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    God: The Attributes of Allah everyone have learned!

    Praise be to Allah, and may Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad and his Al and Companions, and protect his nation from that which he fears for it. Thereafter:
    In an ayah in Al-Qur'an (((which means: For those blasphemers who do not believe in Allah and His Messenger, We have prepared Hellfire .)))

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    * Correction: the title should have been:
    God: The Attributes of Allah everyone must have learned!
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    It is obligatory to believe in Allah and to know what is permissible to attribute to Him, what is necessary to be of His attributes, and what is impossible to be of His attributes. Also, it is obligatory to believe in the Messenger and to know what is befitting for him, what is permissible for him and the other prophets, what is necessary to be of their attributes, and what is impossible to be among their attributes. It is obligatory to declare these beliefs by the tongue by uttering The Testification of Faith (Two Shahadahs):

    which means: I know, believe and profess no one is God except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.


    The one who does not believe in Allah and His Messenger is a blasphemer and shall enter Hell eternally.

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    [This message has been edited by Ahmad G (edited June 10, 2002).]
    Ahmad G
    Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

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    Before proceeding with this treatise let it be known that the judgments of the mind are three kinds:

    The intellectual necessity: This refers to what the mind does not conceive its non-existence, i.e., non-existence does not apply to its self. Allah is the One Whose Existence is necessary, because the mind does not accept His non-existence, i.e., non-existence does not apply to the Self of Allah.

    The intellectual impossibility: This refers to what the mind does not conceive its existence, i.e., that to which existence does not apply. The existence of a partner with Allah is an intellectual impossibility, because existence does not apply to it, i.e., the mind does not conceive its existence.

    The intellectual possibility: This refers to what the mind conceives its existence at one time and its non-existence at another time. This universe and its contents--among what we can see and what we cannot see--is an intellectual possibility. It is so because the mind conceives its existence after a state of non-existence. This is the state of the entire universe. For example, Allah made the human being exist after having been non-existent, and then this human being shall be annihilated (Annihilation of humans is by complete death, which is defined as the soul completely departing the body. The souls do not annihilate and some bodies do not decay in the soil.) This is why the human being's existence is among the intellectual possibilities.


    Allah, ta^ala, said
    which means: Allah has attributes that do not resemble the attributes of others .

    It is obligatory to believe the attributes of Allah are confirmed to Him. He who negates them is called an atheist. Hence, the one who does not believe in the Existence of Allah, i.e., the one who negates Allah's attribute of Existence is called an atheist.

    The attributes of Allah that are obligatory to believe in are confirmed to Him. They are not the Self of Allah nor other than the Self of Allah. Rather, we say they are attributes with which Allah is attributed and they are religiously and intellectually obligatory for Him. Imam an-Nasafiyy said: "His attributes are not Him nor other than Him."

    I shall continue.

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      #3
      The attributes of Allah that every pubescent and sane Muslim is obliged to know are called the attributes of the Self of Allah and Allah is not attributed with their opposites. They are thirteen attributes; the scholars established by consensus he who is ignorant of them is a committer of an enormous sin (fasiq).

      These thirteen (13) attributes are: Existence (al-Wujud), Oneness (al-Wahdaniyyah), Eternity (al-Qidam), Everlastingness (al-Baqa'), Non-neediness of others (al-Qiyamu bin-Nafs), Non-resemblance to the creatures (al-mukhalafatu lil-hawadith), Power (al-Qudrah), Will (al-Iradah), Knowledge (al-^Ilm), Life (al-Hayah), Hearing (as-Sam^), Sight (al-Basar), and Speech (al-Kalam).

      And in compliance with what I mentioned previously about the importance of knowing and understanding the attributes of Allah, Insha'llah later on we'll explain each attribute.


      Allahu-A3lam wa Ahkam.

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        #4
        Re: God: The Attributes of Allah everyone have learned!

        The explanation of these attributes is as follows:

        Existence: It is obligatory to believe that Allah exists and that there is no doubt in His Existence.He exists without a place.Time does not lapse on Allah.

        Oneness: Allah is One without any partners.He is One in His Self, His Attributes, and His Actions. Eternity: Allah is Eternal; there is no beginning to His Existence.He has existed since before the creation.

        Everlastingness: Allah is Everlasting; His existence does not come to an end.He does not perish. Non-neediness of others: Allah does not need any of His creations and they are all in need of Him.

        Power: Allah has Power over everything.Will: Everything that occurs in this world is by the Will of Allah. Knowledge: Allah knows about all things before they occur.

        Hearing: Allah hears all what is hearable, without an ear or any other organ. Sight: Allah sees all what is seeable, without a pupil or any other organ.

        Life: Allah is alive without a soul, skin, or heart.His Life is not similar to ours.He is alive and does not die. Speech: Allah's Speech is without a tongue or lip.His Speech is not in a language, Arabic or anything else.His Speech does not resemble the speech of the humans. Non-resemblance to the creations: Allah does not resemble the creations.

        Allah knows best.

        * According to some hanafiy scholars, they assert that there are 20 Attributes mentioned in al-Qur'an explicitly or implicitly. But both Shafi^iy and Hanafiy scholars agree on the basics of the beliefs and have different terminologies for them.

        May Allah have mercy upon scholars of Islam.
        Ahmad G
        Islamic Studies Teacher/Student.

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          #5
          Re: God: The Attributes of Allah everyone have learned!

          Here are some Ayats from chapter 2 AL-BAQARA (THE COW)

          Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur). 002.007
          In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur), because they are false (to themselves). 002.010

          As per these Ayats one has to believe that Allah has made them disbelievers. And later in other ayats Allah threatens them to send to hell and dig in fire, for mistakes that Allah has deliberately made them to do.

          Allah will throw back their mockery on them, and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones (To and fro). 002.015
          Their similitude is that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness. So they could not see. 002.017

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            #6
            Re: God: The Attributes of Allah everyone have learned!

            Originally posted by anjjan
            Here are some Ayats from chapter 2 AL-BAQARA (THE COW)
            send to hell and dig in fire, for mistakes that Allah has deliberately made them to do.
            thanks for the twist, enlighten us when was the last time Allah(God) made you think.
            بِن دانا پانی میں جی لواں
            بِن انَک میں جی نہ سکاں

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              #7
              Re: God: The Attributes of Allah everyone have learned!

              Blond blue eyed caucasian with a flowing set of hair......
              "Mai baap Amreeka has decided to breakup Pakistan, MQM will support Amreeka and I will not stop killing pukhtoons" - Pir Altaf Bhaggorra of Landan...

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