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Islam falls in the category of monotheistic creeds whose adherents believe in the Oneness of God. This concept is referred to in Islam as Tawhid, and it is so important and so vast that volumes of books have been written about it. Tawhid instructs Muslims that: there is only one God, one truth, one straight line between two points: God and His servants.

We will  be brief as much as possible about the concept of Godhead in islam.  Had there be wider room, we would have refuted the views of Godhead in Zoroastrianism.

The concept of Godhead in islam is based on the fundamental concept that Allah alone caused all things to exist when there was nothing; He sustains and maintains creation without any need from it or for it; and He is the sole Lord of the universe and its inhabitants without any real challenge to His sovereignty.

 

In Arabic the word used to describe this creator-sustainer quality is ruboobeeyah which is derived from the root Rabb (Lord). According to this concept, since God is the only real power in existence,it is He who gave all things the power to move and to change. Nothing happens in creation except what He allows to happen.

 

The basis for the ruboobeeyah concept can be found in many Qur’anic

verses. For example, Allah says (meaning):

 

 “Allah created all things and He is the agent on which all things

depend.” (Q39 vs 62)

 

“And no calamity strikes except by Allah’s permission.” (Q64 vs 11)

 

The Prophet (pbuh) further elaborated on this concept saying, “Be aware that if the whole of mankind gathered together in order to do something to help, they would only be able to do something for you which Allah had already written for you. Likewise, if the whole of mankind gathered together to harm you, they would only be able to do something to harm you which Allah and already written would

happen to you.”

 

While in Zoroastrian cosmology, the head of the manifested universe is Ahura Mazda, the “Wise Lord.” He is the universal and pervasive source and fountain of all life. But behind or beyond Ahura Mazda is Zarvan Akarana, Boundless Time and Boundless Space, the unmanifested absolute from which the manifested Logos, Ahura Mazda, came forth.

Ahura Mazda is depicted in the Zoroastrian scriptures as a kind of trinity: “Praise to thee, Ahura Mazda, threefold before other creations.” From Ahura Mazda came a duality: the twin spirits of Spenta Mainyu (the Holy or Bountiful Spirit) and Angra Mainyu (the Destructive or Opposing Spirit). The twin spirits are popularly thought of as good and evil, but rather they are two principles that represent all the opposites of life. In her lecture on “Zoroastrianism,” Annie Besant has this to say of them: Good and evil may be said to only come into existence when man in his evolution develops the power of knowledge and of choice; the original duality is not of good and evil, but is of spirit and matter, of reality and non-reality, of light and darkness, of construction and destruction, the two poles between which the universe is woven and without which no universe can be.

It is very glarring that the concept of godhead in Zoroastrianism is more or less based on a trinity concept whih many miguided faiths follow.

Say Allah is one and alone. Allah is the Self-Sufficient Master. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none co-equal or comparable to Him.

 

 

 

 

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