What Do Muslims Believe About Allah?
What do Muslims believe about Allah?
- He is the one God, Who has no partner.
- Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation.
- He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just.
- There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship besides Him.
- He is First, Last, and Everlasting.
- He is the All-Knowing, and All-Merciful, the Supreme, the Sovereign.
- It is only He Who is capable of granting life to anything.
- He sent His Messengers (peace be upon them) to guide all of mankind.
- He sent Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the last Prophet and Messenger for all mankind.
- His revealed the Qur’an – the only remaining authentic divine book in the world that has been kept without change.
- Absolutely nothing is hidden from Him. He knows what is in our hearts.
Some basic guidelines Muslims follow in their knowledge of God:
- Eliminate any anthropomorphism (human qualities) from their conception of Allah. His attributes are not like human attributes. His names and attributes suit His Majesty.
- Have unwavering faith in exactly what Allah and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) described Allah to be, no more, no less.
- Believe totally in all the names and attributes of Allah; one cannot believe in some and disbelieve the others.
- Similarity in names (or meanings) does not imply similarity in what is being described (referents). His speech is nothing like human speech, etc.