The Broader Picture of the Dzatiyah Concept II

Published on September 21st, 2009 — 12:00am

2.              Understand the Divine System

After achieving the Knowledge of God, he will begin to perceive the Divine systems in abundance before him. Some examples of such systems:

2.1              The Solar system

a.              The Sky


Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can seeHe has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law)! Each one runs (its course) for a term appointed.[38]


He Who created the seven heavens one above another: no want of proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (Allah) Most Gracious. So turn thy vision again: seest thou any flaw? Again turn thy vision a second time: (thy) vision will come back to thee dull and discomfited, in a state worn out. And We have, (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with Lamps.[39]


It is Allah Who sustains the heavens and the earth, lest they cease (to function): and if they should fail, there is none – not one – can sustain them thereafter: verily He is Most Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.[40]


So verily I call to witness the Planets, that recede, Go straight, or hide; And the Night as it dissipates; And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness.[41]


And the sun runs its course for a period determined for it; that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing. And the Moon, We have measured for it mansions (to traverse) till it returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk. It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to law).[42]


By the stars (Men) guide themselves.[43]


 b.              The Earth


And it is He Who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and (flowing) rivers[44]


And He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves.[45]


He Who has made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels).[46]


And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse); He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture; And the mountains hath He firmly fixed; For use and convenience to you and your cattle.[47]


Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the sky? With it We then bring out produce of various colours. And in the mountains are tracts white and red, of various shades of colour, and black intense in hue.[48]


c.              Night and Day


Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the Night and the Day[49]


Its night doth He endow with darkness, and its splendour doth He bring out (with light).[50]


It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course. [51]


Made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp?[52]


That is because Allah merges Night into Day, and He merges Day into Night and verily it is Allah Who hears and sees (all things).[53]


And He it is Who makes the Night as a Robe for you, and Sleep as Repose, and makes the Day (as it were) a Resurrection.[54]

And made your sleep for rest, And made the night as a covering, And made the day as a means of subsistence?[55]

And He hath made subject to you the sun and the moon, both diligently pursuing their courses: and the Night and the Day hath He (also) made subject to you.[56]


d.              Time


It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty), and measured out stages for it; that ye might know the number of years and the count (of time). Nowise did Allah create this but in truth and righteousness. (Thus) doth He explain His Signs in detail, for those who understand? Verily, in the alternation of the Night and the Day, and in all that Allah hath created, in the heavens and the earth, are Signs for those who fear Him.[57]


The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year), so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: that is the straight usage.[58]


 e.              Shadow


Hast thou not turned thy vision to thy Lord? How He doth prolong the Shadow! If He willed, He could make it stationary! Then do We make the sun its guide; Then We draw it in towards Ourselves, a contraction by easy stages.[59]

Do they not look at Allah’s creation, (even) among (inanimate) things, how their (very) shadows turn round, from the right and the left, prostrating themselves to Allah, and that in the humblest manner?[60]


2.2              The rain:

In the rain which Allah sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead.[61]


And do We not send down from the clouds water in abundance, That We may produce therewith corn and vegetables, And gardens of luxurious growth?[62]


He sends down rain from the sky and with it gives life to the earth after it is dead: verily in that are Signs for those who are wise.[63]


And He it is Who sends the Winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy, and We send down purifying water from the sky, That with it, We may give life to a dead land, and slake the thirst of things We have created, cattle and men in great numbers. And We have distributed the (water) amongst them, in order that they may celebrate (Our) praises, but most men are averse (to aught) but (rank) ingratitude.[64]


And We send down water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to soak in the soil; and We certainly are able to drain it off (with ease). With it We grow for you Gardens of date-palms and vines: in them have ye abundant fruits: and of them ye eat (and have enjoyment), Also a tree springing out of Mount Sinai, which produces oil, and relish for those who use it for food.[65]

2.3              Wild life


 The beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth.[66]


 Crawling creatures and cattle, are they of various colours.[67]


 And Allah has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills: for verily Allah has power over all things.[68]


And in cattle (too) ye have an instructive example: from within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat.[69]


2.4              The wind and the cloud

In the change of the winds and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth, (here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.[70]


And He it is Who sends the Winds as heralds of glad tidings[71]


It is Allah Who sends the Winds, and they raise the Clouds: then does He spread them in the sky as He wills, and break them into fragments, until thou seest rain-drops issue from the midst thereof: then when He has made them reach such of His servants as He wills, behold, they do rejoice![72]

Seest thou not that Allah makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a heap? then wilt thou see rain issue forth from their midst. And He sends down from the sky mountain masses (of clouds) wherein is hail: He strikes therewith whom He pleases and He Turns it away from whom He pleases. The vivid flash of His lightning well-nigh blinds the sight.[73]


2.5              Mankind

And so amongst men…  are they of various colours.[74]


 And (have We not) created you in pairs.[75]


Then did he become a clinging clot; then did (Allah) make and fashion (him) in due proportion. And of him He made two sexes, male and female.[76]


Seeing that it is He that has created you in diverse stages?[77]


Ye shall surely travel from stage to stage.[78]


We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (Our Power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much).[79]

It is Allah Who created you in a state of (helpless) weakness, then gave (you) strength after weakness, then, after strength, gave (you) weakness and a hoary head: He creates as He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge and power.[80]


And among His Signs is the variations in your languages and your colours; verily in that are Signs for those who know.[81]


2.6              Vegetation

And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse); He draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture.[82]


And in the earth are tracts (diverse though) neighbouring, and gardens of vines and fields sown with corn, and palm trees, growing out of single roots or otherwise.[83]


We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.[84]


We send down rain from the sky, and produce on the earth every kind of noble creature, in pairs.[85]


With it We grow for you Gardens of date-palms and vines: in them have ye abundant fruits: and of them ye eat (and have enjoyment).[86]


We produce vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green (crops), out of which We produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof. Behold! in these things there are Signs for people who believe.[87]


Therein is fruit and date palms, producing spathes (enclosing dates); Also corn, with (its) leaves and stalk for fodder, and sweet-smelling plants. Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?[88]


2.7              Two water systems

He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together: Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress: Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?[89]

[38] Ar R’ad (13):2

[39] Al Mulk (67):3-5

[40] Fathir (35):41

[41] At Takwir (81):15-18

[42] Yasin (36):38-40

[43] An Nahl (16):16

[44] Ar R’ad (13):3

[45] An Nahl (16):15; Luqman (31):10

[46] Thaha (20):53

[47] An Naaziaat (79): 30-33

[48] Fathir (35):27

[49] Al Baqarah (2):164

[50] An Naaziaat (79):29

[51] An Anbiya (21):33

[52] Nuh (71):16

[53] Al Hajj (22):61

[54] Al Furqan (25):47

[55] An Naba (78):9-11

[56] Ibrahim (14):33

[57] Yunos (10):5-6

[58] Taubat (9):36

[59] Al Furqan (25):45-46

[60] An Nahl(16):48

[61] Al Baqarah (2):146

[62] An Naba (78):14-16

[63] Ar Rum (30):24

[64] Al Furqan (25):48-50

[65] Al Mukminun (23):18-20

[66] Al Baqarah (2):164; Luqman (31):10

[67] Fathir (35):28

[68] An Nur (24):45

[69] Al Mukminun (32):21

[70] Al Baqarah (2):164

[71] Al Furqan (25):48

[72] Ar Rum (30):48

[73] An Nur (24):43

[74] Fathir (35):28

[75] An Naba (78):8

[76] Al Qiyamah (75):37-38

[77] Nuh (71):14

[78] Insyiqaq (84):18

[79] Al Hajj (22):5

[80] Ar Rum (30):54

[81] Ar Rum (30):22

[82] An Naazariaat (79):30-31

[83] Ar R’ad (13):3

[84] Thaha (20):53

[85] Luqman (31):10

[86] Al Mukminun (23):19

[87] An An’aam (6):99

[88] Ar Rahman (55):11-12

[89] Ar Rahman (55):19-21

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