Bismillah, walhamdulillah, wassaalatu wassalaam alaa Rasoolillah
Asalamu alaykum warahmatullah!
Dear intelligent students,
Here’s part three of the first lesson in Islamic creed (Aqidah) Lesson. Pay attention because it’s IMPORTANT!
We will discuss the second category of analysis of Tawhid and Islamic Monotheism
Categories of Analysis of Tawhid continued
2- Tawhid- asmaa wa sifaat- (Oneness of Allah in His names and attributes).
Allah is One in His names, His attributes and essence. There is no similitude to Him. Allah has many names! Knowledge of these beautiful names and Divine attributes help us to know more about Allah, so we can worship Him in a more perfect manner. For instance, we know that Allah is Al-Hayy (The Ever-Living) and Al-Qayyum (The Self-Existing, The One Who sustains all that exists).
Therefore, we understand that only the Eternal One, has the right to be worshipped, whereas all other things are mere, powerless created beings, who rely on the sustainence and protection of Allah (The Supreme uncreated Creator). Incidentally, Allah does not depend on anything, He is the Free of all needs, The Self-Subsisting, The Praiseworthy. Many of Allah’s names and attributes can be found in the Authentic Islamic texts, namely the Qur’an and the Saheeh Ahaadith.
Allah does not resemble His creation, neither do they resemble Him. He is Unique in His Oneness, He is One, and there is nothing like Him. None of the creation share His names and attributes, for we are limited in capacity and ability and we cannot comprehend everything. Since Allah is the Creator, undoubtedly He must be the Omniscient, The All-Knowing, The All-Hearing, The All-Seeing, The All-Powerful, The Capable of all things, The Determiner.
And there’s more!
But anyways, In sha Allah, in the next session, we will discuss the third category of Tawhid.
May Allah forgive our sins, for He is the Most Forgiving, The Most Merciful. May Allah abundantly bless His final messenger Muhammad peace be upon him, ameen