WHO IS ALLAH?
“Allah” is the exclusive and greatest name of the one God that the great Prophets Abraham,
Noah, Moses, the Messiah Jesus, and Muhammad all worshipped, served, and invited others to
obey. Allah is neither body, nor mind, nor spirit; neither a man nor a woman; neither male nor
female; neither black nor white; and neither confined nor defined by time or space. We refer to
Allah using “He” and “Him” only because He has referred to Himself using these masculine
pronouns in His revealed books not because He is male. Nothing is like Him; and He hears and
sees all things.
Know (may Allah guide us and you) that Allah (glorified and exalted is He) is one in His
dominion and the Creator of the entire universe, the Heavenly Throne, the Heavenly Chair, the
heavens, the Earth, and all that is in them. All creatures are subdued by His absolute power.
There is no atom that moves except with His permission. There is neither any manager of
creation nor partner in dominion along with Him. He is the Living, the One who Sustains and
Administers all creation, and neither drowsiness nor sleep can overcome Him.
The Knower of the Seen and Unseen, nothing in the heavens or the Earth is hidden from Him.
He knows all that is in the land and sea. Not a leaf drops except that He is aware of it. There is
not a seed buried in the darkness of the ground, or anything moist or dry except that He has
recorded its existence in a Clear Book.
He encompasses all things with His knowledge and He knows their exact number. He is the Doer
of what He pleases and Able to bring into existence whatever He wills.
To Him alone belongs the dominion and absolute independence from others; to Him alone
belongs utter power and eternal permanence; to Him alone belongs praise and glorification; and
to Him alone belongs the most beautiful names.
There is none who can avert what He has predestined, or withhold what He has freely given. He
does whatever He wants in His dominion. He rules in His creation however He wills, He does
not hope for any reward nor fear any punishment.
There is no right that He owes, nor any judgment upon Him, so every blessing from Him is but
generosity and every punishment from Him is but justice. He cannot be questioned regarding
what He does but we shall be questioned.
His existence preceded creation. He has neither “before” nor “after”, neither “above” nor
“below”, neither “right” nor “left”, neither “in front of” nor “behind”, and neither “all-ness’’ nor
And it cannot be asked regarding Him, “When was He?” or “Where is He?” or “How is He?” He
creates all beings and controls time. He neither needs time nor space.
His reality cannot be grasped by deluded imaginations, He cannot be understood by the intellect,
He cannot be limited by the mind, He cannot be envisioned by the soul, He cannot be conceived
by the imagination, He does not conform to your understanding, and He cannot be comprehended
through thought and contemplation. He is exalted beyond having any likeness or equal. There is
nothing like Him; and He is the All-Hearing and All-Seeing.
KNOW YOUR CREATOR!