Quran 59:22. He is the One GOD; there is no other god besides Him. Knower of all secrets and declarations. He is the Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
59:23. He is the One GOD; there is no other god besides Him. The King, the Most Sacred, the Peace, the Most Faithful, the Supreme, the Almighty, the Most Powerful, the Most Dignified. GOD be glorified; far above having partners.
59:24. He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belongs the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.
Greatness of GOD
Quran 39:67. They can never fathom the greatness of GOD. The whole earth is within His fist on the Day of Resurrection. In fact, the universes are folded within His right hand. Be He glorified; He is much too high above needing any partners.
"Supported by the Quran's formidable mathematical code, we are taught that our universe is the smallest and the innermost of seven universes (41:12, 55:33, 67:3-5, & 72:8-12). Meanwhile, our scientific advances have shown us that our galaxy, the Milky Way, is 100,000 light years across, and that our universe contains a billion such galaxies and a billion trillion stars, plus countless heavenly bodies. Our universe is estimated to span distances in excess of 20,000,000,000 light years.
Count the Stars!
If we take only a quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) of the stars and simply count them [from 0 to quintillion] one count per second, day and night, this will take 32 billion years (more than the age of the universe). That is how long it will take to just "count" them; but GOD "created" them. Such is the greatness of GOD.
We can appreciate the vastness of our universe if we imagine going on a space odyssey. When we leave the planet Earth towards the sun, at the speed of light, we reach the sun after 93,000,000 miles in 8 minutes and 19 seconds. It will take us more than 50,000 years at the speed of light to exit our galaxy. From the outer limit of the Milky Way, our planet Earth is invisible. Not even the most powerful telescope can detect our tiny "Earth."
We have to spend more than 2,000,000 years at the speed of light to reach our next door galaxy. At least 10,000,000,000 years, at the speed of light, must be spent to reach the outer limit of our universe. From the outer limit of our universe, even the Milky Way is like a speck of dust in a large room.
After 10,000,000,000 years traveling at the speed of light, we reach a point at which
we can have a theoretical view of our universe's large scale structure.
"It is a spectacular tapestry, so vast and diverse in its design
that the power of its creator must truly surpass all human understanding."
Our universe is the seventh universe, surrounded by the sixth universe, which is surrounded by the fifth universe, and so on. Can you imagine the vastness of the first, the outermost universe? No number exists to describe the circumference of the first universe. This incomprehensible vastness is "within GOD's hand." From the outer limit of the outermost universe, where is the planet Earth? How significant is it? On the infinitesimal mote called Earth, such minuscule creatures as Mary, Jesus, and Mohammed lived. Yet, some people set up these powerless humans as gods!
GOD's greatness is represented not only by the fact that He holds the seven universes in His hand, but also by the fact that He fully controls every atom, even subatomic components, everywhere in the greater universe (6:59, 10:61, & 34:3)."
The above quotation is from the Appendix 6 of the Authorized English Version of the Quran. The translation that was done from the original Arabic text by GOD's Messenger of the Covenant, Dr. Rashad Khalifa.
GOD's creation is flawless
"He created seven universes in layers.
You do not see any imperfection in the creation by the Most Gracious.
Keep looking; do you see any flaw?
Look again and again;
Your eyes will come back stumped and conquered."
We Are Born With Instinctive Knowledge About GOD
Quran 7:172. Recall that your Lord summoned all the descendants of Adam, and had them bear witness for themselves: "Am I not your Lord?" They all said, "Yes. We bear witness." Thus, you cannot say on the Day of Resurrection, "We were not aware of this."
7:173. Nor can you say, "It was our parents who practiced idolatry, and we simply followed in their footsteps. Will You punish us because of what others have innovated?"
7:174. We thus explain the revelations, to enable the people to redeem themselves."
Idol Worship Nullifies All the good Works
Quran 39:65. It has been revealed to you, and to those before you that if you ever commit idol worship, all your works will be nullified, and you will be with the losers.
39:66. Therefore, you shall worship GOD alone, and be appreciative.
The only true GOD is the One who is the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. The One who is Alive and never dies. The One who contains all things but He Himself is uncontained. The One who is not consumed by time but He creates it. The One whose sovereignty extends over all things. The One and Only who issues all commands. The harmony and the order in the creation testify to the Absolute Oneness of the Almighty! To GOD belongs the most sublime similitude. To GOD belongs the most beautiful names in all languages spoken on earth.
Quran 7:180. To GOD belongs the most beautiful names; call Him therewith and disregard those who distort His names. They will be requited for their sins.
O people of the scripture, if what you worship does not qualify to be the "First," you should know that you are not worshiping GOD. You are worshiping an idol. GOD be glorified, He is the Most High, far above any innovations.
John 5:24. Surely, those who listen to my words and believe in Him (GOD) who sent me, they shall have everlasting life. They shall not come into condemnation, but they shall pass from death to life.
O people of the scripture, if you place anything or anyone beside GOD, you should know that you are not worshiping the Absolute GOD. You are not worshiping the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, and the Omnipresent Lord of the universe. You are not worshiping the One and Only GOD, the Creator of all things. GOD is glorified, He is far above needing any partners.
Quran 23:91. GOD has never begotten a son. Nor was there ever any other god beside Him. Otherwise, each god would have declared independence with his creations, and they would have competed with each other for dominance. GOD be glorified; far above their claims.
GOD made a human being of a very base matter, from mud. Then He breathed into him from His own spirit and the man came into being. Thus, man who was formed from mud and GOD's spirit is a two dimensional being; one dimension tends towards mud, lowliness, sedimentation while the other aspires to the loftiest imaginable point possible. Therefore the significance of man's make up lies in the fact that he possesses two poles, mud and the spirit of the Lord. It is up to man to choose where to go, towards mud or providence. O children of Adam, the choice is yours. Do you desire GOD or do you wish to stay stuck in the mud?
Our material being never tires from craving for the material things. The things that our matter can connect with physically or the dead persons that our minds can relate to emotionally. What divides and disintegrates man individually and socially is man's attachment to objects and human beings. This attachment and dependency subconsciously becomes a form of idol worship. Our God is whoever or whatever occupies our mind most. Now ask yourself, who is your god? Yourself and your ego? Your family? Your business? The job or the position you worry about? Or, is it perhaps the tribe of Judah and the land of Israel? Or, is it the "Christ," the Greek version of the "Messiah?" Or, is it Mohammed that the so-called Muslims place his name next to the name of Almighty GOD in their declaration of the faith (Shahaadah)? O people of the scripture, what is wrong with your judgment? Is GOD not sufficient for you, is this why you create for yourselves other gods beside GOD?
When GOD ALONE is mentioned,
The hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion.
But when others are mentioned beside Him, they become satisfied.
When our temporary material life expires and we come out of our bodies, that is when our eternal life of the Hereafter starts. At that instant the matter does not matter any more. And all that we associated with the matter and worshiped will not help us one bit. That is when every soul will find out what lies ahead.
O people, worship only your Lord,
The One who created you and those before you that you may be saved.
The One who made the earth habitable for you and the sky a structure.
He sends down from the sky water to produce all kinds of fruits for your sustenance.
You shall not set up idols to rival GOD, now that you know."
Happiness Now, and Forever
Quran 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.
You ALONE we worship; You ALONE we ask for help.
Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe!
Note: GOD's Usage of the Plural Tense
In the English speaking world, where the doctrine of "Trinity" is prevalent, some people may be intrigued by GOD's usage of the plural tense in the Quran. The overwhelming message of the Quran, where there is no compromise is that "GOD is the Absolute GOD." This means that He is the One and Only GOD, and there is no other god beside Him (2:133, 163; 4:171; 5:73; 6:19; 9:31; 12:39; 13:16; 14:48, 52; 16:22, 51; 18:110; 21:108; 22:34; 37:4; 38:65; 39:4; 40:16; 41:6;112:1-2).
Whenever the first person plural form is used by the Almighty, it invariably indicates participation of other entities, such as the angels. For example, the revelation of this Quran involved participation of Gabriel and Prophet Mohammad. Hence the use of the plural form in 15:9; "We revealed this scripture, and we will preserve it." The plural form here simply reflects the fact that Gabriel and Prophet Mohammad participated in the process of delivering the Quran.
Another example has to do with blowing the breath of life into Adam and Jesus. The creation of Adam took place in heaven and GOD directly blew into him the breath of life. Thus, the first person singular form is consistently used: "I blew into Adam from My spirit" (15:29, 38:72). The creation of Jesus on the other hand, took place on earth, and Gabriel carried GOD's "Word" to Mary. The plural form is consistently used when referring to the creation of Jesus (21:91, 66:12).
When GOD spoke to Moses directly, without the mediation of angels, we see that GOD is speaking exclusively in the singular tense: "I am GOD. There is no other god besides Me. You shall worship Me alone, and observe the Contact Prayers regularly to commemorate Me," (20:14).
Whenever the worship of GOD is mentioned in the Quran, consistently the singular tense is used (51:56).