Monday, December 17, 2007

Allah - Who is Allah?

Imran Yousaf  |  at  6:25 AM  | 2 comments



Muslims believe that Allah alone is the Lord, the Creator and the Provider of the entire universe. Muslims also believe that Allah alone, and no one else, is worthy of worship. The primary Islamic belief is that "There is no one worthy of worship other than Allah and Muhammad is his messenger".

Allah says in the Quran (interpretation of the meaning):

“He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.

Such is Allah, your Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakeel (Trustee, Disposer of affairs or Guardian) over all things”[Al-Anaam 6:101-102]


Allah has 99 names that reflect His attributes. Muslims believe that Allah revealed all holy books such as the Torah, Bible (Injeel) and the Final word of God (Allah), called the Quran. Allah revealed the Quran in 23 years over prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Muslims also believe (through Allah's revelation on his messengers) that Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad were all His prophets and messengers. They were regular human beings and while Allah did bestow upon them the ability to demonstrate certain limited miracles, they were only His Messengers.

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Al-Mulk said...

Dear Brothers and Sisters, please read with a humble and open heart.

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful)

‘Holy Quran’ and ‘Holy Prophet’ in Islam

In Christianity, there are terms such as Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost and Holy Bible. Muslims do not have anything in Islam called as The Holy Quran and The Holy Prophet. Yet, the term Holy Quran and Holy Prophet is commonly and widely used. We have to use the right words to describe The Quran and Prophet Muhammad SAW according to The Quran itself and Hadith.

Earlier in The Glorious Quran, Allah SWT says:

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). [Al-Quran 2:185]



‘Holy’ in Arabic means ‘muqaddas’ (مقدس). There is no verse in The Noble Quran or in Hadith that says ‘Al-Quranum-Muqaddas’ (The Holy Quran) and ‘Ar-Rasulan-Nabiyyam-Muqaddas’ (The Messenger, The Holy Prophet). Allah SWT shortly describes The Quran as:

‘Quranun-Karim’ (Noble Quran) [Al-Quran 56:77]

‘Al-Quranil-Majid’ (The Glorious Quran) [Al-Quran 50:1]

‘Al-Qurani-zi-Zikr’ (The Quran Full of Reminder) [Al-Quran 38:1]

‘Quranun-Mubin’ (Clear Quran) [Al-Quran 36:69]

‘Al-Quranil-Hakim’ (The Wise Quran) [Al-Quran 36:2]

‘Al-Quranal-‘Adzim’ (The Great Quran) [Al-Quran 15:87]



Surah (Chapter) 47, titled Muhammad, second verse is translated as:

And those who believe and do righteous deeds and believe in what has been sent down upon Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He will remove from them their misdeeds and amend their condition. [Al-Quran 47:2]



Short description of Prophet Muhammad SAW in The Noble Quran:

‘Ar-Rasulan-Nabiyyal-Umiyya’ (The Messenger, The Unlettered Prophet) [Al-Quran 7:157]

‘Khataman-Nabiyyina’ (Seal of The Prophets) [Al-Quran 33:40]

‘Ahmad’ (Highly Praised) [Al-Quran 61:6]

‘hakim’ (Judge) [Al-Quran 4:65, 24:51]

‘rasulin-karim’ (Noble Messenger) [Al-Quran 69:40]

‘raufur-rahim’ (Kind and Merciful) [Al-Quran 9:128]

‘Muhammadur-Rasulullah’ (Muhammad, The Messenger of Allah) [Al-Quran 48:29]

‘Abdullah’ (Slave of Allah) [Al-Quran 72:19]

‘muzakkirun’ (Reminder) [Al-Quran 88:21]

‘sirajan-muniran’ (Illuminating Lamp) [Al-Quran 33:46]

‘nazirun-mubin’ (Clear Warner) [Al-Quran 7:184]

‘basharun’ (Man) [Al-Quran 18:110]

‘rahmatal-lil’alamin’ (Mercy for all the worlds) [Al-Quran 21:107]

‘shahidan wa mubashiran wa naziran’ (Witness, Bearer of Glad Tidings and Warner) [Al-Quran 33:45]

‘nurun’ (Light) [Al-Quran 5:15]

‘burhanun’ (Convincing Proof) [Al-Quran 4:174]

‘uswatun hasanatun’ (Good Example) [Al-Quran 33:21]



So if someone ask what is the holy book of a Muslim? Say it is The Noble Quran. This makes Al-Quran stands up in its own position. We do not have the authority to name it, call it or give it the title 'The Holy Quran' since Allah SWT and Prophet Muhammad SAW never used that term either.



Please share with fellow Brothers and Sisters. May Allah SWT grant us understanding and guide us all. Amin Ya Rabbal ‘Alamin.



Wallahu ‘Alam (Allah SWT Knows Best)

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