The Sustainer of the Worlds (رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ)
Glad Tidings: A Flourishing Future
Mission of the Messengers
Allah is the one and only true God, the only one worthy of worship. Allah is unlike anything conceivable or imaginable. The Quran repeatedly reminds us of our رَبِّ, the Lord, the Sustainer of the Worlds. It is Allah who creates, sustains and causes to flourish. Though this world and everything in it is destined to perish, the Believers are given glad tidings of a flourishing life in the Hereafter.
Sun-worshippers typically worship the rising sun, while The Quran enjoins prayer timings from the decline of the Sun till early morning, before sunrise.
Muslims are required to guard their prayers, especially the middle prayers. The middle prayer, as established religious practice, is also found in The Bible. People debate whether Asr (the late afternoon prayer) is or not the middle prayer. The Quran relates the loss Prophet-King Solomon suffered due to his negligence of the late afternoon prayer, his repentance and how his repentance was accepted, appreciated and magnificently rewarded.
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;
[Al-Quran 1:2, Translator: Yusuf Ali]
The Quran repeatedly reminds us of اللَّهِ our رَبِّ, the Lord, the Sustainer of the Worlds. It is Allah who creates, sustains and causes to flourish. The Quran enjoins strict monotheism. Allah is the only, one and true God, the only one worthy of worship. Allah does not have a family, so there is no concept of a partnership or pantheon of gods. The Quran also clarifies that there is nothing like Him.
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him.
[Al-Quran 112,Translator: Yusuf Ali]