Thursday, October 14, 2010


سُوۡرَةُ الإخلاص
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

قُلۡ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ (١) ٱللَّهُ ٱلصَّمَدُ (٢) لَمۡ يَلِدۡ وَلَمۡ يُولَدۡ (٣) وَلَمۡ يَكُن لَّهُ ۥ ڪُفُوًا أَحَدٌ (٤)
                                 In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

                               Say: He is Allah, the One and Only!
                                    Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
                                 He begets not nor is He begotten.
                                  And there is none like unto Him.

There have been many people who have asked 'how does one know there's a God; and how does one know that there's a God named Allah'?

These are two very good questions, and can be answered with the same proof. In the 112th Chapter of the Quran (Surah Ikhlas: Purity), it starts "In The Name Of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful". Then the God gives Muhammad a directive in the form of an order, "say"; He, Allah, Is One.

Muhammad, when he repeated the verse did not leave out the order "say" he repeated it when he dictated the verse to be written down. He therefore demonstrated his fatefulness to the God. When anyone seeks to find out if there is a God, the first principle has to be fatefulness.

The first verse ends with the word "one". This is the first description of what a God should be "one", not two or three. The word "one", here, is a pronoun and cannot be followed by any other number.

In the second verse Allah describes himself as the "eternal" and in order for someone or thing to be eternal, it cannot have internal moving parts.

In the third verse it states "he begets not (does not produce offspring's), nor is he begotten (was not born of a woman). This therefore, is our third principle in understanding who and what God is; he cannot be of an anthropomorphic origin.

The last verse states "and none is like him". It can be concluded that: fatefulness, that the God is one, does not have internal moving parts, does not have an anthropomorphic origin and that nothing is like him in creation.

Finally it can be said that the name "Allah" is unique in that it has no feminine, Goddess; nor does it have a plural, Gods. It is a masculine singular proper noun that is non-derived.


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Malik said...

Mashallah Br. Ismail. Well done. As you might now, I converted to Islam in 2007. I'm actually working on a post that will explain how I reverted to Islam. After my "awakening", which I even find it hard to explain today, it was quite clear to me that there was a God. In that moment, Allah had crystallized my faith in Islam. The Owner, the Master, All Seer of that which is seen and unseen had enlightened my soul to the beauty of Islam.

Calligrafist said...

Thank You, yea Islam is so deep and Allah is so great, sometimes it just can't be explained in words... only in the heart and actions.

I'm lookin forward to that post!

btw, I'm not able to follow ur blog from mine, whats up with that?

vanillawafer2991 said...

Masha Allah...I would love for some of my Non Muslim friends to read this. Sometimes people get so caught up in what they were taught since they were young, that they forget to reflect. Even as Muslims we should always try to reflect on what we believe in. The Kuffar would be amazed if they took the time to dissect their beliefs. Nevertheless, Allah (swt)guides whom we pleases.

Calligrafist said...

You should show it to them... we as Muslims should always look to understand what we know better and be able to put it in a way the Non Muslims can understand and relate.

Malik said...

Ismail, I just added the Follow me widget to my site. You can be the first to follow my blog! :-).

Working on finishing that post next week. Inshallah.


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