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Posted by Mohammad Isa Mirsiam on December 28, 2000 05:41:12 UTC

Here is a foot note to a text in the Qur'an:

Text: Surah# 2 Ayah#117
'The Originator of the heavens and the earth: When Allah decreeth a matter, Allah only saith: "BE" and it is!'

The previous verse (Ayah) told us that everything in heaven and earth celebrates the glory of Allah. Lest anyone should think the heavens and the earth were themselves primeval and eternal, we are now told that they themselves are creatures of Allah's will and design. Cf. Vi. 102, where the word bada'a is used as here for the creation of the heavens and the earth, and khalaqu is used for the creation of all things. Bada'a goes back to the very primal beginning, as far as we can conceive it. The materialists might say that primeval matter was eternal; other things, i.e. the forms and shapes as we see them now, were called into being at some time or other, and will perish. When they perish, they dissolve into primeval matter again, which stands as the base of all existence. WE GO FUTHER BACK. WE SAY THAT IF WE POSTULATE SUCH PRIMEVAL MATTER, IT OWES ITS ORIGIN ITSELF TO ALLAH.

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