Islam: Who is Allah and who is not?
–DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
Worship of any kind is meant to obtain the blessings and guidance of the Almighty.
This situation is indeed problematic.
While Muslims who seriously worship would wonder why the Muslims are
so weak in faith and why they conduct themselves in a nasty manner,
those who worship idols of gods and goddesses and pictures of humans,
would also doubt if they worship the real God the right way.
In order to clear our doubts and minds, one needs to put a simple but connected question: Who is God and who is not?
Is a human God himself to be worshiped by fellow humans, as many
would like to think?
In order to properly comprehend the meaning of Almighty God, again, we have to turn to the origins of the universe.
Who created the universe with its delicate balancing system?
The answer is plain: Not the human beings or religious l reformers or spiritual leaders who created the universe.
That is indeed the God is formless Almighty and humans cannot see Him but only visualize Him.
Human imagination varied from time to time and huge piles of gods and goddesses appeared confusing the humanity about the existence of real God. .
That God is formless and omnipresent is not the Islamic way of thinking alone. Pre-Islamic spiritual thoughts clearly viewed God as formless and guiding the universe.
Islam is about peace, patience, pure thought, brotherhood and real equality among people. Muslims are expected to pursue that God’s Holy Spirit. Unity among Muslims also depends on the positive relationship of Muslims with others.
Being insensitive and provoking each other would make it difficult for Muslims to live in peace. Even during the adverse conditions, Muslims must keep the communal bonds with others. They will understand Islam and Muslims the way Muslims conduct themselves, the way Muslims
approach life, others.
Therefore, Muslims must recognize the existence of people of other faiths in order to live in peace with one another.
Muslims need to be in friendship with one and all but it is important that they are also are sensitive towards one another.
Prophet Muhammad (SAS) who brought the teachings of Islam to the Arab world at a time when the Arabs were divided. And He achieved this objective during his life time by his honest and sincere approach.
Muslims should be grateful to God and His final Prophet SAS for all their favours for humanity, especially the Holy Ramadan month meant to purify the soul and mind of the believers.
Anyone who has not created the universe we now try to comprehend now and planned life on earth cannot be God.
Thus, by determining who not God is, one can easily comprehend who is God, who is Prophet and who is just a human!
Hypocrisy is causing serious damage to the believers as well.
د. عبد راف