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 Allah Almighty says in Surat As-Sajdah, verses no. 4-9.

{اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى عَلَى الْعَرْشِ مَا لَكُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ مِنْ وَلِيٍّ وَلَا شَفِيعٍ أَفَلَا تَتَذَكَّرُونَ * يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ مِمَّا تَعُدُّونَ * ذَلِكَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ * الَّذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ الْإِنْسَانِ مِنْ طِينٍ * ثُمَّ جَعَلَ نَسْلَهُ مِنْ سُلَالَةٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ مَهِينٍ * ثُمَّ سَوَّاهُ وَنَفَخَ فِيهِ مِنْ رُوحِهِ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَا تَشْكُرُونَ} (السجدة: 4-9).

Ibn Kathir says in his Tafsir (interpretation of the Qur'an) in respect to these verses:

{اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى عَلَى الْعَرْشِ}.

Allah tells us that He is the Creator of all things. {He created the heavens and earth and all that is between them in six days, then He rose over the Throne.}

{مَا لَكُمْ مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلاَ شَفِيعٍ}.

{You have none, besides Him, as a protector or an intercessor} means, only He is the Sovereign Who is in control of all affairs, the Creator of all things, the Controller of all things, the One Who is able to do all things. There is no Creator besides Him, no intercessor except the one to whom He gives permission.

{أَفَلاَ تَتَذَكَّرُونَ}.

{Will you not then remember} - this is addressed to those who worship others apart from Him and put their trust in others besides Him - exalted and sanctified and glorified be He above having any equal, partner, supporter, rival or peer, there is no God or Lord except Him.

{يُدَبِّرُ الاٌّمْرَ مِنَ السَّمَآءِ إِلَى الاٌّرْضِ ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ}.

{He directs the command from the heavens to the earth; then it will go up to Him,} means, His command comes down from above the heavens to the furthest boundary of the seventh earth. This is like the Ayah,

{فِى يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ - ذَلِكَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَـدَةِ}.

{In one Day, the measurement of which is a thousand years of your reckoning. That is He, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen,} meaning, He is controlling all these affairs. He sees all that His servants do, and all their deeds, major and minor, significant and insignificant, ascend to Him. He is the Almighty Who has subjugated all things to His control, and to Whom everybody submits, and He is Most Merciful to His believing servants. He is the Almighty in His mercy and the Most Merciful in His might. This is perfection: might combined with mercy and mercy combined with might, for He is Merciful without any hint of weakness.

{الَّذِى أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَىْءٍ خَلَقَهُ}

Allah tells us that He has created everything well and formed everything in a perfect fashion. Malik said, narrating from Zayd bin Aslam: {Who made everything He has created good} means "He created everything well and in the best fashion.'' When Allah mentions the creation of the heavens and the earth, He follows that by mentioning the creation of man. Allah says:

{وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ الإِنْسَـنِ مِن طِينٍ}.

{And He began the creation of man from clay.} meaning, He created the father of mankind, Adam, from clay.

{ثُمَّ جَعَلَ نَسْلَهُ مِن سُلاَلَةٍ مِّن مَّآءٍ مَّهِينٍ}.

{Then He made his offspring from semen of despised water.} means, they reproduce in this fashion, from a Nutfah which comes from the loins of men and from between the ribs of women.

{ثُمَّ سَوَّاهُ}.

{Then He fashioned him in due proportion,} means, when He created Adam from clay, He created him and gave him shape and made him upright.

{وَنَفَخَ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِهِ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالاٌّبْصَـرَ وَالاٌّفْئِدَةَ}.

{and breathed into him the soul; and He gave you hearing, sight and the sense of deduction.}means, reason.

{قَلِيلاً مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ}.

{Little is the thanks you give!} means, for these strengths with which Allah has provided you; the one who is truly blessed is the one who uses them to worship and obey his Lord, may He be exalted and glorified.



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