The oneness of God is not only related to the fact that He is uniquely one, rather it refers to His worship, lordship, names and attributes, something that can only be tasted by pondering on reality, contemplating on the meaning of the Qur’an and becoming a manifestation of its message.
By remembering God in the way He has taught us to, we are more likely to gain acceptance of our prayers and His Mercy in times of difficulty. When our heart feels heavy with stress, worry or grief we must communicate with the only one who not only hears and knows all, but who can also change our situation and give us the patience to deal with our difficulties.
The Qur’an rhetorically asks the question: “Did the universe come out of nothing?” The answer seems quite obvious due to the metaphysical and undeniable logic that whatever begins to exist has a cause, and since the universe began to exist, therefore it must have a cause. It would be irrational to posit more than one cause for the universe, as an infinite regress of causes is impossible.
God is the only true Provider. It is He who has bestowed on man such faculties and capabilities as seeing, hearing, thinking and articulating-attributes which man cannot live without, but which he cannot create for himself. It is He who has made available the resources of the external world which man may discover, exploit and develop but, again, cannot create.
The message of Islam challenges - using the power of persuasion and clarity of proof - those who adopt an inherited religiosity and follow the example of their parents and ancestors as far as their creed and devotions are concerned, just as they inherit their wealth and riches. It also challenges those who adopt religion due to being influenced by their surroundings, just as they adopt traditional norms and conventions.
Our assuming the best about God really means pinning our hopes and expectations on Him. We know that God can be severe in punishment as well as most merciful, but we must hope for His mercy and be confident that if we sincerely repent for our sins and strive to do good, we will attain God's mercy.
Perhaps the emotional response measured in this study is an echo of that previous belief. If so, it suggests that even for committed non-believers, it’s difficult to totally erase the idea of God from one’s psyche.
There are so many different religions in the world each claiming that it is the true religion so how do we know which religion is really true? In this clip taken from an episode of the Deen Show, Dr. Bilal Philips, the famous Muslim scholar, explains that how can we find out which religion is true.
Some of the attributes of God we cannot know except through His own words revealed to the chosen prophets. In Islam these words are confined to the Qur’an and Sunnah. These sources attribute to God things like being above His Throne, having hands, smiling, etc. The negators take all these attributes to be metaphorical, but the Sunnites’ position is to affirm about God whatever He affirms about Himself …
Yes, indeed, he had the staff. However, his trust was not in the staff; rather, it was in the Lord of the staff Who gives it the Command and it unquestionably obeys and thus makes wonders. Thus, both Musa and the staff can effect no movement or action without the Divine Command of Almighty Allah.