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Tawheed and Faith

Who is Allah & why did He create us

Allah سبحانہ وتعالی is our Creator, and knowing Him is a very important part of our relationship with Him. This knowledge helps us form a firm basis for our faith and understand where we came from, where we are going and why we are here.
Learning about His creation is a means to recognizing His limitless power and increasing our love for Him and, in effect, our obedience to Him.

Creation of the universe

When Allah سبحانہ و تعالی wishes to create something, all He commands is, “Be! and it is. in just six days, He created everything in the entire universe in perfect order. Allah سبحانہ و تعالی says, “Surely, your lord is Allah who has created the heavens and the earth in six days, and then He established His authority over the Throne.
He makes the night cover the day in swift pursuit; and [He made] the sun, the moon, and the stars submissive to His command. Surely, He is in charge of the creation and authority. Blessed be Allah, the lord of the worlds.”

Allah سبحانہ وتعالی not only created one heaven but seven, vast heavens. ‘Abbas رضی اللہ عنہ narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, “Do you know what is the distance between the heaven and the earth?’ We said, Allah and His Messenger know best. ‘He said: ‘The distance between them is 500 years; and the distance between one heaven and the next is 500 years; and the breath of each heaven would take 500 years to travel. There is a sea between the seventh heaven and the Arsh, which has between its lowest and highest ends the distance equivalent to that between the heavens and the earth. And Allah, Most High, is beyond that, and no deeds from the sons of Adam are withheld from Him.”

Allah سبحانہ و تعالی created this vast universe, and He is taking care of it without tiredness or losing control. In the verse known as Ayatul Kursi, Allah سبحانہ وتعالی says:”Allah: there is no god but Him, the Ever living, the Sustainer. Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him. All that is in the heavens and in the earth belongs to Him. Who is there that can intercede in His presence except by His permission? He knows what is in front of them and what is behind them, but they do not comprehend any of His knowledge except what He wills. His chair extends over the heavens and the earth. looking after them does not tire Him. He is the Most High, the Great.”

The best of creation

Even though Allah سبحانہ و تعالی created such a vast universe filled with multiple number of creations, humankind is Allah’s سبحانہ وتعالی best creation, He created us and nurtured us in the darkness of our mothers’ womb. He says: “Indeed, We created man from an extract of clay; then We placed him as a small seed in a firm resting place; then we made the seed a clot; and We made the clot a lump of flesh; and We made out of the lump bones, Then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We caused it to grow into another creation. So, blessed is Allah, the best of creators, Then indeed, after that, You shall die, then, on the Day of Judgment, you shall certainly be raised.”
Our whole existence is in the control of Allah سبحانہ وتعالی It is He who makes [whom He wants] laugh and [whom He wants] weep, and It is He who causes death and gives life, and it is He who creates the pairs, male female.”
Humankind has been created in the best form, The only purpose of creating humankind is so that they worship Allah سبحانہ وتعالی. He says in the Quran:”I did not create the Jinn and Humankind except to worship Me.” The reward Allah سبحانہ و تعالی has promised for His worship is also great; the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said:”Indeed, Allah, the Most High, says ‘O son of Adam devote yourself to My worship; I will fill your heart with richness and ease your poverty. and if you do not do so, then I will keep your hands busy and will not ease your poverty.”

Worshiping Allah

Allah سبحانہ و تعالی created us to worship Him, so that He can reward us make us the dwellers of Paradise. He is not in need of anything, let alone worship and recognition from humankind.
No one can harm or benefit Allah سبحانہ و تعالی in any way.

The Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم relates that Allah سبحانہ و تعالی said:

“O My servants I have forbidden oppression upon Myself, and I have made it forbidden among you, so do not oppress one another.
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Last Prophet

The truthfulness of the Prophet (PBUH)

When the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم began preaching his message, one of the greatest proofs for people around him was his noble life and character. This still remains a key reason for the firm belief in the existence of Allah Almighty. That Muslims have today. All sources and accounts of the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم describe that he was a trustworthy person who never lied. therefore, we know with certainty that he is a prophet and messenger of Allah Almighty, and the message he brought is true and reliable.

All historical accounts state the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم had been the most honest and upright among his people. Long before receiving revelation, people knew the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم as Ak-Ameen, the most trustworthy person in Makkah. Just as Heraclius noted, the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم had never lied about worldly matters so why would he lie about revelation from Allah Almighty? Muslims, therefore, trust the message delivered by him is a divine message from Allah Almighty.

The words, conduct and character of the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم have been recorded to the greatest of detail. This gives us a full picture of his way of life (the Sunnah). This picture allows us to be sure that he was honest and without faults in all areas of his life, both public and private. Compare this with famous personalities; rarely do we have access to all details of their life to know whether they have weaknesses or inconsistencies. also, sometimes a celebrity’s private life is full of dishonesty and insincerity, making such a person unreliable. No other faith presents this much details or information about the life of its prophet or founder, nor can they prove that these reports are reliable and true.