There is no god but Allah, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. He is the Most High, the Most Great.
The disbelievers do not esteem Allah with the esteem that is due to Him, and the whole earth will be but His Handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded up in His Right Hand. Glory be to Him and Exalted is He above that which they associate with Him.
His knowledge is all-inclusive and His power is limitless. He is the Creator. He created the heavens and the earth in six days. He makes the night cover the day, which pursues it swiftly. He also created the sun and the moon and the stars, all governed by laws under His commands.
He alone is to be praised because He alone is the Lord of the worlds. He created the entire universe according to a proper order and a wise plan. He brought forth the heavenly domain and beautified it with stars and created man in the best form.
The Creation as Evidence for Allah
The proof that Allah alone is worthy of worship is that He is the One who created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them and between them. Therefore, He Who created them without any partner should be the Only One to be worshipped.
Truly, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and in the ships which sail in the sea with that which profits people, and in the water which Allah sends down from the sky, and in the change of the winds and the clouds pressed into service between the heavens and the earth – are indeed signs for people who understand.
The world is a limitless festival of mysteries, splendor and beauty. The heavens and the earth, the planets, the stars and the galaxies are floating along their decreed orbits in space. The cycle of day and night and the alternation of light and darkness have moved the hearts and souls of people everywhere. For a believing heart, it is a daily marvel to behold, a constant reminder of Allah’s greatness and glory.
Indeed, it is very difficult to appreciate the significance of the verse “the vessels that sail across the sea with what is useful to mankind” (Quran 2:164) unless one travels by sea. A ship seems like a dot in the ocean; it is hit by waves from all sides and is surrounded by an incredible world of endless blue! Those who have experienced sea travel know that in the middle of the ocean one is entirely at the mercy of Allah and that it is only with Allah’s Will and Command that one can be brought to the safety of the shore. The water which Allah sends down from the sky gives life to the earth after it has been lifeless and causes all sorts of creatures to multiply on it. In fact, these are signs that deserve our attention, reflection and intelligent study. They are all manifestations of Allah’s supreme power and limitless mercy.
Allah is One and Only
Allah is One and Only. Nothing resembles Him. He is in no way limited by time or place. Nothing in the entire universe affects Him in any way. He is Ever-living and sustains all that exists. Minds cannot perceive Him, nor can imaginations picture Him. His greatness and glory can be known through the intellect and reflection in whatever He has created.
He is the Lord Who creates and provides sustenance. He gives life and causes death, alters the day and night and raises people to high grades and degrades others who deserve such degradation. Whatever He wills definitely occurs exactly as He wishes it to be. He sees everything and hears everything all at the same time. He has knowledge of everything, whether secret or open. He is the Supreme Lord and Master in this world and in the hereafter. needy and knowledge to the ignorant. He guides the perplexed, feeds the hungry, gives drink to the thirsty, clothes the naked and relieves the distress of the distressed.
He has given us all that we want of Him, and even if we try to count the favours He has bestowed upon us we will not be able to number them. He shelters us, accepts our repentance, supports the wronged and punishes the oppressors and the tyrants. He gives security to the fearful, honors whomever He Wills and brings disgrace upon whomever He Wills. He is the Ever free from want. He spends by day and night and nothing diminishes His unlimited treasures! All the affairs of the universe and beyond go according to His Decree and Will.
He Alone is the Lord and Master who truly deserves to be worshipped. He has no partners whatsoever. He is our Lord and the Lord of everything; He is the Lord of the heavens, the Lord of the earth and the Lord of the Great Throne. It is He who causes the grain and date-stone to sprout. He brings forth the living from
He has power over everything, and His mercy extends to everyone and everything. His bounties reach every living creature. He forgives the sins of those who turn to Him and answers the prayers of those who pray to Him. He gives sustenance to the dead and the dead from the living. He is the Revealer of the Tawraat, the Injeel and the Quran! He is the First, there is nothing before Him; He is the Last, there is nothing after Him; He is the Manifest, there is nothing beyond Him. His army is never defeated; His promise is never broken; and the wealth of the wealthy will in no way protect them from Him.
There is no one to withhold what He gives and no one to give what He withholds. There is no one to lead astray whomever He guides or guide whomever He leads astray. There is no one to bring near what He holds far and no one to hold far what He brings near. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds!