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‘Image’ of God in Islaam!

15 May

‘Image’ of God according to Islam:

           We discussed the images of God according to various religious scriptures. You might think, “Okay, where is Islam there?”
You need to wait no longer to know the answer!

We saw some scriptures saying “God has no image at all” and we might realize those people worship “infinite number of images”.
As Islam is the ‘middle way’. It takes a middle approach in this too.

God has an image THAT IS SUITABLE TO HIS MAJESTY.
There are numerous verses in His Last Book saying that He has hand, eyes, shin etc etc.
Lemme quote a few,


Say: “All the bounty is in the Hand of Allah; He grants to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, the All-Knower.” [AlQur’an Chapter ‘The Family of Imran’ 3:73]

Say: “O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.” [AlQur’an Chapter ‘The Family of Imran’ 3:26]

“And construct the ship under Our Eyes and with Our Inspiration, and address Me not on behalf of those who did wrong; they are surely to be drowned.”  [AlQur’an Hud 11:37]

“Some faces that Day shall be shining and radiant. Looking at their Lord.”  [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Resurrection’ 75:22,23]

God unveiling His shin to the believers+hypocrites in the Day of Judgement,

“(Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be uncovered (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do so,” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Pen’ 68:42]

In Sahih AlBukhari  (Book #93, Hadith #510),
Narrated ‘Abdullah: “A Jew came to the Prophet and said, “O Muhammad! Allah will hold the heavens on a finger, and the mountains on a finger, and the trees on a finger, and all the creation on a finger, and then He will say, ‘I am the King.’ “ On that Allah’s Prophet smiled till his premolar teeth became visible, and then recited:–
“They have not appraised Allah with true appraisal, while the earth entirely will be [within] His grip on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded in His right hand. Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him.” [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘The Groups’ 39:67]
‘Abdullah added: “Allah’s Messenger smiled (at the Jew’s statement) expressing his wonder and believe in what was said.” 

Allah’s laugh (Book #73, Hadith #245) and Allah’s foot (Book #60, Hadith #371) are also mentioned in Sahih AlBukhari.

          

            Being said that, I would strongly mention that THIS WOULD NEVER GIVE US PERMISSION TO MAKE IMAGES OF GOD!

Why?
Because God has said,

There is nothing like a likeness of Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.”  [AlQur’aan Chapter ‘Consultation’ 42:11]

See, THE IMAGE OF GOD HAS NO LIKENESS TO HIS CREATIONS.

       This is not something hard to understand. Just because we and our God has an image that doesn’t mean both should look the same!
Like, we have a leg and a donkey has a leg. Both are called ‘leg’, BUT THEY DON’T RESEMBLE THE SAME!

Whatever we make as God will have a likeness to what we have seen. We cannot make something which we don’t see.
Whatever we make will have a similitude in the creations of this world. For example: A unicorn is a mixture of animals (lion tail, goat’s beard, deer’s feet, horse body, twisted horn etc).
See, we make fantasy with all those animals.

       HOW CAN WE DO THIS TO GOD, THE ONE WHO CREATED ALL THESE THINGS?

Just Remember, whatever we imagine as God, IS EXACTLY WHAT HE ISN’T!
    Because, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE HIM 🙂

So based on the above quotes, we AFFIRM, God has an image THAT SUITS HIS MAJESTY.
And also we DENY, we shouldn’t make any images of the God which we haven’t seen?

WAIT A MINUTE: CAN GOD BE SEEN?

                  Aha! Scratch your head until tomorrow! 😀

Requirements For A God!

6 Apr

 

Requirements For A God!

       Hi there! I guess u have attempted the quiz and thought “You shouldn’t call this as a ‘quiz’” lol 😀

 

Well..anyways, if you have read God or Gods?<–if not click there, you would have come to know that the majority religions (almost all of them) claim that THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.

 

But claiming is not just sufficient isn’t it?

Truth in text but falsehood in practice.

 

Yes, 99% mankind knows that there is only one God but worship many ‘Gods’.

 

Yes! They worship many things as worshiping a God.

 

Now, why is this happening?

 

This happens because we don’t have proper understanding of ‘Who is God?’

 

Just because some one says, He is a God we shouldn’t believe in it.

We should examine, analyse, get convinced and then believe in it.

 

For me, God needs to fulfill certain requirements.. ofcourse there should be some qualifications.

 Afterall to be a manager in a company, you need some abilities. To be THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, He needs some abilities too.

 

Now I will tell you, what kind of requirements I list for God.

 

Requirement 1:

        He should have all powers, all allll powers. He should be able to create, protect and destroy.

 

Reason:

         I don’t believe in the concept of one God for creation (Brahma), one God for protection (Vishnu) and one God for destruction (Shiva).

 

Why can’t a creating God protect? Why can’t a protecting God destroy? A God should have all powers.

 

(For those who don’t know who are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva they are God’s’ of Hinduism. Majority say they are 3 different Gods and some say it is one God in 3 forms).

 

Requirement 2:

       If God gives something, no one should be able to take it back, except Him. If He takes away something, no one should be able to give it.

 

Reason:

       If God gives something and other takes it away, this means the former one has failed. My God will NEVER FAIL.

       This may seem a simple requirement but this is very important. If My God takes away my life, no one should be able to give it back, except Him.

 

Requirement 3:

      If God creates something, no one should be able to create the same thing. If My God created this sun, no one should be able to create another sun.

 

Reason:

     If I can make the same dish with same quality which you had made, then you are no special than me, why should I call you a great cook?!

     You should be unbeatable! MY GOD SHOULD BE UNBEATABLE!

 

Requirement 4:

     No one should be equal to my Lord. There should be a clear cut distinction between the CREATOR and the CREATIONS!

 

Reason:

     If I and my laptop looks the same, works the same (may be it works better than me! :D) then you won’t call me a human but a machine.

    If the Creator and the creations are of the same look, same qualities then I won’t call Him a Creator but just another creation.

 

Requirement 5:

     This is very important; whatever God says should over come time! It should have no time limit. It should be applicable in all times, in all areas.

 

Reason:

     The reason is apparent isn’t it? If what God says is inapplicable, you are not going to agree with Him. Are you?

So it should be logical and APPLICABLE!

 

    Only if, ONLY IF one fulfills all these requirements I will call Him a God and I will worship Him..

 

Good news! We do have a God who fulfills this and much more!

 

Wanna know how?

 

Availability 1:

 Creating:

 

Say, ” Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing.” [AlQur’aan last part of 13:16]

And your Lord creates whatever He wills and chooses; they have no choice (in any matter). Exalted is Allah and High above all that they associate as partners (with Him).” [AlQur’aan 28:68]

Protecting:

“Say, “Who is it that can protect you from Allah if He intends for you an ill or intends for you a mercy?” And they will not find for themselves besides Allah any protector or any helper.” [AlQur’aan 33:17]

 

Destroying:

“And your Lord would not have destroyed the cities unjustly while their people were reformers.” [AlQur’aan 11:117]

 

Availability 2:

“Whatever Allah grants to people of mercy – none can withhold it; and whatever He withholds – none can release it thereafter. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” [AlQur’aan 35:2]

 

Availability 3:

“Such is the Creation of Allah: now show Me what is there, that others besides Him have created: nay, but the Transgressors are in manifest error.” [AlQur’aan 31:11]

 

Availability 4:

“There is certainly nothing like Him. He is All-hearing and All-aware.” [AlQur’aan last part of 42:11]

 

Availability 5:

         You can’t get an one line answer for this. You need to read more to get it. Especially read ‘Our’ Lord’s Final Revelation AlQur’aan AlKareem, a book where there is no doubt.

“That is the Book, where there is no doubt, a guidance to the God fearing” [2:2]

Don’t forget to click here.

So there is a God who possess all these requirements can ONLY BE ONE!

“Say: He is the God, the One and Only” [AlQur’aan 112:1]

 

Think if for yourself and we will carry on with ‘The Acid Test for God’, if God so wills it.

stop0think!

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