In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The Unique and Absolute One ; Ahad

[112:1] Proclaim, "He is the One and only God.
[112:2] "The Absolute God.
[112:3] "Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten.
[112:4] "None equals Him."

[57:2-6] To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. He controls life and death. He is Omnipotent. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the Outermost and the Innermost. He is fully aware of all things. He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then assumed all authority. He knows everything that enters into the earth, and everything that comes out of it, and everything that comes down from the sky, and everything that climbs into it. He is with you wherever you may be. God is Seer of everything you do. To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. All matters are controlled by God. He merges the night into the day, and merges the day into the night. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

[7:54] Your Lord is the one God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then assumed all authority. The night overtakes the day, as it pursues it persistently, and the sun, the moon, and the stars are committed to serve by His command. Absolutely, He controls all creation and all commands. Most Exalted is God, Lord of the universe.

[21:22] If there were in them (the heavens and the earth) other gods beside God, there would have been chaos. Glory be to God; the Lord with absolute authority. He is high above their claims.

[36:82] All He needs to do to carry out any command is to say to it, "Be," and it is.

[2:117] The Initiator of the heavens and the earth: to have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is.

[67:1-2] Most exalted is the One in whose hands is all kingship, and He is Omnipotent. The One who created death and life for the purpose of distinguishing those among you who would do better. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.

The one attribute of God that spells out His uniqueness is "Ahad" ; the Absolute One. His absoluteness means He is the only entity whose existence is not conditioned with or bound by any other entities, elements or factors, physical or not, seen or unseen, known or unknown..Accordingly, He is the Cause without cause, the Origin without beginning, the End without finishing. He has no limitations exercising or manifesting His authority.

Refuting God's existence by cosmologists, arguing that the origin of the universe cannot have a cause or purpose as there was no period before the Big Bang, is not reliable or sound of an evidence for a believer. The human findings of physics or metaphysics are subjective and limited when utilized to prove the existence or non-existence of God since He is beyond the fields accessible to them. God alone, if He wills so, can manifest His presence. He has done that and will continue to do that in a manner that is bound by our limitations & physical laws in this limited space we are trapped in. In other words, it is God who explains and expands our knowledge of physics and metaphysics while all that could be accessible for us, physically, will fall short of proving or disproving God's existence. It is for this reason that His signs, physical and scientific, all around us, and His verifiable proofs within or outside His scriptures that manifest His presence, are exclusive for and only accessible to those who choose to ponder upon them, reflect on them and believe : this is the rationale of this world.

[33:72] We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

[3:190-195] In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are signs for those who possess intelligence. They remember God while standing, sitting, and on their sides, and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: "Our Lord, You did not create all this in vain. Be You glorified. Save us from the retribution of Hell. Our Lord, whomever You commit to Hell are the ones You have forsaken. Such transgressors have no helpers. Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to faith and proclaiming: `You shall believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord, forgive us our transgressions, remit our sins, and let us die as righteous believers. Our Lord, shower us with the blessings you promised us through Your messengers, and do not forsake us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break a promise." Their Lord responded to them: "I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you male or female - you are equal to one another…

[6:99] He is the One who sends down from the sky water, whereby we produce all kinds of plants. We produce from the green material multitudes of complex grains, palm trees with hanging clusters, and gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranate; fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Note their fruits as they grow and ripen. These are signs for people who believe.

[Quran 10:101] Say, "Look at all the signs in the heavens and the earth." All the proofs and all the warnings can never help people who decided to disbelieve.

[2:6-7] As for those who disbelieve, it is the same for them; whether you warn them, or not warn them, they cannot believe. God seals their minds and their hearing, and their eyes are veiled. They have incurred severe retribution.

[2:118] Those who possess no knowledge say, "If only God could speak to us, or some miracle could come to us!" Others before them have uttered similar utterances; their minds are similar. We do manifest the miracles for those who have attained certainty.

[6:35] If their rejection gets to be too much for you, you should know that even if you dug a tunnel through the earth, or climbed a ladder into the sky, and produced a miracle for them (they still would not believe). Had God willed, He could have guided them, unanimously. Therefore, do not behave like the ignorant ones.

[6:109] They swore by God, solemnly, that if a miracle came to them, they would surely believe. Say, "Miracles come only from God." For all you know, if a miracle did come to them, they would continue to disbelieve.

[6:111] Even if we sent down the angels to them; even if the dead spoke to them; even if we summoned every miracle before them; they cannot believe unless God wills it. Indeed, most of them are ignorant.

[28:56] You cannot guide the ones you love. God is the only One who guides in accordance with His will, and in accordance with His knowledge of those who deserve the guidance.

[2:213] The people used to be one community when God sent the prophets as bearers of good news, as well as warners. He sent down with them the scripture, bearing the truth, to judge among the people in their disputes. Ironically, those who received the scripture were the ones who rejected any new scripture, despite clear proofs given to them. This is due to jealousy on their part. God guides those who believe to the truth that is disputed by all others, in accordance with His will. God guides whoever wills in a straight path.

Quran is the ultimate expression of God's thought and will for humanity; a book containing the physical and verifiable evidence of its divine authorship. It has, thus, the characteristics of its Author ; the truth and the justice that are NOT contingent on our laws of time and space. The truth and the Justice of Quran are absolute because there is no limit to the knowledge and the power of its Author ; He is the One, Unique and Absolute God ; He is Ahad

[21:112] Say, "My Lord, Your judgment is the absolute justice. Our Lord is the Most Gracious; only His help is sought in the face of your claims."

[6:73] He is the One who created the heavens and the earth, truthfully. Whenever He says, "Be," it is. His word is the absolute truth. All sovereignty belongs to Him the day the horn is blown. Knower of all secrets and declarations, He is the Most Wise, the Cognizant.

[35:43] They resorted to arrogance on earth, and evil scheming, and the evil schemes only backfire on those who scheme them. Should they then expect anything but the fate of those who did the same things in the past? You will find that God's system is never changeable; you will find that God's system is immutable.

[4:105] We have sent down to you the scripture, truthfully, in order to judge among the people in accordance with what God has shown you. You shall not side with the betrayers.

[98:1-5] Those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture, as well as the idol worshipers, insist on their ways, despite the proof given to them. A messenger from God is reciting to them sacred instructions. In them there are valuable teachings. In fact, those who received the scripture did not dispute until the proof was given to them. All that was asked of them was to worship God, devoting the religion absolutely to Him alone, observe the contact prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat). Such is the perfect religion.

Attesting that there is no other god besides God, is to commit oneself to an absolute covenant with God. This covenant is not negotiable and it is a commitment to be constantly and wholeheartedly engaged with the purification system God has designed and fully detailed for us. Therefore, a believer cannot, under any circumstances, challenge, abrogate, alter, selectively ignore a single word, a teaching, an ethic, a law, a judgment or an expressed will issued by God in Quran. The example of Abraham and the history of Heifer in Chapter 2 are narratives to illustrate, significantly, the absolute obedience of a true worshiper towards his Lord. The only acceptable answer to God's will is "We hear and we obey."

[3:18-20] God bears witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge. Truthfully and equitably, He is the absolute god; there is no god but He, the Almighty, Most Wise. The only religion approved by God is "Submission." Ironically, those who have received the scripture are the ones who dispute this fact, despite the knowledge they have received, due to jealousy. For such rejectors of God's revelations, God is most strict in reckoning. If they argue with you, then say, "I have simply submitted myself to God; I and those who follow me." You shall proclaim to those who received the scripture, as well as those who did not, "Would you submit?" If they submit, then they have been guided, but if they turn away, your sole mission is to deliver this message. God is Seer of all people.

[2:131-132] When his Lord said to him, "Submit," he said, "I submit to the Lord of the universe." Moreover, Abraham exhorted his children to do the same, and so did Jacob: "O my children, God has pointed out the religion for you; do not die except as submitters."

[Quran 2:208] Moreover, Abraham exhorted his children to do the same, and so did Jacob: "O my children, God has pointed out the religion for you; do not die except as submitters."

[75:18] Once we recite it, you shall follow such a Quran.

[28:68] Your Lord is the One who creates whatever He wills, and chooses; no one else does any choosing. Glory be to God, the Most Exalted. He is far above needing partners.

[65:3] And will provide for him whence he never expected. Anyone who trusts in God, He suffices him. God's commands are done. God has decreed for everything its fate.

[Quran 33:36] No believing man or believing woman, if God and His messenger issue any command, has any choice regarding that command. Anyone who disobeys God and His messenger has gone far astray.

[18:27] You shall recite what is revealed to you of your Lord's scripture. Nothing shall abrogate His words, and you shall not find any other source beside it.

[5:50] Is it the law of the days of ignorance that they seek to uphold? Whose law is better than God's for those who have attained certainty?

[45:6-8] These are God's revelations that we recite to you truthfully. In which Hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe? Woe to every fabricator, guilty. The one who hears God's revelations recited to him, then insists arrogantly on his way, as if he never heard them. Promise him a painful retribution.

[2:63] We made a covenant with you, as we raised Mount Sinai above you: "You shall uphold what we have given you strongly, and remember its contents, that you may be saved."

[2:93] We made a covenant with you, as we raised Mount Sinai above you, saying, "You shall uphold the commandments we have given you, strongly, and listen." They said, "We hear, but we disobey." Their hearts became filled with adoration for the calf, due to their disbelief. Say, "Miserable indeed is what your faith dictates upon you, if you do have any faith."

[3:23] Have you noted those who were given part of the scripture, and how they are invited to uphold this scripture of God, and apply it to their own lives, then some of them turn away in aversion?

[42:21] They follow idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by God. If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.

[2:97-98] Say, "Anyone who opposes Gabriel should know that he has brought down this (Quran) into your heart, in accordance with God's will, confirming previous scriptures, and providing guidance and good news for the believers." Anyone who opposes God, and His angels, and His messengers, and Gabriel and Michael, should know that God opposes the disbelievers.

[2:285] The messenger has believed in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and so did the believers. They believe in God, His angels, His scripture, and His messengers: "We make no distinction among any of His messengers." They say, "We hear, and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny."

[22:15] If anyone thinks that God cannot support him in this life and in the Hereafter, let him turn completely to (his Creator in) heaven, and sever (his dependence on anyone else). He will then see that this plan eliminates anything that bothers him.

[2:26-27] God does not shy away from citing any kind of allegory, from the tiny mosquito and greater. As for those who believe, they know that it is the truth from their Lord. As for those who disbelieve, they say, "What did God mean by such an allegory?" He misleads many thereby, and guides many thereby. But He never misleads thereby except the wicked, who violate God's covenant after pledging to uphold it, sever what God has commanded to be joined, and commit evil. These are the losers.

Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.