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God and His Attributes

One of the aspects of Tawhid (God’s unity) is unity in divinity. what does it mean?

Most of the polytheists were agreed on the unity in creation. They were disagreed with monotheists on unity in divinity. At the time of His highness Abraham (a.s.) polytheists believed in one God but they thought in error that stars were the lord of the universe. According to the Holy Quran, His highness Abraham had a discussion with them about this matter, i.e. divinity of the heavenly bodies (the moon, ... Read More »

One of the aspects of God’s unity is unity of divine attributes. What does it mean?

Doubtlessly, the Exalted God has some attributes with which His perfect essence is described. For example, it is said that He is knowledgeable, powerful and alive. A human being also has these attributes. He is also knowledgeable, powerful and alive. But there are two main differences between God’s attributes and those of humanbeings: 1. Although these attributes, i.e. life, knowledge and power are different concepts, concerning the Exalted God they are ... Read More »

One of the aspects of Tawhid (God’s unity) is unity in divinity. what does it mean?

Most of the polytheists were agreed on the unity in creation. They were disagreed with monotheists on unity in divinity. At the time of His highness Abraham (a.s.) polytheists believed in one God but they thought in error that stars were the lord of the universe. According to the Holy Quran, His highness Abraham had a discussion with them about this matter, i.e. divinity of the heavenly bodies (the moon, ... Read More »

What is meant by the Makr of Allah (scheming, plotting, planning) that has been mentioned in the Quran?

“Makr” means to devise for good or evil and this is why it is described by the word “السَّيئ” (bad/evil) in the Quran. Allah’s Makr The many verses that attribute “Makr” to Allah refer to his supreme direction and regulation of matters. Since he is the true owner of all management, there is no devising separate from His. Therefore, Allah has supremacy over all planners as it is mentioned in ... Read More »

What difference do God’s knowledge, power, justice and life make with the same attributes in human beings?

God, the Exalted, is characteristic of such attributes (e.g. knowledge, power and life etc.) which indicate the perfection of His essence. Man also possesses these characteristics and is qualified by them. He is powerful, knowledgeable and alive but with God’s permission. The qualities with which God is described and qualified are different from those of human qualities in two ways: 1- These attributes (knowledge, power and life) are various concepts ... Read More »

Does the Qur’an intend to identify God as the sensible and physical light when it says that God is the light of the heavens and the earth?

1. Certainly, the by referring to Allah as light, the Qur’an does not intend to identify Him as a physical and sensory light because the sensible light is a part of the accident characteristic of matter whereas there are numerous arguments which negate the physicality of God, the Exalted, and which forbid us from considering God as a sensible and material light. In addition, there are many Quranic verses which ... Read More »

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. [1] 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 ... Read More »

What is the meaning of “God has no material body and no eye can ever see him”?

WE BELIEVE that God can never be seen by the physical eyes; because the object of seeing by the eyes, is a material body that has to have place, colour, form and direction. These are all the qualifications of the creatures, and not that of the creator. God is really far from that. Therefore the belief that one may physically see God, is a sort of polytheism, and going astray ... Read More »

In the 14th ayat of Surah Mominoon Allah calls Himself “The Best of the Creators”. Does it mean that there exist other Creators as well?

From the aspect of Arabic language the root Khalq (creation) occurs in three meanings: 1. To evaluate or estimate something. 2. To transform a thing into something else. For example to make tools from iron. 3. To bring something from non-existence into existence. That is to bestow existence upon something that did not exist before. Without any doubt the third meaning is special to the Almighty Allah, but the first ... Read More »

How atoms give us a lesson in Monotheism?

Learning about atoms, which are among the most important scientific discussions today, this tiny thing gives us a glad and happy lesson in monotheism because the world of atoms call our attention to them in four areas. 1. The extraordinary sense of order. To date, more than 100 elements have been discovered beginning gradually with one electron and accepting up to over 100; this amazing order could never be born ... Read More »