allah is the one & only god

one night
you will breathe out
the most silent ‘alhamdulillah’
into the wind,

almost voiceless
yet loud enough

for even
the furthest of nightingales
to listen
and sing its praise
all along.

this night i promise
you would hear
from the entire world
only that

and understand
that each voice
had always been
encompassed by Him.
—  ibtasem // الحمد لله - “All praise to Allah”

“Truly I am Allah; there is no God but I; therefore serve Me” (20.14)
Allah is the most sacred Name that indicates the Being most High, His Oneness and His Godly attributes.
“Say: ‘He is Allah, One, the Everlasting refuge, who has not begotten and has not been begotten, and to whom there is no equal’” (112:1-4)

“And call not upon another God with Allah, there is no God but he. All things perish, except Himself” (28.88)

Things only exist by His will as He tells us in the Quran; “When We decree a thing, We need only say: "Be” and it is" (16.40)

He supervises all of our affairs “Surely your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the Earth in six days, then ascended His throne, ordaining all things,”(10.3),….. and to Him they shall return"

“And He is Allah: There is no god but He. To Him be praise, at the first and at the last: for Him is the Command, and to Him shall ye (all) be brought back.” (28.70)

While other names are attributes, 'Allah’ is the name for God that has never been given to any other being in Islam or Jahiliyyah (pre-islamic times).

Do you want to experience the Glory of Allah? Worship and Bow down to Him Only!

O God,

You are my only trust
in every calamity,

You are my only hope 
in every hardship.

You are the only promise 
in anxiety and distress; 

in which the hearts become weak
and human actions become feeble,

in which one is deserted
and forsaken
by his friends.

[Ar-Rahman/The Most Merciful]

This is one of the reoccurring names of Allah in the Quran as mercy is a dominant attribute of Allah. Rahman is a special intensive form derived from Rahma (mercy). In human beings, Rahma means ‘tenderness of the heart’. Yet, when attributed to Allah it means 'granting blessings and warding off evil, through grace and beneficence’. For this reason, Rahman, like the name Allah, is not applied to any but God. While keeping in mind of this amazing name of Allah, we should take it as a reminder to ourselves to be kind to other human beings. It is in our own interest to do only that which the Most Merciful One has guided us. The following prophetic supplication brings out the centrality of this divine name:
“Oh Lord! Reliever of worry, Remover of anxiety, responder to the call of those under duress, the Merciful and the Mercy-Giver in this world and the Hereafter. It is You Who will have mercy on me in a way that frees me from seeking mercy from anyone besides you” (al-Hākim)

Allah’s mercy in this world is general; given to the believer and the unbeliever. He provides for them and gives them health and what they ask for. “We bestow Our mercy on whoever We will, and shall never deny the righteous their reward” ﴾‬12.56‎﴿‬ “Allah created one hundred mercies, given He put one of them among His creatures by which they love one another, and Allah had the other ninety nine” [Al Bukhari]
We must always ask for Allah’s mercy and grace, and call Him by ‎this name: our deeds by themselves do not qualify us to go to paradise.
Also we ought to begin any important action with “In the name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate.” ﴾‬1.1‎﴿‬ ‘Our Lord! We have believed, so forgive us, and have mercy on us, for You are the Best of the merciful.’ ‎﴾‬23.109‎﴿‬
Have compassion for all of Allah’s creatures.

Since there is only One God, and humankind are one species, the religion which God has ordained for human beings is one. He did not prescribe one religion for the Jews, another for Indians, yet another for Europeans, etc. Human spiritual and social needs are uniform and human nature has not changed since the first man and woman were created. Consequently, no other religion is acceptable to God besides Islaam, as He clearly states in chapter Aal ‘Imraan of the final revelation: “Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam..” (Soorah Aal 'Imraan, 3:19) Dr Bilal

I encourage all Muslims to learn about the topic of “Tawheed” in Islam, which is the concept of the Oneness of Allah swt and all the ways that belief manifests in our conception of God and our religion. I see a lot of people casually making remarks or acting in ways that contradict this belief, but it’s out of ignorance to what exactly God’s Oneness entails and how we should respect that. Tawheed is the foundational belief of our religion and it will only enrich our spiritual understanding to learn more about this concept <3 There are 3 categories: 

  • Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of Divine Lordship)
  • Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah (Oneness of Divinity) (Also called Tawheed al-‘Ibaadah [oneness of worship]) 
  • Tawheed al-Asma’ wa’l-Sifaat (Oneness of the Divine Names and Attributes). 
Just a thought

Here is one of the most common misunderstandings I see in people who are considering reverting to Islam:

Islam was completed in 23 years. Allah sent the Qur'an part by part and over time…one of the wisdoms behind this was that Allah wanted to change the society slowly. That is why dramatic rules such as forbidding alcohol and wearing hijab came in Madinah time which is after 13+ years of Prophecy. Most companions of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) did not know all the rules of islam at the beginning. They accepted that there is only one God and Prophet Mohammad is the final prophet. Learning the rules and practicing came after. I see most people think that you have to know everything in order to take shahadah which was not the case during Prophet’s time. Taking shahadah and learning along the way was the correct way. You cant know everything about islam and you cant digest it at once…Going slowly is crucial. However, going slowly does not mean postponing the shahadah. You believe in the shahadah, say it and learn and then start practicing.

Here is a point that might help you:

When Qur'an mentions the believers, it says:

“those who believe and do good, righteous deeds” (Asr 3)

Allah never just says: THOSE WHO BELIEVE…

Always adds after “And DO GOOD and RIGHTEOUS DEEEDS

But look at the order tho:

First Belief
Then Good deeds

This shows us that one HAS to first establish the belief and then worry about doing good deeds as salah, not sinning etc.

Here is the question for you:

Do you believe there is only one God and Prophet Mohammad is the final prophet?

If the answer to this question is YES, it mean your heart is ready to say the shahadah.

And Allah knows best

anonymous asked:

This is not meant to be hostile. I am an atheist and want to learn Arabic. Do you know of any blogs without overtly religious content for learning Arabic? Some things, like sayings, are inevitably religious (like ilhandulillah or salaam alaikum) but I would prefer a lack of religion outside of that.

Not hostile at all! However, words like “Alhamdulillah” and “Salam alykum” although they do come from Islam, don’t have much of a religious basis. “all praise to God” not only refers to any God (since Allah just means God and not just the one Muslims believe in) but its just an expression that comes out of your mouth when you’re happy. Also, its difficult to learn Arabic without learning about Arab culture, which is largely (but not completely) influenced by Islam. Similarly, you wouldn’t be able to learn Hebrew without knowing at least a little about Jewish people and their religion and culture. With all that in mind, mufradaat and arabicashits are good blogs for vocabulary. I really like warag-3nb because the poetry is so amazing and its just easy enough to understand but just difficult enough for a challenge. wonderful-language-sounds is learning Russian but tends to post about Arabic quite a bit. I’m currently v tired so this is just off the top of my head. If I find anymore, ill let you guys know. One thing I find useful is just following Arabic speaking bloggers or Arabs and you get a ton of slang words and general expressions and phrases. Happy learning ❤

To All Those Non-Hijabis -

To all those girls out there who don’t wear hijab….you are no less Muslim than anyone else out there. Do NOT let anyone in this ummah tell you anything else. You have Allah, you worship Him, and that makes you equal.

To anyone who judges a Non-Hijabi….how dare you. We have no rights to judge one another. Only God knows the reason and intention of another. Do not make someone feel less just so you can feel more.

Imam al-Baqir [a] said,

“When Allah annihilates this creation and destroys this universe;
and settles the folks of Paradise in Paradise
and sends the people of Hell to Hell;
He will change this universe into a new universe,
and will bring about fresh creation without male and female;
who will worship Him and His oneness.
He will create for them another Earth,
which they will inhabit,
and create another sky,
which will shade them.

Do you think that Allah has created only this Earth, and He has not created any other creation? On the contrary, by God, Allah has created one million worlds and one million Adams and you are from the last worlds and the last Adams.”

التوحيد والخصال : عن أبيه ، عن سعد بن عبدالله ، عن محمد بن عيسى عن الحسن بن محبوب ، عن عمرو بن شمر ، عن جابر بن يزيد ، قال : سألت أبا جعفر عليه السلام عن قول الله عزوجل ( أفعيينا بالخلق الاول بل هم في لبس من خلق جديد ) فقال : يا جابر ، تأويل ذلك أن الله عزوجل إذا أفنى هذا الخلق وهذا العالم وسكن أهل الجنة الجنة ، وأهل النار النار ، جدد الله عزوجل عالما غير هذا العالم ، وجدد عالما من غير فحولة ولا إناث يعبدونه ويوحدونه ويخلق لهم أرضا غير هذه الارض تحملهم ، وسماء غير هذه السماء تظلهم ، لعلك ترى أن الله عزوجل إنما خلق هذا العالم الواحد ! أو ترى أن الله عزوجل لم يخلق بشرا غيركم ؟ ! بلى والله ، لقد خلق الله تبارك وتعالى ألف ألف عالم ، وألف ألف آدم ، وأنت في آخر تلك العوالم واولئك الآدميين


“And God has made for you from yourselves mates…” (Quran 16:72)

Reflection: The existence of two genders, created to instinctively unite in marriage and produce families from which both benefit and happiness is derived, is described as a Sign of God’s immanence for people of deep reflection. Not only do our spouses and children enrich our lives and experiences, but they are the means by which humanity is untiringly regenerated on this planet, under its Creator’s watchful care. Moreover, marriage is the mechanism through which societies and civilisations are moulded, customs and cultures are passed, and love and mercy is fostered between former strangers. “And [He] made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best: will they then believe in vain things, and be ungrateful for God’s favours?” (Quran 16:72).

Whenever someone puts his knowledge into practice, it becomes a doorway between him and Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He), through which his heart enters into His presence. As for you, O learned one, you are preoccupied with idle gossip and accumulating wealth, instead of putting your knowledge into practice, so you will surely possess only the outer form of it, without the inner content.

Shaykh Abd Al Qadir Al Jilani (may God be pleased with him)

[The Sublime Revelation, Thirteenth Discourse]

When Fatima passed away, Amir al-Mu’minin Ali buried her secretly, camouflaged her grave site. He then stood up facing the grave of the Messenger of Allah and said: “O the Messenger of Allah, may He grant you blessings on behalf of me on the behalf of your daughter who is visiting you, who will pass this night in the soil in your location, and who Allah chose to join you the fastest. O the Messenger of Allah, of my patience has reached to the brims, and I miss so much your chosen one (daughter), and my self-control is banished for the departure of the leader of the ladies of the worlds. The only solace for me is to follow your tradition and be mournful for your own departure from us. A little while ago, I placed you in your grave and your spirit left your body between my own throat and chest. Yes, in the book of Allah (for me) there is the best form to express acceptance of Allah’s decision: “To God we belong and to Him we shall all return” (2:156). The trust is returned and the commit is recalled and al-Zahra is taken away from us. How sad, O the Messenger of Allah, the green skies and the dusty earth seem to us. My sadness has become perpetual and my nights have become sleepless. There is an anxiety that will not relieve my heart until Allah will choose for me the dwelling like that where you are. I have a heart bleeding sorrow and a restless anxiety.

How quickly the separation took place? To Allah I raise my complaint and your own daughter will explain to you how your Ummah succeeded in committing injustice against her. You may ask her questions and find information about the case from her. How great was the sorrow that she will find a place and an ear to express to. She would say Allah will judge because He is the best judge. I offer my prayer to Allah to grant you blessings as a note of farewell, but not because of disappointment and despair. If I return, it is not that I have become tired, and if I stand up, it will not be because of pessimism in the promise of Allah to those who exercise patience. Indeed, to exercise patience is more safe and fruitful. Had it not been for the mischief of the enemies, I would have turned this place into a place of worship and would have kept my worship continuous and would cry like the mothers for the death of their son, for the great loss. In the sight of Allah, your daughter is buried secretly, her rights are taken away unjustly, her inheritance is withheld for no valid reason. It all has happen just after you left and your memories are still fresh. To Allah, O the Messenger of Allah, we complain and from you, O the Messenger of Allah, we seek condolences. May Allah grant blessings to you and to her. May the peace and happiness of Allah be with you.

—  Al-Kafi Ch. 114, h 3