السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
بارك الله فيكم
I often get the questions from my son and his cousin about Allah. And we often discuss various topics almost every day. The questions about Allah are the hardest to answer. I always think how to explain it to them simply and clearly. The children usually use their imaginations to describe their Lord. Here are the questions from them:
Who is Allah?
I answered with surah Al-ikhlas. Say, “He is Allah, (who) is One. Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born. Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” So, Allah is our Lord.
Is He like us?
I compared with the things around us, such as chair, house, computer, phone and etc. I asked them, “Who made this chair? They answered, “Human.” Is the maker of chair like this?” They responded, “Ha..ha..ha, the maker isn’t same with his made.” So is Allah! If He is like us, so He is human not God.
Does He sleep?
I used surat Al-Baqoroh 255 to answer it. “Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep……………….” If Allah sleeps like us, so He is not God. Remember, Allah isn’t a human. He doesn’t need food, sleep and anything that we need.
How big is He?
I compared again with other creations, such as earth, the biggest planet, sun, then the biggest star, then I asked them, you can imagine how big sun is, how large this universe is, and let’s say, “Allah The Greatest.” Allahu Akbar!!
Can we see Him?
We can’t see Him. But, Allah sees us and sees all of things, even the bacteria.
Does He hear our prayers?
Absolutely, he hears all our prayers. He hears what we said in our hearts. We’re his creations, and it’s the very simple thing for Him.
Who is the stronger, Allah or Ghost?
Ghost? Do you believe the presence of ghost? If you’ve ever seen ghost, so he is from jinn who has transformed become ghost. Jinn is Allah’s creation too. Jinn has same duty with us, to worship Allah alone.
Ohhhh, then Allah is the strongest?
Those are the questions from them. I must ready to answer their next questions. Hem, I have to read Qur’an and books as my references.
PS: Dear friends, if you have other answers about this topic, please share with me. Have you ever received such questions?