The Broader Picture of the Dzatiyah Concept III

Published on September 28th, 2009 — 12:00am

All the above systems are administered without any form of human intervention. Eventhough they may seem complex and complicate but it is nothing to God All-Wisest. If the outer space with its planetary systems, milky ways and others can be administered by God without much ado, it goes without saying administering mankind is nothing at all to Him. If God does not allow all his other creations a role to play in His Divine Plan, what make mankind thinks that He will let them have freewill or freehand to vary His Divine Plan. Bear in mind, even the thoughts which came to us are His makings. To this end, whatsoever our actions (visible or not, tangible or not) represented the thought(s) streaming down from His Divine Plan. Hence Allah had commanded to the effect:


Does Man think that he will be left uncontrolled?[90]


What! Are ye the more difficult to create or the heaven (above)?[91]


By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it.[92]


They said: “What affair is this of ours?” Say thou: “Indeed, this affair is wholly Allah’s.” [93]


Not for thee, (but for Allah), is the decision. [94]


To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth; to Him do all questions go back (for decision).[95]


What we see before us now is, in reality, the translation of the blue print in the Divine Plan and the blue prints changed from time to time. Thus we do not have computers or airplanes during Prophet Adam’s time but today we have these. Surely, there will be more in the future which is now beyond our human comprehension. This further fortified by the scientists’ finding that we have only used ten percent (10%) of our Brain (mental) capacity.


And if all the trees on earth were pens and the Ocean (were ink), with seven Oceans behind it to add to its (supply), yet would not the Words of Allah be exhausted (in the writing): for Allah is Exalted in power, full of Wisdom.[96]

In future we may even be celebrating our children birthdays in the earth-likes planets in the outer space and space will be a busy “trodden” highways. As Allah had commanded to the effect:

By the Sky with (its) numerous Paths.[97]

We may scoff at the above suggestion but remember even our great-great ancestors in the 1900 will laugh at the suggestion that man will reach the moon. In fact many verses in Al Quran pinpointed at many sciences which were lately discovered or need further investigation.

There is, in their stories, instruction for men endued with understanding. It is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what went before it, a detailed exposition of all things, and a Guide and a Mercy to any such as believe.[98]


And We have indeed made the Quran easy to understand and remember.[99]


Examples of some of these:

1.               The verse on the birth of Prophet Jesus:

She (Mariam) said: “O my Lord! how shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?” He said: “Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: when He hath decreed a Plan, He but saith to it, `Be’, and it is!


From the reading of the above verse, the evidence of cloning stares right in our face and only lately we knew about cloning but this was already in the pipeline of His Divine Plan.

2.              Human beings became apes:

When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.” [100]

The above verse is evidence of Mutant which is now thought of by our Scientists in their Hybrid Embryonic experiment. Perhaps this may explain too “Darwin’s Theory”.

3.              Dividing the sea:

Then We told Musa by inspiration: “Strike the sea with thy rod.” So it divided, and each separate part became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.


This technology has now been developed by mankind for construction works in the seas or rivers.

4.              Division of drinkable and salt water:

He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together: Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress. [101]

Mankind can now conserve drinkable water at estuaries by building reservoirs or dams thereat knowing fully well that there is an invisible partition which prevents drinkable water becoming salty water.

Because God is All-Wisest, His Divine Plan could not have any error at all. Everything has been recorded in the Divine Plan and nothing is amiss. Allah had commanded to the effect:

Nor is hidden from the Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven. And not the least and not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear Record. [102]


Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end. [103]

No change wilt thou find in the practice (approved) of Allah[104]

Nor any event can take place without His approval. To say otherwise means we can do thing with or without His approval. Allah had commanded to the effect:

No kind of calamity can occur, except by the leave of Allah.[105]

To say that we have freewill is to imply that the Divine Plan is incomplete, God is not the All-Wisest and we can override or change His Plan at our whim and fancy. Allah had commanded to the effect:

Ah! Woe be to you for the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us). [106]

To those who subscribed to the concept that there is freewill, they will refer to the commandment of Allah in the following verses in the Quran to fortify their contentions:

Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves[107]


Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because of the things your hands have wrought[108]


The understanding of this verse differentiates between the Enlightened and the Unenlightened. For the Enlightened they perceived the successful and the unsuccessful or the fortunate or the unfortunate are but the infinitesimal Essence. They accept that the infinitesimal Essence acted in accordance with the Divine Plan. Whereas the Unenlightened look upon these verses as the right of freewill and that they can change the Divine Plan. Allah had commanded to the effect:

Those who give partners (to Allah) will say: “If Allah had wished, we should not have given partners to Him, nor would our fathers: nor should we have had any taboos.” So did their ancestors argue falsely, until they tasted of Our wrath. Say: “Have ye any (certain) knowledge? If so, produce it before us. Ye follow nothing but conjecture: ye do nothing but lie.” [109]


Says, “Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? [110]


The blind and the seeing are not alike; Nor are the depths of Darkness and the Light; Nor are alike those that are living and those that are dead. [111]


They all have a heart but they chose not to use it to understand Allah’s words. [112]

Their hearts are sealed and so they understand not.[113]


Thou was heedless of this, now have We removed thy veil, and sharp is thy sight this Day![114]


Accepting predestination does not mean that we are to fold our arms and do nothing. So, if we are hungry eat; if there is a fire put it out and if sick visit the doctor. What it really boils down to is to live our life as per normal. We may note the life of Prophet Abraham; after his duty of Prophethood was over he led a normal life as any ordinary person so much so he could not even recognise his visitors were the Angels.

There came Our Messengers to Ibrahim with glad tidings. They said, “Peace! “he answered, “Peace!” and hastened to entertain them with a roasted calf. But when he saw their hands went not towards the (meal), he felt some mistrust of them, and conceived a fear of them. They said: “Fear not: we have been sent against the people of Lut.”[115]


We are to carry on our life as per normal and this is what is asked of us. As Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said when asked by a Companion as to whether we should just wait for predestination rather then pre-empting it:

Live accordingly rather than waiting for predestination to happen.[116]


Live accordingly as each of you will live in accordance with your predestination. If it is predestined that he does good then shall it be and vice versa.[117]


Even our fate was hung over our neck when we born. On Judgment day we shall read our aforesaid fate.


Every man’s fate We have fastened on his own neck: on the Day of Judgment We shall bring out for him a scroll, which he will see spread open. (It will be said to him:) “Read thine (own) record; sufficient is thy soul this day to make out an account against thee.”[118]

The day when we were born our destiny as to whether we are heavens’ or hells’ dwellers had already been decided. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said to the effect:

Each and everyone of you or all mankind, God has decided your fate as to whether you are heavens’ or hells’ dwellers and He even has predestined your life whether it is a happy or a miserable one. [119]


Not only our fate had been decided but also the path of our destiny as well as its final destination had already been laid down for us to tread. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said to the effect:

The path to our final destiny has already been made easy for us to tread.[120]


To reject predestination means we are faithless and that our place in the hereafter shall be in hells. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said to the effect:

Until he accepts predestination, a person is faithless and even he donated gold as high as Mount Uhud, his aforesaid deed is rejected. [121]

Let it be known that you cannot escape from a mishap once it became your destiny and no mishap will befall you if it is not your destiny. Should your belief contradict this, your place will be in hell. [122]


We must not even imagine that if we do thing in a certain way, we can sidestep our destiny. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had said to the effect:

Never say that if I do this or that way it would circumvent the event which had just occurred but do say that this is predestination; to do otherwise will invite Satan to lead us astray. [123]

The predicament that we are in (accepting fully Predestination) is our own making. God had made an offer to all His creations if any would want to be His Vicegerent and all rejected it except mankind. We accepted the offer with our eyes open. As such, a trust is created between us and God and as His Vicegerent cum Trustees we are to dutifully accept and implement His Divine Plan which includes Predestination without much ado.


Behold, thy Lord said to the Angels: “I will create a Vicegerent on earth.” [124]


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 man undertook it; – he was indeed unjust and foolish.[125]


Is it not His to create and to govern?[126]


Being in His Trustees we are accountable for all our actions. A Companion asked Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is he also accountable to God when what he has in possession is just a date and a cup of (drinking) water. The Holy Prophet answered in affirmative. [127]


Then, shall ye be questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in!)[128]

[90] Al Qiyamah (75):36

[91] An Naaziaat (79):27

[92] Asy Syam (91): 8-10

[93] Ali Imran (3):154.

[94] Ali Imran (3):128; Al Maidah (5):128.

[95] Ali Imran (3):109

[96] Luqman (31):27

[97] Az Zaariyaat (51):7

[98] Yusuf (12):111

[99] Al Qamar (54):17,22,32,40.

[100] Al Araaf (7): 163,166.

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

[102] Yunus (10):61; Al Qamar (54):52-53.

[103] Al Anaam (6):38.

[104] Al Ahzab (33):62.

[105] At Taghaabun (64):11.

[106] Al Anbiyaa (21):18.

[107] Ar Rad (13):11

[108] Asy Syuura (42):30

[109] Az Zukhruf (43):20; Al Anaam (6):148.

[110] Az Zumar (39):9; Al Ankabut (29):43.

[111] Faathir (35):19-20.

[112] Al Araaf (7):179.

[113] At Taubah (9):87.

[114] Qaaf (50):22.

[115] Hud (11):69-70

[116] Terjemahan Sunan Ibnu Majah Bk.1, 66 (1992).

[117] Terjemahan Sahih Muslim Bk.4, 575 (1994).

[118] Al Israa (17):13

[119] Terjemahan Sahih Muslim Bk.4, 575 (1994).

[120] Terjemahan Sunan Ibnu Majah Bk.1, 66 (1992).

[121] Terjemahan Sahih Muslim Bk.1, 4 (1994).

[122] Terjemahan Sunan Ibnu Majah Bk.1, 65 (1992).

[123] Terjemahan Sunan Ibnu Majah Bk 1, 67 (1992).

[124] Al Baqarah (2):30

[125] Al Ahzab (33):72

[126] Al A’raaf (7):54

[127] Terjemahan Sunan At Tirmidzi Bk. 5, 264 (1991).

[128] At Takatsur (102):8

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