October 2010: Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Submitters Perspective

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God: There is no other God beside Him

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other god. There is no other god beside Him. Everything perishes except His presence. To Him belongs all sovereignty, and to Him you will be returned. [28:88]  

He embellishes the statement so that we can recognize His amazing qualities: Such is GOD your Lord, there is no god except He, the Creator of all things. You shall worship Him alone. He is in control of all things. [6:102]

Say, “My Lord advocates justice, and to stand devoted to Him alone at every place of worship. You shall devote your worship absolutely to Him alone. Just as He initiated you, you will ultimately go back to Him.” [7:29] 

The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and everything between them; you shall worship Him and steadfastly persevere in worshiping Him. Do you know of anyone who equals Him? [19:65] 

Your only god is GOD; the One beside whom there is no other god. His knowledge encompasses all things. [20:98]

He is the Living; there is no god except He. You shall worship Him alone, devoting your religion absolutely to Him alone. Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe. [40:65] 

Your only Lord is GOD; the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then assumed all authority. He controls all matters. There is no intercessor, except in accordance with His will. Such is GOD your Lord. You shall worship Him. Would you not take heed? [10:3] 

He explains what would happen if there really were another god besides Him: Say, “If there were any other gods beside Him, as they claim, they would have tried to overthrow the Possessor of the throne.” [17:42] 

GOD has never begotten a son. Nor was there ever any other god beside Him. Otherwise, each god would have declared independence with his creations, and they would have competed with each other for dominance. GOD be glorified; far above their claims. [23:91] 

He tells us the consequences of not worshiping Him alone, reminding us that setting up any partners with God is blasphemous idolatry.

It has been revealed to you, and to those before you that if you ever commit idol worship, all your works will be nullified, and you will be with the losers. [39:65] 

You shall maintain your devotion absolutely to GOD alone. Anyone who sets up any idol beside GOD is like one who fell from the sky, then gets snatched up by vultures, or blown away by the wind into a deep ravine. [22:31] 

We sent down to you this scripture, truthfully; you shall worship GOD, devoting your religion to Him alone. Absolutely, the religion shall be devoted to GOD alone. Those who set up idols beside Him say, “We idolize them only to bring us closer to GOD; for they are in a better position!” GOD will judge them regarding their disputes. GOD does not guide such liars, disbelievers. [39:2-3] 

Here are some other ways that God puts across His most important message:

O people, worship only your Lord - the One who created you and those before you - that you may be saved. [2:21] 

Therefore, you shall worship GOD alone, and be appreciative. [39:66] 

Therefore, you shall devote your worship absolutely to GOD ALONE, even if the disbelievers dislike it. [40:14] 

All that was asked of them was to worship GOD, devoting the religion absolutely to Him alone, observe the contact prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat). Such is the perfect religion. [98:5] 

This is only a small fraction of the ways God puts this commandment to us. As you read your Quran, look for all the different statements concerning worshiping God. It’s truly amazing. He even tells us what to say:

Say, “I have been commanded to worship GOD, devoting the religion absolutely to Him alone. [39:11] 

Say, “GOD is the only One I worship, devoting my religion absolutely to Him alone. [39:14] 

Say, “O people, if you have any doubt regarding my religion, I do not worship what you worship beside GOD. I worship GOD alone; the One who will terminate your lives.
I am commanded to be a believer.”  [10:104] 

Say, “O you disbelievers. I do not worship what you worship. Nor do you worship what I worship. Nor will I ever worship what you worship. Nor will you ever worship what I worship. To you is your religion, and to me is my religion.” [109:1-6] 

So there’s no way we can ever say that we missed this one. We need to take the message to heart and be appreciative of God’s blessing that He gives us all these chances and all these ways to understand what He’s telling us:

GOD: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great. [2:255]