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Holy Qur'an 36/33 to 35
Dear viewers, I pray for peace, mercy, grace, bounties and blessings of The ALMIGHTY GOD for you and all. By pronouncing Arabic words Assalamo Aliakum Wa Rahamatullahe Wa Barkatuhu, I abide to respect you and be concerned about your well being and hope to be responded with similar feelings.
Let us start the process of seeking direction for ourselves from the heavenly source of guidance, the Guide Book from the Lord of humanity to entire humanity as The Final Testament, revealed 14 centuries ago on His Last Messenger, Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.s). Our aim is to achieve success in this life, and the eternal life which will start after our worldly death. We know that without the help of our CREATOR, who is The Master of the entire universe, we could not achieve this. So we exalt the Glory of The GOD ALMIGHTY ALLAH who is One and only One, He needs no partner, no son, and no deputy. He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Unmatched and Incomparable.
Today, let us ponder over a narration from The Final Testament of The LORD of the Universe regarding Prophet Abraham and his endeavor in the search of reality. Of course we seek the refuge of our own SUSTAINER from all evil impulses and ask HIS help in our endeavor, the Arabic proclamation for this is:
If we take a look around us, in our immediate surroundings, we can easily realize that every object that meets our eye, is created by Nature, The Supreme. The objects of our daily use, everything that makes our life easy is also created.
How can we then assume that this vast Universe and all that exists in it, the space, the galaxies, the planets, our earth the water bodies on the surface of the earth, the creatures that inhabit it including humans have all come into existence all by its own!!! The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer Who not only Created our universe, but Sustains it every moment. Everywhere where there is an order – either small or big – The Founder and Protector of this order must also exist.
Life in the world where we live is also made possible by the accumulation of such a great number of details incomprehensible to the human mind. The absence of even one of these details might mean the end of life on the earth. This well-organized system runs flawlessly.
We notice an excellent order prevailing in every spot you turn your eyes on. We see an all-powerful law and all-encompassing control in the universe. What a complete regularity is observed in sunrise and sunset, in winds and rains, in the motions of stars and the changes of seasons! With what a wonderful harmony countless different forces are working jointly.
And what a highly effective and supremely wise law it is according to which all the various causes in the universe are made to work together at an appointed time to produce an appointed event! On observing this uniformity, regularity and complete obedience to one great law in all fields of Nature, we come to the evident truth that there must be an Intelligent Power which has designed and regulates all this.
One does not need reams of information to grasp that the universe and everything in it, including oneself, have been created. It is as much within the scope of the conscience and reason of a small child as it is within that of an adult to grasp that he was created. Prophet Abraham's words in the Qur'an are a very good example of this.
Although Prophet Abraham born and brought-up in an atmosphere where belief in One ALMIGHTY Unseen GOD was not worshipped. Instead worship of many lifeless stone idols and other objects, was prevalent.
For a person of reasoning and intellect, this can not be appealing. So he started his research. And we find the narration in the Holy Qur’an in chapter 6/76 to 79 in the following words
As it is in heavenly Arabic, it is not humanly possible to translate it exactly in any earthly language. According to my understanding, the meaning and gist would be:
“When the night covered Ibrahim over, he observed star and put his mind on its functioning and started to think: ‘This may be my LORD’. But when he found that its functions are not free of limitations, hence not Omnipotent and that it sets, he came to the conclusion: ‘I can not accept as my LORD to those who have such limitations!”’
“Then he pondered over the moon rising in splendor, he thought: ‘This may be my LORD.’ But when he found that its functions too are not free from limitations, hence not omnipotent and it sets too, he submitted saying: ‘Unless my LORD guides me, I shall surely be among those who wander in falsehood.’”
“When he started thinking over the functions of the sun rising in splendor, he thought: ‘This could be my LORD; this is greater than others.’ But when he found that its functions are also not free from limitations and hence not omnipotent and it sets too, he came to a final conclusion, and proclaimed: "O my people! I am indeed free from all that you join as partners in worship with ALMIGHTY GOD.”
“I have totally devoted all my concentration to One, Who Originated the heavens and the earth and all in between, I am committed to HIM only, and I will never be with those who associate any else in any of the prominence of ALLAH.”
As we see in the example of the Prophet Abraham, everyone who has reason and conscience and, more importantly, who "does not reject in iniquity and arrogance", is capable of understanding that the Universe is created and, moreover, that it is created with a great order, purpose and plan.
When we look at the phenomena in the heavens, on the earth and in all that lies between them, we see that they all prove the existence of their CREATOR in their own right.
Science leads us to the conclusion that the universe has a CREATOR and this CREATOR is perfect in Might, Wisdom and Knowledge. It does not matter that a modern man names it Nature or Most Intelligent Planner due to some reservations. The Same Nature or Most Intelligent Planner posses a direct question which stirs the very depth of Man’s Conscience in HIS Final Testament, The Holy Qur’an Chapter 2 /28:
“How can you deny the existence of GOD ALMIGHTY!!! Not considering the fact that once upon a time you were lifeless, and HE gave you life, and surely HE will cause you to die, and then HE will bring you again to life, whereupon unto HIM you will be brought back?”
Man owes the very existence of his being to GOD ALMIGHTY, Who not only Created him, but also constantly provides for all his needs, irrespective of mans attitude, origin, race and region. The fresh air he breathes, the earth which he inhabits are all bounties of the CREATOR to man. The CREATOR makes sun provide light to all. HE has commanded the rains to not make any discrimination in its showers.
The same CREATOR has provided guidance for all throughout all ages. Man has been given the faculty to think, know and understand, to distinguish between right and wrong, and to exercise his will. As GOD ALMIGHTY took care of his physical and material wants, and made provisions for everything in abundance, HE also took care of Man’s spiritual guidance and sent down Revelations throughout all ages through HIS chosen Envoys indicating to him the true path of eternal success.
GOD ALMIGHTY sent Prophet Mohammed as His last messenger to humanity, and the Qur’an as the last Message of Guidance to entire humanity. Its predecessors such as the Torah, Psalms and Gospels have all been superseded as humanity has no record of their originals. This Message was revealed to the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) in parts over a period spanning approximately 23 years, from 610 CE to 622 CE. The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was 40 years old when the Qur'an began to be revealed to him, and he was 63 when the revelation was completed. It does not call to accept it blindly, but it calls to test its messages on logic, science, humanity and rational grounds. And if found appealing, accept it as the Ultimate Truth.
“And (true servants of the LORD are those) who, whenever they are reminded of their Sustainer's Messages, do not throw themselves upon them (as if) deaf and blind, (but use their reason.)”
It also challenges to all the mankind as well as invisible beings to produce its like if they can in the following words in Chapter 17/88.
“O Prophet, challenge all: "If all mankind and all invisible beings would come together with a view to producing the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce its like even though they were to exert all their strength in aiding one another!”
This challenge is also standing since last 14 centuries and the Universe is unable to accept it. The language of the original message is no doubt Arabic, but it is totally different from the Arabic spoken in those days and even today. Its eloquence, articulacy, expressiveness is matchless. Arabic language is widely spoken in the Middle-East by millions of Non-Muslims too. And even they accept that the language of the Qur’an is unique, classic, beyond compare, unrivaled and matchless.
A fact worth noticing is that the language, the Prophet spoke (s.a.w.s) throughout his life also is very different than the language of the Qur’an. The difference exists because of the fact that the language of the Qur’an is not a worldly one; it is from the Throne of The Master of the Universe. That why, at many places in the Holy Qur’an, GOD ALMIGHTY says that HE revealed the Qur’an in “Arabiyye Mubeen”, in Arabic which is self explanatory.
It is not prose, nor poetry, but the rhythm is so unique that it is very easy to memorize. Its any copy will not be less than 600 pages and million of people memorize it verbatim through out the history. It can never fade out even all the written and printed copies are not available. Within a day a fresh written copy can be prepared as it is memorized by thousands of people in every big or small city of the world.
People speak more than 2 thousand languages throughout the world. People are unable to speak any foreign language in its proper tone, pitch and style. English too is spoken in many tones and accents throughout the world. But the Qur’an is recited in its original tone in every nook and corner of the earth in its single tone. A faithful boy or girl can memorize it in its original however he/she may be from any country. Any verse, if thrice is recited, will be punched in human memory.
Apart from this, it has historical evidence of its originality as the copies of it from the days of immediate successors of the Prophet are still at Cairo and Masco museums. In the 19th century, European universities, after a great labor of 9 decades, had certified that the Qur’an throughout the world and through out the history of past centuries is verbatim everywhere without change of a single sentence or word. We can find exact copies of it all over the world throughout history.
As it is a Divine Guidance for mankind from the LORD of the mankind, it holds answers to questions which are vital to us. It opens up the doors of inquiry and investigation and illuminates the pathways of knowledge with the light of reality.
The firm laws and clear logic of the Qur’an shows human beings the way to correct living. It provides answers to their existence and final destination. It exhorts man to ponder over his surroundings recognize the presence of the All Powerful, ALMIGHTY CREATOR leading him to a realization of his own worth and purpose in this World. Every thing in the Universe from the largest to the minutest, speaks volumes of about the CREATOR and leaves us baffled when we reflect on its workings.
Let us take here the example of water which is colorless, odorless and flavorless, and yet no living thing can survive without it. Plants, animals and human beings consist mostly of water. About two-thirds of the human body is water. The characteristics of water are uniquely suited to life. Without water, there is no life at all. Mankind has been informed about this long ago in the Final Testament in chapter 21/30:
“…… And WE made every living thing out of water. Notwithstanding this will they still not accept OUR Powers and believe?”
We have come to the conclusion after having wasted a lot of labor and money that without water, human life is not possible in any planet in space. We have got to this only after the failure of our expectations in the sixth decade of the last century after our expedition to the Moon. If only our space research scientists knew that this information has been provided to them long ago in 6th century itself, this wastage could be avoided. And if the custodians of the Final Testament knew modern science; they could also present the same to the modern world.
The verses describing the role of water in Man’s existence appear to us as if expressing ideas that are quite obvious. In the present times, most of us are familiar with the water cycle from our classes in school, where we learned how a drop of seawater evaporates, then becomes a drop of rainwater, and then finally returns to the sea via rivers or underground channels. The importance of springs and the way they are fed by rain water described in chapter 36/33 to 35:
“And for mankind, there is a sign of OUR Power to Create and to Resurrect, in the lifeless earth, how WE revive it and WE bring forth grain, which mankind eats. And how WE make orchards of date-palms and vineyards to grow form the earth ! And cause springs to gush-forth within it!”
“This so that mankind may enjoy the fruits and productivity of this artistry, though it was not their hands that made it. Will they not, then, be grateful?”
Most of the ancient Greek and Roman scholars had various incomplete or incorrect theories on the water cycle. Plato, for example, believed that precipitation eventually descended into the abyss and from there it fed into the oceans. Aristotle imagined that the water vapor condensed in cool mountain caverns and formed underground lakes that fed the springs. It was not known until the 16th Century, when Bernard Palissy described it correctly in 1580.
We find a mention of the Water cycle in the Qur’an 14 hundred years ago, which has no trace of the mistaken ideas that were current at the time of Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.s).
Who else other than the CREATOR of the Universe HIMself would have a correct knowledge of the details of the working of the Universe!!! Our LORD says in Chapter 15 verse 22.
“And WE send the winds to fertilize plants, and WE send down water from the skies and let you drink thereof. And it is out of your capacity even to store it!”
Yes, it is GOD ALMIGHTY who stores it for us on the ground and under it too. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of the Earth's water is in the oceans. But on our Earth, the CREATOR has designed a system which removes salt from the water and then distributes that water throughout the globe. Evaporation takes the ocean waters, leaving the salt, and forms clouds which are easily moved by the wind to disperse water over the land, for vegetation, animals and people. It is a system of purification and supply beautifully designed by the CREATOR that sustains life on this planet, a system of recycled and reused water. In spite of scientific advancements is it possible for man to control this whole system of water distribution and water resources?
The same CREATOR who brings the dead earth to life and gave life to man can very well raise man from the dead, Chapter 50 verses 9,10 &11.
“And WE send down from the skies water rich in blessings, and cause thereby gardens and fields of grain to grow!”
“And WE (provide water even to) tall palm-trees with their thickly-clustered dates,
This as sustenance apportioned to Men. And WE give new life (by this means) to land which was dead. Thus will be the resurrection!”
Now, that we have a Divine Clear Light in front of us leading us to success. The criterion which helps us judge the right from wrong. Now let us not remain depraved. Let us enlighten our selves with the wonderful messages our CREATOR has provided us with, and mould our lives accordingly before it is too late. As the CREATOR Who has Created every thing and controls it, is indeed capable of recreating us and holding us to account. There will be a time in everyone’s life, when he will have to let go of everything, one has covetously held on to all his life. And that will be the time of his death. The tremendous advancements in neither science nor wealth can save him from this inevitable reality which is said in verse 56/60:
“O created-beings, WE have decreed death to you all, and nothing can prevent US from doing so”>
It is our death, the death of our body, while our soul traverses to that new world where there is resurrection, accounts, rewards or penalties. What will happen with us there is narrated in all the heavenly revelations all the time. The Last, Final and Original revelation is with us. Let us search our selves in it and find out about our fate and future. May our own LORD help us in this endeavor, Aameen.
Thank you very much, GOD Bless you all