What does the Quran say about the Creator (Allah)? What are His characteristics?
Submitted by on Thu, 09/06/2011 - 12:33
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The style the Quran has and the evidence it uses about the existence and oneness of Allah is based on the principle that they can naturally be known and adopted by people whose nature have not been spoiled. Therefore, the verses related to the issue are generally in the form of questions, warnings that express astonishment and condemnation. (see al-Mu'minun 23/84-89; an-Naml 27/ 59-64; al-Ankabut 29/61, 63; az-Zumar 39/6)
There are many verses in the Quran that describe Allah. We will quote only a few of them here.
a- Say: He is Allah the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth, not nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him. (Surah Al-Ikhlas 1-4)
b- Is there a Creator, other than Allah? (Surah Fatir 35/3)
c- No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have lorded it over others! Glory to Allah (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him! (Surah Al-Mumenoon 23/91)
d- If there were in the heavens and the earth, other gods besides Allah, there would have been ruin in both! But glory to Allah the Lord of the Throne: (High is He) above what they attribute to Him! (Surah Al-Anbiya 21/22)
e- (He is) the Creator of the heavens and the earth: He has made for you pairs from among yourselves, and pairs among cattle: by this means does He multiply you: there is nothing whatever like unto Him, and He is the One that hears and sees (all things). (Surah Ash-Shura 42/11)
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