In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Say: He is Allah, the One! (1) Allah, the eternally Besought of all! (2)
He begetteth not nor was begotten. (3) And there is none comparable unto
Him. (4)(QURAN SURAH-112)
Does it Mean God?
The word "Allah" is the perfect description of the "One God" of
monotheism for Jews, Christians and Muslims!
Is "Allah" only for Islam and Muslims?
[No! It is for All Three Abrahamic Faiths.]
"Allah" is the same word used by Christian Arabs and Jewish Arabs in
their Bible, centuries before Islam came.
On page one  of Genesis in the Old Testament, we find the word
"Allah" seventeen  times.
Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the
introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have
translated. For Arabic they have translated the verse in the New
Testament in Arabic from the famous verse in the Gospel John 3:16 -
"For God so loved the world..."
- and the word the translators used in Arabic for "God" is the very same
word used by Muslims around the planet, "Allah."
Where Does the word "Allah" Come From?
"Allah" comes from the Arabic word "elah"a god' or something worshiped.
- (Arabic) means '
This word (elah) can be made plural (gods), as in "aleha" and it can be
male or female just as the word in English can be "goddess."
from "elaha" but it brings more clarification and understanding.
Allah = Has no
gender (not male and not female)
"He" is used only
out of respect and dignity - not for gender
Allah = Always
singular - Never plural
"We" is used only
as the "Royal WE" just as in English for royalty
Allah = Means
"The Only One to be Worshipped"
IS THERE EVIDENCE GOD EXISITS?
Yes. Allah has sent down miracles, revelations and messengers to give clear
proofs He exists and more important, what we should do once we come to this
Allah has sent prophets and messengers with many proofs throughout the ages for
people to be able to clearly see with their own eyes and to be able to use their
own senses the miracles and proofs pointing to the fact, Allah does in fact,
Miracles of prophets and messengers of Allah have come to people through the
ages. Moses (peace be upon him) showed many miracles to pharaoh and to the
children of Israel. Plagues, locusts, water turning to blood, his stick becoming
a snake, the voice in the burning bush and the parting of the Red Sea are clear
miracles for the people of Moses time.
Again, Allah sent Jesus, the son of Mary (peace be upon him) with clear miracles
for the people of his time. Speaking from the cradle while still a new born
infant, creating birds from clay, curing the sick, giving sight to the blind and
even bringing a dead man back to life, were all clear signs to the people to
know Jesus (peace be upon him) was a messenger of Allah as was Moses before him.
Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last and final messenger of Allah, and he
was sent to all of mankind. Allah sent him with a number of miracles, not the
least of which was the Quran. The predictions and prophecies of Muhammad (peace
be upon him) have come true even in this century and the Quran has been used to
convince even scientists of the existence of Allah.
[Please visit "Science Proves Allah": Watch video of famous scientists admit
Quran is from Allah and even accept Islam]
The Quran is the best of proofs for the existence of Allah and today over one
and half billion people memorize and recite from the exact text, in the exact
same language it was revealed in; Arabic. More than 10 million Muslims have
completely memorized the entire Quran from cover to cover, and can recite it
from memory without looking at it.
No one sees or hears Allah, not even the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Nor are we able to use our senses to make some kind of contact with Him.
However, we are encouraged in Islam to use our senses and our common sense to
recognize this entire universe could not possibly come into existence on its
own. Something had to design it all and then put it into motion. This is beyond
our ability to do, yet it is something we can understand.
We know from the teachings of Muhammad (peace be upon him) the proofs for the
existence of God (Allah) are most obvious to us in our everyday surroundings.
Anyone with understanding would quickly acknowledge His existence provided they
are not so stubborn as to ignore the obvious evidences right in front of us.
We don't have to see an artist to recognize a painting, correct? So, if we see
paintings without seeing artists painting them, in the same way, we can believe
Allah created everything without having to see Him (or touch, or hear, etc.).
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Rivalry in worldly increase distracteth you (1) Until ye come to the
graves. (2) Nay, but ye will come to know! (3) Nay, but ye will come to
know! (4) Nay, would that ye knew (now) with a sure knowledge! (5) For
ye will behold hell-fire. (6) Aye, ye will behold it with sure vision.
(7) Then, on that day, ye will be asked concerning pleasure. (8)
Does God Know Future?
Does God know everything that is going to happen? - Does He have
absolute control on the outcome of everything? - If so, how is that fair
for us? Where is our free will then?
Allah knows everything that will happen. The first thing that He created
was the "pen" and He ordered the pen to write. The pen wrote until it
had written everything that would happen. And then Allah began to create
the universe. All of this was already known to Him before He created it.
He does have absolute and total control at all times. There is nothing
that happens except that He is in total control of it at all times.
..Allah accepts the repentance of whom He wills. Allah is All-Knowing,
All-Wise.[Noble Quran 9:15]
..Truly He! Only He, is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
[Noble Quran 12:100]
And Allah only, has Free Will, He Wills whatever He likes and it will
always happen as He wills. We have something called, "Free choice." The
difference is that what Allah "Wills" always happens and what we choose
may or may not happen. We are not being judged on the outcome of things,
we are being judged on our choices. This means that at the core of
everything will always be our intentions. Whatever we intended, is what
we will have the reward for. Each person will be judged according to
what Allah gave them to work with, how they used it and what they
intended to do with it.
As regards the actual "Judgment Day" - Allah tells us that everything we
are doing is being recorded and not a single tiny thing escapes from
this record. Even an atom's weight of good will be seen on the Day of
Judgment and even a single atom's weight of evil will be seen too.
On That Day (of judgment) mankind will proceed in scattered groups and
they will be shown their deeds.
So whoever does good equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it.
And whoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it.
[Noble Quran 99:6-8]
The one who will bring the evidences against us will be ourselves. Our
ears, tongue, eyes and all of our bodies will begin to testify against
us in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment. None will be oppressed on
that Day, none will be falsely accused.
He could have put everyone in their respective places from the very
beginning, but the people would complain as to why they were thrown in
Hell without being given a chance. This life is exactly that; a chance
to prove to ourselves who we really are and what we would really do if
we indeed had a free choice.
Allah Knows everything that will happen, but we don't. That is why the
test is fair.
How Can we Prove There is a God?
Note: "Proving" God exists is really not our purpose. We are only
interested in providing clear statements based on facts and logic and
then allow the individual decide for themselves who they would like to
believe. There have always been people who believed in the existence of
God and there have always been those who have denied in His existence.
We must realize there are those who will never believe no matter how
much proof or evidence we produce. The reason is some people don't want
to believe in a Creator or Sustainer. They would not like to consider
one day they will have to answer for their actions and for their refusal
to acknowledge their Benefactor to whom they owe their very existence.
We come to know it is not so much a matter of us trying to convey our
beliefs as it is for them to set aside preconceived prejudices against
proper belief. Meaning: this is really a matter of guidance from Above.
If they refuse even with evident proofs in front of them, this is not
between us and them; it is between them and their Creator. Again, it is
not our job to "prove" anything to anyone. We only need to present the
facts in truth and allow the listener to make up their own mind.
We just begin with simple logic. When something is right in front of our
eyes it is difficult to deny it, right? Asking rhetorical questions can
be very helpful in presenting our case. Begin by asking the question;
"Can you prove you exist?" Yes, of course you can. You merely use your
senses to determine what you can see, hear, feel, smell, taste and you
have emotions as well. All of this is a part of your existence. But this
is not how we perceive God in Islam. We can look to the things He has
created and the way He cares for things and sustains us, to know there
is no doubt of His existence.
One approach is to suggest simple yet convincing experiments anyone
could comprehend. For instance, say to someone, "Consider this the next
time you are looking up at the moon or the stars on a clear night; could
you drop a drinking glass on the sidewalk and expect it would hit the
ground and on impact it would not shatter, but it would divide up into
little small drinking glasses, with iced tea in them? Of course not."
Another example is have them consider what might happen if a tornado
came through a junkyard and tore through the old cars; would it leave
behind a nice new Mercedes with the engine running and no parts left
around? Naturally not.
Or ask someone to consider what it would be like if someone told us
about a fast food restaurant operating itself without any people there?
The food just cooks itself, files from the kitchen to the table and then
when we are done, the dishes jump back the kitchen to wash themselves.
This is too crazy for anyone to even think about.
After reflecting on all of the above, how could we look to the universe
above us through a telescope or observe the cells in a microscope and
then think all of this came about as a result of a "big bang" or some
(see also "Quran")
However The BIG BANG is explained in the Quran.
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