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God and His Attributes

Who is God and how is it possible to prove His existence?

Who is God and how is it possible to prove His existence?

In order to clarify our answer to the above question, it is necessary to take a few points into account: 1. The concept of “God” is one of the simplest concepts that even atheists can understand and comprehend, because everybody knows that God refers to the being that has created everything, that exists in this world, is capable of doing whatsoever he desires, is aware of everything that occurs and ... Read More »

Is ‘Apprehension’ a quality that can be attributed to God?

Is ‘Apprehension’ a quality that can be attributed to God?

Taking into consideration the verse “لا تُدْرِكُهُ الْأَبْصارُ وَ هُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصارَ وَ هُوَ اللَّطيفُ الْخَبيرُ”[1], Mudrik (being apprehensive) is one of God’s names.[2] In the Quran and traditions, this attribute (Mudrik)[3] has been mentioned explicitly, thus making Him ‘one who apprehends’, as the verse also asserted. Regarding the meaning of ‘apprehension’, there is a difference of opinion among Islamic theologians as to whether this quality is one other than ... Read More »

Please explain the intellectual and logical reasons that prove tawhid.

Please explain the intellectual and logical reasons that prove tawhid.

“Tawhid” is the most prominent principle of Islam and other Abrahamic faiths. Tawhid literally means to unify and, when used as a theological term, means to believe in one god. The opposite of tawhid is shirk, which is referred to by the Quran as the “great oppression”[1] or the “unforgivable sin”.[2] Tawhid has different levels and degrees, namely: Dhati (in essence), Sifati (in attributes), Afaali (in actions), Ebadi (in being ... Read More »

Can you prove why God should be unlimited?

Can you prove why God should be unlimited?

In order to answer the question, we must clarify the meaning of the infiniteness of God and His relation with other beings: Divine infinity means that God is in every way immeasurable, unbounded, unlimited, unrestricted, without end, inexhaustible and has all attributes of perfection.[i] In all of His attributes, God is limitless and endless. When you consider His power, wisdom, justice, knowledge, etc., God is boundless. He is not restricted ... Read More »

What is the meaning of the word “Allah”?

What is the meaning of the word “Allah”?

The word “Allah” which is translated into God is a particular and the most comprehensive of God’s names. This name is used only for God because each name of the Lord, the Almighty, reflects a single attribute of God. It is the only name that combines and includes all the attributes of divine perfection. In other words, “Allah” incorporates all the features of glory and beauty.[1] “Allah is derived from ... Read More »

Why did Allah create Satan?

Why did Allah create Satan?

First: Satan’s role in deviating and misguiding man is confined to tempting him. Second: Progress and development can only take place when there are opposite and conflicting forces, and therefore the creation of such a being in the Nezame Ahsan (perfect world system) is not considered in vain, but rather a manifestation of Allah’s mercy and pure goodness. Detailed Answer First: Allah did not create Satan as Satan. Proof for ... Read More »

Why has God not protected Masjidul Haram and Ka’bah against floods and other disasters?

Why has God not protected Masjidul Haram and Ka’bah against floods and other disasters?

Ka’bah and Masjidul Haram (Grand Mosque) are the most sacred, most revered and most valuable places on earth. The building of Ka’bah is made of earthly materials. All the laws governing the material world govern the House of God as well. Thus, it is vulnerable against floods, earthquakes, fires and explosions. God, the Almighty, did not alter the universal law in order to protect this House. It should be noted ... Read More »

Is it possible to see God? If so, then how?

Is it possible to see God? If so, then how?

If what we mean by seeing God is seeing Him through the outer physical eye, it something totally ruled out both by the intellect and Islamic sources. The intellect: the action of seeing takes place only when things are exposed to light beams and their reflection is captured by the eye. This means that there should firstly be an external thing present and secondly it should be captured by the ... Read More »

How can we get to know God and rely on and truly love him?

How can we get to know God and rely on and truly love him?

The term “God” is one of the most general and simplest concepts that everyone, even atheists that deny His existence, definitely have some kind of perception of, although comprehending the true nature of his essence is out of our reach. The ways to knowing and comprehending God can be summed up in the following ways: 1. Reason and intellect, like the argument of the necessary and possible being. 2. Through ... Read More »

What is the purpose of creating mankind and the world?

What is the purpose of creating mankind and the world?

In order to find the answer to this question, a few things need to be cleared up: 1) Allah’s reason for creating the universe: Paying attention to some points helps us in finding out what His motives are: Because of Allah (swt) being of necessary existence and independent in it, He is of no limitation, and possesses all perfection. 2- One of the high virtues that His Excellency possesses is ... Read More »