Who is Allah?

WhoIsAllah1Whether one is a theist or an atheist , religion is ever present in man’s life. There is an innate desire to seek for and bond with our Creator. An unconscious constant dissatisfaction or search for “that something missing”, point towards this innate quest.

The Holy Quran is a message of mercy and source of life. It takes us directly to God Himself:

20:15 ‘Verily, I am Allah; there is no God beside Me. So serve Me, and observe Prayer for My remembrance.’

The Arabic word for God is Allah.

Is Allah different than the God of Abraham, Moses or Jesus?

A study of Quran would show that Allah is affectionate, loving, friendly and Merciful God. Let’s take a look. The Holy Quran begins with an introduction to Allah:

1:1 In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful

This verse is repeated in Quran 114 times. Each* Surah of Quran begins with these words  reminding that God is the most gracious and the most merciful throughout Quran.

1:2 All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,

1:3 The Gracious, the Merciful,

1:4 Master of the Day of Judgment.

Within the first few verses we learn about the God, the creator and the provider of this universe. Everywhere you look you cannot be left without awe. When our heart is filled with praise for the fashioner and maker of this beauty, we should praise God. Master of the Day of Judgment. Meaning God is watching over us. He holds each soul responsible for its actions. We’ll be held accountable for our own actions considering our intentions and own circumstances.

God’s mercy shadows all the universes. There’s nothing His mercy does not cover.

My mercy encompasses all things. 7:157

There is only one creator of this universe. He is the King of this world and everything within belongs to Him alone. It is not comprehensible that we can have more than one God. Mankind is created in the image of God. From experience we know that no matter how much we love the other person, disagreements are bound to happen. Then how can more than one Gods can run the universe with an argument?

2:256 ALLAH – there is no god save HIM, the Living, the Self-Subsisting and All-Sustaining. Slumber seizes HIM not, nor sleep. To HIM belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that dare intercede with HIM save by HIS permission? HE knows what is before them and what is behind them; and they encompass nothing of HIS knowledge, except what HE pleases. HIS knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth; and the care of them wearies HIM not; and HE is the High, the Great.

Whether or not we choose to believe in Him or not, He is our creator and aware of our thoughts:

64: 3. It is HE Who has created you, but some of you are disbelievers and some of you are believers. And ALLAH sees what you do.

The universes have not been created without a purpose.

64: 4. HE created the heavens and the earth with an eternal purpose and HE gave you shape and made your shapes beautiful, and to HIM is the ultimate return.

Most people today feel lost about what is our purpose on earth. The purpose of creation is stated in the Quran by God Himself:

51:57. And I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me.

The ultimate relation is between mankind and its creator.  God did not just send us here and forget about us. He says:

2: 187  ‘I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should hearken to Me and believe in Me, that they may follow the right way.’

So it is our responsibility to get to try to reach Him. Get to know Him and let our hearts fall in love with Him and that is love at its best, worship  in other words.

Quran explains throughout the rights of God and the rights of mankind. The worship of God is not complete without fulfilling the rights of other fellow beings.

I hope this helps you see the God Quran shows and billions of people on this Globe believe in.

 

 

(*other than chapter 9. Chapter 27 makes up for this verse twice)

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