Knowing Allah


Knowing Allah

The first obligation upon mankind is to know Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam means: "May Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad and protect his Muslim nation from what Muhammad fears for them."

Knowing Allah is to know what attributes befit Him, what attributes do not befit Him, and what's permissible to attribute to Him. Allah has the perfect attributes that befits Him, such as Knowledge, Power and Will.
It's impossible that Allah will be attributed with ignorance, weakness, and every attribute that is created, like the attributes of humans.

Allah is the One Who makes creations exist and He is the One who makes creations cease to exist. All the creations are subjugated by His Power. No speck moves except by His Will. He has no manager for the creation with Him and has no partner in Godhood. He's attributed with Life and He is Everlasting.
Al Bukhari related that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said what means: the best deed is to believe in Allah and His Messenger . Knowing the Messenger of Allah is to know what attributes must be attributed to him, what attributes are impossible to be his, and what's permissible to attribute to him. One must believe that Prophet Muhammad was truthful, trustworthy, courageous and intelligent. Moreover, he conveyed all that Allah ordered him to convey. The Prophet is protected from lying, cheating, stupidity, cowardice, or committing blasphemy, or committing enormous sins, or committing the small mean sins before Prophethood and after it. It's permissible to attribute to the Prophet eating, drinking, sleeping and being married, or the like. This holds true for all the Prophets