Tawheed is What you Need
Allah is One—but not like a number.
Allah is God alone and there is no other.
Allah—our Lord–is without peers, partners, or parts.
Allah is free of time and has no start.
Allah was before any of the creations were.
Allah is not subject to time—like all the things that occur.
For time: it comes and it has to pass.
The present is now—but it can’t last.
The past has come and gone; the future’s yet to be.
Being defined by time is a fact of our reality.
Time and change are both related:
Change occurs in time and is initiated.
God doesn’t change—for a change must begin.
It has to commence and it comes to an end.
Start and change apply to all the created,
And that’s what Imam Al-Junayd clearly stated.
Tawheed is what You Need
Now, the atheists, they have Allah’s worst curse,
Because reason witnesses there is a Creator for this universe.
All the creation stands as manifest evidence
That there is One God for all in existence.
Allah’s existence is confirmed by the sound mind,
But the sound mind knows that in it God’s not confined.
For God was before the colors, light, or darkness,
And God’s not a reflection or image grasped by the senses.
Allah is Unique—that is, completely Incomparable.
Totally different from all else, God’s Reality is unfathomable.
Allah is not a picture or form to imagine or conceive.
And this is an essential concept every Muslim has to believe.
Tawheed is What You Need
Allah was before the “here” or “there”
The “in” or “on” the “when” or “where”
Allah has no origin and has no compare.
Allah’s not like the bodies or their properties
Allah has no shape, or form, or extremities.
Allah is not in motion nor is Allah still
For all movement and rest exist by Allah’s Will.
Allah is Adh–Dhahir and Al-Batin:
Nothing exists above or under Him*–
Or to the front, rear, or sides.
Allah needs no place in which to reside
Allah’s not measured by a volume or a quantity,
And Allah is not a material or ethereal entity
Allah is not a light, soul, or spirit.
Allah exists without a place—although mushriks hate to hear it.
Allah is greater than all human conception
Unlike us, Allah is without time, place, or direction.
Allah is Al–Ghaniyy and Al-Qayyum
Allah has no need for anything—including, space or room.
Allah has no consort, daughter, or son,
And Allah’s not a body out of which things come.
Allah wasn’t born—nor did Allah bear or sire.
Allah doesn’t sit or descend, and Allah doesn’t get tired.
No size, image, or limits—God’s not in a dimension.
Allah exists without a place—it’s a indication of God’s Perfection.
Tawheed is what You Need
Allah knows what was, is, and all futurity.
Nothing is hidden from Allah or held in obscurity.
Allah has the Absolute Power and immutable Will
Allah gives life and death and makes one well or ill.
Good and bad both happen by God’s Decree,
So whatever God wills, it will certainly be.
All occurs by Allah’s Knowledge, Will, and Might.
Allah’s the Creator of all and has the Perfect Hearing and Sight.
Allah has Life without organs, flesh, or soul.
Allah is Eternal and doesn’t age, rest, or get old.
Allah is An-Nur—to the light of Faith God Guides,
But Allah’s not an illumination that fills up the earth and skies.
God is One—totally beyond compare or need.
This is the Message of all the Prophets—and the essence of Tawheed.
*Use of grammatical masculine gender (“He/Him/His”) doesn’t connote that Allah is a male (or female, for that matter), for the Creator has no similarity to the created at all.