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God and His Attributes

Why cannot there be more than one eternal being (meaning that a number of eternal beings could exist together)?

Every being in this world except – God Almighty – is dependent upon God in its initial phase of existence in addition to its continuance. The doctrine of Tawhid implicates a single being which is independent, needless and the cause of all creatures; for according to the law of cause and effect and the logical inadmissibility of circular argument (dowr) and infinite regress (tasalsul), every entity is required to have ... Read More »

If God is Merciful, why is life unfair?

If God is Merciful, why is life unfair?

Everyone in this life has his / her own tests and no one is without test. The sufferings in this life can be sometime because of our own bad deeds, or it can be a test to us. Ultimately, all of us will get the reward of our good deeds and the result of the bad deeds. Paradise is not for everyone, but for those who had true faith and ... Read More »

How can we know for a fact that God exists?

How can we know for a fact that God exists?

Dr. Jamal BadawiEven on a very fundamental level we find that throughout history there is a very strange phenomenon that people of different backgrounds, living in so many different parts of the world at different points in time, have always had this strong urge within themselves to look and to yearn for the Creator. They see that there is some power, a magnificent and merciful power that is sometimes interpreted ... Read More »

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 »