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.NoName of AllahName of Allah in ArabicMeaning
1Ar RahmanالرحمنThe Most Gracious
2Ar RaheemالرحيمThe Most Merciful
3Al MalikالملكThe King
4Al QuddusالقدوسThe Most Holy
5As SalamالسلامThe Ultimate Provider of Peace
6Al Mu'minالمؤمنThe Guardian of Faith
7Al MuhayminالمهيمنThe Guardian, the Preserver
8Al AzizالعزيزThe Almighty, the Self Sufficient
9Al JabbaarالجبارThe Compeller
10Al MutakabbirالْمُتَكَبِّرُThe Dominant one
11Al KhaaliqالخالقThe Creator
12Al BaariالبارئThe Maker
13Al MusawwirالمصورThe Fashioner of Forms
14Al GhaffaarالغفارThe Ever-Forgiving
15Al QahhaarالقهارThe All Subduer
16Al WahhaabالوهابThe Bestower
17Ar RazzaaqالرزاقThe Ever-Providing, The Sustainer
18Al FattaahالفتاحThe Ultimate Judge, The Opener of All Portals, the Victory Giver
19Al AlimالعليمThe All-Knowing, the Omniscient
20Al QaabidhالقابضThe Restrainer, the Straightener
21Al BaasitالباسطThe Expander, the Munificent
22Al KhaafidhالخافضThe Abaser, The Demeanor
23Ar Raafi'الرافعThe Exalter
24Al Mu'izzالمعزThe Giver of Honour
25Al MudilالمذلThe Giver of Dishonor
26As Sami'السميعThe All-Hearing
27Al BasirالبصيرThe All-Seeing
28Al HakamالحكمThe Judge, the Ultimate Arbiter
29Al 'AdlالعدلThe Utterly Just
30Al LatifاللطيفThe Kind
31Al KhabirالخبيرThe All-Aware
32Al HalimالحليمThe Forbearer, The Indulgent
33Al-‘AzeemuالعظيمThe Magnificent, the Infinite
34Al GhafurالغفورThe All-Forgiving
35Ash ShakurالشكورThe Grateful
36Al AliالعليThe Sublimely Exalted
37Al KabirالكبيرThe Great
38Al HafidhالحفيظThe Preserver, The Protector
39Al MuqitالمقيتThe Nourisher
40Al HasibالحسيبThe Reckoner
41Al JalilالجليلThe Majestic
42Al KarimالكريمThe Bountiful, the Generous
43Ar RaqibالرقيبThe Watchful
44Al MujibالمجيبThe Responsive, the Answerer
45Al Wasi'الواسعThe Vast, the All Encompassing
46Al HakimالحكيمThe Wise
47Al WadudالودودThe Loving, the Kind One
48Al MajidالمجيدThe All Glorious
49Al Ba'ithالباعثThe Raiser of the Dead
50Ash ShaheedالشهيدThe Witness
51Al HaqqالحقThe Truth, the Real
52Al WakilالوكيلThe Trustee, the Dependable
53Al QawiyyالقويThe Strong
54Al MateenالمتينThe Firm, the Steadfast
55Al WaliالوليThe Protecting Friend, Patron, and Supporter
56Al HamiduالحميدThe All Praise Worthy
57Al MuhsiالمحصيThe Accounter, The Numberer of All
58Al MubdiالمبدئThe Producer, Originator, and Initiator of all
59Al Mu'idالمعيدThe Reinstater Who Brings Back All
60Al MuhyiالمحييThe Giver of Life
61Al MumitالمميتThe Bringer of Death, the Destroyer
62Al HayyالحيThe Ever Living
63Al QayyumالقيومThe Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
64Al WaajidالواجدThe Perceiver, the Finder, the Unfailing
65Al MaajidالماجدThe Illustrious, the Magnificent
66Al WaahidالواحدThe One, the All Inclusive, the Indivisible
67Al AhadالاحدThe One, the Indivisible
68As SamadالصمدThe Everlasting,The Eternal Refuge
69Al QaadirالقادرThe All-Capable, The Most Able, The Most Powerful
70Al MuqtadirالمقتدرThe All Determiner, the Dominant
71Al MuqaddimالمقدمThe Expediter, He who brings forward
72Al Mu'akhkhirالمؤخرThe Delayer, He who brings backwards
73Al AwwalالأولThe First
74Al AakhirالآخرThe Last
75Az DhaahirالظاهرThe Manifest; the All Victorious
76Al BaatinالباطنThe Hidden; the All Encompassing
77Al WaaliالواليThe Patron
78Al Muta'aliالمتعاليThe Self Exalted
79Al BarrالبرThe Most Kind and Righteous
80At TawwaabالتوابThe Ever-Pardoning, Ever Relenting
81Al MuntaqimالمنتقمThe Avenger
82Al 'AfuwwالعفوThe Pardoner, The Forgiver
83Ar Ra'ufالرؤوفThe Clement, The Compassionate, The All-Pitying
84Malik Al Mulkمالك الملكThe Owner of All Sovereignty
85Dhual Jalal wa Al Ikramذو الجلال و الإكرامThe Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86Al MuqsitالمقسطThe Equitable, the Requiter
87Al Jaami'الجامعThe Gatherer, the Unifier
88Al GhaniالغنيThe All Rich, the Independent
89Al MughniالمغنيThe Enricher, the Emancipator
90Al Mani'المانعThe Withholder, the Shielder, the Defender
91Ad DharrالضآرThe Distresser
92An Nafi'النافعThe Propitious, the Benefactor
93An NurالنورThe Light
94Al HadiالهاديThe Guide
95Al Badi'iالبديعIncomparable, the Originator
96Al BaaqiالباقيThe Ever Enduring and Immutable
97Al WaarithالوارثThe Heir, the Inheritor of All
98Ar RashidالرشيدThe Guide, Infallible Teacher, and Knower
99As SaboorالصبورThe 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?
Gary: Sure

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?
Gary: Insignificant

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.


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