God is NOT like His creation.
Islam directs humans away from the worship of creation of God or (anything else besides God)to the worship of God, Our Creator and the Creator of all that exists.
- Every creation has a beginning; the Creator doesn’t.
When we were born, we began to exist in this world from that moment. The same could be said about every other creation. Plants, animals, the earth, the solar system, the Universe. Everyting had a beginning except Allah who is Himself uncreated.
أَمْ خُلِقُوا۟ مِنْ غَيْرِ شَىْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ ٱلْخَٰلِقُونَ
“Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]?” Quran 52:35
What are the possibilities?
- We came from nothing
Can something come from nothing? Does nothing ever give rise to something??! There answer is No!
- We created ourselves
For this to be true, it would require us to exist and not exist at the same time – which is impossible!
- We came from God who Himself is uncreated.
This is the only thing that makes sense logically that everything came from a Power that was always there i.e Uncreated Creator – Allaah.
–> Anything that begins to exist can never be God.
- Every creation has an end; God doesn’t have an end. Everything that begins to exist will cease to exist at some point. Humans are born and they die.
–> Anything that ceases to exist can never be God.
- The creation of God is dependent and has needs; God is independent and without any needs.
The creation of God has needs whether it is a physical, spiritual, emotional or any other need.
For example: Human beings need food and water for survival.
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ
“O mankind, you are those in need of Allah , while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.” Quran 35:15
–> Anything that is needy and depends on other beings or things for survival can never be God.
- The creation of God begets and is begotten; Our Creator does not beget nor is He begotten.
Human beings have a biological father and mother, biological sons and daughter, we have a partner.
Humans have children(little humans), Dogs have puppies(little dogs), Cats have kittens(little cats) – what does it mean when one says God has a physical son? Is he a baby god who will grow up and become a god??!!
Our Creator does NOT have a father or mother, does not have a partner and does not have any physical sons or daughters.
“They say, ” Allah has taken a son.” Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are devoutly obedient to Him” Quran 2:116
“[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing.” Quran 6:101
“And they say, “The Most Merciful has taken [for Himself] a son.” You have done an atrocious thing. The heavens almost rupture therefrom and the earth splits open and the mountains collapse in devastation, And it is not appropriate for the Most Merciful that He should take a son. There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.” – Quran 19:88-93
–> Anything that begets or is itself begotten can never be God.
God is NOT like His creation.
Nothing but the Creator (Allaah) deserves to be worshipped.