Sunday, August 2, 2009

so who is He?

I'm sure we've all heard about Him... be it from our mother, father, teachers, texbooks, blogs, friends.... you name it...

but the Question remains


And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.
Holy Quran 2; 186

According to Islam, He is so Great, so Powerful, so Perfect, so Complete and so Different from His creations, that our human minds can only think images to describe Him. Whenever we think we are beginning to understand Him, we can be sure that He is nothing like that!

Words and images fail us in trying to describe the indescribable. How could mere creatures who live on this Earth for such a limited span of time, even begin to comprehend their Creator?
You've probably figured out Who it is I'm referring to...
"Allahu Akbar: God is the Greatest."
yes... ALLAH subhanahu wa ta'ala..... This great god created the Heavens and the Earth, the Sun and the Moon, the Stars, the Day and the Night. He created all things which live, all things that have ever lived and all things that will exist in the future...

He knows all things, both now and what is to come. He knows the very secret of men's hearts. Man's only response in the face of such greatness is to bow down and worship (submit)

Holy Quran 9; 24

And yet,according to muslim belief, even though Allah is so far in Power and Majesty and Knowledge, and so Different from his creations, He is also very close to each person and cares for each one. Allah listens to prayers of the faithful and, if he wills, answers those prayers. He guides the faithful through every movement and moment of their lives. At the end of each person's life, they will be by judged Allah and will be punished forever in Hellfire because of his bad deeds or rewarded with Paradise for the good he has done.
"Allahu Akbar: God is the Greatest."
Muslims live their lives trying to please Allah and hoping that his prayers eill be heard. Life itself is a test in which Man can win the prize of Paradise and its Gardens of Delight.
ALLAH, for the Muslims is infinitely watchful of His Creations...


-Gardens of Delight-
-Idris Tawfiq-
(with slight modifications)

p/s: will be going to Cairo tonight... 2 days at the least, maybe more... ada kelas pengajian, then main bola ngan ikhwah2 Cairo...

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