Who is Allah???


This is a topic which no human being could ever do justice to, for the very reason we are talking about a being who is the Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient, a  being about whom none in the whole world could or would ever have the complete knowledge as to His Tremendous power and Magnanimous Benevolence and Grace and Mercy. We the human beings are His best creations, and if we can use our common sense and see what sophisticated and subtle powers He has instilled in us and if we were to delineate our five senses and the exceptional sixth sense, we could to a very small negligible amount estimate his powers, and if we could see the natural phenomenon and their powers in this world which is a very insignificant creation of God while compared to the whole creation of God’s  Universe, then we could – to some extent understand the power of this Unique Being. But if we understand the hereafter, the life after the Judgment day with the rewards and punishments and of Heaven and Hell, then we will realize as to how very small is our insignificant power to estimate the Supreme Greatness of a Being The Creator and Sustainer of ALL that ever existed or exists or would ever exist!!!!.


Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said that Allah the Most High says, "My servants, all of you are astray except him whom I have guided, but if you ask Me for guidance I will guide you. All of you are poor except him whom I have enriched, but if you ask of me I will  give you provision; all of you are sinners except him whom I have preserved  (from sin), but if any of you knows that I have power to pardon and ask my pardon I will pardon him, and I do not care. If the first and the last of you, the living and the dead among you, those of you who are fresh and those of you who are withered, all had hearts as pious as the heart of the most pious of My servants, that would not add as much as a gnat's wing to My dominion. If the  first and last of you, the living and the dead among you, those of you who are fresh and those of you who are withered, had all hearts as wretched as the heart of the most wretched of My servants, that would not diminish as much as a gnat's wing from My dominion. If the first and last of you, the living and the dead among you, those of you who are fresh and those of you who are  withered, were gathered in one plain, each one of you asking all he could hope for, and I were to grant the request of each of you who asked, that would cause no more diminution in My dominion than if one of you passed by the sea and, after dipping a needle in it, took it out (the water of the sea would have stuck to the needle and the sea would have lost that much water but Allah would not even have lost so much from His wealth), that being because I am  Generous and Glorious, doing what I wish. My giving is speech and my punishment is speech. My command to a thing when I want it is just to say to it `Be' and it comes into being."

Hadith 2344    Narrated-by

At the outset, Just as the word God is a term in English, Baghvan in Hindi, Hudha in Urdu, Kadavul in Tamil, denoting a Supreme Being, in Arabic the word Allah denotes a Supreme being, it is not the name of anyone it is just a term in the Arabic language. {Al} means “The” and {Lah} means “Divine” so Allah just means “The Divine” Being. It denotes The Most Supreme Creator, the Lord of ALL the Worlds and everything in it. He exists in the form of a Light, a Light most powerful and very very unlike the lights of  earth. He created the Heavens and earth in six days – a day equaling to fifty thousand years of the earth’s calculation, and on the seventh day He sat on His Throne in the seventh Heaven which stands over an ocean of water.


I heard Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) as saying: Allah ordained the measures (of quality) of the creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, as His Throne was upon water.

Hadith 6416    Narrated-by
Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As(r.a)


(Whereby) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years (to your reckoning) .

Al-Quran: Sura -70:4


Verily your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority) regulating and governing all things.

Al-Quran: Sura – 10:3



          Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche (alcove) wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light (an incomparable light), Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is knower of all things.


For anyone to become a BELIEVER they should completely believe, accept, and utter “LA ILAHA ILLALLAH” meaning there are no gods or deities, all gods and deities are false, EXCEPT One God the sole Supreme being, the Creator and Sustainer of every thing that ever exists or will ever exist. And the Arabic term for this Being is Allah and He alone is worthy to be worshipped.

The Quran describes Him in chapter 112, (Sura Ikhlaas) as the One and Only Being ( neither a male nor a female) always was, is, and will be, never was there a beginning nor will there be an ending for Him. And He is FREE of all needs (i.e like father mother, wife children, eating, sleeping or relaxing, birth or death), He is self-sufficient and has no need of any one’s or anythings help. – and He was neither born nor gives birth to – for all things born will die, and all things born will have to give birth to to propagate their species if not their species would become rare and get wiped out from the face of the earth. Allah just creates, for when He wants something He just says “KUN” (Be) and it comes into existence, that’s His power, He Creates and He is the ONE and ONLY Creator. – and there is nothing or none equal or comparative unto Him; All things that exist are His Creations and are very very insignificant when compared to Him.      


1          Say: He is Allah the One and Only;

2          Allah the Eternal Absolute;

3          He begetteth not nor is He begotten;

4          And there is none (or nothing) like unto Him.


Allah not only created the human beings but also gave them a crystal clear, faultless, flawless, pure path, a path most perfect, without any doubts or uncertainties , a path which would take you most comfortably towards success and victory in this world as well as in the hereafter,  This unique path, - had the whole world jointly researched they would not have found,  it was just the Magnanimous Benevolence of Allah to have provided us mankind with this unique path thru all the Prophets from Adam (a.s) right thru Muhammed (s.a.w).  Just as rain which comes in a pure form,  once it reaches the earth it gets polluted, stained and impure – the pure religion of Allah which came thru the Prophets, after them due to a lot of innovations and manipulations of ignorant or selfish people strayed further and further away from the righteous path that the Prophets delivered to mankind.  And just as the polluted water again and again gets purified by the sun’s rays (evaporates and comes back as pure rain water)  the Prophets one after the other kept on purifying this True Path – the religion of Allah.  All the Prophets came with one and only mission – to make mankind worship the Creator and not the Created.

Worshiping the Created is considered to be the worst, the gravest, the nastiest, and most terrible of all sins,  there is no sin greater than this!!!  The Prophets came to show and teach mankind as to how to worship God,  but mankind was always distracted by Satan who made them worship the created things thereby taking them further and further away from Paradise – for it is the aim of Satan to destroy mankind by taking them to Hell.


A man or woman has so many people who love them dearly,  i.e. their mother, father, brother, sister, sons or daughters or lover etc. etc. but Allah loves each and every individual much more than any one of them, His love for every individual is far more greater than all these people’s love put together – and He is also much more closer to them than their spinal cord, i.e. meaning how fast a reflex action is executed by the nervous system in the body, but Allah would act much more faster than that, and He knows much more about you than you know about yourself. There is none in this world who loves you more dearly than Allah and none in this world who knows more about you than Allah.


The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If in the sight of Allah the world had the value equal to that of the wing of a mosquito, He (Allah) would not have allowed a disbeliever even to drink a mouthful of water out of it.

Hadith 477      Narrated-by
Sahl ibn Sa'id as-Sa'idi (r.a)


We should understand that worshiping Allah means not only Praying, Fasting, Haj, Umrah, etc. etc. yes these too are acts of worship but obeying Allah in everything He says is True Worship; for example Allah says that everything in the heavens and earth worship Allah, meaning that everything except the Gin (genies) and human beings to whom He has given total freedom. All other planets and creations worship by not disobeying Him in any of His commands – They obey Him precisely and implicitly without straying in the least from His command. For example He has commanded the earth to revolve round the Sun, and the Moon to revolve round the earth – this they do without in the least deviating from His commands – this type of obeying implicitly is True Worship. And for this type of worship Allah has a tremendous reward – A reward which no one could ever compute as to how much or how great a reward He has for the ones who worship Him truly and that is Paradise.


  The Prophet said, "A single endeavor in Allah's cause in the afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all the world and whatever is in it. A place in Paradise as small as the bow or lash (whip)of one of you is better than all the world and whatever is in it. And if a houri from Paradise appeared to the people of the earth, she would fill the space between Heaven and the Earth with light and pleasant scent and her head cover is better than the world and whatever is in it."

Hadith 4.53     Narrated-by
Anas bin Malik(r.a)


Paradise is a place of tremendous bliss and happiness, full of ecstasy and never ending joys – the joys of Paradise are unimaginable, a person would never become sick, or old, they would never have problems or misfortunes of any sort they would be very very happy and get more happier and most happy and most most happy an unending happiness and it would keep growing and growing that they would never get bored of tedious of it – if all the joys of this earth were summoned together it would equal a fraction of the time we spend in Paradise. For example, if all the women of this earth were made legal to a man, and he was also given the power to enjoy them all, and if he enjoyed them all – it would not be equal to what he enjoys with one woman once in Paradise, (similarly for women too), Paradise would be a place where nothing would be illegal, no don’ts everything you do would be legal, and one could have anything and everything they want and MORE!!! Paradise would be a marvelous, ecstatic, wonderful place of joy and happiness that people would exult to the maximum and in such a place Allah would come before them for all in Paradise to see Him and at that time the people of Paradise who have been experiencing such great happiness would experience a bliss and joy and ecstasy  which they had not experienced even in Paradise and in all its events – Joy , Love, and happiness would be bubbling forth from their souls to such great extent that they would think – Oh! Lord we need nothing from Paradise – just let us see you permanently.  That is Allah – The Great, Magnificent, Pure, Honorable, Most Magnanimous, Most Benevolent  Being who CANNOT be compared or equaled with anyone or anything of His creations. And NOTHING other than what He created Exists.


Anyone who worships Him should consider themselves most fortunate to know of Him while they are living and more than that to worship Him the True Lord and Supreme Master for had they not known of Him till their death they would never be ever able to compute or calculate their misfortune or loss. For had they not known this Magnanimous, and Benevolent LORD they too would have been worshiping the created things like the idols, or Prophets, or some great people or other; which would have definitely taken them towards the path of Satan and Hell.    


May Allah bless us and grant us and bestow on us the deepest of faith in Him and enable us to worship Him comfortably with integrity and gratitude, Love and affection. (ameen).



A.H.Nazeer Ahmed.