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    Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Concept of God in ISLAM Muslims believe in the same God as the God of Noah, the God of Moses, the God of Abraham
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 8, 2004
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      Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

      Concept of God in ISLAM

      Muslims believe in the same God as the God of Noah, the God of Moses, the God of Abraham and the God of Jesus (peace be upon them all) as well as all other prophets of Islam. Key to the Islamic concept of God is that Muhammad's prophesy cleaned away all false associations people had made with God and established finally the pure religion of monotheism. The first thing Islam asserts and the last is that there is no god except Allah. Allah being the primary name of God in Arabic and meaning 'the god'.We belive that there is no partner to him, He has no sons, no daughters, no reletives.

      In the Qur�an God describes himself in many places and in many ways. In this brief time I can only hope to cover a few..

      Names and Attributes of God

      At the heading of the chapters of the Qur�an and at the start of every action by a Muslim, the phrase "Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim" is found. This contains 3 names or attributes of God. It declares that the action is in the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the bestower of Grace. This is the most important set of attributes because of how often they are mentioned.

      The first name "Allah" is the common Arabic word for God. Literally it means THE Divinity. It is a word that has no plural and has no gender. It is a uniquely specific word in the Arabic language.

      The second name is ar-Rahman. This means the Most Gracious. This is in comparison with ar-Rahim meaning the bestower of grace. The difference between these two words is like the difference between an adjective which describes a nature and a verb which describes an action. Allah is the source of all good and mercies to all of creation: He actively wills good and mercy on creation.

      Allah is close

      YA - 2:186 (Yusuf Ali translation)

      When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.

      Allah is loving and forgiving

      YA - 11:90

      "But ask forgiveness of your Lord, and turn unto Him (in repentance): For my Lord is indeed full of mercy and loving-kindness."

      Allah is the cherisher and sustainer

      YA - 1:2

      Praise be to God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;

      Allah is all-knowing, caring,

      YA - 2:268

      The Evil one threatens you with poverty and bids you to conduct unseemly. God promiseth you His forgiveness and bounties. And God careth for all and He knoweth all things.

      Allah is one

      YA - 2:163

      And your God is One God: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

      YA - 5:72

      They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship God, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with God,- God will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.

      YA 112:1-4

      Say: He is God, the One and Only;

      God, the Eternal, Absolute;

      He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

      And there is none like unto Him.

      YA 19:35

      It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

      Allah is Just

      YA - 4:40

      God is never unjust in the least degree: If there is any good (done), He doubleth it, and giveth from His own presence a great reward.

      Other verses

      �The Ayah of the Throne� (ayat al-Kursiy) from the Qur�an contains some of these Names appear along with other descriptions of Allah:

      God! There is no god but He, - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After Or Behind them. Nor shall they compass Aught of His knowledge Except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend Over the heavens And the earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them For He is the Most High The Supreme in glory.

      (Qur�an 2:255 YA)

      The Qur�an contains many such �names� of Allah, These have been made into a list of �The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names� or �Attributes of Perfection�. These are memorised by many Muslims, and used when they wish to praise Allah or call on Him for guidance or help.

      Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god; who knows (all things) both secret and open. He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god; the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of the Faith, the Preserver of safety, the exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme. Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him.

      He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or colours) To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare His Praises and Glory. And He is the exalted in Might, the Wise."

      (Qur�an 59:22-24)(YA)

      Other passages of the Qur�an where more of Allah�s attributes of perfection are listed are: 3:31; 11:12; 35:15; 57:1-6 and 66:2-3


       



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      Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Concept of God in ISLAM Muslims believe in the same God as the God of Noah, the God of Moses, the God of Abraham
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 23, 2004
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        Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

        Concept of God in ISLAM

        Muslims believe in the same God as the God of Noah, the God of Moses, the God of Abraham and the God of Jesus (peace be upon them all) as well as all other prophets of Islam. Key to the Islamic concept of God is that Muhammad's prophesy cleaned away all false associations people had made with God and established finally the pure religion of monotheism. The first thing Islam asserts and the last is that there is no god except Allah. Allah being the primary name of God in Arabic and meaning 'the god'.We belive that there is no partner to him, He has no sons, no daughters, no reletives.

        In the Qur�an God describes himself in many places and in many ways. In this brief time I can only hope to cover a few..

        Names and Attributes of God

        At the heading of the chapters of the Qur�an and at the start of every action by a Muslim, the phrase "Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim" is found. This contains 3 names or attributes of God. It declares that the action is in the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the bestower of Grace. This is the most important set of attributes because of how often they are mentioned.

        The first name "Allah" is the common Arabic word for God. Literally it means THE Divinity. It is a word that has no plural and has no gender. It is a uniquely specific word in the Arabic language.

        The second name is ar-Rahman. This means the Most Gracious. This is in comparison with ar-Rahim meaning the bestower of grace. The difference between these two words is like the difference between an adjective which describes a nature and a verb which describes an action. Allah is the source of all good and mercies to all of creation: He actively wills good and mercy on creation.

        Allah is close

        YA - 2:186 (Yusuf Ali translation)

        When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.

        Allah is loving and forgiving

        YA - 11:90

        "But ask forgiveness of your Lord, and turn unto Him (in repentance): For my Lord is indeed full of mercy and loving-kindness."

        Allah is the cherisher and sustainer

        YA - 1:2

        Praise be to God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;

        Allah is all-knowing, caring,

        YA - 2:268

        The Evil one threatens you with poverty and bids you to conduct unseemly. God promiseth you His forgiveness and bounties. And God careth for all and He knoweth all things.

        Allah is one

        YA - 2:163

        And your God is One God: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

        YA - 5:72

        They do blaspheme who say: "God is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship God, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with God,- God will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.

        YA 112:1-4

        Say: He is God, the One and Only;

        God, the Eternal, Absolute;

        He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

        And there is none like unto Him.

        YA 19:35

        It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

        Allah is Just

        YA - 4:40

        God is never unjust in the least degree: If there is any good (done), He doubleth it, and giveth from His own presence a great reward.

        Other verses

        �The Ayah of the Throne� (ayat al-Kursiy) from the Qur�an contains some of these Names appear along with other descriptions of Allah:

        God! There is no god but He, - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After Or Behind them. Nor shall they compass Aught of His knowledge Except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend Over the heavens And the earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them For He is the Most High The Supreme in glory.

        (Qur�an 2:255 YA)

        The Qur�an contains many such �names� of Allah, These have been made into a list of �The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names� or �Attributes of Perfection�. These are memorised by many Muslims, and used when they wish to praise Allah or call on Him for guidance or help.

        Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god; who knows (all things) both secret and open. He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god; the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of the Faith, the Preserver of safety, the exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme. Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him.

        He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or colours) To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare His Praises and Glory. And He is the exalted in Might, the Wise."

        (Qur�an 59:22-24)(YA)

        Other passages of the Qur�an where more of Allah�s attributes of perfection are listed are: 3:31; 11:12; 35:15; 57:1-6 and 66:2-3


         




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