Tawheed is What You Need

Tawheed is What You Need 

Allah—our Lord–is One but not like a number.
Allah is God alone and there is no other.

Allah is without peers, partners, or parts.
Allah is free of time and has no start.

Allah was before any of the creations were.
Allah isn’t subject to time—like all the things that occur.

For time: it comes and it has to pass.
The present is now—but it can’t last.

The past has come and gone and the future’s yet to be.
Being defined by time is a fact of our reality.

Now time and change are both related:
Time measures change and is initiated.

God doesn’t change—for a change must begin.
It has to commence and it comes to an end.

Start and change apply to all the created.
And that’s what Imam Al-Junayd clearly stated.

Tawheed is What You Need

Now, the atheists, they have Allah’s worse curse*:
For reason witnesses there is a Creator for this universe.

All the creation stands as proof manifest
That there is One God for all in existence.

Allah’s existence is confirmed by the sound mind.
But the sound mind knows that in it God’s not confined.

For God was before the colors, light, or darkness.
And God’s not a reflection or image grasped by the senses.

Allah is Unique—that is, completely Incomparable.
Totally different, God’s Reality is unfathomable.

Allah is not a picture or form to imagine or conceive.
And this is an essential concept every Muslim has to believe.

Tawheed is What You Need

Allah was before the “here” or “there”
The “in” or “on” the “when” or “where”
Allah has no origin and has no compare.

Allah is not like the bodies or their properties.
Allah has no shape, or form, or extremities.

Allah is not in motion nor is Allah still:
For all movement and rest exists by His Will.

Allah is Adh-Dhahir and Al-Batin.
Nothing exists above or under Him*–
Or to the front, rear, or sides
Allah needs no place in which to reside.

Allah’s not measured by a volume or quantity.
And Allah is not a material or ethereal entity.

Allah is not a light, soul or spirit.
Allah exists without a place—although mushriks hate to hear it.

Allah is greater than all human conception.
Unlike us, Allah is without time, place, or direction.

Allah is Al-Ghaniyy and Al-Qayyum.
Allah has no need for anything—including, space or room.

Allah has no consort, daughter, or son.
And Allah’s not a body out of which things come.

Allah wasn’t born—nor did Allah bear or sire.
Allah doesn’t sit or descend and Allah doesn’t tire.

No size, image, or limits—God’s not in a dimension.
Allah exists without a place—it’s a sign of God’s Perfection.

Tawheed is What You Need

Allah knows what was, is, and all futurity.
Nothing is hidden from Allah or held in obscurity.

Allah has the Perfect Power and immutable Will.
Allah gives life and death and makes one well or ill.

Good and bad both happen by God’s Decree.
So, whatever Allah wills, it will certainly be.

All occurs by Allah’s Knowledge, Will, and Might.
The Creator of all has the Perfect Hearing and Sight.

Allah has Life without organs, flesh, or soul.
Allah is Eternal and doesn’t age, rest, or get old.

Allah is An-Nur—to the light of Faith God Guides.
But Allah’s not an illumination that fills up the earth and skies.

God is One—totally beyond compare or need.
This is the Message of all the Prophets—and the essence of Tawheed.

Always the Moor

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One Response to “Tawheed is What You Need”

  1. bin gregory Says:

    Assalam alaykum Swarthmoor,

    That’s a nice poem.

    I feel like I ought to exit that thread at Umar’s. I’ve said my piece there. I’ve added you to my feedreader. I’d be happy to have a fresh discussion about your writings over here in the future.

    wasalam

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