بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
Discerning: “… The bi-Merciful… / الرحمن” (Continued)
THE SECRET OF THE CREATION (by the Qur’an)
THE EVENT OF GOD’S COVENANT WITH MAN
“Be! And there was,” and the Creation Started. Some Energy/Light of God Almighty was set apart for the cause (the four fundamental forces of Creation by science) ; and God’s Energy is Productive and Creative by essence! Thus, from the tempest, rage and utmost heat of such Energy, the angels (Jâan / جان) and their habitat, the (four) Gardens of Eden, were Created (15:27) :
15:27 “And the Jâan—race of angels—We Created them before—Man—, from the fume—tempest—of fire”.
Therefore, the angels, getting the utmost force/ heat of the Energy, naturally are superior creatures concerning size, speed, intellect, power, etc. Moreover, their habitat, the Gardens of Eden, are symbolic of plentiful, greenness, fertility, fruitfulness, vastness (55:64, 66, 68; 3:133) etc. 55:64 “Both (Gardens) , dark green in color,”
55:66 “In them—each—two springs pouring with water in abundance,”
55:68 “In them being fruits and dates and pomegranates”
3:133 “Be quick in the race for Forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is that of the heavens and of the Earth, prepared for the righteous.”
These Gardens are situated—above Planck’s Wall—in two levels: higher level and lower levels (55: 46,62) :
55:46 “And for those who feared the position of their Lord, two Gardens”.
55:62 “And below these two, there are two Gardens”.
By the cooling off of the Energy, our Universe (the World / Donia) was Created with its seven heavens, galaxies and constellations; and finally from the last and least left over, the four basic elements of water, fire, air and earth (confirmed by our contemporary Science.) So, the poor planet Earth, being the lowest of the lowness, gets the weakest share of the Creation; hence the closest to fire—center of Earth being of melted burning lava. And the reason for the Earth being referred to as: asfal-al-safeleen (the lowest of the lowness) , in the Qur’an—confirmed by our contemporary Science—”Lowness”, for two reasons:
- Lowness due to degradation of energy of the Creation; According to scientific discoveries, the history of our Universe is the history of degradation of energy, which according to the second law of Thermodynamics, is the reason for the weakness in comprehension of its inhabitant.
- Lowness due to its position, the lowest place of the Creation and Existence, farthest away from the Source of Energy/ God
It is a general interpretation that asfal-alsafeleen (the lowest of the lowness) is a word for hell!
To begin with, the word “lowest of the lowness” for the Earth, certainly is a Miraculous Evidence by itself!
As, no one at the time could possibly have the knowledge concerning the Creation, beside the Lord.
And the fact of being a synonym for hell: is that mankind will eventually transform the Earth into Hell.
- THE SITUATION OF SUCH DISTANCE FROM GOD, IS DARKNESS!
- AND AS TO THE CREATIVITY OF THE COOLING OFF OF THE energy; THE CREATURES LACK THE NECESSARY ENERGY FOR COMPREHENSION!
- THE MORE DIMINISHED THE ENERGY, THE LOWER THE LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION, AND THE CLOSER PROXIMITY TO THE FIRE:
- SUCH HAS BEEN THE CASE OF THE EARTH AND THE TERRESTRIALS, WHOSE FACULTY OF COMPREHENSION WAS AT THE LEVEL OF ANIMALS!
4:145 “In fact the hypocrites in—the echelon of—comprehension, are situated the lowest of the fire; and no helper will be found for them.”
“Knowledge increases comprehension, cognizance, and closeness to God; hence alienates one from the fire.” ()
“Louis Pasteur”, the renowned French biologist and father of “science of microbiology”—study of microscopic organisms or microbes—and discoverer of “Rabies Vaccine” in 1885, has said: “Deficiency of knowledge alienates one from God; and the opposite brings one closer to God!”
- THE WHOLE CONTENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN GOD and MANKIND
- THE OFFER OF THE Spirit AS A Trust (33:72-73)
- THE TRUST, THE GREAT TEST FOR HUMAN ON EARTH
The Justice of God does not falter an iota. (21:47)
21:47 “We Shall Set up scales of justice for the Day of the Resurrection, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least; and if there be—no more than—the weight of a mustard seed, We Will Bring it—to account—; and Enough Are We to take account.”
Since the last creatures of the Creation, that is our universe and its people, unlike the angels were to be Created in farthest distance from the Creator’s Light, hence in darkness, and degradation of the Energy; and as God’s Justice does not falter an iota; He Assembled the representatives of the World namely:
- Heavens’ group—seven firmaments
- Earth’s group —also seven firmaments (65:12)
- and Man—the head of animal family
Offering them of His Spirit (“Light upon Light”) in compensation, but only as a Trust! (33:72)
33:72 “We Did indeed Offer the Trust –responsibility- to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains, but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof; but the Man undertook it; whereas he was tyrannical, ignorant -by nature; innately-“
65:12 “All’h/الله Is He Who Created seven firmaments and of the earth a similar number; through the midst of them, descends His Command, that you may know that All’h Has Power over all things, and that All’h’s Knowledge Surrounds all things.”
Trust: an amount of Capital committed to (someone’s) care, over which he has only power of disposition, and at the end has to be rendered.
In (v.72) , the very important point to be understood concerning: “Whereas he was tyrannical, ignorant”; in fact, God Informs us that the real nature of Man, the head and representative of animals was savage and ignorant, before bearing the Spirit at the Covenant. This confirms the scientific name for the species of mankind (Homo sapiens) and intelligent human (Homo sapiens sapiens) .
:This is another obvious Miracle of the Qur’an! Who could be aware of the number of heavens and earth, 14 centuries ago, but The Creator Himself? And The Earth’s seven firmaments, discovered by Science today:
- Grain: 1st nucleus
- Noyau: 2nd nucleus
- Menteau Inferieur: lower cover
- Menteau Superieur: upper cover
The Trust, and Its advantages
The Offer of the Spirit/Trust in compensation for inequality and inequity share of Creation, was in such way that through the extra Energy of the Spirit of God, endowing the power of intellect and mental faculty, extending the span of life long enough for people of the World (whereas they had no such possibility due to their natural weak energy) to have a chance to go through the meritorious Test! The Test consisted of fulfilling their vow for preservation of the Trust during the time of the Test, with all kinds of difficulty and danger involved; hence to prove their great sense of steadfastness, loyalty and faithfulness towards the Spirit of their Lord; thus the merit of dwelling the closest to Him, the highest rank of all creatures! Besides having all the advantages of Knowledge, through which to live a comfortable and pleasant life during the Test on earth. The Test was to classify people, determining their rank through their capacity of nature, settling them in the dimension and level of dwelling in the order of Creation (after their own choice and free will) ! And sifting away the “Unfaithful”, the “Ungrateful”, “Hypocrites”, “Idolaters” and “Mean” natured ones, from the noble meritorious ones!
33:73 “that All’h/ الله —The Forces of nature—to Punish the hypocrite men and hypocrite women, and the idolater and idolatress; and All’h الله to Redeem the believing men and believing women; and All’h الله Be Oft-Forgiving, Merciful.”
“God’s Soul” or God’s “Light upon Light” (24:35) , that is higher in honor and nobility than “God’s Light”, has been Granted to no other creature but mankind, including the angels! Therefore, the bearer of “God’s Soul” is on the highest level in the echelon of Creation, and those succeeding the Test, the noblest of all Creatures.
95:4 “We Have indeed Created Human in the best setting in order (of Creation) ;”
The bearing of the Spirit (power of intellect) in fact, is like having a kind of torch or flashlight inside to enlighten the mind and the soul. Therefore It has to be charged to expand the power of Light/Energy of the soul, multiplying the Granted Capital many fold. And the instructions for charging such a flashlight, is only through the Books of Guidance from God, Sent through the Prophets to people.
In following His Instructions and Rules, the Energy of their share of Spirit would multiply, lightening The Path of the Lord for them to up above! Such would merit the closest position to God, the highest level of the Creation! The stronger the Energy of “God’s Soul” gets inside one, the further away gets one from the fire, and the closest to God! “God’s Soul”, or our Great Capital on earth, if used in its current way, that is God’s worship, God’s Law and Guidance (51:56) , (without association, be it person, statues, books and narrations.) , its Energy and Light multiplies manifold, Lightening the person inside out to see and find his way through to His Lord, the Source of Energy; and to get the closest to Him in hereafter, that is the ultimate and permanent happiness and tranquility.
51:56 “And I did not Create Jinns and Humans, but—through mechanism—of worshiping Me.”
So, the Only way for one to provision enough Energy in one’s life time, enabling to ascend and get close to The Lord, The Source of Energy, is to follow ONLY His Own Channel (Book) for Instructions, keeping away from all sorts of narrations, customs of prophets. etc.
Those who have abused the Spirit, lacking the necessary Energy for ascending to God at the end, run away from God by themselves; they cannot bear the closeness to Energy (matter cannot approach energy) .
The Risks of the Trust
Although this ultra-valuable and unparalleled Gift could help to reach the Highest position. prior to angels. enjoying the Eternal life; moreover, ameliorating the hardship of life on Earth, with comfort and luxury.
Yet, the risk was tremendous and highly dangerous (the risk that heaven, mountain and earth refused to undertake.) The risk was to lose faith by being deceived through attraction for materialism, and fascination for the adornment on the earth. hence forgetting all about the vow and responsibility towards the Spirit; neglecting to follow God’s Rules and Instructions for charging their Capital Light; and instead misusing and consuming the Light/Energy in deviation of idol worshiping and devious paths of falsehood during the life time on earth. Losing the Trust, or having consumed all the Capital Energy at the end, meant losing all means of getting the return ticket back to The Lord and away from hell, the extreme misery; hence remaining in the lowest of the lowness abode, Eternally!
95:5 “Then do We abase him (the man) to the lowest of the lowness”.
The Test for the bearer of the Trust was indeed difficult:
- Keeping faith despite having all forgotten about the Covenant with God, and his own promise, once being born on earth;
(20:115: “And concerning Our Covenant with Adam in the past; he had forgotten, and We Did not Find firm resolve on his part.”) ;
- Keeping faith, despite never having seen God.and yet staying firm towards all the temptations and “putting spoke in his wheel”, by a giant enemy as Satan. Thus, the risk of bargaining one’s faith for the temporary material desires of life on Earth
- Being unappreciative towards all the Blessings received from The Lord during his life time, and worshiping idols and “false lords” instead. This would prove the nature to be weak, “irresponsible”, “Hypocritical”, “Unappreciative”, “Unfaithful” and such, have the farthest position from the Source of Energy, God ! (9:67,68)
9:67 “The hypocrite men and hypocrite women, are like each other; they enjoin evil and forbid what is just; and are close with their hands—for charities, helping etc.—They have forgotten All’h; so He Has Forgotten them. In fact the hypocrites are perverse.”
9:68 “All’h Has Promised the hypocrite men and hypocrite women, and the rejecters—of faith—fire of Hell; therein shall they dwell; sufficient is it for them. For them is the Curse of All’h and an enduring punishment.”
- By losing the Trust, (Man) loses all his “share” of Creation at God’s; and worse still, he can no more benefit from his preliminary share of handicap of Creation, like “Heavens”, “Earth” and “Mountains”; here is when he envies the “earth”, and wishes he were even a tiny “dust”, and avoided the risk.:
78:40 “Truly We Warned you of a Penalty near; the day when the person will see—the deeds—that his hands have sent forth, and the unbeliever will say: woe unto me would that I were mere dust.”
- By losing the Trust; not only they are condemned to Eternal lowness, but to continuous miseries due to the pollution the unbelievers cause in their environment during their life time on earth, through misusing the Spirit.
In fact, the cause of pollution is the lack of following the Commandments of God, which are only Instructions and Guidance for “Health” and survival of the bearer of the Trust and his environment. Hence at the end, the extreme and excessive abuse of the Energy of the Spirit on falsehood of people of the World, turns the earth into hell for its occupants.
The basis and foundation of Hell, is formed by Human on earth, and NOT GOD! Every time that a person disobeys God’s Commandments, he produces a sum of pollution in his “Inner and Outer” World, which is but paving a brick for building the Hell of his inside body, as well as outside environment (30:41) . The first brick of hell on earth, started with the disobedience of Adam! And we, children of Adam, having carried out “the construction” without respite, today we witness the result of our own deeds. (78:40)
30:41 “Pollution has appeared on land and sea, due to what earned the hands of men; this might give some of them a taste of their deeds, that they may return.”
78:40 “Truly We Warned you of a Penalty near; the day when the person will see—the deeds—that his hands have sent forth…”
So, the Offer of the Trust being made to people of the World (heaven, earth, mountain and man) ; Man was the one to take the risk of bearing the Trust, while others refused to undertake It, being afraid thereof. (33:72 “We did indeed Offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains, but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof; but the Man undertook it; whereas he was tyrannical, ignorant—by nature—”) Therefore, God Brought temporarily the World into materialization, Preparing a suitable abode for him for the period of the Test.
Thus, the start of our universe with Huge clouds of hydrogen (41:11) , and from their expansion, stars, planets, the sun and the earth appeared—The Big Bang theory— (21:30) . the explosions of the “Super Nova”—first generation stars—and the exit of Particles of heavy elements—Iron—formation of second generation stars and their planets (see F-Q part 13) ; and finally, the Earth in the lowest part of the World, far enough from the sun’s heat to allow rain and water, hence a suitable living environment for Man.
41:11 “Then He Turned towards the sky, when it was just smoke, and Said to it, and to the earth: ‘come both of you, willingly or unwillingly’; they both said: we do come in willing obedience”.
21:30 “Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together before We Clove them asunder; and We Made from water every living thing? Will they not then believe?”
God Created Everything in pairs (see F-Q part 1) , symmetry and in perfect balance, such as: Sun and moon; light and dark; male and female; etc… The earth, separated from its pair, the “sky”, became fertile through the rain’ water. (31:10 …and We Send down rain from the sky to germinate of every kind of pair, generously.) And it is thus, that God Fixed the mountains as stabilizers on the Earth (50:7) :
50:7 “And the Earth We have Spread it out, and Set thereon mountains standing firm and Produced therein every kind of beautiful growth in pair.”
To keep it from buffeting and distraction (31:10) : and
31:10 “He Created the heavens without pillars that you can see; He Set on the Earth mountains for standing firm lest it should shake with you; and He Scattered through it beasts of all kind; and We Send down rain from the sky to germinate of every kind of pair, generously.”
God Gave the Earth its wide expanse (91:6) :
91:6 “And the Earth and what expands it;”
He Spread it even (88:20) to prepare it for tillage.
88:20 “And the Earth and how it is spread out?”
Then comes the rain from the sky “Charged with Blessing” (50:9) :
50:9 “And We Send down from the sky a Blessing water and We Grow therewith gardens and grains for harvest.”
And the seed of life was Planted into the earth for harvest. And thus life is established on Earth.
55:10 “And the Earth He Spread it for the creatures.”
So the earth’s tillage continues, God Setting mountains, flowing rivers and fruits of every kind, everything in pairs—sun and moon, night and day, etc, as examples (13:3) :
13:3 “And it is He Who Spread out the earth and Set thereon mountains and rivers; and fruit of every kind He Made in pairs, two and two, the night overtakes the day; surely in these things there are Signs for those who think.”
Therefore, sky’s pair, the earth, through the rain, impregnates with the seed of life, gives life to all the plants and gets ready for the harvest; and the provisions for sustenance of Man is thus prepared on Earth. So God Has Spread the earth for you and carpeted it for receiving its newborn baby ( human) , in the best and most beautiful way; and it is thus that the cradle is decorated.
Truly God Created an excellent “cradle” (51:48) :
51:48 “And We carpeted the Earth, thus excellently cradled.”
Then after Creation of the totality of elements of the Earth, God Separated the seven heavens
2:29: “It is He Who Created for you all things that are on Earth; then He Turned to the heaven and Made them into seven firmaments; and of all things He Has Knowledge.”
Adorning the sky with stars in magnificent beauty (37:6) .
37:6 “We Have indeed adorned the sky of the World by—the beauty of—the stars”.
Thus, Earth was adorned with absolute beauty, and specially endowed for life, unlike other planets in the solar system (18:7) :
18:7 “We Have Adorned that which is on Earth, in order that We May Test them as to which of them are best in conduct.”
In this respect please note what Astronauts have experienced: “From space, the beauty of earth with its blue sky and white clouds, which seems like a unique jewel veiled in a blue bubble, strutting gracefully around the sun, is breathtaking. This most beautiful heavenly body in space, producing and breathing its own oxygen, putting nitrogen from the atmosphere into its soil, making water for its survival, is the only life supporting planet in the solar system.” Now, do note the following verse from the Qur’an (77:25) :
77:25 “Have We not made the Earth self- sufficient,” yet how can they not believe?
All these Qur’anic details on the beauty and fertility of the Earth, it is for us to know the very important fact that when God Gave the Earth to Humankind, it was a “paradise”, and in the best of shape.
No pollution, green, fertile, safe and enough provision on it for the whole people. If man has transferred his paradise into hell today, it has been totally by his own hands. Then came the DNA, from which sprang single cell organism in the belly of the earth. This first living organism, from the rain water, was formed inside sounding clay, in old aged mud and marshes; and millions years later, from its side, its pair has germinated (39:6) , evolved into living vegetation, which in turn evolved into other aquatic organisms, then to animals and finally to Man. (see F-Q part 1)
39:6 “He Created you—all—from one single self—cell—, then of that, He Created its pair; and Sent down for you eight kind of livestock in pairs; He Creates you in the bellies of your mothers, creation after Creation, in three layers of darkness; such is All’h your Lord, to Him belongs the dominion; there is no god but He, then how are you turned away?”
This is another verse that its Miracle is “breath taking” and evident: “He Created you from one, single, self/cell”: “The singleness of one, is repeated twice.” “He Creates you in the bellies of your mothers”: The word “bellies” instead of wombs; this verse is obviously telling us that our start has been through “one, single cell”, in the belly of the earth. And the word belly instead of womb, is only because we have different mothers, and not all of them possess wombs; like: our first mother the Earth, and today” laboratory tubes”, besides human wombs.
Then He Creates you, after the first Creation (that is after your first mother, the earth) , in “three layers of darkness”, that is also scientifically proven (the membrane, the womb and the hollow in which the womb is enclosed) . Moreover, this verse is for the 2nd Opening of the Qur’an, at a time that science has clarified its meaning for us to understand that it concerns the single cell of life in general, and not the person of “Adam”. And the absence of the name “Adam” in this verse (and the name “Eve” in the whole Qur’an; as “Adam” means Human, male and female) , is also pointing to the fact that for our time, the Advice and Commandments apply to the “inside” world of human nature, the human cell.
The Book of God always Opens at the insight and level of Knowledge of people of the time. With all these evident proofs how can we turn away?! Thus, from the single cell, its pair germinates from itself, and from the pair, everything else found on earth today: first through the water, plants, animals, and finally, man evolved.
- The Evident Signs of Failure in the Test
- The oppressing ruling of human over his World
In bearing the Spirit, Man was promoted to Human, securing the safeguard of the Trust and faith; and the responsibility of governing over his family, heaven, earth and mountains, his inside (body) and outside world! Today, we are witnessing the failure of humans in the Test; we are witnessing the “Revolt” of the World… the Heavens, the Earth, the seas, the Mountains and inside world of Man, they are all revolting because they cannot take such unjust and oppressive government any further.
And amongst the signs of such revolt of his inside world are: Depression, cancer—to be explained later—and other modern diseases that Human struggles against today, and unfortunately increases more and more, tomorrow. Likewise for his outer world; the unjust ruling of human is the cause of the revolt of heaven, earth, mountain and sea today! The signs of the irregularities and disturbances in the order of the Nature has become evident; there is no longer a predictable order in the seasons of the year; the frequency of earthquakes with higher and higher Richter forces; the seemingly unending rainfalls resulting in great floods causing catastrophic destruction, twisters etc. Seas and oceans revolting, and volcanoes scattering fire, are the signs.
Exactly the same as the tempests within Man’s body, that causes the depressions and other irregularities in the order of his health (just recently it has been discovered by science, the Relativity of the whole molecules of universe). By betraying the Trust, taking the wrong directions than God’s, hence wrong governing over them, Man has polluted his inner and outer world. His situation is far worse now than before. securing for himself a dark, painful and fiery place in which he has to live (without living.) , from which he cannot escape since he has nothing left of the Capital to save him. He has condemned himself to Eternal darkness and damnation (through the power/Energy of the Spirit, he will not die anymore) (20:74) :
20:74 “Really he who comes to his Lord culpable, then there will be hell for him; therein shall he neither die nor live.”
In 2010, the geneticist Craig Venter synthesized in laboratory the genetic code of an organism, making it live. This discovery is called, and it is the beginning of the: “Artificial Life”(neither die nor live). Here is your proof for God’s Word, again.
Nevertheless, although this situation seems totally hopeless today, but thanks to our Almighty God, He Proposes a way out, to each of us!
- IF those who deviated from God’s Path and the Religion, by following false religions hence committing idol worshiping—as it is the case of All the religions today in the World;
- IF those who lost faith come to their senses, reconsidering the faith through Only the Word and the Instructions of God—proved through a mathematical coding—then truly repent and regain their faith—recharging their flashlight’s batteries—then there is still hope.
For God is Repenting, Forgiving and Merciful to All Believers (33:73 mentioned above) .
WHAT INCREASES THE ENERGY WITHIN HUMAN, IS DEPENDENCE AND HOPE ON GOD; AND WHAT TAKES AWAY FORCE AND HEALTH, IS HOPELESSNESS AND DESPAIR (15:56) .
15:56 “He said: And who despairs of the Mercy of his Lord, but such as go astray