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Shahada

Shahada The Shahada (الشهادة‎ aš-šahādah,”the testimony”) is an Islamic creed, one of the Five Pillars of Islam, declaring belief in the oneness of God (tawhid) and the acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet. The declaration, in its shortest form, reads (right to left in Arabic): لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ ٱلله lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh muḥammadun rasūlu llāh...

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Divine Simplicity

Divine Simplicity In theology, the doctrine of divine simplicity says that God is without parts. The general idea can be stated in this way: The being of God is identical to the “attributes” of God. Characteristics such as omnipresence, goodness, truth, eternity, etc., are identical to God’s being, not qualities that...

Tawhid (Unity)

Tawhid (Unity) Tawhid, derived from wahda (oneness), means unifying, regarding as one, believing in God’s Oneness or Unity, and sincerely accepting the reality that there is no deity but God. The Sufis add to these meanings the ideas of seeing only He Who is the One, and knowing, mentioning, desiring,...

What Is “Unity of Being” (Wahdat al-Wujud)?

What Is “Unity of Being” (Wahdat al-Wujud)? Does It Conform In Any Way To The Teachings Of Islam?” Wahdat al-wujud (literally, oneness or unity of being) is a teaching mostly spoken of in connection with mystics and Sufis. Although the phrase refers to a subjective state or direct, inward experience...

Sufi Metaphysics

Sufi Metaphysics Major ideas in Sufi metaphysics have surrounded the concept of weḥdah (وحدة) meaning “unity”, or in Arabic توحيد Tawhid (Unity). Two main Sufi philosophies prevail on this topic. waḥdat al-wujūd literally means the “Unity of Existence” or “Unity of Being.” The phrase has been translated “pantheism.” Wujud (i.e. existence or...

Arguments for Divine Unity

Arguments for Divine Unity Everything that exists displays God’s Unity. For example, of the innumerable arguments for His existence and Unity, consider life: He makes everything out of one thing and makes one thing out of many things. He makes an animal’s countless bodily members and systems out of a...

Tawhid

What is Tawhid? Tawhid (توحيد‎ tawḥīd, meaning “oneness [of God]”) is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheism in Islam.[2] Tawhid is the religion’s central and single-most important concept, upon which a Muslim’s entire faith rests. It unequivocally holds that God is One (Al-ʾAḥad) and Single (Al-Wāḥid);[3] therefore, the Islamic belief in God is considered Unitarian.”[4] Tawhid constitutes the foremost...

God in Islam

God in Islam In Islam, God (الله‎, Allāh, contraction of الْإِلٰه al-ilāh, lit. “the God“) is indivisible, the God, the absolute one, the all-powerful and all-knowing ruler of the universe, and the creator of everything in existence. Islam emphasizes that God is strictly singular (tawḥīd ): unique (wāḥid ), inherently One (aḥad ), also all-merciful and omnipotent. God is neither a material nor a spiritual being. According...

Shirk

What Is Shirk (Islam)? Literally, shirk  means ascribing or the establishment of “partners” placed beside God. It is the vice that is opposed to the virtue of Tawhid (monotheism).[2] Those who practice shirk are termed mushrikun.[3] Mushrikun (pl. of mushrik) are those who practice shirk, which literally means “association” and refers to accepting other gods and divinities alongside...

List of Shia Books

List of Shia Books Books by Shia Imams Nahj al-Balaghah “a collection of sermons, letters and quotes of Imam Ali”, collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi (970 AD – 1015 AD) Al-Jafr “a mystical Shia`s holy book attributed to Imam Ali” Risalah al-Huquq “attributed to Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin” Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya “attributed to Imam Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin” Al-Risalah...

The Meaning Of Gods Unity

The Meaning of God’s Unity  The Universe indicates God The existence of God is too evident to need any arguments. Some saintly scholars even have stated that God is more manifest than any other being but that those who lack insight cannot see Him. Others have said that He is...

Is Divine Unity Necessity of Creation?

Is Divine Unity Necessity of Creation? You have said in many places that there is infinite facility in Divine Unity and endless difficulties in multiplicity and associating partners with God; that there is such ease in Divine Unity that it becomes necessary and such difficulty in associating partners with God...

Equation On God Without Partners

Equation On God Without Partners Father = 1.0 Son = 1.0 Holy Spirit =1.0 {total} = 3.0 Even if we use mathematical equation of “Trinity“, it does not add up. The Christian’s technique of addition is that {Father}& {Son} & {Holy Spirit} are all “equal” and therefore 1.0 Yet the...

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