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Who is Allah?


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Have you ever being asked on that question? or Have you ever asked that question to yourself?

We have been living in this world until today and most of us worship Allah since day one, but how many of us really know who is He?

Allah is an Arabic word means the One and Only Universal God who is the only Creator and Provider of the Universe. As a Muslim we worship Allah as He is the One and Only God, None other than Him as clearly stated in our syahadah:

أَشْهَدُ أَن لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ الله

“I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”

However, do you really believe in your heart that there is no God but Allah?

How if there is more than a God?
If there is more than one God, we can’t call them Allahs as Allah in Arabic is not a subject of plurality. While God can have Gods, but there is no Allahs. There is only Allah, the One and Only God.

How can Allah alone able to create and provide the whole Universe?
The whole Universe is enormously huge that a man can’t do it alone…. Wait, you mentioned a man right? not a God… The truly God is able to do it alone without any assistance from anybody else as He is a God not a human being. After all, why should I worship Gods who are incapable and weak as any other human.

Is Allah male or female?
No, He has no gender. There is no God or Goddess, it is only Allah. If Allah has gender he needs for the opposite sex. That means he needs others and He is not a God.

Then, why are you referring Allah as He and Him?
Because Allah choose his own pronoun. In Al-Quran Allah choose He to represent himself.

هُوَ اللهُ لَآ إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَٰلِمُ الْعَيْبِ وَالشَّهَٰدَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ.

“He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.” (Al-Hasyr:22)

10 thoughts on “Who is Allah?

  1. This post is really meaningful and good to understand for all muslim & non muslim…

  2. Clear and simple introduction about the mighty Allah.

  3. Good article to answer the daily question for ourselves.

  4. Good start.. lets continue dgn di mana Allah?

  5. Concise and easy to understand with practical examples…keep up the good work my friend 👍

  6. Terima kasih atas perkongsian ilmu

  7. Its a good article. Easy to understand for muslim and non muslim. For improvement, probably its better if you could mention the name of ulama who originally wrote it.

    1. Thank you. The article is written by me with reference to a few digital and printed sources. References cover facts, critics, view and opinion from scholars like Nouman Ali Khan and Syaikh Abdurrazzaq bin Abdul Muhsin Al-‘Abbad Al-Badr from his kitab Fikih Asmaul Husna.

  8. Persoalan.memgenai.alllah dan.cara.memgenal.allah adalah lebih baik.di bicara dan dipelajri dihadapan tuan2 guru yg lebih arif dri.kita. ini tuk mengelakan.dri kite mentafsirkan.nyer. dari sudut pengetahuan dan pandangan kite sahaja. Wallahualllam

  9. Thanks for the article! Keep it up KI

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