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Oneness of Allah

  • October 2008
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There are countless evidences in this universe, which substantiate the unity and Oneness of Allah. The significance of such evidences is adequately mentioned in the Qur an. Allah describing about His own identity states:  شَهِدَ اللهُ أَنَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةُ وَأُولُوا الْعِلْمِ قَائِمًا بِالْقِسْطِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمِ “Allah bears witness that none has the right to be worshipped but He, and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He is always) maintaining His creation in Justice. None has the right to be worshipped but He, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” [Surah Aal-‘Imran 3:18]. An eminent poet has elucidated his thoughts in a meaningful poem:

In everything, there is a sign,
Which proves to the unity of Allah
Wondering then: How can people disobey God?
Or how can a denier reject God?
To Allah, in every move,
And in every halt always a witness.

The following aspects offer a wider perspectives and plain in proving the unity and Oneness of Allah: (1) The natural phenomena
(2) Different aspects of divine laws.
(3) The rationale of life
(4) Logic or common sense.
(5) Reaching to conclusion from the Names and Attributes of Allah. These aspects clearly prove the existence of Allah and exemplify the three basic concepts of Islamic Monotheism (Oneness of Allah), as mentioned earlier, which correlate with one another. Therefore, ascribing partner with Allah in any one of the three above-mentioned concepts, is tantamount to committing polytheism in all other concepts as well. For instance, If a person seeks Dua’a (supplication) from other than Allah is considered a kind of worship and clearly an act of Shirk or polytheism with Allah in His worship. In this context, invoking others (persons or things) than Allah is like seeking their intermediation and believing that they (intermediaries) can interfere and recommend to Allah on behalf of the supplicant and fulfill...