Tom Facchine – Ayah Series #12 – Surah Al-IKhlas

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the concept of a trinity and how it is impossible for individuals to claim one God or believe in multiple entities. They also discuss the definition of an essential aspect of the creator's identity and how it is impossible for individuals to claim one God or believe in multiple entities. The speaker emphasizes the importance of individuals not only being the creator, but also being the creator and the creator's entity.
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sorts of class has within it the single most important tenant of a slam that makes it different from every other religion out there, which is Tawheed, the uniqueness of Allah, the uniqueness of the creator, the unity and the oneness of the Creator. And the different you might say, if you're a Christian, or you're a Jew, or you're somebody else, you might say, Well, I believe in one God, we're not just saying that we believe in one God, we're saying that our definition of God, our understanding of God is such that it completely reserves for him characteristics, and a station that is completely unlike anything else. Whereas other religions, they kind of lose the plot, they kind

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of say that we believe in one God, but Well, there's this thing called a trinity. That's kind of confusing, or we say that we believe in one God, but in reality, we're going to act like there's multiple gods and multiple forces and things like that. Whereas a slam, the type of monotheism that we have is pure, it's untainted. And it's simple, it's intuitive, it's very, very easy to understand, Allah is unique, there is nothing like him. Allah is the one that every single creature depends upon whether that creature is a prophet, whether that creature is something that has a soul, like a human being, whether that creature is the Earth or the heavens or anything else, it all goes

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back to Allah, it all depends upon Allah. There's no sort of third type of, of creature or creation that is in between part Allah part creation. Now it's either created or created. And then Allah defines for us an essential aspect of the Creator's identity. He was not born and he cannot give birth, he cannot produce offspring. Now somebody might come and they say, oh, wait a second, that sounds like an imperfection. I thought God can do whatever he wants. We say, it's not an imperfection, because God cannot be anything. God can only be God. And so if God is one, he can't be too. If God is perfect, he can't be imperfect. If God knows everything he can't forget, or he can't

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be ignorant. And that's not a limitation. That's not an imperfection. You can play linguistic gymnastics, and you can play semantics. And you can act like it's an imperfection. Say he can't he can't, he can't. The reason he can't is because he's perfect. He can't be born because he's perfect. He can't give birth because he's perfect. He can't have offspring, because he's perfect. He can't forget, because he's perfect. And in Islam, the definition what we're saying here is that if he were to forget, it would mean that he's not perfect. If he were to die on a cross, or otherwise, it would mean that he's imperfect. If he were to have offspring, it would mean that he's imperfect, doesn't

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have to do with can and can't ability. It's not any sort of negative thing or taking away from a lot at all to say that he can't do it because he's perfect. He's more perfect than that. So this is the main idea and that finally, that there's nothing else like him, whatever you think of in this dunya in this world, in this creation, and you think that maybe the creator is like that answer is not the creator is not like that. We have a very, very strict separation between the creator and the created, and nothing that is not the creator is worthy of being worship, the only entity or the only being that's worthy of that worship is the creator

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