In Islam, we refer to the concept of Tawheed--a single, unified force. Of creation, of power, of good and bad, of destiny...
From my experience with Islam, we put a great effort into understanding that Allah is so much more than we can fully comprehend. For example, we know something of mercy, because Allah has given us mercy in our hearts. But Allah is so much more merciful than our conception of human mercy.
We also have this concept, as I said, of Tawheed, that the Creator of all things (good and bad) is present in all things--so all things are part of a divine intention.
I don't see Allah as a creature...I think of a spider's web form, but in all directions, touching all things in creation, in constant motion, always renewed...
Tawheed helps me when life seems difficult. It helps me realize that what feels like a negative experience may, in fact, in the grand scope of a reality I cannot encompass, be good for me.
And Allah is actually a genderless noun...genders work for us on earth, but Allah represents all things. (Yeah, I know--even in Islam, we refer to Allah as He...)
I don't spend a lot of time trying to visualize. Instead, I try to focus on Allah's gifts of creation, and put them to best use in my self. And Allah's purpose...that is for Allah to determine.