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Again, They Asked Me About Allah!


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

بارك الله فيكم


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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?
Absolutely!

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?

KNOWING ALLAH AND HIS BEAUTIFUL NAMES [ ASMAUL HUSNA ]


Ashadu an laa ilaaha illa Allah, wa ashadu anna muhammadan Rasulullah. Rodiitu billahi Robba, wa bil islami diina, wa bi muhammadin nabiyya wa rosuula.

Allah The Almighty is our Creator. The word [ lafadz ] Allah is from Himself. Allah named Him with Allah. Lafadz Allah can’t translated to another language, ie; God, Goddess, Jesus, or the other words. This word [ lafadz Allah ] was named Lafdzul Jalalah. Let’s see the verses below. These verses explain the word Allah.

Al Qasas verse 70 :

al qasas 70

Sahih International

And He is Allah ; there is no deity except Him. To Him is [due all] praise in the first [life] and the Hereafter. And His is the [final] decision, and to Him you will be returned.

Taha verse 14:

Taha verse 14

Sahih International

Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.

An naml  verse 9:

an naml verse 9

Sahih International

O Moses, indeed it is I – Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

 

Allah only asks us to learn about this universe and all of things in it. Allah doesn’t ask us to learn his shape. Or we shouldn’t ask, where is Allah?, Can we see Allah? What is He likes? How big is He? Is Allah male or female? And the other stupid questions.It’s enough for us to believe Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. Don’t be like ummah of Moses and the other worst ummah before us. And never be like Pharaoh, who admitted him as God. Na’udzubillah summa na’udzubillah min dzaalik. They didn’t believe Allah. They always asked “ where is Allah?, Show Him to us, then we’ll believe Him!”. We can see their arrogances in the verses below.

Al baqoroh verse 55:

al baqoroh 55

Sahih International

And [recall] when you said, “O Moses, we will never believe you until we see Allah outright”; so the thunderbolt took you while you were looking on.

In these verses, Allah explains about Pharaoh’s arrogance. Let’s see An-Nazi’at verse 21-25:

فَكَذَّبَ وَعَصَىٰ

ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ يَسْعَىٰ

فَحَشَرَ فَنَادَىٰ

فَقَالَ أَنَا رَبُّكُمُ الْأَعْلَىٰ

فَأَخَذَهُ اللَّهُ نَكَالَ الْآخِرَةِ وَالْأُولَىٰ

Sahih International
But Pharaoh denied and disobeyed.( 21 )Then he turned his back, striving.(22)And he gathered [his people] and called out. (23) And said, “I am your most exalted lord.” (24) So Allah seized him in exemplary punishment for the last and the first [transgression]. (25)

Allah is the Name of The Lord , The Exalted. It is said that Allah is The Greatest Name of Allah, because it is referred to when describing Allah by the various attributes. It’s called  Asma’ul Husna.We can learn His beautiful names from this beautiful video: