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WHO IS GOD ?
One of the main beauties of Islam is that it acknowledges the complete perfection, greatness and uniqueness of God with absolutely no compromises.
God is One & Unique and has no rivals, partners or sons.God is Worthy of All Worship – directly & exclusively (no intermediaries).God is Perfect & Flawless – No limitations or weaknesses.God is the Most Merciful – He knows we are imperfect and commit sins, however the key is to always acknowledge our mistakes and to sincerely ask for forgiveness.No part of God is present in His creation nor do others share in His divine attributes.
When trying to understand the concept of God in Islam, it is important to discuss thestatus of Jesus, given the widespread confusion and claims about his nature.
Islam acknowledges Jesus as an honourable Prophet and Messenger of God, but Muslims do not worship him – as worship is for God alone who created Jesus and everything that exists. As such, the belief of Jesus as God, or the son of God, or part of a trinity, clearly contradicts the pure teachings of God in Islam.
If Jesus was God, who would he be praying to?
There are many examples in Christian teachings of Jesus speaking and behaving as if God is a separate being to himself, e.g. Jesus prays to God.
How can God be both perfect and imperfect?
Jesus was born, ate, slept and had limited knowledge – all attributes not befitting God. God has attributes of perfection whereas Man is the opposite.
What does the term “son of God” really mean?
We find the term “son of God” is symbolically used in the earliest biblical languages for a “righteous person” for many people – not exclusively for Jesus. God is far removed from having a physical and literal son.
If God can do anything, why can’t he become a man?
God always maintains attributes of perfection and does not do anything to compromise this perfection. By definition, God does not do ungodly acts. So, if God became man and took on human attributes, he would, necessarily, no longer be God.
Many Prophets1 MissionProphet Adam
Peace be upon them all
Emphasise concept of one GodReject false gods and beliefsDemonstrate how to worship GodBe an example of righteousnessDescribe rewards for obedience (heaven)Warn of punishment for disobedience (hell)
God sent Prophets to every nation throughout time with the same essential message – to worship one true God. Although Muslims love and respect all Prophets, they do not worship them or attribute divinity to them, as this is reserved solely for God.