There is only one God (ALLAH)
Q: Who is Allah?
A: Allah is a proper Noun applied to the only one True God. The one and only true deity. Allah is absolutely One and absolutely Unique, He has no partner, nothing is like Him. He exists by Himself, and He has excellent attributes of perfection. (specific and special qualities which no one possess). Allah has no wife, no son and no father. “ He is Allah beside Whom La illahha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners withHim (verse 23). He is Allah, the Creator the inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Quran 59/23-24).
“Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As-Salat (Prayers) for My Remembrance. (Quran 20/14).
Q: What is the meaning of “No God but Allah”?
A: None is worth to be worshipped except Allah.
Q: How did Allah introduce Himself to mankind?
A: Allah has sent messengers (prophets) to deliver His message to both mankind and jinn. “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).” Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth)” (Quran 16/36).
Q: Who are Prophets?
A: Prophets are Allah’s chosen men (Messengers) sent from time to time with revealed messages that contain guidance for man. There have been a series of Prophets throughout history. The series started with Adam and ended with Mohammed(peace be upon him). Only few prophets are mentioned here, Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim(Abraham), Musa(Moses), and Isa(Jesus the son of Mary) may peace and Blessings be upon them all. These prophets were humans, they ate and slept had wives and children (except Jesus who was not married) Every Messenger is supported by a miraculous sign that his people could not challenge or match.
Q: Suppose there are many gods what’s the problem?
A: “No son (or offspring) did Allah beget, nor is there any ilah (god) along with Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified be Allah above all that they attribute to Him!” (Quran 23/91).
Q: Does Allah sleep?
A: Allah doesn’t sleep nor does He take rest. “Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyum (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists). Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. … and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.” (Quran 2/255 this verse called Ayat-ul-Kursi).
Q: What is Islam?
A: Islam is submission with love to the Will of Allah.
Q: What does Allah want from us? Why He created us, what’s the purpose of our creation?
A: Allah demands that man should worship Him alone, do not associate anyone with Him, and obey Him by following the guidance of His Prophet Mohammed(Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). “And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone). (Quran 51/56).
Q: What is the religion accepted by Allah?
A: ”And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”. (Quran 3/85).
Q: What is Shahada or testimony of Faith ?
A: Shahada means to believe and to say (declare), “ I testify that there is no true deity except Allah, and Muhammed (peace be on him) is His Messenger.”
Q: Is it necessary for a man entering Islam to declare publicly or quietly in his heart?
A: It is obligatory for every person intending to enter Islam, to believe and to say, “ I testify that there is no true deity except Allah, and Muhammed (peace be on him) is His Messenger.” With this simple, important and powerful declaration, a person is considered as muslim.