Getting to Know Allah

Allah is Self-Sufficient and Without Scruples

Allah is All-Sufficient; you need Him, but He does not need you.

29:5 He who expects to encounter Allah, surely Allah’s Term shall come; and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.

29:6 He who strives only strives for himself. Allah is All-Sufficient, in need of no being.

29:7 And those who believe and do the righteous deeds, We shall remit their sins, and We shall reward them with the best of what they used to do.

He could crush you at any time and it wouldn’t bother Him one bit.

4:132 To Allah belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and Allah suffices as Guardian!

4:133 If Allah wants, O people, He would annihilate you and replace you by others. Allah has the power to do that.

4:134 Whoever desires the reward of this world, [let him know that] with Allah is the reward of this world and the next.

Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing! Should you need a reminder:

35:15 O people, it is you who have need of Allah, whereas Allah is the All-Sufficient, Praiseworthy One.

35:16 If He wishes, He will annihilate you and bring forth a new creation.

35:17 That for Allah is not a grave matter.

If He does not need you, why does He not leave you alone to live your life in peace? The fact is, He does need you: He feeds on your praise and your fear of Him. He is, in that respect, very much your typical god even though He would like you to think otherwise.