Monday, December 7, 2009

The Universal Attributes of God

The Universal attribute of  al ayyûm           al-Qayyûm   63                
     "Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyum (O Ever-Living One, O Self-Existing One upon Whom we all depend)."   
 The Self-Subsisting,  The Self-Existing One upon Whom all others depend 
The Ever-Living, Self-Existing One who is the foundation upon which all things exist.

From the root q-w-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to stand up, to rise up, to ascend, become high
to begin, to start, to come to pass
to arise, to set out
to be on-going, to exist
to be founded, to be built on
to undertake, to carry out, to manage
to make aright, straighten out, accurate, exact
to make righteous, upright

In the bible the attribute of al-Qayyûm is described in Acts 17:28 :
            in Him we live and move and have our being
In Exodus 3:14 it is written in Hebrew:

 often translated as I am that I am, or I am that which I have become.

In the Isha Upanishad of India:
God is the only Being and all other existences are only His becomings.

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