This book is titled Muhammad’s Allah!
Perhaps most of you will find it a little striking. You may wonder, ‘why not just Allah? Why Muhammad’s Allah?’
My purpose in writing this book is to explain, to the best of my knowledge and ability, that Allah is not a god (deity) and that this god-concept we have all come to embrace, as a result of misleading information and conditioning, is not the Allah expounded by Muhammad Mustapha (saw).
Everyone, from the most learned to the most ignorant, has a concept of God.
A God that we love, get angry with, judge and even accuse, at times, for doing wrong by us! We imagine this God, who sits on a star in the heavens or dwells somewhere in space, to be like a benevolent paternal figure or a majestic sultan!
Those with broader views (!) are well aware, of course, that such a God cannot exist and claim they do not believe in a God, proudly declaring themselves as atheists.
Whereas, neither the aforementioned believers who postulate a God with their hearsay knowledge and conditionings, nor the atheists who deny and reject the idea of a God, have any awareness of Allah as explained by Muhammad (saw)!
So what is the reality of Allah revealed by Muhammad (saw)?
I will try to explain to the best of my understanding, the One denoted by the name Allah, as disclosed to us by Muhammad (saw), in the way that he urged us to comprehend.
My starting point is the short chapter of the Quran ‘Al-Ikhlas’.
The chapter that begins with the verse “Kul huwallahu ahad…,” which every Muslim knows by memory, but only a few have a true understanding of its deeper meaning.
The chapter that has been equated to one third of the value of the whole Quran!
An ignorant man is he who has no knowledge, a stupid man is he who knows not that he has no knowledge, and a fool is he who has no understanding of his lack of understanding. The Quran gives much importance to the intellect and always addresses the intelligent ones while condemning those who do not use their intellect. The Quran urges man to use their intellect in order to see and experience the truth.
Certain literate individuals, though lacking the ability to use their intellects to contemplate, nevertheless classify themselves as intellectuals and attempt to base their atheism on the primitiveness of the Quranic God, thereby revealing the actual level of their knowledge, or lack thereof.
Intelligent beings should feel compelled to research any topic in depth. Otherwise, their delusive denial based on incorrect information will only yield them unfavorable results.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that Muhammad (saw) approached the topic of religion by explicitly denouncing the concept of worshipping deities and openly claimed Allah as the only One, his message remains mostly misunderstood.