Quora Answer: Is Allah (s.w.t.) Absolute?
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is my answer to a Quora question: “Is Allah (s.w.t.) Absolute? Is Allah (s.w.t.) relative or both?”
Theologically, Allah (s.w.t.) is Absolute. An Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent God cannot be anything other than Absolute. If God were not Absolute, that would preclude from His Oneness, His Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence. That would imply there are things God does not know, things God cannot do, and places God is not. That would mean that God is limited. If God is limited in any way, that would imply place for another god. That is rationally unsound in theology. It then follows that an Absolute God cannot be relative. These two conditions are mutually exclusive. The Creator is Absolute; all Creation is relative. One of the conditions of relativity is time. This means that God Exists beyond time.