About Allah

سبحانه و تعالى
May His Majesty Be Exalted!
Allah - God
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Quran verse 42-11
There Is Nothing Like Him

{The Originator of the heavens and the earth; He has appointed for you, of yourselves, pairs, and pairs also of the cattle, therein multiplying you. Like Him there is naught; He is the All-hearing, the All-seeing.}

Meaning that there is nothing in existence (wujûd) that resembles Allah سبحانه و تعالى or is a likeness of Him, since existence is nothing but Allah's own Self-Disclosure. So there is nothing in existence other than Him that might be His ’likeness’ or opposite.

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The Belief of a Muslim about Allah

May His Majesty be exalted!

Allah is not in creation, and He is not even ’outside of this creation’, because this would define and limit Him, Who is limitless, encompassing everything.
He is beyond 'inside' or 'outside', may His Majesty be exalted.

About Allah - God

- Allah is one, without partner.
- Nothing is like Him.
- Nothing debilitates Him.
- No deity exists save Him.
- He is pre-existent without origin, eternal without end.
- He neither perishes nor ceases to exist.
- Nothing with be except what He wills.
- Imaginations cannot attain Him; comprehensions cannot perceive Him.
The Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi

- True knowledge belongs to God Alone,
- And human knowledge can be reliable only inasmuch as it partakes of divine knowledge.
(See appropriate verse in Quran 2-255)

Ibn 'Arabi, W.C. Chittick

God & the Cosmos

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We need to {be steadfast in patience, for indeed, Allah does not waste the reward of those who do good (the righteous).} 11-115

Al-Hasan al-Basri said: ”A true believer is one who thinks well of Allah سبحانه و تعالى and therefore does good, whereas the disobedient one thinks bad of Allah سبحانه و تعالى and therefore does bad.”

This shows that we need to have a good opinion of Allah (may His Majesty be exalted). We return to Him and ask for His forgiveness.

If we are sincere, He will forgive us. He is the All-forgiving, All-Merciful - His Mercy encompasses everything.
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In the name of God
Verse of the throne

{ Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of (all) existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knows that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge save what He wills. His Throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.}
Sura 2-255

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Quran verse 2-21

{ Now O humankind! Worship your Lord Who has created you as well as those before you, then(1) you may attain reverent piety toward Him and His protection(2) }

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Quran verse 2-22

{ And Who has made the earth a bed(3) for you, and the sky a canopy. He sends down from the sky water, with which He brings forth fruits for your provision. So do not set up rivals to God (4) when you know(5).}
Tafsir Ali Ünal

1 - la‘alla ‘so that’ is essentially an optative but when spoken by God it denotes an affirmative, i.e. ‘then’.
Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
2 - against any kind of straying and its consequent punishment in this world and the Hereafter
3 - comfortable, couch-like floor
4 - as deities, lords and objects of worship
5 - that there can be no deities, lords, creators and providers at all to worship save God
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[My master] Abû `Uthmân said to me* one day:

"Muhammad! If someone asked you:
Where is the One you worship, what would you answer?

I said: 'I would answer:
- He is where He never ceased to be.'

He said: 'What if he asked: Where was He in pre-eternity?'
I said: 'I would answer:
- Where He is now.'"


That is:
He was when there was no place, and He is now as He ever was.

Abû Uthmân was pleased with my answer. He took off his shirt and he gave it to me.
(*Muhammad ibn Mahbûb, who was Abû Uthmân al-Maghribî's servant)

The Refutation of Him Who Attributes Direction to Allah, by Qadi Ibn Jahbal; Dr Gibril Haddad; [RIT]

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