Monday, October 12, 2015

Seven heavens, earth and all creatures - entire are created by One God

Seven heavens, earth and all creatures - entire are created by One God

Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 29 of 286, Section – 3 of 40 (Part - 1)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth. Then turned He to the heaven, and fashioned it as seven heavens. And He is Knower of all things.
Huwal-lazii khalaqa lakum-maa fil’arzi jamii-‘aa: sum-mas-tawaaa ‘ilas-Samaaa-‘i fa-sawwaa-hunna sab-‘a samaa-waat Wa Huwa bi-kulli shay-‘in ‘Aliim.

Fa-sawwaa-hunna – So fashioned them. This word has been derived from taswi-yah, which means “To adjust/fit the different parts and joints of a thing at their own places”.

Sab-‘a samaa-waat – “Seven Heavens,” “Sam-wun” is the origin of “Samaa-waat” and its meaning is “height”. Due to relation of height with the sky, it is called Sky. “Sab-‘a” means seven. Hence in the Arabic proverb, this word is used in the meanings of “more and numerous”.

The human being is the name of a collection of body and soul. It is clear that the needs of these both things are fulfilled by God Almighty, Who created this puppet of mud. His first kindness is that He completes all the physical needs of the humankind, for bud and blossom, development and improvement of his body. The soul of human being needs food also along with bringing up the body.

The meaning of this verse is that first of all, our Lord created the earth. He caused to flow the rivers, the seas and the ocean on one side, and raised the high mountains on the other side, which are very high, grew many forests of the trees, and fed up the inner parts of the earth with different kinds of uncounted treasures. And these all things were created for the sake of Prophet Adam (Peace be upon Him) and His generation. Now it is the duty of Human Beings that they should reap reasonable advantages from these countless treasures using their wisdom and sense.

Using the word jamii-‘an, God Almighty commanded that these all things are for the children of Adam (Peace be upon Him). They have the right to reap advantages from these things. With the physical body of the Human Being, fostering of his soul is also necessary. For this purpose, the earth and its production is not sufficient. Therefore, after creating the earth, He engaged His attention toward the Sky. From there, it used to rain the guidance during different times for the training of the Humankind's’ Souls. As the human being reaps advantage from the things of the earth, he should get advantage also from this Rain of the sky (Guidance), so that his soul may become perfect along with his body. Thereby, after becoming a perfect mankind, he should attend the Court of God.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)