Who Is Your Lord?-No.5

In our life there is time when we feel boring and frustrated. Darkness may cover us. We want happy life. But How? Can real happiness found in the great deal of wealth or fame? If so, how many people are happy after they earn much money? The truth is that they even become more unhappy as they amass more wealth. So where can we find true happiness? True happiness is found in believing in Allah and doing good deeds. Allah says:


“Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer (of Islamic Monotheism) – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.” (suuratu An-Nahl 16:97)

Knowing Allah helps us to believe in Him. So Who is your Lord?  Allah says:
Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?Suuratu Al-Anbiya 21:30

The Qur’ān may refer to some universal facts, like the one stated here: “the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them.” (Verse 30) We accept this as an absolute certainty simply because it is stated in the Qur’ān. We certainly do not know how the heavens and the earth were parted, or ripped one from the other. The next sentence of the verse states: “made from water every living thing.” (Verse 30) This short sentence states a great and crucial fact.

For fourteen centuries, the Qur’ān has drawn the attention of unbelievers to the
great marvels God has placed in the universe, wondering how they could deny what they see everywhere: “Then will they not believe?” (Verse 30) How could they persist in their disbelief when everything around them in this universe inevitably leads to faith in God, the Creator, the Wise who conducts all affairs?

“And We have placed on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with them, and We placed therein broad highways for them to pass through, that they may be guided.”  Suuratu Al-Anbiya 21:31

The sūrah continues to point out awesome scenes of the universe: “We have placed on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with them,” (Verse 31) The Qur’ān, then, states that the mountains, firm as they are, maintain the balance of the earth so that it does not sway or shake.

Let us now follow the magnificent aspects of God’s creation in the wide universe:
We placed therein broad highways for them to pass through, that they may be guided.” (Verse 31) The pathways made in the mountains in the shape of depressions between its high peaks assist the traveller in finding his way yet there is also another subtle implication here that refers to faith. It may be that travellers will find their way to accepting the faith just as they find their way through the mountains along such paths.

And We made the sky a protected ceiling, but they, from its signs, are turning away. And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.”  Suuratu Al-Anbiya 21:32-33

The night and day are two universal phenomena, while the sun and the moon are
two great celestial bodies that are closely related to human life on earth. When we contemplate the succession of the day and night and the movement of the sun and the moon, we realize that they are so accurate as to admit no defect, and so consistent as to allow no failure. Such contemplation is sufficient to guide our hearts and minds to the fact that the system that applies to them is one, the will governing them is one and their great Maker (Allah) is one.

Taken from: In the Shade of the Qur’an Vol-12 page 22-24, Sayyid Qutb

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