Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Attributes of Allah

The scholars said that it is obligatory upon every mukallaf to know thirteen Attributes of Allah. They are: Existence, Oneness, Eternity, Everlastingness, Non-neediness of others, Power, Will, Knowledge, Hearing, Sight, Life, Speech, and Non-resemblance to the creation.

The explanation of these attributes is as follows:


1. 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.


2. Oneness: Allah is One without any partners. He is One in His Self, His Attributes, and His Actions.


3. Eternity: Allah is Eternal; there is no beginning to His Existence. He has existed since before the creation.


4. Everlastingness: Allah is Everlasting; His existence does not come to an end. He does not perish.


5. Non-neediness of others: Allah does not need any of His creations and they are all in need of Him.


6. Power: Allah has Power over everything.


7. Will: Everything that occurs in this world is by the Will of Allah.


8. Knowledge: Allah knows about all things before they occur. Allah knows what happened, what is currently happening and what is going to happen in the future.


9. Hearing: Allah hears all what is hearable, without an ear or any other organ.


10. Sight: Allah sees all what is seeable, without a pupil or any other organ.


11. Life: Allah is alive without a soul, skin, or heart. His Life is not similar to ours. He is alive and does not die.


12. 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.


13. Non-resemblance to the creations: Allah does not resemble the creations.

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