Who is Allah?
Who is Allah? What can Allah do and is there more evidence that Allah or the Yahweh (the God of the Bible) exists? This page attempts to answer those questions.
By Ehteshaam Gulam
Note: In Arabic Allah simply means God. Even Arab Christians use the word Allah when referring to God (*).
In Islam, Allah (God) is one, and one and only. He has no beginning and no End and has no partners, sons or daughters. Islam teaches that Allah was always there, somewhere in a timeless dimension. Islam teaches that Allah is the creator of everything in the heavens and the earth, everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to him and he is all powerful. The following Quranic verses indicate this:
They say: "Allah hath begotten a son" :Glory be to Him.-Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him. (Quran 2:116)
To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: To Him do all questions go back (for decision).(Quran 3:109)
Praise be to Allah, Who created (out of nothing) the heavens and the earth, Who made the angels, messengers with wings,- two, or three, or four (pairs): He adds to Creation as He pleases: for Allah has power over all things. (Quran 35:1)
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him. (Quran 112:1-4)
Even the Old and the New Testament agree that God is one and one only.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. (Deuteronomy 6:4 NIV)
You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. (Isaiah 43:10 NIV)
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. (Mark 12:28-29 NIV)
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. (James2:19 NIV)
The Quran also maintains that Allah (God) is not begot or be begotten as this verse indicates and the verse from below:
They say: "Allah hath begotten a son!" - Glory be to Him! He is self-sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye for this! say ye about Allah what ye know not? (Quran 10:68)
It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is. (Quran 19:35)
What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female? Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair! These are nothing but names which ye have devised,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah has sent down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire!- Even though there has already come to them Guidance from their Lord! (Quran 53: 21-23)
'And Exalted is the Majesty of our Lord: He has taken neither a wife nor a son. (Quran 72:3)
Allah, unlike the Biblical God, also has much power and has the ability to do anything he wants as the Quran states:
None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah Hath power over all things? (Quran2:106)
What! When a single disaster smites you, although ye smote (your enemies) with one twice as great, do ye say?- "Whence is this?" Say (to them): "It is from yourselves: For Allah hath power over all things." (Quran 3:165)
And know that out of all the booty that ye may acquire (in war), a fifth share is assigned to Allah,- and to the Messenger, and to near relatives, orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer,- if ye do believe in Allah and in the revelation We sent down to Our servant on the Day of Testing,- the Day of the meeting of the two forces. For Allah hath power over all things. ( Quran 8:41)
Characteristics of Allah:
Allah is the God of everyone (Quran 1:2, 73:9, 23:51). Allah is alone and by himself, above the seven heavens none of his creation has ever seen him. The only person who came close to seeing Allah was Prophet Muhammad during his ascensions to the heavens. There is only One God, Allah, and he has no Son, Daughters, Wife, or partners (Quran 72:3, 112:1-4) and knows all in the heavens and the earth (Quran 58:7) and the secerts in peoples hearts (Quran 3:154).Allah is the first, the last, (Quran 57:3) the creator of the heavens and the earth (Quran 35:1) and the master of the day of judgement (Quran 1:4). He is also responsible for breathing some what of his spirt into every person and fashioning him in the womb (Quran15:29, 22:5, 32:9) and takes care of everyone of his creatures whether believing men/women or animal (Quran29:60) and is merifcul and forgiving (Quran15:49, 11:90 and 85:14) and tests human beings during their time on earth (Quran 21:35). Allah is more powerful and more aware than the Biblical God, Yahweh and can do whatever he wants at anytime.
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