This book is one of the first ones of its kind in the market clearly explaining and expounding the Attributes of God in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions. This book is a valuable guide not only to any university student; but is equally interesting for a general reader who wonders and appreciates the bonding of compassion and love God has for His creatures as seen in His Attributes.
One meaning of the word God given in the dictionary is “the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam.” It can be argued, though, that this is not a totally accurate definition of God simply because God, while correctly stated in the Dictionary as the ‘Supreme Being’, is not restricted in His particular attribute to only the God of Islam. God in Islam is the same God of Abraham Jews and Christians worship. Even beyond that, Islam refers to God as the Absolute Sovereign of the universe and the Creator of everything. In this sense, then, He is God of not only the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam but also the God of the universe, lording over everything that is in the heavens and the earth, what is in them and what is between them. God of the universe is the Loving, Compassionate God who nourishes and sustains everything He created and creates. But does God really exist? One of the greatest obstacles in proving the existence of God is that He is unseen. He seems to be detached from all our sensual perceptions. Not only can we not see Him with our eyes or hear Him with our ears, we cannot feel Him anywhere by touching Him. Yet the monotheistic scriptures tell us that not only He is the existing God, He is fully involved in our daily lives; that although we cannot see Him, He sees us, He is as close to us as our own jugular vein. Is this really true? This book tries to answer this in a clear and concise manner.
Husein Khimjee earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He teaches World Religions among several other courses in Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo in Waterloo, and also at the University of Toronto in Ontario. He has authored books relating to studies in Islamic scirptues and has presented papers in academic seminars. He is also an active member in inter-faith dialogues and is frequently invited to speak in Churches, Synagogues and Temples. He is also a member in the Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims. He is married and lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.