And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knoweth them. And He knoweth what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falleth but He knoweth it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but [it is noted] in a clear record. He it is Who gathereth you at night and knoweth that which you commit by day. Then He raiseth you again to life therein, that the term appointed [for you] may be accomplished. And afterward unto Him is your return. Then He proclaim unto you what ye used to do. He is theOmnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over you until, when death cometh unto one of you, Our messengers[angels] receive him, and they neglect not.
Very succinct, clear and precise. These ayats from Surah Al-Anaam, 165 of them, all given to Muhammad, in the early Mekkan days, at one sitting, according to most muffasirun. Early days of fledgling Islam, when only the poor, the dissaffected and the displaced were attracted, while the rest of 'corporate' Mekkah [including his uncles] stood back in disdain while not a few, adopted a hostile stance. Status quo, 1400 years ago, as of now, seemed more important than the salvation of one's soul itself.
God gave us two "Qur'ans". The official one via His messenger Muhammad, while the second , open for all of us to contemplate.Of course to the 'purists' from amongst us, not two 'Quran' but rather two 'Ayats', Ayat Quraaniyah and Ayat Qauniyah as exemplified by Al Baqarah , 2 : 164 below.
Lo ! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of night and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to man, and the water which Allah sendeth from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing all kind of beasts therein and in the ordinance of the winds and the clouds obedient between heaven and earth: are signs of Allah's sovereignty for people who have sense.[Al-Baqarah, 2 : 164 ]
Ponder some of us did. Einstein came up with his famous formullae[ e=mc squared ] and that is the nearest one could ever get to putting into equation the 'invisible and the visible'. But did he get to see God there. No !Sadly , like many of us, he missed the trunk and was lost in the branches,twigs and the leaves!
Dr Nik Howk
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