Friday, October 28, 2011

Who is Allah?

In Holy Quran, Allah(God) has given the answer of this question himself,
"Say: He is ALLAH, the One and Only; ALLAH, the Absolute, Eternal; He begets not, nor was He begotten; And there is none like unto Him." ~ [Holy Quran; Surah 112; Verses 1-4]
According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (Fifth Edition 1995) the meaning of the word ‘Allah’ is, “the name of God among Muslims and among Arabs of all faiths”. AskOxford.com reports the meaning of the word as, “the name of God among Muslims (and Arab Christians).”, Dictionary.com that’s based on Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines Allah as, “the Supreme Being; God.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition says it means, “God, especially in Islam.”

Unlike the belief of some (non-Muslims) that Muslims believe in a God called Allah and that this God is Black Box in the desert of Saudi Arabia.This is false.The truth is that all Muslims believe in the one true Eternal God Almighty who is the One and the Only Lord of all the universe, its Creator, Owner, Organizer, Provider, Master, Planner, Sustainer, Cherisher, and Giver of security.

The Black Box is the House of God on Earth and is known as Bait Al Ka’bah. We as Muslims revere the Ka’bah as one of the signs of God Almighty on Earth. We do not consider the Ka’bah as our God or a manifestation of God Almighty on Earth.