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Allah relationship with created world and messenger
Allah in Himself
The Quran lays emphasis on the fundamental principle and theme of Allah in Himself. Allah is the name of a supreme being who is free from all sorts of shortcomings and defects. Surah Ikhlas says:
“THE NATURE OF ALLAH IS SUBLIME AND HE IS NOT VISIBLE TO HUMANS BUT HIS PRESENCE CAN BE FELT BY MANIFESTATION OF HIS ATTRIBUTES”
Allah is distinct from all beings. No one can comprehend Him and He is beyond our imagination. Surah Al-Anam says:
“NO VISION CAN GRASP HIM BUT HE HAS GRASP OVER ALL VISIONS.”
The Quran also mentions about the attributes of Allah, which signifies His omniscience; means that He has the knowledge of possible and impossible. Ayat al-Kursi says: “He knows what is after and before or behind”. Quran also focuses on Allah’s attitude of omnipotence, which evaluates that He knows the outcomes of the events even before they occur. Surah Al-Amaan says:
“HE HAS THE POWER TO DISPOSE OF ALL AFFAIRS”.
Allah is not dependent upon anyone but all His creations are dependent upon Him. No one shares the authority alongside Allah. He is not vulnerable to contradiction and none can match His supreme powers. Allah is unique in His attributes and is free from all sorts of physical limitations and weaknesses. Surah Al-Anaam says:
“NO SLUMBER CAN SEIZE HIM NOR SLEEP”
The Quran focuses on Allah’s supreme authority. Allah is everlasting and He has not been created by anyone. Instead, we all are His creations and not offsprings! Allah has no descendants neither He has no spouse nor has a physical relation. Surah Ikhlas says:
“HE BEGETS NOT NOR HE IS BEGOTTEN”
As Allah has created us, so it is our duty to only worship Him and not any of His creations because Allah has created them and they do not even possess the slightest of the authority that Allah has. Surah Fussilat says:
“TO HIM IS DUE TO PRIMAL ORIGIN OF HEAVENS AND EARTH”
Allah,s relationship with His messenger
Allah’s relation with His messengers is one of the most significant topics of Holy Quran and Islamic faith. Holy Quran says:
“MAN IS ALLAH’S VICEGERENT ON EARTH”
Allah clearly commanded right at the outset
that if man acts in accordance with His injunctions, he will achieve peace and tranquility
in this world; eternal bliss and joy in the next world. However, if man indulges in
defiance and arrogance, his fate will be eternal sorrow and affliction in the hereafter.
·Allah sent His messengers to keep reminding man of the virtuous path and to resist the Satan’s attempts of de-tracking the man from Allah and Islam.
Allah sent messengers from time to time to deliver His eternal message to them. All these Messengers of Allah numbering about 1,24,000 were absolutely truthful, free of
any sins, possessed the highest order of intelligence, mental ability and alertness. They
delivered Allah’s message as it was, without any omission, concealment or alteration. All the Apostles of Allah were totally ordinary mortals who lived a normal life i.e. they married, had children and, like others, struggled to earn their living. Allah’s message was delivered by the apostles in the language which the people of their civilization spoke. There was hardly any Prophet who was not scoffed at, insulted, humiliated and tortured by the people. Even some of them were killed by pagans in earlier times.
As Muslims, we have been commanded by Allah to believe in all of His Messengers, to
respect them and not to make any distinction amongst them. The Holy Quran says:
“WE MAKE NO DISTINCTION…. BETWEEN ONE AND ANOTHER OF HIS MESSENGERS.”
Allah has always helped His apostles and punished and destroyed the wicked nonbelievers. The Holy Quran says:
“SO THE EARTHQUAKE SEIZED THEM (SAMUD), AND THEY LAY (DEAD), PROSTRATE IN THEIR HOME.”
Allah’s message to human since the inception of this world has been the same i.e. they must accept that Allah is the Sole Creator, Sustainer and Cherisher of this universe, He is One and Unique and that He alone is the Sovereign Lord of the Universe, without any partners to share in His power and authority.
The first Prophet was Hazrat Adam and the last one is Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). In
between comes Hazrat Ibrahim from whom emanated a long line of Prophets through his
two sons, Hazrat Ismail and Hazrat Ishaq. From Hazrat Ishaq came Hazrat Yaqoob,
Hazrat Yusuf, Hazrat Musa, Hazrat Daud, Hazrat Sulaiman, Hazrat Isa, while Hazrat
Ismail was the great great grandfather of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). Previously the
message of the Prophets was confined to particular people, area or time span while the
message of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is universal, eternal, and perfect in all aspects and
for all of mankind till the Day of Judgment. It is also stipulated in this last message that after the Holy Prophet (PBUH), no other prophet would now be sent at any time under any circumstances, for whatever Allah wanted to convey to mankind in final shape, has already been communicated through him:
“BUT HE IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH AND THE SEAL OF THE PROPHETS.”
All previous messages were corrupted one way or the other while the last message from Allah i.e. the Holy Quran stands intact till today, exactly the way it was revealed to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) more than fourteen centuries back in Arabia.
Allah relationship with created world
The Quran is replete with the theme of Allah’s relation with the Created world. Allah has created the man but has given it more status than other creations, despite sharing the same origin. Allah has provided man with a special mind and body. He passed knowledge to the man and told the significance of transmitting and receiving knowledge. Surah al Alaq says:
“YOUR LORD IS HIGHLY BOUNTEOUS; HE TAUGHT THE USE OF PEN, TAUGHT MAN WHAT HE KNEW NOT”
. Allah is our teacher and the humans must acknowledge Him as their Creator and Sustainer.
There are four basic bounties, which Allah has gifted to humans living in this universe. He has created Earth and Heavens for us. He made a source of rain for our survival and the growth of vegetation. Surah al-Baqarah says:
“HE HAS MADE EARTH YOUR COUCH, HEAVENS YOUR CANOPY. HE SENT DOWN RAIN FROM HEAVENS; AND BY IT BROUGHT FORTH FRUIT FOR YOUR SUSTENANCE”.
Allah is not only our teacher but also the protector of humanity too. He is the most powerful and we must only seek His guidance. He is there to protect the humans from Satan and lead them to the righteous path. Surah al-Nas says:
“I SEEK REFUGE OF THE LORD, THE CHERISHER OF MANKIND… FROM THE MISCHIEF WHISPERER WHO WITHDRAWS”
Holy Quran also mentions about the ending of this world, one day. The time when world would be brought to end with disaster, the earth would shake and all landmarks would be destroyed and there would be a mayhem. There would not be any injustice and Allah would reward humans according to their deeds and sins.
Quran also mentions the attributes of Allah as Rabb, cherisher and sustainer. It means that He brings someone from the lower stages to the higher stages until completeness is reached. It also tells us about Allah being Rahman and Rahim, which means that Allah passes over the grace, love, compassion and tolerance from Him to his creations so that they can stay away from the evil intentions of the Satan and lead a better life. Hence, get the fruit of it in Hereafter.