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Chosen References for the Subject (To whom belong the earth and beings therein?)


In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
[1] Al-Mu'minun
23:84
Say: "To whom belong the earth and all beings therein? (Say) if ye know!"
[2] Al-Mu'minun
23:85
They will say "To Allah!" Say: "Yet will ye not receive admonition?"
  • If their argument is that such things about a future life cannot be known or proved, they are referred to the things which are actually before them. The tangible things of the earth-can they postulate their order or government except by a Power or Force or Energy outside them? They will admit that there is such a Power or Force or Energy. We call it Allah. Go a step further. We see a sublime Universe in the heavens above, stretching far, far beyond our ken. They will admit its existence and its grandeur. We ask them to entertain a feeling of reverence for the Power behind it, and to understand their own littleness and their dependence upon that Power.
[3] Al-Mu'minun
23:86
Say: "Who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme?"
  • Cf. ix. 129.
[4] Al-Mu'minun
23:87
They will say "(They belong) to Allah." Say: "Will ye not then be filled with awe?"
  • See n. 2927 above. 'If this great and glorious Universe inspires you with awe, surely the Power behind is more worthy of your awe, especially if you compare your dependence and its dependence upon Him.'
[5] Al-Mu'minun
23:88
Say: "Who is it in whose hands is the governance of all things who protects (all) but is not protected (of any)? (Say) if ye know."
[6] Al-Mu'minun
23:89
They will say "(It belongs) to Allah." Say: "Then how are ye deluded?"
  • The order and unity of purpose in the Universe argue unity of design and goodness in its Maker. Is it not then sheer madness for you to run after fancies and fail to understand and obey His Will? It is delusion in you to seek other than Allah.'

Jazak Allahu Khairin

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