The unity and nature of God in Islam

Islam is a monotheistic faith. This means there is a belief in one God, and one God only.

Central to the belief in Allah is the idea of ‘Tawhid’. Tawhid is the belief in the oneness and unity of Allah as expressed in the first of the Five Pillars of Islam, the Shahadah. Belief in this oneness or unity of Allah is an essential aspect of Islam - there is no partner or son of Allah.

Muslims refer to Jesus as the ‘Son of Mary’ – a man who was sinless, but still human. They believe that he did not really die on the cross, therefore he was not resurrected.

Within Islam, there are no images or statues of Allah as Muslims believe in the transcendence of Allah. In other words, Allah cannot be compared to anything or anyone as he is so holy.

Allah is believed to be the compassionate creator and sustainer of the universe. Within the Qur’an, there are 99 different names for Allah.

A copy of the Qur'an