Black Muslims : Concept of God in Islam

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  1. noor100

    noor100 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The most concise definition of God in Islam is given in the four verses of Surah Ikhlas which is Chapter 112 of the Qur’an:

    "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."
    [Al-Qur’an 112:1-4]
    The word ‘Assamad’ is difficult to translate. It means ‘absolute existence’, which can be attributed only to Allah (swt), all other existence being temporal or conditional. It also means that Allah (swt) is not dependant on any person or thing, but all persons and things are dependant on Him.

    "No vision can grasp Him
    But His grasp is over
    All vision: He is
    Above all comprehension,
    Yet is acquainted with all things."
    [Al-Qur’an 6:103]

    "If there were, in the heavens
    And the earth, other gods
    Besides Allah, there would
    Have been confusion in both!
    But glory to Allah,
    The Lord of the Throne:
    (High is He) above
    What they attribute to Him!"
    [Al-Qur’an 21:22]

    "Say: ‘Who is it that
    Sustains you (in life)
    From the sky and from the earth?
    Or who is it that
    Has power over hearing
    And sight? And who
    Is it that brings out
    The living from the dead
    And the dead from the living?
    And who is it that
    Rules and regulates all affairs?’
    They will soon say, ‘Allah’.
    Say, ‘Will you not then
    Show piety (to Him)?’ "
    [Al-Qur’an 10:31]

    "If thou ask them, Who
    Created them, they will
    Certainly say, "God"how
    Then are they deluded
    Away (from the Truth)?"
    [Al-Qur’an 43:87]