Who is Allah?

Who is ALLAH?

ALLAH is the Arabic word for the creator of everything. It comes from “Al-Ilaah”, which means The God.

Everything in the universe is the creation of Allah, including us! Just take a look around and observe what you can see. Allah has not only created all of that but so much more beyond that.

Allah is our Lord and our King. He not only made us but also looks after us and blesses us with so many blessings that we enjoy in our daily lives.

Allah knows and sees everything. He takes care of His entire creation without resting or help from anyone. He is the One and He does not have any partners. Allah is the Most Powerful and does not have any weaknesses.

In surah Ikhlas, which is one of the chapters of the Quran (surah no. 112), Allah, the Most High describes Himself.

Say: He is Allah, (the) One. The Self Sufficient Master (Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks). He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none co-equal to Him.

 

From this surah we learn…

  • Allah is One.
  • He is the Most Perfect; He does not need anyone, yet all of creation, that is us, we are in need of Him.
  • He was not born and does not give birth.
  • There is nothing at all like Him.

Allah also describes Himself in the famous verse Ayat al Kursi,

Allah- there is no deity except Him, the Ever Living, the Self Sustaining. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi (footstool) extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. (Surah Al Baqarah, 255)