How were humans created in the image of The Merciful (God) from a Sunni viewpoint?
Discussion of the verse “إياك نعبد و إياك نستعين” “It is You we worship; it is You we ask for help” along with a discussion of the Wahidiyyah (divine unity) and Ahadiyyah (divine oneness) aspects of the names and attributes of God.
If this universe is a tree, then humans are its fruits.
Yes, the existence and certainty of divine mercy is as visible as the sun. For just as a central pattern [in a woven tapestry] is a result of the order and situation of the weft and warps coming from every direction; so too the glowing wefts extending from the manifestation of a thousand and one divine names in the vast sphere of this universe…
How are the names of God being manifested in this universe? And what purposes do poverty and other calamities serve in understanding God?
Mysteries of بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم [In the name of Allah the Merciful the Compasstionate]