Who’s Allah in Islam?

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Almost every religion acknowledges the existence of a divine or supernatural being that is worthy of devotion. A heavenly power that is believed to have created and be responsible for sustaining our universe is affirmed by many world religions, including Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, and Judaism, among others. Faith in a supreme power that is powerful and has the ability to create, maintain, and destroy everything that exists in our universe is also strongly affirmed by Islam.

In Islam, the name given to this divine power is Allah. Allah is the only God who is truly worthy of worship, and there is no other. The belief in and promotion of several gods is contrary to Islamic teaching. It is a pure monotheistic faith that spreads the concept that there is only one true God who should be worshipped and that God is responsible for creating all of the worlds.

Allah is the creator, and as such, he possesses the ability to bring into existence or destroy out whatsoever he pleases anywhere in the universe. He is the one who is responsible for the creation of everything that exists in our universe, including the planet we live on, the skies, and individual cells. Allah has created atoms, cells, humans, trees, and almost everything in our universe.

In the final revelation of Islam, known as the Quran, God is described as being one and only divine power that govern our universe. There is nothing in this universe that can be compared to him in any way. He is flawless and free from any impurity. He has no gender – male or female. He never came into existence like other living things do; he was always there. He is the one who created both life and death, hence it is impossible for him to perish in either state.

Because we humans are unable of seeing Allah, no one else can see him either. We do not have all that much capability to see him at this time. Allah is beyond our comprehension since we have no way of imagining what he might look like or where he might be located in the universe. Although Allah possesses qualities, he does not have a shape, colour, or any other distinguishing features. The form and structure of our Lord, Allah, are beyond our ability to comprehend.

When you perform good deeds, Allah will reward you with heaven, but when you perform wicked deeds, Allah will punish you. This demonstrates that Allah is an absolute just. If you choose to live a life of wickedness, he will send you to hell to burn, but if you choose to live a life of righteousness, he will welcome you into heaven. When you serve him with good deeds, he will adore you, but when you serve him with wicked deeds, he will despise you.

Allah is the only deity deserving of worship. It is forbidden in Islam to worship anyone or anything other than Allah because only he is deserving of such adoration. The reasoning behind this prohibition is that since Allah is the sole creator and maintainer of everything in our universe, there is no point in worshipping other beings who had no part in the process of creation.

Allah has sent messengers throughout history in order to lead those living on earth in the direction of himself. Somewhere around 124 000 messengers  have been sent to various nations and tribes in the past. Allah chose a man who had a character that was exemplary of piety to be the one to give his message to his people. This man was known as the messenger. Every messenger conveyed essentially the same core message, which was that only Allah should be worshipped.

Without Allah’s will, nothing in our universe would function as it does. We believe that God is in control of everything, including the falling of leaves from trees. He is responsible for the formulation of all of the physical laws that direct the operation of our enormous universe. There is no way that the formation of our universe on its own without the intervention of a higher power could have been a coincidence.

Allah is worshipped by humans and jinns, who are ghosts translated into English. Humans were created by Allah. The reason behind Allah’s assertion that he created mankind with the sole intention of worshipping him. He has placed all of us here on earth to a test, and whomever passes the exam will be rewarded with heaven in the life to come; however, anyone fails the test will be punished with an eternity in the fires of hell.

We, rather than Allah, are the ones who require his presence in our lives. Since the moment they were brought into existence by Allah, each and every one of the countless angels he has fashioned is devoting their time and energy to praising and adoring their maker. Angels do not possess free will; rather, they are subservient. This is in contrast to us humans, who have been given the freedom to choose whether or not to obey Allah’s commands.

In conclusion, it is difficult to adequately explain Allah with words. Even if we were to collect enough ink to fill all of the oceans, we still wouldn’t be sufficient to explain Allah. Even if he is the only one who knows everything there is to know about himself, he undoubtedly is aware of everything there is to know about us. Allah should alone be obeyed because he is the judge who will decide our fate on the day of judgement.

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Heena Qureshi

My Name is Heena Qureshi, and I am a proud Muslima who loves to share Islam and the knowledge of various fields with others.


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