Showing posts with label Surah 3. Al-i'Imran. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Surah 3. Al-i'Imran. Show all posts

Friday 18 September 2020

Our Lord! You have not created this (universe) in vain. Glory to You!

The Hubble Telescope up somewhere is everyday discovering new galaxies and new frontiers. But has yet not found the end of the universe. The photos sent back are awe inspiring and strangely strange, that make us to ponder has all this been created in vain? Has Allah created this entire universe which stretches' across billions of light years apart?  Do people live out there? Does life similar to our exists over there somewhere?

And the expression in the 191st verse of Surah 3. Al-i'Imran of Qur'ān is exactly the same for Allah knows what man thinks when he sees the galaxies and stars above:

الَّذِيۡنَ يَذۡكُرُوۡنَ اللّٰهَ قِيَامًا وَّقُعُوۡدًا وَّعَلٰى جُنُوۡبِهِمۡ وَيَتَفَكَّرُوۡنَ فِىۡ خَلۡقِ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ​ۚ 
رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقۡتَ هٰذَا بَاطِلًا ۚ سُبۡحٰنَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ‏ 
Those who remember Allah while standing, sitting or (reclining) on their backs, and reflect in the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): 'Our Lord! You have not created this in vain. Glory to You! Save us, then, from the chastisement of the Fire.

This means that with the help of those signs one can easily arrive at the Truth, provided one is not indifferent to God and looks at the phenomenon of the universe thoughtfully.

When people look carefully at the order of the universe, it becomes clear to them that it is an order permeated by wisdom and intelligent purpose. It is altogether inconsistent with wisdom that the man endowed with moral consciousness and freedom of choice, the man gifted with reason and discretion, should not be held answerable for his deeds. This kind of reflection leads people to develop a strong conviction that the After-life is a reality. Thanks to this conviction, they begin to seek God's refuge from His punishment.

Science has yet not found answers to the mysteries of the universe. We have just been reaching out to a few planets of our solar system. But how many billions and trillions of solar system exists in the universe. May be one day when rocket science has progressed to an extent that we are able to go beyond our solar system to shake hands with fellows similar to us living a life far better than us. Who knows !!
May Allah help us understand Qur'an and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

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Reading the Holy Quran should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully.

An effort has been made to gather explanation / exegesis of the surahs of the Holy Qur'an from authentic sources and then present a least possible condensed explanation of the surah. In that:
  • The plain translation has been taken from the Holy Quran officially published by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [1]
  • The exegesis of the chapters of the Holy Quran is mainly based on the "Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Qur'an" by one of the most enlightened scholars of the Muslim World Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. [2]  
In order to augment and add more explanation as already provided by [2], additional input has been interjected from following sources: 
  • Towards Understanding the Quran
  • Tafsir Ibn Khatir
  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Al-Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
In addition the references of  other sources which have been explored have also been given above. Those desirous of detailed explanations and tafsir (exegesis), may refer to these sites.

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