LESSON # 357
Mary said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched Me?
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran - 3), Stage – 1,
Verse – 47 of 200, Section – 5 of 20, (Part – 3)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
47. She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said: So (it will be), Allah create what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! And it is.
47. Qaalat Rabbi ‘annaa yukuunu lii waladunw-wa lam yamsasnii basher. Qaala kazaali-KIllaahu yakh-luqu maa yashaaa’. ‘Izaa qazaaa ‘amran- fa-‘innamaa Ya-quulu lahuu ‘KUN’- fa-yakuun.
When God Almighty caused to hear Mary (peace be upon her) the glad tidings about the birth of Jesus (peace be upon him) by means of the Angels (peace be upon them), she astonished and thought, “How a wonderful is it; how can be so? No man has touched me so far. How the birth of a child would be possible?” Allah Almighty commanded, “There is nothing admiration in it. Allah Almighty creates what He will. He is not indigent of outward means. When He determines to do something, He says unto it only: Be! And it is”.
This verse manifests the extent of God’s Divine Power. He is The Cause of causes, creates the cause for every work Himself. He created the earth, the skies and entire things of the universe. He created one above the one item. How can He be necessitous of means, causes and sources?
Allah Almighty has framed the laws to run the system of universe as; the water quenches the thirst, the hand burns whenever someone puts it in to the fire, death of the human being is certain when his heart beat stops, children will be brought forth by the copulation of male and female. These entire things appear in accord with ordinary manner. As per idiomatic meaning, these are called ‘The Laws of Producing’. That is to say; if any cause happens, then any result of it comes out.
In this connection, observation of the human being has become so matured that he discovers cause of every result and produces cause to accomplish every result. He becomes thunderstruck upon any happening, if he does not find its natural or external cause.
In this verse, God Almighty has adjudged this observation of the human being as false. It has been searched out that existence of the causes has been set up only for the satisfaction of mankind. Everything is possible before the extent of Omnipotent. Only indicating by God Almighty is sufficient for completion of any task. Therefore, He commanded, “when I devise anything, I make a signal of ‘KUN’ (Be) only unto it. As a result, that task is completed at once (And it is). I do not need any apparent source, means or cause”.