Author: Dr. ‘Umar S. Al-Ashqar
Translator: Nasiruddin al Khattab
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House
About the Book: In this first of his eight-volume Islamic Creed Series, Dr. Umar al-Ashqar discusses the mistaken ideas that have crept into Muslim thinking concerning Allah and His attributes, and highlights the fact that the only correct way to understand the verses of the Quran and the hadiths which speak of Allah and His attributes is the way in which they were understood by the first generations of this Ummah (the ‘salaf’).
Dr. al-Ashqar also examines modern concepts, such as the theory of evolution, and proves that they are wrong and false. Following the Quranic injunction to ponder the signs of Allah in the universe, he pays attention to the study of natural phenomena which clearly point to the existence and Oneness of the Almighty Creator. Thus Dr. al-Ashqar affirms the principle which lies at the heart of Islamic faith and practice, namely tawheed (the creed that there is none worthy of worship other than Allah), the Absolute Oneness of the Divine through divine revelation and explicit examples led by the Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him), we are reassured of Allah’s existence and glory. His attributes are clearly described in this book, giving you a better understanding of, and in-sha-Allah a stronger bond with, our Creator, as the power of tawheed acts as a vehicle in our mission to strengthen our personal relationship with Allah the Almighty.
Allah’s characteristics are explained and referenced clearly in this book. Relevant discussions regarding philosophical proof found in the Quran and the Sunnah allow room to answer all questions and remove all doubts concerning this fundamental belief in God and the implications it has on how we live our lives.