'Praise belongs to Allah alone. May Allah
bless our master Muhammad, and his Family, and Companions,
and grant them peace. We know, assent, believe, confess with
certainty, and testify, that there is no god but Allah,
Alone without partner. He is a Mighty God, a Great King.
There is no lord beside Him, and we worship none than He. He
is Ancient and Pre-Existent, Eternal and Everlasting. His
firstness has no beginning, neither has His lastness any
end. He is Solitary, Self-Subsistent, neither begetting nor
begotten, matchless„ without partner or peer. There is
nothing that resembles Him, and He is the Hearer, the Seer.
"And we confess that His holiness (Exalted in
He!) renders Him beyond time and space, beyond resembling
anything in existence, so that He cannot be encompassed by
directions, nor be subject to contingent events. And that He
is established on His Throne in the manner which He has
described, and in the sense which He has intended, in a
establishment befitting the might of His Majesty, and the
exaltation of His glory and magnificence. And that He
(Exalted is He!) is Near to everything in existence, being
closer to man than his jugular vein [Quran 50:161].
He is Watchful and Seeing over all things. He
is the Living, the Self-Subsistent, slumber overtakes Him
not, nor sleep [Quran 2:255], He is the Originator of the
heavens and earth when He decrees a thing He only says to it
Be! And it is [Quran 2:117]. Allah is Creator of all things,
and He is Guardian over everything [Quran 39:62]. 'And that
He (Exalted is He!) is over all things Powerful. And of all
things Knower His knowledge is all-embracing and He keeps
count of all things. Not an atom's weight in the earth or in
the sky escapes your Lord [Quran 10:61].
He knows what goes down into the earth and
that which comes forth from it and what descends from heaven
and what ascends into it. He is with you wherever you may
be. And Allah is Seer of what you do [Quran 57:4]. He knows
the secret thought, and what is even more concealed. He
knows what is in the land and the sea. A leaf cannot fall
but that He knows it, nor is there a grain amid the darkness
of the earth, nor a wet or dry thing, but that it is
recorded in a clear Book [Quran 6:59].