No soul knows in what land it will die
And fear the Day when ye shall be brought back to Allah. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned, and none shall be dealt with unjustly.
— Quran 2:281
Allah will not delay a soul when its time has come. Allah is Informed of what you do.
— Quran 63:10–11
And He knows what is in the wombs. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow and no soul knows in what land it will die. Indeed Allah is all-knowing, all-aware.
— Quran 31:34
فَاسْتَبِقُوا الْخَيْرَاتِ أَيْنَ مَا تَكُونُوا يَأْتِ بِكُمُ اللَّهُ جَمِيعًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
compete with one another in doing good. Wherever you are, Allah will bring you all together. Surely Allah is Most Capable of everything.
— Quran 2:148
فَاسْتَبِقُوا الْخَيْرَاتِ إِلَى اللَّهِ مَرْجِعُكُمْ جَمِيعًا فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ فِيهِ تَخْتَلِفُونَ
compete with one another in doing good. To Allah you will all return, then He will inform you regarding your differences.
— Quran 5:48
Note: Allah is the Arabic word for God used by both Arab Muslims and Arab Christians. The Bible in Arabic also uses the name Allah to refer to God. (I’m an Arab btw 😊)
So many people don’t realise that the name Allah is used to refer to God (the creator) in the Arabic Bibles.
What Do We Know About Allah God? We know there is none like Him. The One who has no beginning and no end. The One who has full knowledge of everything that happens before it happens. The One that is neither limited by time nor space, and to whom nothing is hidden. God has neither partners nor family, neither sons nor heirs. Nothing came out of Him nor did He come out of anything. All worship is due to Him alone, the One God and Creator of all that exists.
Muslims believe in the one Creator of the Universe, referring to Him as “Allah” which is the Arabic word for “God”. Muslims worldwide, even English-speaking Muslims, frequently use the Arabic word “Allah” because Arabic is the language of the Qur’an. But Allah is no different than the God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. The Creator is the Creator regardless of what people call Him. In the English language He is most commonly referred to as “God”. Yet Jesus spoke a different language, referring to God as “Eloi” in Mark 15:34. Are “God” and “Eloi” different gods? Many Hispanics call God “Dios” and many French say “Dieu”. It would logically follow then that people who refer to God as “Allah” in the Arabic language are referring to the very same God. In fact, many Arab Jews and Arab Christians call God “Allah”. And the word “Allah” is written in Arabic script on the walls of many Arab churches and on the pages of Arabic Bibles. So while the understanding of God may differ between faith groups, the various names used to describe Him does not change the fact that the one Creator of the Universe is the God of all people.
your God is One God.
This is the definition of Allah from Quran:
In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.
1. Say, “He is God, the One.
2. God, the Absolute.
3. He begets not, nor was He begotten.
4. And there is nothing comparable to Him.”
** Surah Al-Ikhlas 112 **
Say: “He is God, the One,”
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
— Quran 112:1
The first verse of Surah al-Ikhlas negates partnership with God in every sense, whether it concerns His Self or Attributes. Being Unique is a fundamental Attribute of God. He is One, He has no equal.
God, the Absolute.
— Quran 112:2
The second verse signifies that God is the One on Whom all depend. It is Him on Whom the whole world is dependent for fulfillment of its needs, while He is in need of no one.
He begets not; nor was He begotten.
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
— Quran 112:3
The third verse states that God was not born, nor did He give birth. No offspring came out of Him nor did He come out of anything.
And there is nothing comparable to Him.
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ
— Quran 112:4
The last verse proclaims the Uniqueness of God and His Attributes. He has no equal, and there is nothing like Him or similar to Him. There is none in the entire universe, nor ever was, nor ever can be, that is similar to God. Nothing and no one can even remotely resemble Him.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
إِنَّهَا لَتَعْدِلُ ثُلُثَ الْقُرْآنِ
“this Surah (al-Ikhlas) is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.”
God is the One to whom worship is due; He is the Creator, the Provider, the Sustainer of everything. He is the Supreme, the Eternal. God has no father nor mother, no son or daughter, no partner nor equal. He is All-Knowing, All-Seeing, All-Hearing, All-Powerful, All-Merciful. It is He who gives life and causes death; it is He who is Unique in His Names and Attributes. God is the Self-existent Who was not given life, cannot be caused to die or brought back to life by anyone else. Everything in this world and everything it contains, the whole universe, including you and I, belong to the One God. We use the phrases, ‘my hand,’ ‘my house,’ ‘my money,’ but in reality, it all belongs to God.
Allah knows best.