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Ramadan 2011 (Seeking The Truth)


Almighty Allah

The Belief of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat about Almighty Allah is that; Allah (S.W.T) is One. There is no one equal to Allah (S.W.T), either in being, qualities, actions, commands or names.

Allah (S.W.T) is "Waajibul Wujood", in other words, His Existence is compulsory. His destruction is impossible. Allah (S.W.T) always was and always will be. The term used to define the continuous existence of Allah (S.W.T) is Qadeem. Qadeem means, " that which always existed and will always exist".

The Knowledge of Allah (S.W.T) encompasses everything, be it partial, complete, existing or non-existing. Allah (S.W.T) always knew everything, knows everything and will always know everything. Objects change, but the Knowledge of Allah (S.W.T) does not change.

Allah (S.W.T) is aware of all that which is hidden and apparent. "I'lm-e-Zaati" (Divine Knowledge) is His unique quality. Any person who proves I'lm-e-Zaati, be it hidden or apparent for anyone accept Allah (S.W.T) is a non-believer, since such Divine Knowledge refers to that which was not given to anyone. Allah (S.W.T) is present and in existence. The term used to define this is "Hai". Everyone's life and existence is in the control of Allah (S.W.T). He gives life and causes death to whomever He pleases.

Existence, Power, Hearing, Seeing, Speech, Knowledge and Intention, etc. are the Divine Qualities of Allah (S.W.T). The Hearing, Seeing and Speech of Allah (S.W.T), however, does not depend on ears, eyes or tongue, since these are all human organs and Allah (S.W.T) is free from all human forms. Allah (S.W.T) hears the softest of softest sounds and sees the smallest of smallest objects. He sees even that which cannot be seen under the lens of a microscope, but His sight and Hearing are not only limited to these things. He (S.W.T) Sees and Hears everything.

Allah (S.W.T) is the possessor of all excellence and all good. Allah (S.W.T) is pure and free of all those things, which have shortages (defects). In other words, for Him to possess any defect is "Muhaal". Muhaal is that which will never be possible, that which can never be. Allah (S.W.T) is free from lies, tyranny, ignorance and shamelessness. These qualities are totally "Muhaal" for Allah (S.W.T). To accept that Allah (S.W.T) has the power to lie is to show Allah (S.W.T) to have a defect and to reject Allah (S.W.T).

The Aqeeda of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jama'at is that Allah (S.W.T) does not lie and He does not possess the power of lying. This is proven by the last part of the Quranic verse: ".... And who has more truthful announcement than Allah?”. (Surah Un-Nisaa Part 5, Ayah 87)

Imam Fakhrudeen Raazi (R.A) said that it is not permissible upon any Muslim to even think that Allah (S.W.T) can speak a lie. He said that for one to think in this way would remove one from the folds of Imaan (becoming a non believer). (Tafseer Kabeer)