Gems from the Holy Quran (Parts 3 and 4)

by Mr. Mirza Abdur-Rahman Baig

The Light & Islamic Review (US), March/April 1993 Issue (Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 9–10)

Note by the Webmaster: This article in the series is labelled as ‘Part 4’ in the printed magazine. It appears to be the 3rd in the series and has been erroneously labelled as ‘Part 4’. In order to avoid confusion for those interested in reading through the entire series, we have re-labelled it as ‘Parts 3 and 4’.

Note by the Editor: Given below is another article in the series by Mr. Baig, briefly expounding the truths disclosed by Quranic verses.

اَمَّنۡ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَ الۡاَرۡضَ وَ اَنۡزَلَ لَکُمۡ مِّنَ السَّمَآءِ مَآءً ۚ فَاَنۡۢبَتۡنَا بِہٖ حَدَآئِقَ ذَاتَ بَہۡجَۃٍ ۚ مَا کَانَ لَکُمۡ اَنۡ تُنۡۢبِتُوۡا شَجَرَہَا ؕ ءَ اِلٰہٌ مَّعَ اللّٰہِ ؕ بَلۡ ہُمۡ قَوۡمٌ یَّعۡدِلُوۡنَ ﴿ؕ۶۰﴾ اَمَّنۡ جَعَلَ الۡاَرۡضَ قَرَارًا وَّ جَعَلَ خِلٰلَہَاۤ اَنۡہٰرًا وَّ جَعَلَ لَہَا رَوَاسِیَ وَ جَعَلَ بَیۡنَ الۡبَحۡرَیۡنِ حَاجِزًا ؕ ءَ اِلٰہٌ مَّعَ اللّٰہِ ؕ بَلۡ اَکۡثَرُہُمۡ لَا یَعۡلَمُوۡنَ ﴿ؕ۶۱﴾ اَمَّنۡ یُّجِیۡبُ الۡمُضۡطَرَّ اِذَا دَعَاہُ وَ یَکۡشِفُ السُّوۡٓءَ وَ یَجۡعَلُکُمۡ خُلَفَآءَ الۡاَرۡضِ ؕ ءَ اِلٰہٌ مَّعَ اللّٰہِ ؕ قَلِیۡلًا مَّا تَذَکَّرُوۡنَ ﴿ؕ۶۲﴾ اَمَّنۡ یَّہۡدِیۡکُمۡ فِیۡ ظُلُمٰتِ الۡبَرِّ وَ الۡبَحۡرِ وَ مَنۡ یُّرۡسِلُ الرِّیٰحَ بُشۡرًۢا بَیۡنَ یَدَیۡ رَحۡمَتِہٖ ؕ ءَ اِلٰہٌ مَّعَ اللّٰہِ ؕ تَعٰلَی اللّٰہُ عَمَّا یُشۡرِکُوۡنَ ﴿ؕ۶۳﴾ اَمَّنۡ یَّبۡدَؤُا الۡخَلۡقَ ثُمَّ یُعِیۡدُہٗ وَ مَنۡ یَّرۡزُقُکُمۡ مِّنَ السَّمَآءِ وَ الۡاَرۡضِ ؕ ءَ اِلٰہٌ مَّعَ اللّٰہِ ؕ قُلۡ ہَاتُوۡا بُرۡہَانَکُمۡ اِنۡ کُنۡتُمۡ صٰدِقِیۡنَ ﴿۶۴﴾

“Who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down for you water from the cloud? Then We cause to grow thereby beautiful gardens (with fruits of various kinds in varying climes, food grains، etc.) — it is not possible for you to make the trees thereof to grow. Is there a god with Allah? … Or, Who made the earth a resting-place, and made in it rivers, and raised on it mountains, and placed between the two seas a barrier? Is there a god with Allah? … Or, Who answers the distressed one when he calls upon Him and removes the evil, and will make you successors in the earth’! Is there a god with Allah? … Or, Who guides you in utter darkness of the land, and Who sends the winds as good news before His mercy (to navigate the world for commerce)? Is there a god with Allah? … Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it, and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Bring your proof if you are truthful” [The Holy Quran, 27:60–64].

In these verses, the question is repeatedly asked:

“Is there a god with Allah’!”

He is omnipotent, in complete control of everything, and needs no assistance. Dual-control only leads to confusion. These, among others, are a few manifestations of His Divine powers in nature! However, the top scientists of the world, who should know better, put it all down to the theory of evolution.

Why can they not see the Divine wonders around us, complete orderliness prevailing, and think that there has to be someone in overall control? Just consider the Supreme Being’s masterpiece: the human body and the limitless powers endowed to it. Man’s eye has the power to make a lion beat a retreat, if he squarely stands his ground! Then consider His complete control of the solar system. Each body moves in its respective orbit like clockwork. Then again, to maintain our planets, He has provided corresponding depressions at the bottom of the seas to match the heights of Everest, the Alps, etc.

Do you know that the Gulf stream starts in the deep south and goes all the way north to the Arctic circle, through Nordic seas with floating ice-bergs, remaining unaffected, with its waters hot. Its waters do not mix with the surrounding currents en-route, by Divine miracle, till it reaches its destination as decided by Him for providing comfort and relief to the people living there!

One can go on and on, describing His great powers endlessly. Finally, I cannot resist telling you that scientists have reckoned that clouds loaded with waters from the oceans to their destinations hundreds of miles away, by the miracle of the Almighty. weigh thousands of tons! Yet another instance of His manifestation.