The core of the Islamic faith: the belief in God and His sole worship and the means by which one can find God.
The heart of Islam is the belief in God.
The core of the Islamic faith is the confession of the sentence: La ilaha illa Allah, “There is no true deity worthy of worship except Allah.” The testimony to this belief, called Tauhid, is the axis around which everything revolves in Islam.
Furthermore, it is the first of two confessions that make a person a Muslim. The quest for the realization of this unity, or Tauhid, represents the core of Islamic life.
Many non-Muslims think of the word Allah – the Arabic name of God – as a distant, alien deity worshiping the Arabs. Some even believe it is some pagan “moon god”. However, in Arabic, the word Allah means the One, True God, with all His perfect names and attributes revealed and not revealed by Him. Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians call the
God of their imagination also Allah.
Find God (Allah)
Both Western philosophers, as well as Eastern mystics and contemporary scholars, seek to reach God in their own way. Mystics teach of a God to be found through spiritual experimentation, a God who is part of the world and lives in His creation. The philosophers seek to find God by pure reason, and often speak of God as of a separate watchmaker without interest in His creation. A group of philosophers teach agnosticism, an ideology that claims that one can neither prove nor deny God’s existence. In practice, the claim of an agnostic means that he must be able to perceive God himself directly in order to believe. God says
“And those who do not know say, ‘O God would speak to us or come to us!’ These were the words already spoken by those who were before them. Their words are similar … “(Quran 2: 118)
This claim is nothing new; People have always made the same objections in the past and present.
According to Islam, the right way to find God is through the proven teachings of the prophets. Islam maintains that the prophets have always been sent by God Himself to lead people to Him. God says in the Venerable Qur’an that the right way to believe is to think carefully about His signs that lead to Him:
“We have made the signs clear to people who are convinced.” (Quran 2: 118)
The mention of God’s work often appears as an object of divine revelation in the Qur’an. Anyone who looks at nature with all its wonders, open-eyed, and open-hearted, will recognize the perfect signs of the Creator.
“Say: Travel around the earth and see how He made the creation in the beginning. Hereupon God gives birth to the last creation. Certainly, God has the power to everything. “(Quran 29:20)
God’s works are omnipresent and also in the individuals themselves:
“And on the earth there are signs for the convinced and also within you. Do not you see?” (Quran 51: 20-21)