Who is Allah? The Creator | The Sustainer | Master of day of Judgement

Who is Allah?

“Allah” is the Arabic word for the One and only Creator of the universe. Gods Title Allah  (اللہ)  is derived from a root “له”(Laam +Ha). However, in order to make it a proper noun, an additional alif (ا) and laam (ل) were annexed to the beginning of the word. Referring to the following grammatical formula al (اَل) + lah (لاه) = Allah (الله). The root word“له” (Laam + Ha) indicate the ever-living, One to Whom everything belongs, Owner of everything, one Who decides matters on merit and credits, Who is causative, foremost, nearest, closest, the most prominent, important, leading-edge, driving power of everything, authorized, intelligent, incisive, keen, analytical, sharp-witted, perceptive, insightful, clever, smart, quick; concise, clear, thoughtful, crediting, sovereignty, powerful ‎beyond measure, the Creator, the Lord, one and only God. Quran states the best definition of “Allah” in Surah Iklas as:

Surah Iklas, Allah is one, Touheed

Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One, Allah—the Sustainer. He has never had offspring, nor was He born. And there is none comparable to Him.

Quran 112:1-4

Surah Ikhlas sums up the essence of Islam and negates all forms of polytheism. In the Quran the word “Ahad” meaning “The One” is used only for Allah, and no one else. He has no partners or helpers. Worship is directed to Him alone, for He is the Only One worthy of worship. There is no plurality for ‘Allah’. Similarly, the term ‘Allah’ is gender-free. Moreover, the whole world is dependent upon the Almighty for the fulfilment of its needs, but He is in need of no one.

Allah didn’t give birth to anyone nor He was born. So, He has no beginning and therefore no end. He is the Creator of each and everything in the universe, but He was not created by any power. Nothing in the whole universe is comparable to Him in nature and attributes. There is none in the heavens or earth, nor ever was and nor ever can be, who is equal to Allah. He is one and only. Surah Ikhlas is a short declaration of Touheed and the absolute oneness of One God, the Almighty and an exact introduction to Him.

Divine Beautiful Names Of Allah

The most beautiful names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them.

Quran 7:180

The Divine Names and Attributes are countless, the Almighty God has manifested Himself in the Quran with beautiful names. These 99 Names are known as “The Most Beautiful Names”. Each name introduces one of the attributes of the nature of Allah. For example, His divine names is ‘the Most Gracious’, which means His Grace is universally inclusive and infinite. Another is Al-Ghani the Self-Sufficient and The Rich Beyond Need. The One who can fulfil all His servant’s needs. The glorious name “Allah”,  is the greatest, most beautiful, and personal name of Lord.  This name encloses all of the divine names and attributes of perfection. It denotes perfection of love, beauty, power and harmony. Allah is the proper name for The Almighty and 99 beautiful names are His attributes. He, The Gracious intrduce Himself in the Quran on many occcasions. Few verse from the Quran are as:

Allah introduces Himself in Quran

Quran 59:24, Allah is the creator

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Shaper. To Him belongs the Most Beautiful Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him, and He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

Quran 59:24
Quran 2:186, surah Baqarra, 186

And when My devotees ask you concerning Me, then(answer them), surely I am near; I answer the invocation of the supplicants when he calls Me; so let them obey Me, and let them believe in Me, so that possibly they may be led aright.

Quran 2:186

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Quran 2:255, Ayat ul Kursi

Allah: There is no deity but He, the Living, the ever Protecting. Neither dozing overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is on the earth and whatever is in the heavens. Who can intercede with Him except His permission? He knows what is before them(i.e. who intercede, or His creatures) and what is behind them; while they(i.e. who intercede, or His creatures) encompass nothing of His information, except that what He wills. His sovereignty (Chair) extends to the Heavens and to the Earth, and He feels no fatigue to look after them. He is the Most High, the Supreme. 2:255

Quran 2:255

Say (O Muhammad): O My Slaves who have acted recklessly against their own selves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah; Surely, Allah forgives all sins. Truly He is the Most-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Quran 39:53

Allah’s greatness is beyond limits, He is endless in every attribute. My few words can never be enough to introduce Him truly, and surely i cant praise Him as much as He Deserves. Its only my little effort. May Allah Choose we all to be able to Love Him. Ameen