All Revelations guide man to believe
in the Supreme Power, the Originator of the Divine Law;
a belief that may free him from devotion to any false life
and relate him to the divinity within and around

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Supreme Power
in Islam

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In Islam the belief in the Divine law is assured and emphasized in Koran.

Verily, all things have We created in proportion and measure.
(HQ: 54: 49)

And the Firmament has He raised high, and He has set up the Balance (of Justice), (HQ: 55: 7)

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Allah is above every thing and beyond every thing, so man should not attempt to create an image for Him. Prophet Muhammad advised people not to think of Allah as an entity Dhat but to watch out for his manifestations. Allah is the omnipresent, yet cannot be seen, He is every where and in no particular place.

No vision can grasp Him. But His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things. (HQ: 6: 103)

To Allah belong the East and the West: whither so ever ye turn, there is Allah's countenance. For Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.
(HQ: 2: 115)

Glory to Him! He is high above all that they say! Exalted and Great (beyond measure)!
(HQ: 17: 43)

Praise and glory be to Him! (For He is) above what they attribute to Him! (HQ: 6: 100)

Glory to Him, and far is He above having the partners they ascribe unto Him!(HQ: 16: 1)

There is nothing whatever like unto Him,
(HQ: 42: 11)
(Translation of Ali Yussif)

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In Islam
, people are asked to make a thorough reflection on nature. They would realize that everything is created for a purpose. They would notice the order and feel the existence of the creator who is beyond and above.

Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and (in) the difference of night and day are tokens for men of understanding.

We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, merely in (idle) sport; We created them not except for just ends: but most of them do not understand.(HQ: 44: 38, 39)

Such as those who remember Allah (always) whether they are standing or sitting or lying and contemplate upon the creation of the heavens and the earth. Our Lord! Thou created it not this in vain. Glory to Thee.
(HQ:3:191) (Our translation)

He it is Who appointed the sun a splendor and the moon alight, and measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of years and the reckoning. Allah created not (all) that save in turth. He detailed the revelations for people who have knowledge.(HQ:10:5)

Lo! In the difference of day and night and all that Allah hath created in the heavens and the earth are portents, verily for folk who ward off

Roam  the earth and see how He originated creation
(HQ:29:20) ( our translation)

The belief in the Order and Eternal Law leads to the belief in the Oneness of God, which implies the  Oneness of the Origin of all Life.

Allah! There is no god save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heaven and whatsoever is in Earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knows that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).
(HQ: 2: 255)
(from Pakthall and Ali Yussif)

On the abstract level, man understands that every single act is performed according the Divine Law. The Divine Will is embedded in the law that governs everything. Nothing can go to violate that law. It is beyond good and evil, and beyond all  contradictions.

"O my son!" (said Luqman), "If there be (but) the weight of a mustard-seed and it were (hidden) in a rock, or (any where) in the heavens or on earth, Allah will bring it forth: for Allah understands the finest mysteries, (and) is well-acquainted (with them)

Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and on earth, and has made His bounties flow to you in exceeding measure, (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who dispute about Allah, without knowledge and without guidance, and without a Book. To enlighten them!(HQ: 13-20)

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When man violates the Law of spiritual growth and spoils his potentials, he will lose his chance of spiritual development and will wither and die. While God creates man to develop, he also gives him the power to choose for himself. This is part of the law. The will of man does not violate God’s law, but it sometimes violated the rules of growth. The Divine Law is all- encompassing.

Accordingly, and while nothing happens against the Eternal Law of life. On the human level, man is responsible for his actions. If he chooses to grow spiritually, he should surrender to that law of growth to make it work through him. Spiritual growth does not happen at random, but it follows a Law. To develop spiritually then, one should link himself to the Originator of life. Through this attachment, he will be free from all perishing powers.

Allah is the protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones (Taghout): from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness.(HQ: 2: 257)

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Once man surrenders to Allah, he gains his complete freedom and realizes the purpose of his own existence as vicegerent of Allah. God endowed man with his divinity when he taught him "all names", gave him His covenant, and endowed him with His Trust.

We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it; (HQ: 33: 72)

I cast love over thee from Me, and I made thee to be not other than Me
(HQ: 20: 39) (Our translation).

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This divinity is the treasury that was entrusted within his soul from the beginning of creation and he was required to devote himself, against all the hindering elements, to the Supreme Power. Prophet Muhammad quotes God as saying:

When my devoted servant is so close to me I love him and become his eyes with which he sees, his ears with which he hears, his hands with which he grasps and his legs with which he walks.

"And I have prepared thee for Myself " (HQ:20:41)