Reality of God in Islam

 While some share commonalities in this regard, others stay irreconcilably opposed. In Islam, Divine nature is grounded in an absolute monotheism (Tawhid) renowned for its legendary inflexibility. Tawhid, then, is the belief and affirmation that God is one and unique. Indeed, the existence of a single and absolute First Cause and Prime Mover, transcending life and creation as we know it, is the ultimate thesis of the Qur'anic revelation (cf. Qur'an 112: 1-4).

God's being is unique, inasmuch as He is immanent and transcendent at the same time. Granted that, in absolute terms, Divine presence and control pervades all of creation, and that God is wholly independent of all else, these two attributes are more complimentary than opposed to each other. In fact, a proper and balanced appreciation of each, in relation to the other, is of the essence in understanding God.
The only real omnipotent and omniscient Creator, Sustainer, Ordainer, and Judge of Creation, God, is described, in the Qur'an, as being fully aware of all events in space-time, including private thoughts and feelings, and as being the Source from which nothing is hidden.

The indivisibility of God implies the indivisibility of God's sovereignty which, in turn, necessitates a just, moral and coherent universe, as opposed to existential and moral chaos that ought to otherwise prevail. The Qur'an rejects any duality - whether perceived or real - in God's prerogative: both good and evil remain completely within God's purview and control, Evil by, and of, itself having no power to create, or cause, whatsoever.
In its unadulterated, indeed, uncompromising monotheism, Islam rejects anthropomorphic ideas of God somehow becoming man. For, it is not fitting for the majesty of the Divine that Divinity should be revealed in forms infinitely inferior. That God appoints men amongst men to communicate His message with them through revelation is, by far, more consistent with the sublime, transcendental, nature of God. Such chosen men - who have come to all races and at all times - were Messengers and Prophets of the Divine. The respect for these outstanding human exemplars notwithstanding, it is a measure of the unshakeable foundations of monotheism in Islam that no room has been granted to overstep the bounds of reason and commonsense in granting them their deserved human, as against divine, status. In Islam, linking human nature with the Divine and, consequently, the worship of man - whether implicit or otherwise - is blasphemy of the highest order, a sin unpardonable among sins, the home of all Evil.

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