Allah was before the “here” or “there,”
The “in” or “on,” the “when” or “where,”
Allah has no origin and has no compare.
Allah’s not like the bodies or their properties.
Allah has no shape, or form, or extremities.
Allah is not in motion nor is Allah still,
For all movement and rest exist by His Will
Allah is Adh–Dhahir and Al-Batin:
He has no above or under Him*–
Or to the front, rear, or sides.
Allah needs no place in which to reside
Allah’s not measured by a volume or quantity,
And Allah is not a material or ethereal entity.
Allah is not a light, soul, or spirit
Allah exists without a place—although mushriks hate to hear it.
Allah is greater than all human conception
Unlike us, Allah is without time, place,
* I took the liberty to change this line to make it further from misunderstanding. It was, “Nothing exists above or under Him” and of course this necessitates that Allaah is not in place, but children have difficulty with necessary implications and might not understand correctly. They might instead understand place without an above or under. This is my opinion. May Allaah bless the one that made this nice rhyme.
If you have kids, give them no more than one verse at the time and maybe not more than one per week. Let it sink in, and discourage them from asking questions. Human nature is to apply imagination to the unknown, and they must learn not to do that when speaking of Allaah.
The original name of this creed is “Tawheed is what you need – The Sunni Creed Versified,” by something called Pure South Production. Well, I hope these guys will put it on Youtube soon so the kids can sing along.