The Obligatory Attributes of Allah
The existence of this Allah becomes one of the attributes which is inherent in the obligatory nature of Allah. These mandatory attributes of Allah are special qualities that are only possessed by Allah, and no creature has these attributes.
It is this obligatory nature of Allah that distinguishes God as the Creator (Khalik), from all His creatures. The obligatory qualities of Allah are numerous, namely 20. However, on this occasion, we will only learn about the five attributes required:
First, Being (there is)
This form means that there is, meaning God exists with His own Essence, without anyone creating or making. The existence of God here is evidenced by the existence of this universe and the creatures or creatures that are in it.
As explained in the short story above, starting from the order of the solar system that is so beautiful, then living beings scattered on this earth, both living on land, sea and air, and so forth.
All of that exists, because there is someone who created it and who arranged it. It is impossible if the universe and its many and complicated complex arrangements exist by themselves, and do not collide with each other.
Second, Qidam (The earliest or the beginning of everything)
This qidam means the earliest or the earliest of everything that exists. This illustrates that before the universe and its contents were created, God had already existed from everything that He had created.
If in natural science we know the term metamorphosis which has the meaning of changing shape or transitioning into something more interesting. Like eggs into chicken. So, in the obligatory nature of God that is an impossible thing. Because He is the first among all His creations
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Third, Baqa ‘(Eternal or Eternal)
Baqa ‘ means eternal, eternal, and will never die or be damaged. The eternality of God is continuous without being limited by time. This is certainly different from the creatures of His creation which will surely be dead or damaged and limited by time.
The order of living things in the order of the universe which is full of order will inevitably experience some damage or destruction. The towering mountains, the deep sea, everything will be damaged, especially in the End Times everything will be destroyed, destroyed and damaged.
Fourth, Mukhalafatul lil hawaditsi (Different from everything or new creatures)
Mukhalafatul lil hawaditsi means that Allah is different from all His creations or creatures, which can be renewed. This obligatory attribute of Allah does not differ greatly from the other obligatory attributes of Allah.
If humans are able to create something new continuously (hadiits) in all fields, then God is not like that, because this is certainly not possible at all. If there is something new it will definitely be different from something that was before (old). From this there is no term that God is new.
Fifth, Qiyamuhu binafsihi (Stand alone)
Qiyamuhu binafsihi means that God has power over Himself, without needing any help and from anyone. The existence of God already exists without anyone creating and making.
Allah is the Most Willing, because of that the existence of Allah does not depend on the help of anything, and anyone. This is different from His creatures, which require dependency on each other.
Like humans, who need mutual assistance between fellow humans. Starting from maintaining its survival by consuming nutritious food and healthy drinks, coupled with the need for oxygen or fresh air to breathe.
Don’t Forget Other Obligatory Attributes of Allah
Of the 20 mandatory attributes of God that exist, the five mandatory attributes of God above must be our faith and belief. God exists, and of course we have to learn and understand it little by little. At a minimum by memorizing and learning to understand it we can become Muslims who have a strong conviction.
Because there are only five mandatory qualities, of course there are still 15 obligatory attributes of God that have not been explained here. Try to keep looking and study them with other friends. Hopefully with the brief explanation above, we can all make learning harder and more diligently