Verse 23: Glory be to Allah

///Verse 23: Glory be to Allah

Verse 23: Glory be to Allah

In this verse we find, so to say, the culmination of the thought process of the preceding verses and the concepts contained in them. Commencing with the concept of ʿaql, we were guided to the concept of the existence of the Creator and the majesty of His power.

The human intellect has been counselled, to ponder critically and precisely, without confusion, without tiring and without boredom into the whole subject of creation. The author then exclaims ‘glory be to Allah the Creator.’ It is spontaneous and gives expression to the feelings which arise out of an unfolding by the author of the omnipotence of Allah and the wonder and majesty of His Creation.

The reader will note that the text refers to the creation of all things which were non-existent. This sheds light on the Fatimi view that Allah’s creation was non-existent in any form whatsoever before.

The reader will also carefully note the words in the text ‘do not you deny.’ It gives expression to the thought that man, after a critical and precise consideration of the power of Allah, is constrained not to deny it. He has discovered its majesty and its existence. It is no longer in doubt. Denial therefore would be a deliberate and insincere act of transgression. The inquiry once having revealed the wonder of the universe and the power of its Creator. Man should not dare to deny the power of Allah. Man should by now know himself and should not by a deliberate act of will indulge in a denial of the obvious. Man is counselled to tread the true path.

2019-02-22T08:43:48+03:00February 22nd, 2019|Blog, Philosophy|