Dear Allah-fearing People,
Allah is the most important, the essence of the Holy Religions and has sent 124.000 Prophets (peace be upon all of them) to guide the humans to the right path.Right path can't be found without the help of Allah. "He guides whoever He wants."We, muslims, believe that there is no god but Allah and this is the heart of our faith.
In Nahjul Balagha, Imam Ali gives an example when he talks about the Unity of Allah:
"Remember, my son, had there been any other god, besides the One, he would have also sent his messengers and prophets and they would have pointed out to mankind the domain and glory of this second god, and you would have also seen them. But no such incident ever took place. He is One Allah whom we should all recognize and worship. He has explained Himself. Nobody is a partner to Him in His Domain, Might and Glory. He is Eternal, has always been and shall always be. He existed even before the Universe came into being but there is no beginning to His Existence. He shall remain when every other thing shall vanish, and there shall be no end to His Existence. His Glory and His Existence is so supreme, pre-eminent, transcendent, incomparable and excellent that it is beyond the grasp of intellects. No one can understand or visualize Him."
The best thing for a human is to ask the guidance of Allah, we can see this in one of the letters
of Imam Ali (p) to his son:
"The best thing for you to do is to seek guidance of One who has created you, Who maintains and nourishes you, Who has given you a balanced mind and a normally working body. Your invocations should be reserved for Him only, your requests and solicitations should be alone to Him and you should only be afraid of Him".
Imam Ali (p) also tells his son:
"My dear son! carefully and very carefully remember these sayings of mine. The Lord who is the Master of death is also the Master of life. The Creator is the Annihilator. And the One who annihilates has the power to bring everything back again to existence. The One who sends calamities has also the power to protect you from them.
Remember that this world is working under the laws ordained by Him, and it consists of assemblage and aggregation of actions and reactions, causes and effects, calamities and reverses, pains and pleasures and rewards and punishments, but this is not all which the picture depicts, there are things in it which are beyond our ken, things which we do not and cannot know and things which cannot be foreseen and foretold, for example the rewards and punishments on the Day of Judgement."
Allah says in the Quran:
"So make obeisance to Allah and serve (Him)". 53:62.
It is evident that Allah wants the Humans to serve Him and this is His order. We have to obey Him as He is the only Creator and have power over all things.As it is obvious that without knowing Allah, his uniqueness, his all-mightiness nobodycan prosper and as Allah is the key of prosperity, then we should learn Him, his attributes, his orders, everything about him.
Just for the sake of the Compassionate and the Merciful Allah, we have prepared this Encyclopedia so that people from all over the world and of all religions can read it and benefit from it and prosper. This is our wish and hope.
We have extracted some parts directly from the most reliable books in Islamic World and put them in the encyclopedia without changing them. Our aim was just to compile necessary and enough information about Allah for a person to be satisfied with. We believe we have succedded to do that and we also believe that this Encyclopediacontains enough information for a person who wants to learn Allah and be guided by Him.
May Allah guide you to His Righteous Path, to the path of Muhammad, the Last Prophet (pbuh&hf)and his Divinely Guided Successors (pbut).
May Allah help us all.