So I had philosophy inflicted upon me yesterday. My head hurt like crazy by the end of the class. Here is a small dose. Allah is unlike anything else. Allah is not in need of anything. Colors need entities to color in order to be color, i.e. color’s existence is contingent upon that which it colors. Anything that which exists in time and and space requires a dimension and age. Allah cannot exist in space and time because he cannot be in need of anything. He also cannot be bound by space and time, both of which are creation. There are still a couple of loose ends that have not sunk in yet. At the end, I got out of it that Allah’s existence is unlike anything else. I don’t have time to go into any more detail.
Anyway, the last 20 minuets, Sheik Muhammed, may Allah preserve him, began to talk about how tawba is the first step because you have to stop that which is bad before doing what is good, otherwise they mix. We would not drink milk or honey that is mixed with filth. The heart likewise. There was so much more. If only you had been there.