The Attributes of God According to Non-Muslims (Pagans & Idol Worshippers)

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The Attributes of God According to Non-Muslims (Pagans & Idol Worshippers)

 

Idol worship was widespread amongst the Arabs long ago, before the coming of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). They used to carve numerous idols and statues out of stone and worship them, seeking favor from them through offerings and sacrificial animals, even though they knew that these idols do not see or hear, and that they do not bring benefit or harm. Indeed, it was just vain desire and trivial passions that they would play around with.

     If one of these idol worshippers wished to travel, he would carry his 'god' (the idol, statue, or stone) along with him. How rational is that? This continued until the coming of Allah's Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh), who called them to the worship of Allah (Mighty & Majestic) and the spread of His religion (Noble & Sublime).

     When the Prophet (pbuh) entered Mecca in victory and conquest, he found around the Holy Ka`aba (the first house built for the worship of Allah Almighty on the face of the earth) 360 idols, so he (pbuh) set about destroying them, repeating the Saying of Allah Most High, {And say, "Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Surely! Falsehood is ever bound to vanish."}[Al-Israa' 17: 81] and {Say, "The truth has come, and falsehood can neither create nor resurrect."}[Saba' 34: 49] while the idols were falling on their faces.

     The strange thing is that we now find in the age of science and development, and advanced audio and visual communications technology, that there are people worshipping idols and statues, which bring neither harm nor benefit, such as those who worship the Buddha and take him as a god to be worshipped. May Allah be exalted high above all that. Yet, we find that the Arab pagans were in a better condition than idol worshippers today, even though they are all in plain error.

     We find that the Arabs would acknowledge the Existence of Allah Almighty in the sky (meaning above), and if one of them would be faced with a calamity, he would propitiate the One in the sky (meaning above). They were merely using the idols and statues they worshipped as a way to get closer to Allah Most High.

     Even though this is all idolatry and disbelief in Allah (Noble & Sublime), we wanted to point out their acknowledgment of the Existence of Allah Almighty to show their superiority over others whose good nature and judgment has been spoiled.

 

All of this confirms to us that the doctrine with which Allah's Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh), came is the true belief, acceptable to anyone of sound mind who wishes to know their God, to glorify Him, exalt Him, and worship Him. It is the belief acceptable to all those of unspoiled good nature, without complexes, complications, or cynicism. As such, all that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came with—Divine Scripture, Inspired Guidance, and Wise Law—is the plain truth, based on a firm, strong, and steady foundation (correct belief).

     The Islamic doctrine that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came with is the pure belief which is simple to comprehend and accept, without any difficulty or mental gymnastics.

     It is the light with which Allah (Glorious & Exalted) illuminates the darkness, wiping away the gloom of idolatry and atheism.

    

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