Divine Revelation

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Monday, November 13, 2006
TAWHEED or One-ness of God
Literally Tawheed means "unification" (making something one) or "asserting oneness", and it comes from the Arabic verb (wahhada) which itself means to unite, unify or consolidate.

However, when the term Tawheed is used in reference to Allaah it means the realizing and maintaining of Allaah's unity in all of man's actions which directly or indirectly relate to Him.

It is the belief that Allaah is One, without partner in His dominion and His actions (Ruboobeeyah), One without similitude in His essence and attributes (Asmaa wa Sifaat), and One without rival in His divinity and in worship (Ulooheeyah/'Ebaadah).

In simple words Allah is
1. Eternal without a beginning
2. Everlasting without an End
3. Not created (nor any of his attributes)
4. Not subject to change (nor any of his attributes)
5. Not similar to creation (nor any of his attributes, any type of creation)

K.Venugopal Monday, November 13, 2006 8:07:25 PM
You say Allah is eternal - present all the time. Is He also present everywhere all the time? He has to be, because otherwise you would have an Allah who is confined to a niche of his creation. If he is present all the time and everywhere, how can he be separate from creation? Understanding this has to be the real Tawheed

Posted by Arshad on Saturday, February 03, 2007.

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