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A. RELIGION OF UNITY 1. UNITY OF GOD

 

Islam teaches the purest form of Mono­theism and regards polytheism as the deadliest sin. A Muslim addresses GOD by His Personal Name: ALLAH - the word “god” and its eqivalents in other languages being unstable in the matter of conotation. Allah according to Islam, is the ONE GOD, Who is Indivisible in Person and Who has no partner:

wife,son or daughter. He is the Match­less, and “naught is as His likeness “. “He begetteth not, nor was lie begotten”.He is the First, the Last, the Eternal, the

Infinite, the Almighty, the Omniscient, the Omnipresent. lie is the Creator, the Nourisher, the Cherisher of all things.He is the All-Just, the Avenger of the wrongs done to the weak and the oppressed, the Compassionate, the Merciful, the Loving, the Guide, the Friend, the Magnificent, the Glorious,the Beautiful and the True. In short He is the Possessor of all Ex­cellence.

 

Speaking of the conception of God in Islam, Gibbon, he famous western his­torian, says: “The Creed of Muhanimad is free from the suspicion of ambiguity and the Qur’an is a glorious testimony to the unity of God. The Prophet of Mecca rejected the worship of idols and men, of stars and planets, on the rational principle that whatever is corruptible must decay and perish, that whatever is ……….