CONCEPT OF GOD IN ISLAM
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Man is in a never ending search for the cause behind all
that exist in this Universe-right from the sub automic
particles to the gigantic stars and unfathomable depths
of galaxies and things beyond the bowl of night. But every time a
cause is found it so emerges out that there still remains a cause
behind that cause. This search goes on and on. But it does have an
end-when man reaches a `cause’ which does not have to have a
cause, a superior being without cause-ie., a causless cause. That
causeless cause is the end of man’s inquiry. In other words man’s
search for a cause ceases at this point. We do not find in this
universe any materialistic phenomenon without a cause. So it turns
out that the causeless superior being must be outside this Universe
and beyond material existence. Islam calls this primary
causeless cause behind all small and big, micro and macro phenomena
in the universe Allah!
But Islam does not teach that `Allah’-this causeless cause is
some conventional form of force or simple ordinary energy. The
real essence of God is beyond man’s comprehension and description.
Man knows the essence of that Divine being only through
His own divine revelations. However, the materialistic objects in
his universe reveal and testify His ominiscience and omni pote
nce. The Holy Qur’an exhorts man to realise this fact through
reason-unbiased and rational free thinking
``Do they not look at the camels
How they are made?
And at the sky,
How it is raised high?
And at the mountains,
How they are fixed firm?
And at the Earth.
How it is spread out?’’ (Al Ghashiyah: 17-20)
The Qur’an commands man to realize the Great Power
behind the wonderful design of the universe by discerning the
surrounding nature. During the middle ages the Church’s stric-
tures prohibited reason as it would lead to atheism. Islam does
not subscribe to this view. Qur’anic verses teach man to make
best use of his eyes, ears and brain to see, hear and think.
There is not even a single verse in Qur ’an which restricts m
from following reasons. As a matter of fact there is no other boo
which invokes human intelligence in such an inspiring manner.
The Quranic verses urging man to think and learn from nature
and realize the invincibility   of the Supreme Being, are thought
provoking to a lay man as well as a scientist.
Human being
The first verses revealed to prophet (S.A) command:
``Proclaim! (or Read!),
In the name of the Lord
And Cherisher
Who created man, out of
A leech-like clot’’ (Al Alaq: 1-2)
These lines incite man to think freely   about himself. He was
nothing a few years back-just two unknown insignificant entities
fused together-first part, one out of millions of spermatazoa of
the father’s semen and the second, an ovum produced from the
mother’s womb to form the embryo. It grew to form a little mass
of flesh. Inside the flesh bones started taking shape. Then the
skeletal from started building up. The bones of the skeletal sys-
tem were then covered by muscles. Then eyes, ears, nose, arms,
legs and head grew at different rates in different proportions.
Finally one fine day this great man appeared on Earth’s surface,
in flesh and blood from inside his mother’s womb, absolutely help-
less, as one in crores. Then began his struggle for life!
Human body has various systems which are interconnected.
All these systems viz., skeletal, cardio-vascular, renal, reproduc-
tive, digestive, nervous, respiratory, endocrine & Excretive, func-
tion involuntarily.
The same power which caused the fusion of ovum in to the
male sperm, its step by step transformation into a foetus, then into
a child and then to a full fledged human being, has also designed
and laid out the most sophisticated, perfectly functional systems
inside the body. From layman living aimlessly to the scientist in-
vestigating into the intricacies of human metabolism share alike
the abundance of the Creator’s blessings. The Qur’an asks man:
``How can you reject
The faith in Allah?
Seeing that you were without life
And He gave you life’’ (Al Baqarah: 28)
The Qur’an reveals the secrets of man’s birth:
``Man We did create
From a quintessence (of clay)
Then We placed him
As (a drop of) sperm
In a place of rest
Firmly fixed
Then We made the sperm
into a clot of congealed blood,
Then of that clot We made
A (foetus) lump, then We
Made out of that lump
Bones and clothed the bones
with flesh; then we developed
Out of it another creature
So blessed be Allah
The Best to create!’’ (Al Mu’minun: 12-14)
The Qur’an asks man again:
``Do you then see?
The (human seed) that
You throw out
It is you who create it
Or are We the creator?’’ (Al Waqiah: 58,59)
Arrangements for the Survival:
The Creator has arranged every thing that is required in this
world for survival of a new born baby. When it cries that throat
doesn’t get dried up; its body temperature is kept under control;
the water content of the body is automatically regulated; oxygen
is breathed in and carbon dioxide is breathed out-and so many
such intricate   and complicated body functions are designed and
regulated by our Creator. The mother herself carries the perfectly
balanced diet for the offspring. There is nothing to beat breast-
milk. It contains all nutrients and antibodies and antibodies re-
quired for body growth and building up immunity against dis-
eases.
The Cattle:
As this child grows up on breast feeding he finds other sources
around him for food-the most important being the milk of cattle,
which is consumed even by the grown up due to its nutrition value.
Cow milk contains 87.2 % water, 3.7 % fats, 4.9 % sugar, 3.5 %
vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. And who has designed such
a wonderful but highly complicated set up in cattle essential for
human survival? It is none other than the Creator Lactic researcher
and the layman have the same answer. The Quran points out:
``And in cattle (too) you
Have an instructive example
From within their bodies
We produce (milk) for you
To drink, there are in them
(Besides) numerous (other)
Benefits for you
And of their (meat) you eat’’ (Al Mu’minun: 21)
``And verily in cattle (too)
Will you find an instructive sign
From what is within their bodies
Between the excretion and blood
We produce for you drink
Milk, pure and agreeable
To those who drink it’’ (Al-Nahl: 66)
Green World:
Look around us and ponder over the beautiful greenery of the
vast plant kingdom on which our very existence is centred. We
realize the ingenuity of the Creator. Green leaves are earth’s food
producing factories. Their roots draw in water and manure from
the earth which is then `pumped’ up the stem to the leaves at the
tips of the branches. They in turn absorb Carbon-dioxide from the
surrounding atmosphere. In the presence of sunlight all these con
stituents on the green leaves get converted into glucose through a
miraculous process known as `Photosynthesis’. Glucose is the
basic food element for plants and animals.
During Photosynthesis CO let out by animals including man
is absored by plants and in turn they let out oxygen required for
animals. Thus a complimentary service takes place between ani-
mals and plants for mutual co-existence. The farmer and the bota
nist feel the existence of a Superior Entity behind the plant life.
The Qur ’an asks:
``See ye, the seed that
You sow in the ground
Is it you that cause it
To grow or are We
The cause?’’ (Al-Waqiah: 63, 64)
The farmer doesn’t have any roll in the growth process of the
plant after sowing the seed up to its growth. The plant grow ac-
cording to the `instruction’ recorded in the gene structure of the
plant cell. This set up is purely divine as the Quran reminds man:
``With it He produces
For you corn, olives,
Date palms, grapes,
And every kind of fruits.
Verily in this is a Sign,
For those who give thought’’ (Al-Nahl:11)
Nature is equipped with all that is necessary for the survival of
plants and animals.
The Earth and its arrangements:
The Earth rotates around its own axis which is inclined by
23.5 . This inclination causes seasons and climatic changes es- 0
sential for agriculture. Water is an inevitable pre-requisite for life
on earth. This is obtained from ponds, rivers and oceans `steam-
ing’ under the sun. The condensed steam gets accumulated around
dust particles to form droplets which fall down to form what we
know as rain. Thus there is an extremely complicated and lengthy
process which ultimately ends up in rain showers. It is unique to
earth as per the latest scientific investigations. A farmer and a
climatologist have the same understanding about rain that is help-
ful in keeping life on earth and it is a special design by a Superior

Being. Even the frightening lightening bolts accompanying the
rain is a great blessing in disguise for farmers.
During lightning the atmospheric nitrogen is converted into
nitrogen compounds in soil which can easily be absorbed and as-
similated directly by plants. Reports indicate that the nitrogen
compounds thus converted per year amounts to approximately
100 million tonnes. This figure is more than 10 times the annual
world production of fertilizers.
The Quran says that rain and thunder showers are signs of a
Superior Power;
``And among His signs,
He shows you the lightning,
By way both of fear
And of hope and He sends
Down rain from the sky,
And with it gives life to
The earth after it is dead
Verily in that are signs
For those who are wise’’ (Al Rum:24)
The canopy of heavens
Earth’s atmosphere provides a miraculous protection for life
to exist on earth. The ozone layer of Earth’s stratosphere filters
out ultraviolet rays and other harmful   cosmic rays, thus setting
and controlling atmospheric condition on earth’s surface suitable
for life forms to thrive. Besides, the atmospheric air offers very
high resistance to the meteorites falling down at tremendous ve-
locities. Due to this resistance they burn out before they touch the
earth’s surface. Thus the atmosphere is a real protective canopy
above us providing a vast defensive mechanism. Man who lives
under this vast canopy is urged by the Quran to think about such
amazing protective designs set above him. The Qur’an teaches us:
`Who has made the earth your couch
And the heavens your canopy
And sent down rain from the heavens
And brought forth therewith
Furits for your sustenance
Then set not up rivals unto Allah
When you know (the truth)’’ (Al Baqarah: 22)
Honey bee, an example:
Each living being is a sign of its Creator’s ingenium. Take for
example bee, the expert civil engineer among insects. They build
strong multichambered houses with wax and least amount of ef-
fort. Scientists have never stopped wondering at the hexagonal
accuracy of the inner chambers of bee hives. Management ex-
perts are surprised at the way in which they practice the principle
of division of labour. Different classes of bees are entitled with
collection of honey, building hives, safe-guarding them and re-
production. Each class perform their duties with religious accu-
racy and devotion. The communication methods they employ are
still more amazing. Bees which hunt for honey inform other bees
about the location in a particuliar manner of dance called `waggle
dance’. The shapes and sizes of these angles and circles represent
and communicate the complete details of the location of honey-
distance, direction, quantity and quality.
And it is an established fact that honey has wonderful medici-
nal properties. But it is not the bee which has provided these prope
rties since its brain is too small. Who else has supplied the bee with
these powers?

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Posted: 05 December 2012 02:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The Creator:
Allah is the one who created the universe from absolute noth-
ingness. Creation is also a quality of Allah. We can only build
things. It is just a kind of transformation that is brought to materi-
als available. A carpenter can make a table. He can not create a
table. But Allah can create table from nothingness. Combining
hydrogen and oxygen, Water can be produced in the laboratory.
But the scientist will not claim he has created water. Because water
is a creation of God Almighty. This is applicable to all substances.
And that is What Qur’an reveals through the following verses:
``O men! Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it!
Those on whom besides Allah, you call, cannnot create
(Even) a fly even if they all met together for the purpose!’’
(Al Hajj: 73)
The Mighty
All the animate and inanimate things in this Universe are ob-
servable evidences of Allah’s might and power. The one who can
create out of nothingness should definitely be a Superior power.
There is nothing which is beyond His capacity. Listen to the
Quranic verse:
``This is so because Allah is the Reality,
It is He who gives life to the dead,
And it is he who has power over all things’’ (Al Hajj:6)
``Blessed be He, in whose hands is Dominion
And He over all things has power’’ (Al Mulk:1)
The Supreme:
From time immemorial, there have been men of power who
boasted that what all they have is due to their own abilities and
power. But history tells us that many such people had fallen into
unfathomable abyss of miseries. We have heard about people who
rose from scratches to dizzy heights of glory and pomp. But the
real owner of all powers is Allah alone. He makes man powerful
or powerless. The Qur’an Commands:
``Say, oh Allah’ Lord of Power (and rule)
You give power to whom you please
And You strip off power from whom You please
You endure with honour whom you please
And you bring low whom you please
In Your hands is all good
Verily over all things You have power’’ (Al-Imran:26)
The Omniscient:
Allah knows all. There is no state of ignorance. To Him there
is nothing like `revealed’ or `secret’. Nothing is public or private
to Him. He is all knowing. Past, present and future are for this
world which incurably is bound by these three time epochs. Allah
is beyond time. He knows past, present and future. He knows all
the secrets and intricacies of every animate and inanimate things
in this world which He has created. Qur’an explains this fact:
``With Him are the keys, of the Unseen
The treasures that none knows but
He knows whatever there is on the Earth and in the sea
Not a leaf does fall but with His knowledge
There is not a grain in the darkness (or depth) of the Earth
Nor anything fresh or dry (green or witheres)
But is (inscribed) in a record
Clear (to those who can read)’’ (Al Ana’m: 59)
``He knows the Unseen and that which is open
He is the Great, the most High
It is the same (to Him) whether any of you
Conceal his speech or declare it openly;
Wheather he lie hid by night
Or walk forth freely by day’’ (Al Ra’d: 9,10)
``And whether you hide your word or publish it
He certainly has (full) knowledge of the
Secrets of (all) Hearts
Should He not know- He that created?
And He is the one that understands the finest
Mysteries (and) is well acquainted (with them)’’
(Al Mulk: 13,14)
The Living:
Allah has given life to us all. Life has started from Him. There
is a limit for the life of all creations since they have started life at
a particular point in time. One day they will perish. Sleep, death,
drowziness, etc….. will affect creations. But life in its complete
and absolute form exists only in Allah. No beginning, no end, no
sleep, no drowziness. The Quran declares:
``Allah! there is no god but He -the Living
The self subsisting, eternal
No slumber can seize Him, nor sleep’’ (Al Baqarah: 255)
Hearing, sight and such senses of human beings and other life
forms have limitations. The life -giver who has provided these
senses does not have these limitations. Or there is no sanctity for
such limitations in Him. This idea is more meaningful when we
know that these senses are beyond space-time limits in His case.
It is also accurate and specific. God is without qualities for peo-
ple who make Him deaf and mute. But Allah the Holy Qur’an
presents is different.
``Allah hears and sees (all things)’’ (Al Mujadilah:1)
The most Gracious and Merciful:
The Qur’an declares that Allah who creates and protects His
creation is the most Graceful and Merciful. His name Al Rahman
has been several times repeated in the Holy Qur’an. In the Holy
Quran this divine name is repeated 169 times. It means `the most
Merciful to his creations’. Every chapter except on in the Quran
starts with `Bilsmillahi Rahmani Rahim’ Every good deed is starte
with `Bismillah’. Which means `In the name of Allah the most
Gracious, the most Merciful. It is the most repeated sentence in a
Muslims’s life. Allah Himself considers mercy towards creation
as binding on Him. He declares this fact in the Holy Qur’an:
``Your Lord has inscribed for Himself   (the ruel of)
Mercy; verily if any one of you did evil
In ignorance and there after repented and amended
(His conduct)
He is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful’’ (Al Ana’am: 54)
Allah hates sins. And the Qur ’an says that sinners cannot at-
tain proximity to Allah. But whatever be the quantum of sin one
has committed if he repents sincerely and accept the path of right-
eousness. Allah, the most Merciful   will forgive all his previous
sins. That is What Qur’an teaches:
``Say: Oh my servants who have transgressed
Against their souls!
Despair not of the Mercy of Allah;
For Allah forgives
All sins for He is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful
Turn you to your Lord (in repentance) and bow
To His (will) before the Penalty comes on you;
After that you shall not be helped’’ (Al Zumar: 53, 54)
Allah likes those who repent. Those who repent with heart-
felt guilty consciousness and confess sincerely and try not to move
again to the paths of sin, will be forgiven by the Most Merciful
Allah. He doesn’t like any one in between for recommendation or
meditation. Prophet (SA) describes through an example, the pleas-
ure Allah will have when somebody returns to the righteous path
after repentance.
`One man sleeps under the shadow of a tree in the desert. He
gets up to find his camel gone. It was carrying food and water for
him. Now he is left out alone in the desert. He desperately searches
for the camel. At the end he loses all hopes and looks beyond the
horizon as a man who has lost every thing in life. All on   a sudden
the camel appears in front of him. What will be his relief and
happiness? Allah will enjoy many many times of this happiness
when His sinful slave repents. There are a number of verses in the
Qur’an which reveals qualities related to His mercy and grace. Al
Rahman, Al Rahim, Salaam, Gafoor, Latheef, Kareem, Thawab,
Wadood, etc,.... are a few among them which designate His bound-
less mercy and love for this creation.
The Just:
Man is the only living being which can independently do things
on his own. He can think about and weigh in his mind the pros
and cons of various situations and take decisions accordingly. He
can rise to sublime levels by virtuous deeds and sink low to shame-
ful depths by sinning. Allah commands him to choose the right-
eous path and live accordingly. Happiness and peace can prevail
only in a society where moral values are accepted and followed.
Therefore is bound on every human being to accept moral values.
But every human being has an innermost evil desire to isolate
these moral values. A peaceful civilised society can flourish only
if such desires are brought under control.
Doing good things for the making of an elite society is actu-
ally a part of Allah’s mercy. That is why Allah has given the rul-
ing that those who sin here shall get a painful life in the hereafter
and those who do good deeds will get   a virtuous life in the here-
after. If evil and righteousness, right and wrong, justice and injus-
tice are treated alike by Allah’s divine justice what is the sanctity
of truth, justice and righteousness? Our common sense tells us
that it is not rational. Evil and righteousness should be rewarded
in the same coin. The deeds- good or bad- in this world will be
rewarded in a fitting manner in the hereafter. The punishment a
sinner receives in the hereafter is actually, because of Allah’s abun-
dant mercy to the human race. Allah commands Prophete (SA):
``Tell my servants, that I am indeed
The oft-forgiving, Most Merciful,
And that My penalty will be indeed
The most grievous penalty’’ (Al Hajr: 49,50)
There are many Qur’anic verses which make it clear that it is a
part of   Allah’s justice to reward human beings for all their deeds
in this materialistic world and that He would not be unjust to
anybody. The Qur’an says:
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` `And Allah means no injustice to any of His creatures’’
(Al Imran:108)
``Allah is never unjust in the least degree’’    (Al Nisa: 40)
``And not one will your Lord treat with injustice’’
(Al Kahf: 49)
Allah, One and Only to be Worshipped:
It is Allah who creates and protects human beings. He is the
Creator and Protector of the whole world. He is the Most Grace-
ful and Merciful. He knows all. even the hidden things. He is just.
Only He who knows the `in’ and `out’ of things will know the
transactions going on in the minds of people. Allah says in the
Qur’an:
``Allah knows well all that is in (men’s) hearts’’
(Luqman:23)
Prayer means asking those who have inhuman powers for things
beyond human power and capability. There fore prayer is a kind
of celestial, spiritual plea for help. The essence of prayer is actu-
ally in the minds of those who pray. Whatever be the beauty of
prayer if it doesn’t spring out from the depths of the heart it is
worthless. It is just a verbal jugglery. It generates from the fast
movements of the lips. Prayer is meaningul only if the worship-
per’s heart yearns for the help of the worshipped. Prayer is the
essence of all kinds of worship. Only prayer can put life in the
rituals of any kind of worship.
So whom should man offer prayer to? Whom should he wor-
ship? It is to Him who hold the key to the entire secrets, things
private and public in this Universe, who knows the innermost
transactions of every human being. He only deserves prayer that
is what common sense says. Prayers should be offered to only the
Creator and the Protector. That is what Islam teaches. Belief in
God attains perfection only when it is held wth conviction that
prayers and other offerings are to be made only to Allah. Thauhid
(belief in Oneness of God) which Islam upholds will be complete
only when He, Who is complete and perfect in every thing is
worshipped.
Social scientists are of the opinion that faith in God influences
the innermost corners of human hearts. Man transforms himself
into inferior levels when he starts worshipping natural phenom-
ena inferior to his own entity and essence. Man’s superior nature
is blemished when he finds demigods in every animate and inani-
mate things in nature. Man attains spititual elitism only when he
offers prayers to an invincible and absolute power ie., Allah, It is
worship to Him only, that is demanded by Allah from human be-
ings. Allah says in the Qur ’an:
``I have only created Jinns and men that,
They may worship me
No substance do I require of them,
Nor do I require that they should feed me
For Allah is He who gives (all) sustence
Lord of power-steadfast (forever)’’
(Al Dhariyat: 56, 58)
It is the worship to the Creator and Protector that prevents
man from sins. The Qur’an commands man:
``Oh you people!
Adore your Guardian Lord, Who created you
And those who came before you,
That you may become righteous’ (Al Baqarah: 21)

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“The real essence of God is beyond man’s comprehension and description.”

The real essence of God was beyond Muhammad’s comprehension as he copied the Jews seeking to horn in on theirs and Christian religious roots. And because all Muslims are trained with massive propaganda to accept Muhammad’s ideas over everyone else we get these Muslim clones of Muhammad who do not think on their own but act as human playback devices without ability to think rationally on their own. One of Muhammad’s Islam’s greatest errors, the creation of over a billion robotic minds unable to recognize their lack of knowledge or judgment due to the massive brainwashing going on in Muslim societies where only Muhammad was allowed to think and do as if no other human counted and that’s another major spiritual error of Muhammad’s Islam.

The Jews too believed God was an Alien entity beyond human comprehension but Jesus Christ and Christianity returned the true spiritual relationship of God to humanity. God has given knowledge of why even Muhammad was told God is “We” but locked into his religious war with pagans he couldn’t accept the spiritual truth and covered it over with his Moses wannabe rules and regs for holding the world hostage to Muhammad clones..

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