By Sami Zaatari
There are many non-Muslims who are interested in finding out who Allah is, what does He do, what does He say and so on. So to make this easy for our non-Muslim friends we will quote several passages from the Quran which tell us about Allah, at the end of the day the Quran is Allah’s speech so it is the best and most accurate source to get your information about the true God since He Himself is speaking to you. So with that let us begin quoting the Quranic passages:
YUSUFALI: Knowest thou not that to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth? And besides Him ye have neither patron nor helper.
So everything belongs to Allah from the heavens to the earth, and that other than Allah you have no other helper, because it is only He who can help and save you.
YUSUFALI: To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: It is He Who gives Life and Death; and He has Power over all things.
So as you see it is Allah who gives life and death, he is in control of everything, and has power over everything you see. And if Allah is the one who controls life and death, then he can very easily bring you back to life after you die.
YUSUFALI: If two parties among the Believers fall into a quarrel, make ye peace between them: but if one of them transgresses beyond bounds against the other, then fight ye (all) against the one that transgresses until it complies with the command of Allah; but if it complies, then make peace between them with justice, and be fair: for Allah loves those who are fair (and just).
Allah loves those who are fair, those who do justice, and those who bring and make peace.
YUSUFALI: ‘And Exalted is the Majesty of our Lord: He has taken neither a wife nor a son.
Allah has no family, he has no wife, nor does he have a son, he is far above such things. He is not in need of such things neither, as we are, and it is a major sin to ascribe such things unto Him.
YUSUFALI: These are the Signs of Allah: We rehearse them to thee in Truth: And Allah means no injustice to any of His creatures.
As you can see Allah does not intend for any injustice towards us, the only injustice that falls upon us is because of our own doing and our sins and mistakes, when you turn away from Allah he will turn away from you and hence you shall falter and will only have yourself to blame.
YUSUFALI: “Verily Allah knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth: and Allah Sees well all that ye do.”
Allah sees everything we do, nothing is hidden from him, nor can anything hide from him, he sees everything, and knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth, things which we do not know nor will we ever know unless he wills it.
YUSUFALI: When those come to thee who believe in Our signs, Say: “Peace be on you: Your Lord hath inscribed for Himself (the rule of) mercy: verily, if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented, and amend (his conduct), lo! He is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allah is the most merciful and most forgiving, he is always ready for your repentance.
YUSUFALI: No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.
Allah’s vision sees all and knows all, but we cannot do the same unto him.
YUSUFALI: Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.
Allah loves the just people, and Allah does not forbid us from dealing kindly and justly with people who do the same to us.
YUSUFALI: And Allah gave them a reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter. For Allah Loveth those who do good.
Allah loves the people who do good, and Allah is the one who shall reward you in the after-life.
YUSUFALI: They ask thee concerning women’s courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.
Allah loves those who always turn to him, and also loves the pure and clean people.
YUSUFALI: “But seek, with the (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on thee, the Home of the Hereafter, nor forget thy portion in this world: but do thou good, as Allah has been good to thee, and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief.”
Allah does not love the mischief makers, such as rapists, thieves, murderers and so on. To love such people is illogical.
YUSUFALI: It is Allah Who sends the Winds, and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread them in the sky as He wills, and break them into fragments, until thou seest rain-drops issue from the midst thereof: then when He has made them reach such of his servants as He wills behold, they do rejoice!-
Allah is the one is control of the earths cycle and so on, he brings the clouds, sends the wind, and brings the rain etc.
YUSUFALI: Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal.
He is the only God, there is no other, not Jesus, not Buddha, or any other false god. Allah is alive, eternal, he does not die like men and animals do.
YUSUFALI: He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases. There is no god but He, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
He is the wise and exalted, he knows all things, and he is the one who creates us in the womb and gives us shape etc.
YUSUFALI: Nay, Allah is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.
Allah is our protector, and he is the best helper of all because no one else can stop him.
YUSUFALI: Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).
There is no God but Allah, he does not sleep nor get tired like we do, no one can intercede on our behalf unless he wills and allows it, hence all power belongs to him. He feels no fatigue or tiredness in preserving and guarding the heavens nor will he ever!
YUSUFALI: Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was the End of those before them,- though they were superior to them in strength? Nor is Allah to be frustrated by anything whatever in the heavens or on earth: for He is All-Knowing. All-Powerful.
Allah is all powerful, and is all knowing, he knows EVERYTHING.
YUSUFALI: If ye reject (Allah), Truly Allah hath no need of you; but He liketh not ingratitude from His servants: if ye are grateful, He is pleased with you. No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. In the end, to your Lord is your Return, when He will tell you the truth of all that ye did (in this life). for He knoweth well all that is in (men’s) hearts.
Allah does not need us, we need him, and he does not like ingratitude from those who he has created. We shall all return to him and he shall tell us everything we did.
YUSUFALI: Yet they ask thee to hasten on the Punishment! But Allah will not fail in His Promise. Verily a Day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.
Just one day with Allah for us would be like a thousand years for us!
I could continue to post many more verses about Allah, but that shall do for now.
And Allah Truly Knows Best!