The Oneness of God


The Qur’an reminds us of the falsity of all alleged gods. To the worshipers of man-made objects it asks:“
Do you worship what you have carved yourself” (37:95). “ Or have you taken unto yourself others beside Him to be your protectors, even such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves” (13:16).
To the worshipers of heavenly bodies it cites the story of Abraham:“ When night outspread over him, he saw a
star and said: This is my Lord. But when it set, he said: I love not the setters. When he saw the moon rising, he said: This is my Lord. But when it set, he said: If my Lord does not guide me, I shall surely be of the people gone astray. When he saw the sun rising, he said: This is my Lord; this is greater. But when it set, he said: O my people, surely I quit that which you associate, I have turned my face to Him who originated the heavens and the earth;a man of pure faith, I am not one of the idolators” (6:76-79).

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