Unity or Oneness of ALLAH

  • Belief in the Unity and Oneness of Allah-Tauhid is the first and main principle of the Islamic faith. It means that Allah is the Supreme Begin, the Creator, Sustainer and Master of the universe, the highest authority and hence exclusively worthy of worship. The first Surah of the Holy Quran begins with the words:

    "Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds" (1:2)

    Tauhid is the belief in Allah with all His powers. Allah is All-knowing, All-wise, and All-powerful. He has no parents or son. He has no partners of any sort in His attributes, power, work and dominion. The Quran says:

    "Say, praise be to Allah, Who begets no son and has no partner in (His) dominion..." (17:11)

    And also: "....... No son has He begotten, nor has He a partner in His dominion...." (25:2)

    Islam emphatically proclaims that Allah, the Creator is not bound by any of the limitations of human beings or of anything else He has created. He has no body, nor form, no physical attributes, nor characteristics. He is the Originator and Fashioner of the universe with its vast and perfect system, the One Who sustains it and keeps it functioning according to His laws and plans.

    Allah is beyond anything which the mind or senses of man can grasp or comprehend or imagine. He is above having any similarity to any of His creations for He alone is the Creator and everything else is created by Him. He alone is Divine and no other human being or any other creature can share His Divinity or His unique attributes.

    The vast universe with its flawless system clearly indicates that there is one Creator and one Controller. The sun, the moon, the galaxy and the whole universe obey the laws of the Supreme Authority. There is complete harmony and everything is set perfectly in the system. There is no flaw and no need for improvement in it. Had there been more than a Creator and Controller, there would have been chaos and confusion as the Quran says:

    "If there were in the heavens and the earth other gods besides Allah, there would have been confusion in both......" (21:22)

    But there is no conflict and disorder in the universe. This Perfect order and combination is the proof of the presence of one powerful Creator and Regulator.

    Allah has created everything in the earth and heavens for the service of mankind. When a person surrenders himself to Allah's commands, he gains superiority over all other creatures in the universe.

    Tauhid shapes and regulates the entire course of a Muslim's life. A believer in Tauhid is sure that Allah knows and sees everything, so he is restrained from committing a sin either secretly or in the darkness of the night because of his firm conviction that Allah sees everything all the time.

    A person who truly and whole heartedly believes that Allah alone is the Master of the universe, the sole Authority and Law-giver and he himself is a humble servant before Him, will not obey or give his devotion or allegiance to other deities besides Allah. He would reject them all and submit himself to Allah alone and strive with all his might and energies against serving any deities other than Allah.