With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 35 (Fatir)
Contemplating Allah’s mercy upon mankind
Verse 2-3 “What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold, there is none can grant, apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom. O men! Call to mind the grace of Allah unto you! is there a creator, other than Allah, to give you sustenance from heaven or earth? There is no god but He: how then are ye deluded away from the Truth”
The message of Allah’s power flows from verse 1 into verses 2 and 3. Whereas the previous verse shows Allah’s creative power, verses 2-3 show that He is in full control over all things that make life possible for us. It is only due to His grace that from the sky comes rain which produces vegetation and fresh drinking water for us. When we contemplate upon this complex natural cycle which is systematic and harmonious it brings upon us the realisation that there can be none other than a supreme master creator – Allah SWT.
Continues tomorrow… Insha Allah