What should we believe about Allah?
Faith in Almighty Allah عزوجل
To be a Muslim one has to express his or her firm faith in Towheed (the Oneness of Allah), Most High, and the Prophet-hood of Prophet Muhammad صلی الله علیہ وسلم .
Faith in Allah عزوجل, the Almighty
Allah عزوجل, Most High, is One. There is no partner in His divinity, His works, in His commandments and in His names. Allah عزوجل, is ‘Waajib-ul-Wujood’ which means that His existence is necessary at all times. Allah عزوجل, is Eternat (al-Qadeem) and everlasting (al-Baaqi). None but Allah عزوجل, Most High, is worthy of Limitless praise and adoration. Allah عزوجل, is dependent on no other. On the contrary, everything in the universe is dependent on Him.
The knowledge of Almighty Allah’s Being is beyond all imagination and
comprehension. It is indeed impossible to comprehend His Supreme Being by using any amount of wisdom, presentation, intellect or intuition because He is beyond imagination, unbound by any limit. It is only possible to imagine something when it has a definite and circumscribed shape or form. But since Allah عزوجل, Most High, is formless, unbound and unrestricted, any attempt to visualize Him is impossible. However one can come to know of the existence of Allah عزوجل the Most High, through human reason and contemplation of His creations.
Allah عزوجل, Most High, is neither a father nor a son of anyone; nor has He any spouse. Those who consider Him as a father or a son are disbelievers.
Allah عزوجل, the Most High, all perfections are gathered in Him. Allah عزوجل, is pure of all that is impure, defective, cruel, impertinent and indecent. The presence of any drawback and shortcomings in His being is totally impossible.
Telling a lie, deceiving, misappropriation, savagery, ignorance, gracelessness and many other detestable things like there, are absolutely impossible as far as Allah عزوجل, Most High, is concerned. Allah عزوجل, Most Exalted, is free from all confines of teme and space, places and directions, forms and shapes and those things that resemble any creation.
As far as other Prophets علیھم السلام are concerned, they saw Allah عزوجل, Most High, only in meditations and dreams. It is reported that Imam Abu Hanifa رضی الله عنہ , the great Jurist Imam, had the divine vision of Allah عزوجل, Most Exalted, more than a hundred times in his dreams.
Allah عزوجل, Most High, is the absolute Sovereign: free to do whatever, whenever | however Allah عزوجل, Wills. No one can have any control over Him. Nor can anyone distract Him from His intentions. Allah عزوجل, Most High, neither dozes nor sleeps. He watches over all the worlds. He is never tired, nor is He ever bored. None other than Almighty Allah عزوجل, is the Preserver of the universe. Allah عزوجل, is more tolerant, benevolent and loving than parents. His mercy and benevolence provides comfort to broken hearts. All the glories and greatness are but for Him.