The Islamic concept of God, the word “Allah” ,
and an introduction to the various names of God.
In any discussion of the names of God , it is important to understand that Muslims believe in one true God, the only Creator , who has dominion over all that exists , existed or come into existence . The Muslims worship the same God to whom all the prophets worshiped .
” … What were you witnesses when death approaches Jacob when he told his son : ” What will you worship after me ” They said,” We will worship your God, the God of your fathers , Abraham , Ishmael, Isaac , One God , and to Him we submit ( in Islam ) “( Quran 2:133 ) .
The prophets of Islam are the same prophets found in Jewish and Christian traditions , they all came to his people with the same message – to recognize and worship the One God. Judaism and Christianity in its original form and Islam as we know it today, are as together this one true God. However, Islam revealed to the Prophet Muhammad is the fulfillment of God’s revelation to mankind. After realizing this , it is also important to understand that Islam totally rejects the idea that God has partners or associates, or that somehow combines with men or animals to form a divinity . God is God, the One, the Unique . “… There is nothing like it. ” ( Quran 42:11 )
Muslims believe in one, merciful God , the only creator and sustainer of the universe and who you call for your name revealed – Allah . In this age of mass communication and technological progress unhindered almost not a single human being who has not heard the word and realized that part of the belief system that is Islam. Perhaps some confusion arises , and people can ask who is God.
In Arabic Allah means True God worthy of submission and devotion. Jews and Arab Christians refer to God as God , and He is the only true God, is even mentioned in the biblical passage ” Hear, O Israel : The Lord your God is One.” (Deuteronomy 06:04 and Mark 12:29) The word God is spelled and pronounced differently in many languages : the French call it God , God the Spanish and the Chinese call the God Shangdi , however. the God of monotheistic religions ( Judaism, Christianity and Islam ) are the same .
The differences and confusion due to the fact that the word “God ” can not be plural as in gods , or change gender as a goddess. This is not the case in Arabic. The word Allah is unique, no plural or gender. The use of words or grammatical only and in no way indicate that Allah has any form of sex is comprehensible to us. Allah is unique and does not share its name with what can be described idols. His name is immutable . God himself describes in the Qur’an:
” Say (O Muhammad ) : He is Allah, ( the ) .. One Allah , the eternal (Foundation) [ In Arabic ” Samad ” (teacher self-sufficient , that all creatures need , He neither eats nor drinks ) ] is generated not been begotten, and there is no co -equal or comparable Him” ( Qur’an 112 ) .
A Muslim is one who went to God , and there is no doubt that He is the Creator . A Muslim is grateful for all the benefits and blessings conferred on him by God , look around and see the wonders of the universe . A Muslim in the deep ocean wonders and the delicate petals of a flower. However, this belief is not the only thing needed by a Muslim, but must also know with certainty that God alone deserves to be worshiped . He has no partners , not the same, and no son or daughter.
He is God – Allah . The entire universe reflects His Oneness . Indeed , the contemplation of the universe, from the most humble grain of sand in the Mighty and Majestic mountains , you can see the magnificence of God. This vast universe operates according to a specific system , while in its right place, created in the proper proportions . The sun rises and casts its light upon us, the flowers bloom and life is of little seeds inanimate . God gave every part of creation you need, and led to what is most appropriate . All creation is in need of it, but you need one. Each creation has a purpose and achieve this goal recognizes the rights of creators. God says in the Quran that we have created , with the exception that we must worship (Quran 51:56 ) and it is your right to us .
The first principle and the focal point of Islam is belief in God and the entire Qur’an is devoted to this topic . Talk directly to God and His essence , names, attributes and actions. God is mentioned in the Qur’an , by one or more of His Names and Attributes, 10,062 times. The big names of God is Allah.
” Allah ( None has the right to be worshiped but He ) To Him belong the most beautiful names . ” ( Quran 20:08 )
” And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them , and leave the company of those who contradict or deny ( or Total impious speech against ) His Names ” ( Quran 7 . : 180 )
A Muslim is encouraged to remember God and thank God at all times and in an easy way , but it is beneficial to contemplate and understand His beautiful names . With these names , we know our Creator and learn to praise and worship , and call it by the names that are indicative of our needs.
In the appeal , the Prophet Muhammad is known to have said : ” O Allah, I ask You by every name you named yourself, or have revealed in Your Book, or that you have learned all of his creation and have maintained hidden in the unseen know yourself . ” ( Ahmad ) Therefore , their names are not limited to what He has revealed in the Qur’an or the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad .
God says in the Quran : “Verily ! I am God ! Nobody has the right to be worshiped but on that which I worship … ” ( Quran 20:14). To worship God , we must know God . We gain a real benefit from this knowledge and eternal. Increase faith and heart of those who can focus on the most powerful, the wisest , the most merciful and just God .
The Names of God – Who is Allah ?
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