- He is the object of worship.
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1. ALLAH IS THE CREATOR
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
All praise is due to Allah who declares in His most glorified Book that [Allah is the Creator of all things…] (Q39:62). Therefore, Allah is the originator of everything; He created the universe with everything therein, including the trees, the animals, the Sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains and every other creature that exist. It is Allah who created us and the existence around us.
Allah, the most sublime, says: [O mankind! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before you, that ye may attain righteousness; who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your canopy; and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto Allah when you know (the truth)] (Q2:21-22).
The one who created us and our forefathers before us; who created the different nations and ethnicities which existed before our time is Allah, the Almighty. He has created us for a purpose which is to worship him. Allah, the exalted in power says: [And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)] (Q51:56).
It goes to show that it is Allah that created the Jinn and mankind so that they will worship him alone, obey and follow his commands, simply because He is Allah, the master of the dominion, the God of manifest truth. Therefore there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, the originator and the only one worthy of any form of subservience.
(2) THERE IS NO DEITY WORTHY OF WORSHIP EXCEPT ALLAH
لا إله إلا الله
Allah, the Almighty, says: [Know, therefore, that there is no god but Allah...] (Q47:19). It means; you should know, O dear mankind, that there is no one other than Allah who is worthy of worship in this universe and everything within it including the earth, the sky, the seas, the suns, the moon, the stars, the planets, the trees, the mountains, the stones, the day and night.
There is no other deity in existence who is worthy of worship except Allah; He is the true Omnipotent, the God of manifest truth. He is the only deity in whom we must believe; him alone we must also worship. In doing so, we must take no rivals beside him, neither the sun, the moon, the grave, nor any other creature.
We must devote all our acts of worship to Allah alone, and we must obey him and align our obedience with his commands, because he is the one that created us and it is he who will cause us to die. Therefore, none is worthy of worship except Allah, the creator.
(3) THE COSMIC SIGNS OF ALLAH
آيات الله الكونية
The universe as a whole points to the existence and oneness of Allah. Allah, the Almighty, says: [Soon will we show them our signs in the furthest regions of the earth, and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth]. (Q41:53). It is Allah who created the cosmos with everything that is within it.
He is the administrator and ruler of all affairs therein. We see the sun and moon working according to a well controlled and meticulous system. Allah, the Almighty and Wise, informs us about this saying: [And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing. And the Moon, We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk.
It is not permitted for the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law)] (Q36:38-40). Every one of this planets and stars functions within a very delicate and orderly system put in place by Allah, the most High and the All-knowing. Therefore, there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah; the only one who is truthfully worshiped.
Indeed, Allah the most High and Wise, commands us to look and ponder on the earth, the heavens, the mountains and the camels, when He says: [Do they not look at the Camels, how they are made? And at the Sky, how it is raised high? And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm? And at the Earth, how it is spread out?] (Q88:17-20)
(4) THE SIGNS OF ALLAH THAT ARE MANIFEST IN HIS CREATURES
آيات الله في المخلوقات
If you must ponder on the universe, including the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the planets, the mountains, the trees, the oceans and the animals, they will surely point to the existence and oneness of Allah, the most High and the most well acquainted of all things. He is therefore the only deity who creates and who is worthy of worship. It is he who created all those things, the originator of existence and the one besides whom there is no other deity.
He is the object of worship by all creatures. Everything repeats his praises, even the birds. Allah, the most High and Wise, says: […and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise.] (Q24:41). Allah, the exalted in mighty and Wise, says: [...there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet you understand not how they declare His glory!] (Q17:44).
It means that everything celebrate his praise, including the animals, the inanimate and the earth, all in a manner that we do not comprehend. We cannot understand the manner in which the birds, the trees and all other creatures, carry out such celebration of praises, for everyone does so in its own tongue or technique, which completely defies our comprehension.
But Allah, the most exalted, is well acquainted of their methods. This drives us to ponder and contemplate on the following saying of Allah: [Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and on earth,- the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees, the animals; and a great number among mankind? But a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment...] (Q22:18).
Therefore, there is no deity worthy of worship besides Allah, the Omnipotent, the true God of manifest truth, the Creator who is worthy of subservience; unto whom everything prostrate, including the stars, the mountains, the trees, the animals, the sun and the moon. There is no deity worthy of worship except you. O our lord! We worship none other than you.
(5) IT IS ALLAH WHO ALTERNATES THE NIGHT AND THE DAY
الله يقلب الليل والنهار
Allah says: [Among His Signs are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Prostrate not to the sun and the moon, but to Allah, Who created them, if it is Him you wish to serve.] (Q41:37).
Allah, the exalted, says in His glorious Book: [He merges Night into Day, and he merges Day into Night, and he has subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law): each one runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord: to Him belongs all Dominion...] (Q35:13)
Our lives depend on Night and day and it is Allah who makes the night to overwhelm the day to make it disappears and vice versa. When the night is overcome by the day, the latter brings forth its light to sustain the circle of life; night is followed by day and vice versa. It is Allah that alternates them both and He is your lord and to whom belong the dominion. Allah, the Al-mighty, says: [It is Allah who alternates the Night and the Day: verily in these things is an instructive example for those who have vision] (Q24:44)
It is therefore clear that Allah is the master of the dominion, the only deity worthy of worship and He is the manifest truth.
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