in one God, Allah in Arabic, constitutes the very foundation of Islam.
There is no deity except Allah. He is indivisible and absolutely
transcendent. God is the Almighty, the Creator and the Sustainer of the
universe, Who is similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him.
The basic message of Islam is that God (Allah in Arabic)
and His creation are distinctly different entities. Neither is Allah His
creation or a part of it, nor is His creation Him or a part of Him. This
might seem obvious, but, man's worship of creation instead of the Creator
is to a large degree based on ignorance of this concept. It is the belief
that the essence of Allah is everywhere in His creation or that His divine
being is or was present in some aspects of His creation, which has
provided justification for the worship of creation, though such worship may
be called the worship of Allah through his creation.
However, the message
of Islam as brought by the prophets of Allah is to worship only Allah and
to avoid the worship of his creation either directly or indirectly.
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Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He
not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto
Him. (Surah 112)
is He, than Whom there is no other god;- Who knows (all things) both secret and open; He,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful. God is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign,
the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver
of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme: Glory to God! (High is He)
above the partners they attribute to Him.
He is God, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or
Colors). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth,
doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. (59:22-24)