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A Muslim perspective on GOD

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Faith Perspective 

Central to Islamic belief is the oneness or unity (in Arabic: tawhid) of Allah, or God; this is expressed in the basic statement of faith (the shahadah): ‘There is no god but Allah'. Tawhid, the unity of God, means that God has no associates, no parents and no children. This is referred to many times over in the two main authoritative sources, the Qur'an and sunnah (teachings and actions of the Prophet Muhamed). Perhaps one of the most direct and concise references would be surah (or chapter) 112 - ‘Al-Ikhlas' (Purity, or sincerity of belief)

1.     Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

2.     Allah the Eternal, Absolute; 

3.     He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

4.     And there is none like unto Him.

(Qur'an, Yusf Ali's translation, Chapter 112)

Immediately after this, it may be useful to consider a direct link with the attributes of Allah, or 99 names as they are commonly called. These would include superlative terms such as, for example, The First, The Last, The Omniscient, The Omnipotent, The Guide, The Just, The Shaper of Beauty, The Loving One, The Clement, The Light, etc., etc.   (Please refer to Action/Activity section for further details.)

Finally, for a practising Muslim, belief in Allah would also necessitate a conscious awareness and acceptance of all the following beliefs:

1.     belief in One God (Allah)

2.     belief in all God's Prophets

3.     belief in all God's Books

4.     belief in Angels

5.     belief in the Day of Judgement

belief in the Foreknowledge or the Predestination of God (Allah)

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