Concept of God

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Concept of God 

Quran – The Only Medium

 

 

TWO TYPES OF ATTRIBUTES 

1.      Attributes which exclusively belong to Allah – the First, the Last, Creates from nothing, Nothing like Him in the Universe i.e. beyond human perception, Omnipresent, Omniscient (Ultimate Wise), Omnipotent (Ultimate Authority).  

2.     Attributes which serve as a model for the development of the human Self – Allah, Rabb, Aleem, Khabir, Samee, Baseer, Rehman, Raheem,  Aziz, Jabbar, Mutakabbir,  ……. 

 

MODEL FOR SELF DEVELOPMENT

 

       Divine Attributes

       Quranic Values

       Models in the Quran – Yusuf, Dawood, Suleman, Musa, Issa, Ibraheem, Nuh, Shuaib, Saleh, Lut, Yunus, Muhammed.

       Transition from Individual to Collective: individuals need to change first

       Collective System- mutual consultation

       Sustainability of the System: Quranic values serve as a standard

 

CONCLUSIONS

       The Quranic concept of God is an objective standard as explained in the Quran

       Those who wish to follow the Quran need to understand the Divine Attributes with a view to solve human problems

       The Quran provides guidance by referring to permanent values which do not change and remain the same for all times

       As per the Quran Allah is everywhere and we need to refer to the Quran whenever we wish to seek His Guidance.

 

 

 

by

Rashid Qureshi

 

 

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