Surah Hajj (22) 13/11/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 22 (Hajj)

Faith and reason

Verse 5 “O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babies, ……. and (further), you see the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)”

In this verse Allah (SWT) uses scientific evidence to make us realise the reality of the afterlife.   The Quran presents succinct reasoning in Verse 5 by asking the reader to apply his or her mind to the cycle of life from conception until old age.  It is nothing but the natural laws ordained by Allah (SWT) that causes life to spring forth from a process of fertilization, remain in the mother’s womb for nurturing and then come out as a fully formed human being. We witness this miracle daily as we do with the vegetation which is given life through rain, again through the natural laws ordained by Allah SWT.   If all this is possible for Him then resurrecting us for accountability is easy for Allah as well.   Thus through reasoning, our faith is strengthened.

Continues tomorrow  InshaAllah Salaams/Peace

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