Writings on God, His Manifestations And Man
• Baháʾuʾlláh (Bahāʾ Allāh)

All-praise to the unity of God, and all honor to Him, the sovereign Lord, the incomparable and all-glorious Ruler of the universe, Who, out of utter nothingness, hath created the reality of all things, Who, from naught, hath brought into being the most refined and subtle elements of His creation, and Who, rescuing His creatures from the abasement of remoteness and the perils of ultimate extinction, hath received them into His kingdom of incorruptible glory. Nothing short of His all-encompassing grace, His all-pervading mercy, could have possibly achieved it. How could it, otherwise, have been possible for sheer nothingness to have acquired by itself the worthiness and capacity to emerge from its state of non-existence into the realm of being?

Having created the world and all that liveth and moveth therein, He, through the direct operation of His unconstrained and sovereign Will, chose to confer upon man the unique distinction and capacity to know Him and to love Him – a capacity that must needs be regarded as the generating impulse and the primary purpose underlying the whole of creation.... Upon the inmost reality of each and every created thing He hath shed the light of one of His names, and made it a recipient of the glory of one of His attributes. Upon the reality of man, however, He hath focused the radiance of all of His names and attributes, and made it a mirror of His own Self. Alone of all created things man hath been singled out for so great a favor, so enduring a bounty.

Genesis 1:1-5
• American Standard Version

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

John 1:1-5
• American Standard Version

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

Tawhīd (Oneness of God)

Tawhīd literally means “making one” or “unifying,” and generally refers to the Islāmic doctrine of the oneness of God. In the Qurʾān, Tawhīd implies both belief in God’s unity as well as the corresponding conduct demanded by such belief. Tawhīd therefore has a doctrinal as well as an ethical dimension.

As the most basic premise of Islām, Tawhīd finds its expression in the first half of the testimony of faith: “There is no god but God.”

Is the Word Allāh Similar to ʾĔlōhîm?
• Penny Warren B.A., M.A., D.D.
• Transliterations modified
• Public domain in non-commercial use

The Hebrew title of God is “ʾĔlōhîm” in Arabic it’s “Allāh.” These two words for God have a common bond that most people don’t understand. Both of these words have their origin in pagan deities of the ancient past....

Webster’s Dictionary gives the definition and etymology of Allāh as follows. Allāh is the Muslim name for “the God.” Allāh is derived from two words “al,” which means “the” and “ʿilāh,” which is related to the feminine Hebrew word for God, “ʾĕlōah.”

Now the Hebrew title or name for God is ‘ʾĔlōhîm’ and it is the plural form of ʾĕlōah. It is made plural by adding “îm,” which is masculine. This corresponds to adding “s” to make a word plural in English. So the commonality between Allāh and ʾĔlōhîm is “ʾĕlōah” and “ʿilāh.”

Lord El Cantare
• Happy Science (Kofuku-no-Kagaku)
• Not an official site

What was there in the beginning? There was only divine light, the source of infinite light. It was the very source of the light of this earth’s spiritual sun. It’s the origin of the power that directs the terrestrial spirit group. This light is what is known as El Cantare.

The spirit world extends from the 4th dimension to the 9th, and El Cantare is a consciousness that resides in the 9th. His mission is to structure and preach the Laws.

He is the Supreme Being that has elements of both Buddha and God. His teachings guide people to enlightenment, and bring salvation to all humanity.

El Cantare is the real name of God that is known as “El” or “Elohim” in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Prayers and Meditations, page 67
• Baháʾuʾlláh (Bahāʾ Allāh)

Since Thou hast adorned them, O my Lord, with the ornament of the fast prescribed by Thee, do Thou adorn them also with the ornament of Thine acceptance, through Thy grace and bountiful favor. For the doings of men are all dependent upon Thy good-pleasure, and are conditioned by Thy behest.

Ahura Mazda (Avestan, Ahurō, Lord, and Mazdå,
• Zoroastrianism

Zarathustra [Zoroaster] has a unique name for his God - AHURA MAZDA, meaning Wise Lord or Lord of Wisdom. There is an unusual significance of this. ‘Mazda’, meaning Wisdom, or Wise, is a feminine noun (like the Greek ‘Sophia’) but ‘Ahura’, meaning literally “High Being”, is masculine. Thus Zarathushtra begins to emphasize a theme that runs throughout his Gathas, that God is sexless and abstract in nature, but at the same time is very personal and shares both feminine and masculine characteristics! In the Gathas, the two names are sometimes used separately, sometimes together, but most often as Mazda Ahura (Wise Lord).

Manifestation of God: Another unique characteristic of the Wise One, is that He communicates and manifests himself to mortals through His own ethical attributes, which are a part of His being, yet can be shared in by mortals if they so choose. This means that men and women can choose to be Asha-like (Righteous) or Vohu Manah-like (with a benevolent Good Mind), or any of the other of God's own essences. What a loving God! He gives mankind His own attributes to progress and evolve towards perfection!