Does Islam believe in several gods because the Qur’an uses the word ‘We’ when Go
February 23, 2007 1:16pm CST
Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion. It believes in and adheres to uncompromising monotheism. It believes that God is one, and unique in His attributes. In the Qur’an, God often refers to Himself using the word ‘We’. But this does not mean that Islam believes in the existence of more than one God. Two types of plural In several languages, there are two types of plurals, one is a plural of numbers to refer to something that occurs in a quantity of more than one. The other plural is a plural of respect. a. In the English language, the Queen of England refers to herself as ‘We’ instead of ‘I’. This is known as the ‘royal plural’. b. Rajiv Gandhi, the ex-Prime Minister of India used to say in Hindi "Hum dekhna chahte hain". "We want to see." ‘Hum’ means ‘We’ which is again a royal plural in Hindi. c. Similarly in Arabic, when Allah refers to Himself in the Qur’an, He often uses Arabic word 'Nahnu' meaning ‘We’. It does not indicate plural of number but plural of respect. Tawheed or monotheism is one of the pillars of Islam. The existence and uniqueness of one and only one God is mentioned several times in the Qur’an. For instance in Surah Ikhlas, it says : "Say He is Allah the One and Only." [Al-Qur’an 112: 1]
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23 Feb 07
Islam holds true to the belief in one true God..but not any type of God..the name Allah bears no masculine or feminine qualities..it is a name worthy of respect and honour ..and i hope we can get to know about different religions better so we can understand each other without prejudice.. peace and respect..
• United States
23 Feb 07
Whether he is one or more than one, the Qur'an desribes Allah as a deceiver who even deceives his own followers. The phrase of Allah being "the best deceiver" is usedin Suras 8:30; and 10:22. Allah is the most deceitful in Sura 3:54 and Sura 30:8. In Sura 10:21, Allah is reffered to as the fastest in planning/scheming/deceit. Allah is the "deceivest of deceivers" (Sura 3:54) Nearly the same in suras 8:30; 27:50; 13:42; 10:21; 14:46; 43:79; 86:15f; 7:100. He is even describe as one who deceives his own followers. How could someone follow him when his own scriptures say that he is the greatest of deceivers?