Towards 'purifying' the understanding of Allah

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2008) Towards 'purifying' the understanding of Allah. New Sunday Times.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him. THE above is a translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, of an important surah (or chapter) 112 named AlIkhlas (Purification of the Unity of Allah), of the Quran. It is recorded as one of the earliest revelations by Allah to the Prophet Muhammad aimed at "purifying" the understanding of Allah. The word ikhlas is derived from the Arabic root which means to be purified or refined, reemphasising the significance of the Oneness (Unity) of Allah as the central message in Islam. After all, the Oneness of Allah or Tauhid is the very foundation of everything Islam.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP174-190 The practice of Islam
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 01:36
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 01:36

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