The Nature Of God
Allah is One and only One and has no attributes or partners. He does not have any sons or daughters to carry out His generations. He has created all the things on this universe. Surah Ikhlas is the best Surah of Holy Quran to test the Concept of God. One should find such quality of God as listed in Surah Ikhlas.
So this Surah was revealed by Allah in which in few words the nature of Allah is indicated.
Allah then tell His messenger (Peace and Blessings upon Him) to tell that Allah is the One Whom you know whose Nature is to sublime. He is the most Exalted beyond our limited conceptions. He is near us, He cares for us. We owe our existence to him. He is the Creator of all the Universe. He is One and only One God to whom our worships is due No one is His partner nor any one share in His Realm. We need Him but He doesn't need us. He is Eternal, absolute, nor limited by time or shape. All other things are His creatures and nothing is comparable to Him. He has no Son, Mother or daughters. His qualities and Nature are unique. He does not need a son to carry His generation or to give him strength and power. Absolute Existence can only be predicted to Him.
Their false gods depend on their worshipers which prove as how they can help. Everything will perish but Allah will remain. He is not human to produce children to follow human pattern.
Therefore he Alone is Worthy of Worship. This cancels the idea of polytheism and warns us against Anthropomorphism (that is to believe that Allah had human form and human qualities)
So truly there is nor was nor can be anyone like Him. Thus he Alone has Rights of Worship.
The foundation of Quran based on three things.
1) To believe in One True God and not to make any partners to Him and offer our thanks and worship to One Allah Alone.
2) To believe in all His messengers.
3) To believe in the day of Judgments, its rewards and punishment.
4) According to the traditions, the Prophet (Peace and Blessings upon Him) granted this Surah as one third of the whole Quran.
5) Whoever read this Surah once will get the rewards of one third of the Holy Quran.
The Summary is taken from the Book "The Pearls Of Wisdom" by Mrs. Badria Kazim (May Allah shower Blessings And Mercy upon Her)
Mr. Liyakat Shah
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