Often the word Allah is mentioned when talking about the God of Islam. The word “Allah” is merely the transliteration of the Arabic word for God Almighty, and it is the equivalent name used by Christians and Arabic-speaking Jews. As a matter of fact, the word Allah was widely utilised before there was the word God, as the English language is a comparatively new language. If you read the Arabic translation of the Bible, you would see that the word “Allah” is used. For example, Arabic-speaking Christians allege that Jesus Christ is, according to their beliefs, the “Son of Allah”. Continue reading Who is the God of Islam?
The foundation of the Islamic religious belief is the belief in absolute monotheism (the Oneness of God). This means to believe that there is one Creator and Sustainer of the entire universe, and that nothing is divine or worthy of being worshipped except Him. To believe in the Oneness of God means much more than simply believing that there is “one God” rather than two, three or four. There are a lot of religions that lay claim to the belief in “one God” and the existence of one Creator and Sustainer of the whole universe, but actual monotheism is to believe only One True Deity is to be worshiped as the revelation He sent to His Messenger. Islam also spurns the use of all intercessors between God and man, and asserts that people draw close to God directly and allow for Him every manifestation of worship and devoutness. Muslims also believe that Almighty God is Most Compassionate, Most Beneficent and Most Merciful. Continue reading What are the teachings of Islam?