What Quran teaches us about God, how to do good, and how to stay away from Evil.
Who is God based on Quran;
God is describing himself in Quran as follows:
God named himself Allah in Arabic language, and no one dare to name himself "Allah" over history other than Allah.
Allah has 99 names or attributes, where each one of them give God on adjective, each one has been mentioned in Quran in so many places.
|S.No||Name of Allah||Name of Allah in Arabic||Meaning|
|1||Ar Rahman||الرحمن||The Most Gracious|
|2||Ar Raheem||الرحيم||The Most Merciful|
|3||Al Malik||الملك||The King|
|4||Al Quddus||القدوس||The Most Holy|
|5||As Salam||السلام||The Ultimate Provider of Peace|
|6||Al Mu'min||المؤمن||The Guardian of Faith|
|7||Al Muhaymin||المهيمن||The Guardian, the Preserver|
|8||Al Aziz||العزيز||The Almighty, the Self Sufficient|
|9||Al Jabbaar||الجبار||The Compeller|
|10||Al Mutakabbir||الْمُتَكَبِّرُ||The Dominant one|
|11||Al Khaaliq||الخالق||The Creator|
|12||Al Baari||البارئ||The Maker|
|13||Al Musawwir||المصور||The Fashioner of Forms|
|14||Al Ghaffaar||الغفار||The Ever-Forgiving|
|15||Al Qahhaar||القهار||The All Subduer|
|16||Al Wahhaab||الوهاب||The Bestower|
|17||Ar Razzaaq||الرزاق||The Ever-Providing, The Sustainer|
|18||Al Fattaah||الفتاح||The Ultimate Judge, The Opener of All Portals, the Victory Giver|
|19||Al Alim||العليم||The All-Knowing, the Omniscient|
|20||Al Qaabidh||القابض||The Restrainer, the Straightener|
|21||Al Baasit||الباسط||The Expander, the Munificent|
|22||Al Khaafidh||الخافض||The Abaser, The Demeanor|
|23||Ar Raafi'||الرافع||The Exalter|
|24||Al Mu'izz||المعز||The Giver of Honour|
|25||Al Mudil||المذل||The Giver of Dishonor|
|26||As Sami'||السميع||The All-Hearing|
|27||Al Basir||البصير||The All-Seeing|
|28||Al Hakam||الحكم||The Judge, the Ultimate Arbiter|
|29||Al 'Adl||العدل||The Utterly Just|
|30||Al Latif||اللطيف||The Kind|
|31||Al Khabir||الخبير||The All-Aware|
|32||Al Halim||الحليم||The Forbearer, The Indulgent|
|33||Al-‘Azeemu||العظيم||The Magnificent, the Infinite|
|34||Al Ghafur||الغفور||The All-Forgiving|
|35||Ash Shakur||الشكور||The Grateful|
|36||Al Ali||العلي||The Sublimely Exalted|
|37||Al Kabir||الكبير||The Great|
|38||Al Hafidh||الحفيظ||The Preserver, The Protector|
|39||Al Muqit||المقيت||The Nourisher|
|40||Al Hasib||الحسيب||The Reckoner|
|41||Al Jalil||الجليل||The Majestic|
|42||Al Karim||الكريم||The Bountiful, the Generous|
|43||Ar Raqib||الرقيب||The Watchful|
|44||Al Mujib||المجيب||The Responsive, the Answerer|
|45||Al Wasi'||الواسع||The Vast, the All Encompassing|
|46||Al Hakim||الحكيم||The Wise|
|47||Al Wadud||الودود||The Loving, the Kind One|
|48||Al Majid||المجيد||The All Glorious|
|49||Al Ba'ith||الباعث||The Raiser of the Dead|
|50||Ash Shaheed||الشهيد||The Witness|
|51||Al Haqq||الحق||The Truth, the Real|
|52||Al Wakil||الوكيل||The Trustee, the Dependable|
|53||Al Qawiyy||القوي||The Strong|
|54||Al Mateen||المتين||The Firm, the Steadfast|
|55||Al Wali||الولي||The Protecting Friend, Patron, and Supporter|
|56||Al Hamidu||الحميد||The All Praise Worthy|
|57||Al Muhsi||المحصي||The Accounter, The Numberer of All|
|58||Al Mubdi||المبدئ||The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of all|
|59||Al Mu'id||المعيد||The Reinstater Who Brings Back All|
|60||Al Muhyi||المحيي||The Giver of Life|
|61||Al Mumit||المميت||The Bringer of Death, the Destroyer|
|62||Al Hayy||الحي||The Ever Living|
|63||Al Qayyum||القيوم||The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All|
|64||Al Waajid||الواجد||The Perceiver, the Finder, the Unfailing|
|65||Al Maajid||الماجد||The Illustrious, the Magnificent|
|66||Al Waahid||الواحد||The One, the All Inclusive, the Indivisible|
|67||Al Ahad||الاحد||The One, the Indivisible|
|68||As Samad||الصمد||The Everlasting,The Eternal Refuge|
|69||Al Qaadir||القادر||The All-Capable, The Most Able, The Most Powerful|
|70||Al Muqtadir||المقتدر||The All Determiner, the Dominant|
|71||Al Muqaddim||المقدم||The Expediter, He who brings forward|
|72||Al Mu'akhkhir||المؤخر||The Delayer, He who brings backwards|
|73||Al Awwal||الأول||The First|
|74||Al Aakhir||الآخر||The Last|
|75||Az Dhaahir||الظاهر||The Manifest; the All Victorious|
|76||Al Baatin||الباطن||The Hidden; the All Encompassing|
|77||Al Waali||الوالي||The Patron|
|78||Al Muta'ali||المتعالي||The Self Exalted|
|79||Al Barr||البر||The Most Kind and Righteous|
|80||At Tawwaab||التواب||The Ever-Pardoning, Ever Relenting|
|81||Al Muntaqim||المنتقم||The Avenger|
|82||Al 'Afuww||العفو||The Pardoner, The Forgiver|
|83||Ar Ra'uf||الرؤوف||The Clement, The Compassionate, The All-Pitying|
|84||Malik Al Mulk||مالك الملك||The Owner of All Sovereignty|
|85||Dhual Jalal wa Al Ikram||ذو الجلال و الإكرام||The Lord of Majesty and Generosity|
|86||Al Muqsit||المقسط||The Equitable, the Requiter|
|87||Al Jaami'||الجامع||The Gatherer, the Unifier|
|88||Al Ghani||الغني||The All Rich, the Independent|
|89||Al Mughni||المغني||The Enricher, the Emancipator|
|90||Al Mani'||المانع||The Withholder, the Shielder, the Defender|
|91||Ad Dharr||الضآر||The Distresser|
|92||An Nafi'||النافع||The Propitious, the Benefactor|
|93||An Nur||النور||The Light|
|94||Al Hadi||الهادي||The Guide|
|95||Al Badi'i||البديع||Incomparable, the Originator|
|96||Al Baaqi||الباقي||The Ever Enduring and Immutable|
|97||Al Waarith||الوارث||The Heir, the Inheritor of All|
|98||Ar Rashid||الرشيد||The Guide, Infallible Teacher, and Knower|
|99||As Saboor||الصبور||The Forbearing, The Patient|
Let us have one of the names to elaborate about, so you know what these names actually means:
The Story of Gary, and Allah name Al kabir, The biggest or the Great.
At one time, a salesperson called me in a Monday morning, I was very busy going through my emails.
The guy said; Hay good morning this is Gary from New Horizon, today we are launching a new product specially tailored for ISP's, can I please talk to the owner of the business.
I said: I am the owner of the business, but I am very busy now, can you call us some other time please.
Gary: Are you the owner of the business?
I said: No, the owner of business is God.
Gary: Yes off course God owns everything, do you want to know how I envision God?
I said: OK.
Gary: I envision God like an Old Old man with a long white beard and I love him so much.
I said: I said do you want to know how I envision God?
I said: Where are you calling me from?
Gary: Santa Clara.
I said: Where is Santa Clara?
Gary: In California.
I asked: Where is California?
Gary: California is in America, and America is on Earth.
I said: The earth is in our Galaxy, and our galaxy is one of the millions of other galaxies in our universe, and our universe according to What Nasa showed us that every minute our universe is expanding.
I asked: How do you compare yourself to all that universe?
I said: God told us in the Quran, that there are seven skies, the closest one to us is the lowest sky, which is the one that has everything in it made of Atoms, and physical structures that we can see and touch, the second sky contains the first sky, and the first sky compared to the second is like a ring thrown in a desert, and here I want you to imagine the first sky like a huge sphere in the middle of the second sky, basically it will be a very small dot in the middle of the second sky, which is the larger sphere, and the third sky is likewise, the fourth sky is likewise, and so forth to the seventh sky, the sevenths sky is likewise compared to the chair of God.
Gary: Wait does God has a chair?
I answered: Yes, it is not the kind of chair that we know, which is meant to be if you get tired then you sit on it to relax, God never gets tired and he does not need that kind of chairs. The chair of God physically is available but we don't know how does it look, It means, however, the control of God over his creation, the chair that kings sits on, it doesn't mean literally the physical chair it means the control of that King or ruler.
So we will substitute the word chair with the word control, the full control of the seven skies and whatever in them compared to the full control of all what God has created, is like a ring compared to a desert. Then the chair of God compared to the throne of God is likewise.
Gary: What is the throne?
I answered: When you go to any king office, like the White House for example although we don't have kings that controls us in the US, however usually you get into a huge building that is well designed and once you get in the door, there will be a huge hall, with a carpet that extends from the door all the way to the chair of the king, usually it is a very long distance, with all the guards and both sides and the high ceiling, with all the decorations, and lighting on the side walls. As you start to walk to the chair of the king wither he is setting on it or not, you feel the respect and the admiration for the king. Without any comparison between this earthly King and God, I just wanted to give you the definition of what a throne is, the throne is that building where the chair of the king is.
So If God is the creator of all that and he has created even bigger than this creation, which is the Angels that are holding the throne of God, and other creations that we never knew about.
Do you think that God is bigger all smaller than this creation?
Gary: Of course bigger, beyond my comprehension. Man forget what I told you about my God, I believe in your God.
I said: All that I told you about is one attribute of 99 attributes that God has mentioned in the Quran, and this Attribute is the biggest, Alkabir in Arabic language.
God is one, means strength, uniqueness, power beyond our comprehension:
Surah (112) in Quran, God Says:
Say He Allah (God) is One, Allah is the source of everything, Never gave birth, Never was born, Never anyone had been equivalent to him.
When we say this company is a one-man show, it means a negative thing, it means this company is not reliable, it means it is limited in its capacity, might be only available when the owner is there, and so forth.
loneliness means weakness in our mind when you want to do big things you need help from others.
That does not apply to God, God alone has full control over everything he created.
At one time I was setting in Starbucks with one of my friends, and he was knocking on the table that we were sitting on, and he was asking me if the atoms majority is empty space how come this table is so hard and my hand does not go through it?
I said why you are the scientist?
He said when we look at the atom structure, we find that the nucleus is in the middle of the atom, surrounded by the electrons that go around it with light speed. He said I want you to imagine the nucleus like an aspirin pill in the middle of a football playground and the electrons like another aspirin pills that rotate around this football playground. This is the real size comparison, between the atom size and the components that form it. So basically the majority of the atom is empty space, and the only thing that holds it together is the energy that these electrons which makes them go fast with the speed of light, and the energy the nucleus has to keep the electrons in their orbits. This huge amount of energy when the scientists tried to split the atom, this huge every got unleashed and the outcome was uncontrollable energy, which is called the atomic energy.
So basically this table is nothing but energy, and everything that you look at in this existence is called atomic structures, are nothing but energy in its majority, the mass of the atoms to the size of the atoms is insignificant.
What does that mean, God is the source of energy for every creation, not only that the relationships between all these creations is another totally different thing, the rules that God has designed for the Water, the Air, the Earth, the gravity, animals, humans, blood in the veins, ... etc. all goes by his rules and limitations, who can control all that every second?
If you hire the largest company in the world, they will not be able to control one human body, let alone the creation of God.
God is controlling all that by himself, alone, now one means pride, power, extreme management, extreme intelligence, extreme resources, One to God is different than one to us.
How to do good?
What is the definition of good:
It is already defined in ourselves by the instinct that God has implanted in us, and if I start to list good things it will be an insult for the reader, because it all known by all of us what is good and what is evil. What we need is how to do good?
So let me start with the first good thing that we all need to have, which is purity and being clean:
God is teaching us in Quran that before we meet him:
O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salât (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles. If you are in a state of Janâba (i.e. had a sexual discharge), purify yourself (bathe your whole body). But if you are ill or on a journey or any of you comes from answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (i.e. sexual intercourse) and you find no water, then perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allâh does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favour on you that you may be thankful.(6)
The sixth verse in chapter 5 Surat Almaeda.(the feast)
I cannot go meet anyone on this planet unless I clean my self up so that I will smell good and look good, but the internals that the other party does not see, I don't really care for. like if I went to the call of nature, wither I still have residuals of filth in my underwear or not, wither I have a lot of hair hidden under my clothing, that is full of filth that I cannot see.
God sees what normal people cannot see, that is why he asked us to be clean inside out, we need to have our inside hair always clean shaved or removed, when we go to the bathroom, we have to wash with water after the call of nature, when urinating we need to make sure that there are no splashes that came to our clothing or our body, and clean with water. If water is not available then make sure no residuals or drips clean at least three times with papers, and make sure your clothes did not touch any of the urine of any surface that could have had impurities.
We are meeting God five times a day every day, we have to be clean up to his standards, not ours, which will keep us healthy and clean at all times.
This was just one example of cleaning ourselves and our clothing to meet God.
It is a good thing to be clean, but how to be clean is another different story, God has to teach us how.
Quran teaches us how to do all the good things, of how to :
Be generous, be kind, be patient, be a truth teller, be honest, be trustworthy, be polite, ... so many other aspects that Quran teaches us, in the aspects of our life.
I invite you to read Quran, to learn how to do all these good things and more.
Quran teaches us, How to stay away from Evil?
Again we already know what is evil, by instinct we don't need to define what is evil, what we need is how to stay away from Evil.
Just few examples from Surat Al Isra of don't do:
( 31 ) And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin.
( 32 ) And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way.
( 33 ) And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except by right. And whoever is killed unjustly - We have given his heir authority, but let him not exceed limits in [the matter of] taking life. Indeed, he has been supported [by the law].
( 34 ) And do not approach the property of an orphan, except in the way that is best, until he reaches maturity. And fulfill [every] commitment. Indeed, the commitment is ever [that about which one will be] questioned.
( 35 ) And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with an even balance. That is the best [way] and best in result.
( 36 ) And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart - about all those [one] will be questioned.
( 37 ) And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height.
( 38 ) All that - its evil is ever, in the sight of your Lord, detested.
Likewise, God is teaching us to stay away from Evil, you will find so many wonderful instructions that you cannot find anywhere else other than in Quran.
Casino 통영 출장안마 City is among the New 속초 출장마사지 York City's most exciting, legal, 시흥 출장안마 There is a 제천 출장샵 Casino app available at the most popular 강릉 출장안마 New York City, including New York