Meaning of monotheism in Islam
by Ridouan Soumaa
The one and only message in Islam religion is worshipping Allah God alone without associating partners with Him. is to SINGLE OUT GOD; ALLAH FOR WORSHIP
GOD HAS NO SON NO FATHER and NO FAMILY
He is in control of everything and needs no help.
⇒Islamic monotheism is divided in 3 categories:
→🌻1. Oness of Lordship
It has to do with the deeds and act6ions that come down from Allah:
He created us alone, He sends down rain and provision …
No one else. He has control over this universe and nothing is hid from Him. He’s the master and the the almighty.
All people have this Oness in their hearts. For example, the pagans in Prophet Muhammed’s era believed in it.
Quran says about them And if you should ask them, “Who has created the heavens and the earth?” they would surely say, “They were created by the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.”
(31:25) And if you asked them, “Who created the heavens and earth?” they would surely say, “Allah.” Say, “[All] praise is [due] to Allah “; but most of them do not know.
(39:38) And if you asked them, “Who created the heavens and the earth?” they would surely say, “Allah.” Say, “Then have you considered what you invoke besides Allah? If Allah intended me harm, are they removers of His harm; or if He intended me mercy, are they withholders of His mercy?” Say, “Sufficient for me is Allah; upon Him [alone] rely the [wise] reliers
Thus since He created us alone this first section of monotheism in Islam requires from a muslim to believe in the second one which is:
→🌻2. Oness of Godship:
The meaning of it is that since He created us alone we should be thankful to him and worship Him alone sincerely with our deeds and actions : We should worship Him with our prayers, slaughtering of animals all other worship is for him alone and only. Including also supplications invocations etc.
In other words, we should worship Allah by all our deeds.
→🌻3. The third part or category is Oness of Names and Attributes
The scholars of ‘‘Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamaa`ah’’ (Sunna and consensus) say that the correct faith in Allah’s attributes means
a. believing in them without denying them or their meanings (ta`teel),
b. Without interpreting them and changing their meanings (tahreef),
c. Without explaining how they are (takyeef)
d. Without likening Allaah’s attributes to those of the creation (tamtheel).
The consensus of the predecessors and leaders of this Ummah (nation) follow this creed of course even though many sects deviated in understanding the names and attributes of Allah
Thus, the scholar Imam Malik answered a man when he asked him about how does God rises over his Thrown !!??
He said :’Istiwa (elevation) is not unknown, and its how [manner] is not conceivable. To ask the question about this topic is an innovation, and to believe in it is an obligation; and I believe you are among the [bad] innovators”.
Therefore we believe that Allah or God has 99 beautiful names and more and has Almighty and High attributes that are above measure, beyond our imagination, unconceivable and uncomparables with His creations’ . God also pleases displeases has sight but not eyes, has hearing but not ears ..
We believe in Allah without images (exactly as in Bible )
No images known to us but known only by Him
But then Bible is spoilt by Paul it has both falsehood and liiiiiitle truth
We know from prophetic sayings that are preserved like the Qur’an that God has Eyes Face Leg Foot.
However whatever comes to your mind he’s unlike it as he said in the Qur’an ; ((Nothing is like Him but he’s all Seeing all Hearing))
God is not human and no one shares his kingdom, whomever He alone reigns and governs the universe and to him alone belongs all what exists and thus we must direct our worship to Him alone without assigning co equals with Him in His divinity be them Jesus Budda even Muhammad. They are all considered as idols if one attributes divinity to them.