with Him: For then each god would have taken of that which he created and some of them would have risen up over others.” (23:91)
And Why, were there gods in earth and heaven other than God, they (heaven and earth) would surely go to ruin.” (21:22)
The Quran reminds us of the falsity of all alleged gods. To the worshippers of man-made objects, it asks:
“Do you worship what you have carved yourself?” (37:95)
“Or have you taken unto you others beside Him to be your protectors, even such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?” (13:16)
To the worshippers of heavenly bodies it cites the story of Abraham:
“When night outspread over him he saw a star and said, ‘This is my Lord.’ But when it set he said, ‘I love not the setters.’ When he saw the moon rising, he said, ‘This is my Lord.’ But when it set he said, ‘If my Lord does not guide me I shall surely be of the people gone astray.’ When he saw the sun rising, he said, ‘This is my Lord; this is greater.’ But when it set he said, ‘O my people, surely I quit that which you associate, I have turned my face to Him Who originated the heavens and the earth; a man of pure faith, I am not of the idolaters.'” (6:76-79)
In order to be a Muslim, i.e., to surrender oneself to God, it is necessary to believe in the oneness of God, in the sense of His being the only Creator, Preserver, Nourisher, etc. But this belief – later on called “Tawhid Ar-Rububiyyah” – is not enough. Many of the idolaters knew and believed that only the Supreme God could do all this, but that was not enough to make them Muslims. To tawhid ar-rububiyyah one must add tawhid al’uluhiyyah, i.e., one acknowledges the fact that is God alone Who deserves to be worshipped, and thus abstains from worshipping any other thing or being.
Having achieved this knowledge of the one true God, man should constantly have faith in Him, and should allow nothing to induce him to deny truth.
When faith enters a person’s heart, it causes certain mental states which result in certain actions. Taken together these mental states and actions are the proof for the true faith. The Prophet said, “Faith is that which resides firmly in the heart and which is proved by deeds.” Foremost among those mental states is the feeling of gratitude towards God which could be said to be the essence of ‘ibada’ (worship).
The feeling of gratitude is so important that a non-believer is called ‘kafir’ which means ‘one who denies a truth’ and also ‘one who is ungrateful.’
A believer loves, and is grateful to God for the bounties He bestowed upon him, but being aware of the fact that his good deeds, whether mental or physical, are far from being commensurate with Divine favors, he is always anxious lest God should punish him, here or in the Hereafter. He, therefore, fears Him, surrenders himself to Him and serves Him with great humility. One cannot be in such a mental state without being almost all the time mindful of God. Remembering God is thus the life force of faith, without which it fades and withers away.
The Quran tries to promote this feeling of gratitude by repeating the attributes of God very frequently. We find most of these attributes mentioned together in the following verses of the Quran:
“He is God; there is no god but He, He is the Knower of the unseen and the visible; He is the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. He is God, there is no God but He. He is the King, the All-Holy, the All-Peace, the Guardian of Faith, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! He is God the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (59:22-24)
“There is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-High, the All-Glorious.” (2:255)
“People of the Book, go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to God but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in God and His Messengers, and say not, ‘Three.’ Refrain; better is it for you. God is only one God. Glory be to Him – (He is) above having a son.” (4:171)
Source : III&E Brochure Series; No. 2
(published by The Institute of Islamic Information and Education (III&E))
Number 11: A witness to the Oneness of God
|Like the words of Allah have no end, also the numbers Allah has mentioned are infinite. And this is a miracle regarding to number 11 in Holy Quran….|
If we really want to see the Koranic miraculousness and comprehend the greatness of each miracle of Allah’s (swt) verses, then we have to analyse the miraculousness within the one verse, inside each Koranic text, which itself contains many marvellous verses, and even in a small fragment from one verse. On the other hand, we can also analyse a given miracle in only one word and its repetition in the holy Book.
The Koran is not a poetic text on which we can apply a rule or a single rhyme or meter, nay! In the book of Allah, each verse is miraculous; each chapter is great. I say, each letter is astonishing!
This general vision of the miraculousness of the Koran needs a lot of scientific researches, and each research there must be a presentation of one side of the miracles: numeric, linguistic, scientific…
In fact, this is what we are doing through a series of Koranic researches. These researches will draw an excellent idea about he numeric miraculousness of the Koran; this is why every and any question, the reader may ask, will be answered, if not in this research, then in the next episodes, Allah’s willing.
The Oneness of God and His Most Beautiful Names:
Like the words of Allah have no end, also the numbers Allah has mentioned are infinite. Likewise, the miraculousness is not limited around number 7. There is much more numbers (too numerous to be counted) which really contain magnificent miracles. It is, then, the case for number 11. Number is a single, prime number, which cannot be divided only on itself or on number 1. Its existence in the holy Book of Allah is only a strong proof of His Oneness .
The second number, we may encounter, is number 99; the latter represents Allah’s Most Beautiful Names, and its existence in the Koran proves again that Allah has 99 Name. Then, verily it is what dear prophet, Mohamed has said.
Number 11: A testimony to Allah’s Oneness :
In the following paragraphs, we will observe together wonderful coordinations with number 11; this number is one of the many proofs to the Aloneness of the One who has set down the Koran. But before we start representing some wonderful realities, limited to number 11, we just must mention that the verse ‘(1)Say: He is Allah the One and Only’ (قل هو الله أحد) contains 11 letters.
The repetition of the ‘Basmalah’/ “In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful”:
In the words of this fragment [“In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful”], there is always a given number of words’ repetition as following:
*the word ‘in the name’ (بسم) is mentioned in the whole Book 22 times,
*the word ‘Allah’(الله )mentioned in the whole Book 2699 times
*the word ‘The Most Gracious’(الرحمن) is mentioned in the whole Book 57 times
*the word ‘The Most Merciful’(الرحيم) is mentioned the whole Book 115 times
Let’s now put these data in a table, where we can observe the wonders of these repetitions:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
22 2699 57 115
These numbers ranged together give the number 11557269922; the latter is made up of 11 classes. This same number is a multiple of 11 :
11557269922 = 11 × 1050660902
Even if we gather the numbers above, the result is a number multiple of 11:
22 + 2699 + 57 + 115 = 2893 / 2893 = 11 × 263
The number 263 is made up of numbers, once gathered, give the number 11:
3 + 6 + 2 = 11
Some given letters and the repetitions of the word ‘Allah’:
The number of the letters of ‘Allah’ =4 (in Arabic of course!), and it was mentioned 2699 times in the Koran.
Then both numbers, if ranged, are related with 11:
2699 (how much ‘Allah’ was mentioned) 4 (the number of ‘Allah’’s letters)
26994, that is resulted, is a multiple of 11:
26994 = 11 × 2454
and now, let me ask these two questions: “where was ‘Allah’ first mentioned?” and “where was it last mentioned?”, then “did Allah truly organise the numbers of chapters and verses to coordinate with His Holy Name?”
Read the following:
The first time the word ‘Allah’ is mentioned is in this verse: ‘in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious The Most Merciful’ (1:1) and last it was mentioned in this verse: ‘(2)Allah the Eternal Absolute’ (2:112)
The first verse:
the number of the verse the number of the chapter
The last verse:
the number of the verse the number of the chapter
The first: 11 and the second: 2112. So, 2112 next to 11 gives the number 211211, which is a multiple of 11:
211211 = 11 × 19201
But what is more puzzling is that the number of each verse is a multiple of 11:
1 next to 11 gives 111:
111=11*11 (for the first verse)
2 next to 112 gives 2112:
The repetitions of the letters:
In (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم)/ ‘in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious The Most Merciful’, the Arabic letter ‘Alif’ is mentioned 3 times; ‘lam’ is mentioned 4 times and ‘haâ’ is mentioned one time:
‘Haâ’ ‘Lam’ ‘Alif’ [ الألف اللام الهاء]
1 4 3
*The number 143 is a multiple of 11: 143= 11*13!
As for the last verse, ‘(2)Allah the Eternal Absolute’ (2:112), we have :
Haâ’ ‘Lam’ ‘Alif’
1 3 2
*The number 132 again is a multiple of 11:
Now, there is something more beautiful. ‘ Allah’’s letters are also mentioned in another miraculous way based on 111, just to be sure that Allah is ONE and LONELY!
Look at these coordinations:
((بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (الله الصمد)
ا لــلـــه ا لـلــه (Allah)
3 4 4 1 2 3 3 1
= 111 × 13 = 111 × 12
The repetitions of the letters of the word ‘Allah’ in the first verse:
Haâ’ ‘lam’ ‘Lam’ ‘Alif’
1 4 4 3
The number we have, i.e. 1443 is a multiple of 111: 1443 = 111*13
And in the verse ‘Allah the Eternal Absolute) we have this:
Haâ’ ‘Lam’ ‘Lam’ ‘Alif’
1 3 3 2
Again, the number 1332 is a multiple of 111: 1332= 111*12
Hallowed be God! Even if we have twice mentioned the letter ‘lam’, the number is always repeated once. This is how these repetitions are strong, undoubted demonstration to the Oneness of The One God.
The number 99 and The Most Beautiful Names:
In the first verse: ‘in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious The Most Merciful’, there are three Names of Allah: Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful
Each of these has been mentioned for a specific number in the Koran, as following:
The Most Merciful The Most Gracious Allah
115 57 2699
The arrangement of these three numbers gives: 115572699, which is a multiple of 99:
115572699 = 99 × 1167401
And what is really surprising is that gathering these numbers also gives a number multiple of 99:
2699 + 57 + 115 = 2871 2871 = 99 × 29
More wonders! If we change the place of ‘Allah’ and ‘The Most Gracious’, in this way:
The Most Merciful Allah The Most Gracious
115 2699 57
We will have this number: 115269957, and it is a multiple of 99: 115269957 = 99 × 1164343
This perfect, amazing system is only an evidence with which we can easily argue anyone and everyone that what Allah has said in this verse: (110)Say: “Call upon Allah or call upon Rahman: by whatever name ye call upon Him (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names (110:17) is unquestionably right and true!
‘Allah the Eternal Absolute’:
this is the first verse of ‘Alikhlas’ (the sincerity) chapter; it claims that Allah is One and Lonely God. The number of the letters of the word ‘Allah’ in this verse is as following:
Haâ Lam Lam Alif
2 3 3 2
The result of the arrangement of these numbers is 2332; it is a multiple of 11:
2332 = 11 × 212
This wonderful coordinations can be applied on the whole chapter of ‘Alikhlas’, as following:
(قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ * اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ * لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ * وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ)
“(1)Say: He is Allah the One and Only; (2)Allah the Eternal Absolute; (3)He begetteth not nor is He begotten;(4)And there is none like unto Him”
Haâ Lam Lam Alif / ا لــــلــــه
4 12 12 6
This number, 412126, which represents the repetitions of the letters of the word ‘Allah’ in ‘Alkhlas’ chapter, is a multiple of 11 for two times and in two directions:
412126 = 11 × 11 × 3406
Its reverse: 621214 = 11 × 11 × 5134
These results witness that Allah has organised the letters of His great Name in each verse and each word perfectly!
Numbers, which proves Allah’s Oneness :
Allah, the Wisest, has chosen for His Majesty, a name that is ‘Allah’. This name is about three letters:
We range theses numbers, and we get this: 121, which is once again a multiple of 11:
121 = 11 × 11
But wait for more! If we write the word ‘Allah’ and change each letter with the corresponding number, we will have:
Haâ lam lam alif
1 2 2 1
Range these numbers and you will get 1221 which is about: 11*111!
1221 = 11 × 111
And look again at this beautiful picture:
ا ل هـ ا ل ل هـ
H L A H L L A
1 2 1 1 2 2 1
= 11 × 11 = 11 × 111
Don’t you get it?! Dear reader, observe now with small concentration how number 1 is repeated, either in 11 or in 111. Aren’t these numbers true testimonies to the Oneness and Oneness of God?!
Is it All?
Truly, these scientific realities we have been presenting all along this research don’t even represent a single drop of the great ocean of the miraculousness of the Holy Koran. And if we can write books as many atoms as there are in the universe, the wonders of this book will never end! And how will the miracles of Allah’s words end?!
This numeric miracle we have seen in this research is a strong demonstration that this book, the Koran, can speak to anybody, at any time and everywhere. You know it; the numeric language, nowadays, is the language the entire world can understand. Likewise, we easily prove, through this numeric language, that dear prophet Mohamed was sent to all humankind to the end of this world.
Now, let us hear these divine, striking words from Allah’s Book: (158)Say: “O men! I am sent unto you all as the apostle of Allah to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He that giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His apostle the unlettered Prophet who believed in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided.”
By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel
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|AR-RAHMÂN||The Most Compassionate,
|AL-QUDDÛS||The Most Holy||(59:23) (62:1)|
|AS-SALÂM||The All-Peaceful, The Bestower of peace||(59:23)|
|AL-MU’MIN||The Granter of security||(59:23)|
|AL-‘AZÎZ||The Mighty||(3:6) (4:158) (9:40) (9:71) (48:7)
|AL-MUTAKABBIR||Supreme in Greatness,
|AL-KHÂLIQ||The Creator||(6:102) (13:16) (39:62)(40:62)(59:24)|
|AL-MUSAWWIR||The Bestower of form,
|AL-FATTÂH||The Opener, The Judge||(34:26)|
|AL-MU’IZZ||The Bestower of honour||(3:26)|
|AS-SAMÎ’||The All-Hearing||(2:127) (2:137) (2:256) (8:17) (49:1)|
|AL-BASÎR||The All-Seeing||(4:58) (17:1) (42:11) (42:27) (57:4) (67:19)|
|AL-‘ADL||The Just, The Equitable|
|AL-LATÎF||The Gentle, The Knower of subtleties||(6:103) (22:63) (31:16) (33:34) (67:14)|
|AL-KHABÎR||The All-Aware||(6:18) (17:30) (49:13) (59:18) (63:11)|
|AL-HALÎM||The Forbearing||(2:225) (2:235) (17:44) (22:59) (35:41)|
|AL-‘AZÎM||The Incomparably Great||(2:255) (42:4) (56:96)|
|AL-GAFÛR||The Forgiving||(2:173) (8:69) (16:110) (41:32) (60:7)|
|ASH-SHAKÛR||The Appreciative||(35:30) (35:34) (42:23) (64:17)|
|AL-‘ALIYY||The Most High||(2:255) (4:34) (31:30) (42:4) (42:51)|
|AL-KABÎR||The Most Great||(13:9) (22:62) (31:30) (34:23) (40:12)|
|AL-HAFÎZ||The Preserver||(11:57) (34:21) (42:6)|
|AL-HASÎB||The Reckoner||(4:6) (4:86) (33:39)|
|AL-JALÎL||The Majestic, The Revered, The Sublime|
|AL-KARÎM||The Generous||(27:40) (82:6)|
|AR-RAQÎB||The Watchful||(4:1) (5:117)|
|AL-WÂSI’||The All-Encompassing, The All-Embracing||(2:115) (2:261) (2:268) (3:73) (5:54)|
|AL-HAKÎM||The Wise||(2:129) (2:260) (31:27) (46:2) (57:1)
|AL-WADÛD||The Loving One||(11:90) (85:14)|
|AL-MAJÎD||The Most Glorious||(11:73)|
|AL-BÂ’ITH||The Resurrector||(22:7)page 35|
|AL-WAKÎL||The Ultimate Trustee, The Disposer of Affairs||(3:173) (4:171) (28:28) (33:3) (73:9)|
|AL-QAWIYY||The Most Strong||(22:40)(22:74)(42:19)(57:25)(58:21)|
|AL-MATÎN||The Firm One, The Authoritative||(51:58)|
|AL-WALIYY||The Protector||(3:68) (4:45) (7:196) (42:28) (45:19)|
|AL-HAMÎD||The All-Praised, The Praiseworthy||(14:1) (14:8) (31:12) (31:26) (41:42)|
|AL-MU’ÎD||The Restorer to life||(10:4)(10:34)(27:64)(29:19)(85:13)|
|AL-MUHYÎ||The Giver of life||(3:156) (7:158) (15:23)(30:50)(57:2)|
|AL-MUMÎT||The Causer of death||(3:156) (7:158) (15:23) (57:2)|
|AL-QAYYÛM||The Self-Existing by Whom all subsist||(2:255) (3:2) (20:111)|
|AL-WÂJID||The Self-Sufficient, The All-Perceiving|
|AL-WÂHID||The One||(2:163) (5:73) (9:31) (18:110) (37:4)|
|AS-SAMAD||The Eternally Besought||(112:2)|
|AL-QÂDIR||The Omnipotent, The Able||(6:65) (36:81) (46:33) (75:40) (86:8)|
|AL-MUQTADIR||The Powerful||(18:45) (54:42) (54:55)|
|AL- MU’AKHKHIR||The Delayer||(71:4)|
|AL-WÂLÎ||The Governor, The Protector|
|AL-MUTA’ÂLÎ||The Most Exalted||(13:9)|
|AL-BARR||The Benign, The Source of All-Goodness||(52:28)|
|AT-TAWWÂB||The Granter and Accepter of repentence||(2:37) (2:128) (4:64) (49:12) (110:3)|
|AL- MUNTAQIM||The Lord of Retribution, The Avenger||(32:22) (43:41) (44:16)|
|AL-‘AFUWW||The Pardoner||(4:99) (4:149) (22:60)|
|AR-RA’ÛF||The Most Kind, The Clement||(3:30) (9:117) (57:9) (59:10)|
|MÂLIK-UL-MULK||Owner of the Kingdom||(3:26)|
|DHUL JALÂL WAL IKRÂM||Possessor of Majesty and Honour||(55:27) (55:78)|
|AL-MUQSIT||The Just, The Equitable||(3:18)|
|AL-GHANIYY||The All-Sufficient||(2:263) (3:97) (39:7) (47:38) (57:24)|
|AL-MÂNI’||The Preventer of harm|
|AL-BADÎ’||The Originator||(2:117) (6:101)|
|AL-WÂRITH||The Ultimate Inheritor||(15:23)|
|AS-SABÛR||The Patient One|
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