Allah Ta’ala said in the holy Quran:
وما أرسلنا من قبلك من رسول إلا نوحي إليه أنه لا إله إلا أنا فاعبدون
No Messenger did we send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no God but I, therefore worship and serve Me. (21:25) Again He had said in sura Al-Shura, verse 11 , means: Nothing resembles Him (Allah) in any way.
This means that Allah does not resemble any of His creations. It was related that a group of Jews came to Prophet (sallallahu alibi was sallam) , and said, ” O Muhammad, describe to us your Lord Whom you worship. ” Then suratul Ikhlas was revealed and Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, “This is the description of my Lord.” [ Tirmizi] The questioning of the Jews was with the intent of mockery and not to seek the knowledge.
The answer of the Prophet (saw) indicates that Allah is attributed with attributes and just as Allah Himself does not resemble his creation, His attributes do not resemble the attributes of the creation. Allah is attributed with all the proper perfection and He is clear from the attributes of imperfections.
Tawheed: The Oneness:
No imagination can conceive of Him and no understanding can comprehend Him. He is different from any created being. Hi living and never dies and is eternally active and never sleeps. He creates without His being in need to do so and provides for His creation without any effort. He causes death with no fear and restores to life without difficulty. He has always existed together with His attributes since before His creation.
Not so many but except some verses all the Quran professes and convinces the oneness of Almighty Allah. Two-four of them are given below.
01. There is no God but He, that is witness of Allah, His angels and those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is no God but He, the Exalted in power, the Wise. [03:18]
02. Surely your lord is Allah who created the Heavens and the Earth in six days and then rose over the throne disposing the affairs of all things. No intercessor can plead with Him except after His permission. That is Allah, your Lord, so worship Him alone. [ Yunus:03]
3. And your God is One. There is no God but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. [02:163]
4. The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it: “Be! and it becomes.” [02:117]
5. The disbelieve who say Allah is one of three. For there is no God except one God. If they desist not from their word verily a grievous chastisement will befall the disbelievers among them. [5:73]
Existence of Allah: Examples from four Imam’s life:
As we look into the lives of the pious predecessors, we find that they have been asked as to how Allah exists. They have answered in many different ways:
1.Imam Abu Hanifa was posed with this question in a debate with an atheist.The time and date was set for the debate. The whole village gathered but the Imam didn’t turn up on time. When he eventually arrived, the atheist began to taunt him that he was scared and that is why he turned up late.
The Imam answered calmly : ” I was on my way but encountered a river. There was no bridge or boat to cross the river. T my amazement, I see a tree coming out of the ground and began to shape itself in the form of a boat that enters the wayer; I was able to board it and cross the river.”
The atheist began to laugh and disgrace the Imam. The Imam said the real joke is on you. If this is not possible then how can this whole world come into existence and be maintained in this order without a creator.
2. Imam Malik was asked the same question. He replied that I see a cow, a silk worm, and a honey bee, all eat the same leaf but they all produce different products. This proves to me that there is a creator who has the power to do this.
3. Imam Shafi replied to this question that the different language that people speak and use to communicate proves to me that this world has a creator.
4. Imam Ahmed on being asked this question replied that once I took three eggs of a chicken and three of a duck and placed them with the mother hen. When they hatched, they were taken to a pond. The ducks without hesitation jumped into the water but the chicks remained on the bank. Who taught the duckling to jump in the water and who taught the chicks to refrain from this? There surely has to be a creator.
Besides this, if a person truly ponders on creation, he himself will find many signs guiding him to the belief that Allah exists and that he is One.
The Existence is Infinite and Allah has encircled the Infinite Existence, and the Infinite existence has encircled all existent things, so there is no possibility of any other God beyond Allah. The existence of creatures is very weak before the Existence of Him. When we and you cannot allow any other being to enter into our won limits of existence despite such weakness, then how Allah, with such a tremendous strength of existence, can allow any other God to enter into His dominion? In short, there is no space for any other God to enter the Divine Dominion. As such there is no rational possibility to believe in any other God beyond Allah. He is the origin of all creatures. He is alone the Master of all creations, man, angel, jinn etc. All creatures are the slaves and servants of Allah, the Lord of the Universe. So it is incumbent on every soul in the great Universe to recognize and acknowledge the Lordship of Allah, His Divine Unity and denounce all quarters of polytheism. When He is the Creator of all creatures and He provides for them all necessities, obedience to Him is obligatory and binding on all creatures whether man, animals, mountains, angels, trees, stars, moon, and sun.
Appearance, Identity and Sense
There are billions of people but each and every person has unique features, different eyes and also unique finger prints. Allah has created many aesthetic and functional features for us such as eyebrows. These divert sweat away from eyes, enhance the beauty of the face and do not grow at a rate of other hair on the body. Fingertips are used all the time, whenever we use our hands to grip, touch, push or tap an object. They are strengthened and protected by finger nailsa and Allah the most merciful replaces this protection without inconvenience to us. Imagine trying to peel a banana where your finger tips would be as flimsy as banana skin or with constant use, wear and tear, they become rigid – we would loose our sense of sensitive touch not to mention damaging the computer keyboard! However with this common function of the tip of the digit Allah still made us unique; fingerprints are the ridge pattern of the skin on a person’s fingertips; this is constant through life and no two are exactly the same. What kind of system allows siblings to have different fingerprints? that are different to their brothers/sisters even where they have the same biological mother and father. هو الذي يصوركم في الأرحام كيف يشاء لا إله إلا هو العزيز الحكيم
What kind of system design can implement this and keep everyone’s finger prints unique all over the world for all time!
The brain consists among other things grey and white matter joined by nerves that sends chemical electrical waves reaching speeds of 160 m/525 ft per second. The brain is a magnificent controller encased in bone and capping all emotional interchanges: touch/taste, sight, smell, hearing and speech. Even though its signals can travel at high speed the position of the brain in close proximity to these senses further ensures a smaller distance of signal travel for the most highly used senses. In addition the grouping of the brain with the face and sense (the while head) reduces the vulnerable areas to one: the head of the body. Thus by protecting it one can avert total incapacity (other vital organs have been protected by cage of bones- rib cage). Allah has facilitated our survival by providing the mechanisms to enable us to live life safely and in comfort. These features have been designed and replicated millions of times by Allah without mutating the position of these senses.
Even our auditory senses are positioned in a prime location so that we can hear sounds 360 degrees in any direction. Had our ears been positioned closer to our eyes our range would have been considerably less; we would be able to hear what was coming but we could see them coming anyway so the ears are there to sense at different frequencies that which we can’t see. Our eyes however allows us to view almost 180 degrees and we can perceive objects in 3 dimensions, color and we can move the components of our eyes so that we can pan and till our visual range. The muscles of the eye are used about 100,000 times a day to focus on particular things near or far. The same organ is so unique to each person that the retina of an eye can be scanned and biometrically used for security systems- again the same function of sight, replicated around the world but unique even to same parent siblings- The existence of worlds we have yet to find and the ones we have found and everything within them all are evidence and signs of Allah’s supreme intelligence and power.
Things that are harmful to humans often have bad smells associated with them. For example, Allah allows Milk to be produced and preserved in the bodies of warm blooded animals on the hottest of days however once the milk is extracted, even if sealed it will sour and smell bad after some time. The sour smell is a signal from Allah that the status of the milk changed and it is no linger fit for normal consumption.
Likewise urine and stool smell to signal the risk of contamination and diseases; everyone understands this warning from Allah but just in case the sense of smell is compromised Allah also compliments the signals by showing you flies and insects attracted to the filth and allowing buzzing noises from flies to emanate and be heard. To indicate severity of the problem, insects different in type and number appear depending on the strength and type of smell, I.e. a monitored warning level of the problem. Color changes in water signal possible pollution and are a sign from Allah to be cautious.
Similarity pleasant fragrances and scents lead to things which can be beneficial. Aroma Therapist and Purveyors of teas and infusions will be more than happy to vouch for this fact. Herbs, spices and condiments not only smell nice but also act as active ingredients in food and drink; lemongrass, ginger, mint and vinegar being classic examples. Again Allah has put these qualities in objects so that we can recognize them and purposefully use them.
Once a sperm has fertilized an egg, the egg’s wall cannot be penetrated by other sperm, limiting about 4 million sperm that may have started the journey towards the egg to 1 sperm. Occasionally the fertilised egg will split in two or another sperm will fertilise another egg resulting in twins and on very rare instances triplets or a higher number of eggs are fertilised. However an ordinary pregnancy, if any could be described as such, would be where the egg is fertilised by one sperm thus allowing human population to scale in proportion to physical human capacity.
We are one the most complex of species on the planet with physical and psychological needs and so Allah has not overburdened Man or placed an impossible task upon us by allowing all sperm to fertilise all eggs. In fact He has deliberately put factors in place to govern the personal well-being of parents and children and inhibited exponential population surges. However these factors do not inhibit serial reproduction after puberty. For example the head of a sperm contains an arccosine enzyme that dissolves the ovum casing of a woman’s egg enabling the sperm to penetrate it. Once a sperm has fertilized an egg, the egg’s wall cannot be penetrated by other sperm. The unsuccessful sperm die after about three days even though they have managed to get to the egg. Fertilisation has been predetermined up to 4 million: 1. Another example is of the female ovary, It may have millions of eggs but it will only ovulate one egg every month and stop ovulating whilst pregnant thereby restricting the number of eggs that can be fertilised at any one time. Breastfeeding also often inhibits pregnancy and so these factors govern pregnancy intervals and well-being. The end result is that the specie propagates, survives and inherits the world for the purpose it was created.
Bible says He is the Only God
“I am the Lord that maketh all things;
that stretcheth forth the heavens alone,
that spreadth abroad the earth by myself”. [Isaiah 44:24]
The God of the Bible claims to be the Creator, and He claims to bevthe Only One of His kind!
As the solitary deity, He says He has no peers and no counselors. There are no others like Him. Moses declared, ” the Lord our God is one Lord” [ Deuteronomy 6:4]
“Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any,” [Isaiah 44:8b] “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God” [Isaiah 44:6b]
He is Life!
He is the Father of all life * He is the Father of all spirits.
He is, at the same time, our God, our Father, our Lord and our King.
David asked, “Who is the King of Glory?” then answered, “The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory,” [Psalm 24:10]
The Father Himself said, “I am the Lord, your Holy one, the creator…your King.” [Isaiah, 43:15]