By Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam
27 May 2020
The Holy Quran provides substantial information on the Attributes of Allah. Allah conveys to mankind His multifaceted Attributes and power through the Holy Quran. Every Attribute mentioned in the Quran is Unique to Him. Each Attribute adds to His glories and greatness and amply clarifies Allah’s Strategy of Creation and Modus operandi of Divine governance. Divine Attributes as mentioned in the Holy Quran are all inseparable from His Essence (Zaat) and perfectly befitting to His Status as RabbulA’lamin. He and only He and none other than He deserves to be adorned with all these divine ornaments having great Scientific and Spiritual Significance. The following Verses of the Holy quran bears a clear testimony to the fact.
Say: “If the ocean were ink (where with to write out) the words of thy Lord, sooner would the ocean be exhausted than would the words of thy Lord, even if we added another ocean like it for its aid.”
“He is the Creator, Evolver, Fashioner and Bestower of Forms. To Him belongs all Beautiful names:
“He is Allah: there is no god but He; the Knower of the unseen and the manifest, He is the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. He is Allah: there is no god but He: the King, the Holy, the All-Peace, the Giver of security, the Overseer, the Most Mighty, the Overpowering the All-Great. Exalted be He from whatever they associate with Him, He is Allah, the Planner, Executer and Fashioner of creation. His are the names most beautiful. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth extols His Glory. He is the Most Mighty, the Most Wise.” (59: 22-24).
Say: “Call upon Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whatever name you call upon Him, (It is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful names. ---“
He creates what He likes:
“Thy Lord does create and Choose as He pleases: no choice have they (in the matter): Glory to Allah! And far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)
He is the Beginner and Repeater of Creation:
“Say: “Of your ‘partners’, can any originate creation and repeat it?”Say: It is Allah Who originates Creation and repeats it: then how are you deluded from the Truth?”
He is Far above human imagination and cannot be represented by anything: Verse: 2:263
“------He cannot be represented by anything. He is far above human imagination. He alone can have Ego. Ego is the Prerogative of Allah and none else can have that. Every description of the Attributes of Allah is of the highest order, unmatched, supreme and unique to Him.”
All Divine attributes as described in the Holy Quran are simply unmatched and Unique. These collectively unify to focus on a Unique Singularity that manifests in the Doctrine of At-Tawhid as divine governing System of physical and spiritual universe. God’s Infinite Variety of Names are manifested in the diversity of nature that includes our complex intertwined material and spiritual life. The unbelievers and Atheist scientists might deny the very existence of God. But it’s an undeniable truth that neither Logical Arguments nor modern science can prove or disprove His Existence. But the Case is different with the Believers and Theist Scientists. Incomprehensible diversity, orderliness and beauty of the nature and Universe and fine tuning of Cosmic Realities towards emergence of life and consciousness on earth as divine signs might trigger uneasiness for the Atheist Scientists but are enough for the Believers and Theist Scientists as conclusive proof of the Existence of God as Ultimate reality. Deepening understanding and realization of the existence of the ultimate reality through observation, meditation and analysis of the causal interrelation of the objective world as manifestations of Divine Attributes certainly strengthens the Knowledge-base of the Faith of the Believers.