The Broader Picture of the Dzatiyah Concept IV

Published on October 5th, 2009 — 12:00am

In relation to accountability, it is us who are answerable to God as His Trustee and not vice versa.

He cannot be questioned for His acts, but they will be questioned (for theirs).[129]


For every act of hearing, or of seeing, or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).[130]


“Did ye then think that We had created you in jest, and that ye would not be brought back to Us (for account)?”[131]


Prophet Jesus had said to the effect:

All things created belong to the Creator, in such wise that nothing can lay claim to anything. Thus soul, sense, flesh, time, goods and honour, all are God’s possession so that if a man receives them not as God willeth he becometh a robber. And in like manner, if he spends them contrary to that which God willeth, he is likewise a robber. [132]


Whoso committeth sin, be he of what fashion he will, is a robber; for he stealeth time and the soul and his own life, which ought to serve God, and giveth it to Satan, the enemy of God. [133]


I tell thee, then, that God our Creator in His working conformeth not Himself to us, wherefore it is not lawful for the creature to seek his own way and convenience but rather the Honour of God his Creator  in order that the creature may depend on the Creator and not the Creator on the creature. [134]


Verily, verily I say unto you, every time that your body receiveth breath your heart ought to say, “God be thanked!” [135]


Such being the case, whatsoever events happened unto us, we must never be grumpy but to admit that everything belong to God and He can do anything to His own.

Who say, when afflicted with calamity: “To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return” They are those on whom (descend) blessings from their Lord, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance. [136]


As everything belongs to God therefore as Trustee we are only to do thing in accordance with God’s wills.

Nor say of anything, “I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow”, Without adding, “If Allah wills!” and call thy Lord to mind when thou forgettest, and say, “I hope that my Lord will guide me ever closer (even) than this to the right road.” [137]


I say, therefore, unto you that as God liveth in whose presence my soul standeth when you take time saying, “Tomorrow I will do thus, I will say such a thing, I will go to such a place,” and not saying, “If God’s will,” you are robbers.


Failure to do as God’s wills will surely bring about calamity to the doer as it tantamount to breach of trust.


Verily We have tried them as We tried the People of the Garden, when they resolved to gather the fruits of the (garden) in the morning, But made no reservation, (“If Allah wills”). Then there came on the (garden) a visitation from thy Lord, (which swept away) all around, while they were asleep. So the (garden) became, by the morning, like a dark and desolate spot, (whose fruit had been gathered). [138]

Thus as His Trustee our main fiduciary duty is to implement what God wants us to do and not otherwise. It will also be unbecoming of us to attempt or even thinking of varying His Divine Plan.

There is none that can alter the Words (and Decrees) of Allah.[139]


Let the trustee (faithfully) discharge his trust, and let him fear his Lord.[140]


The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. [141]


And they say: “We hear, and we obey”. [142]


Ye are the best of Peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.[143]


As His Vicegerent cum Trustee, our main duty is to bring back to fold the Jinn and Mankind and to make them worship only one God and that is Allah.

I have only created Jinns and men to worship Me. [144]


We sent not a Messenger except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make (things) clear to them.[145]


Not a messenger did We send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no god but I; therefore worship and serve Me.[146]


Seeing that God is one, the truth is one; whence it followeth that the doctrine is one and the meaning of the doctrine is one; and therefore faith is one.[147]


It is He Who hath sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion.[148]


Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, make them vicegerents with power, as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion, the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: `They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me.’ If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.[149]


It is He Who hath made you (His) vicegerents, inheritors of the earth: He hath raised you in ranks, some above others.[150]


Being His Vicegerent, God had caused to subdue for us all His other creations.


It is He Who hath created for you all things that are on earth. [151]


And He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: behold, in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect. [152]


(We) conferred on them (mankind) special favours, above a great part of Our Creation.[153]


But look at what Satans had said with regard to God’s decision to appoint us as His Vicegerent:

(Allah) said: “What prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?” He (Iblis) said: “I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay.”[154]


They said: “Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood? Whilst we do celebrate Thy praise and glorify Thy holy (name)?”[155]


“Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: nor wilt Thou find, in most of them, gratitude.” [156]


(Iblis) said: “O my Lord! because Thou hast put me in the wrong, I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth, and I will lead them all astray.”[157]


He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord.[158]


Clearly Iblis (Lucifer) and his cronies (jinns [genies] and Satans) who were created from fires not only refused to obey God’s command but insinuated that God had made the wrong command and as such He is not the All-Wisest. In addition, to prove that that they were correct, they told God that they would lead the whole mankind astray and be ungrateful to God. To this audacity of Iblis and his cronies, all praises be to God for His Unfathomable Patience, God commanded:

“I know what ye know not.” [159]


By rebelling against God, Iblis and his cronies are faithless such being the case, they were banished from Paradise.


And behold, We said to the angels: “Bow down to Adam:” and they bowed down: not so Iblis: he refused and was haughty: he was of those who reject Faith.[160]

(Allah) said: “Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures).”[161]


(Allah) said: “Then get thee out from here: for thou art rejected, accursed. [162]


But where did the evil ones go after the banishment? They went all over the places which could sustain them and these are the earth and earth-likes planets (which contain oxygen) as they are made from fires. To date scientists have discovered more than 250 earth-likes planets and they are still counting. Many of the evil ones are up there living a lawless life without any apparent leader (since they rejected us as Vicegerent of God) and all the time spying on heaven as well as endeavouring to lead mankind astray.


And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through them.[163]


It is We Who have set out the Zodiacal Signs in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming to (all) beholders; And (moreover) We have guarded them from every evil spirit accursed: But any that gains a hearing by stealth, is pursued by a flaming fire, bright (to see).[164]


And We have, (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with Lamps, and We have made such (Lamps) (as) missiles to drive away the Evil Ones.[165]


`And we pried into the secrets of heaven; but we found it filled with stern guards and flaming fires. ‘We used, indeed, to sit there in (hidden) stations, to (steal) a hearing; but any who listens now will find a flaming fire watching him in ambush.[166]


Now with the above as the backdrop, we shall now endeavour to examine the bigger picture of the Divine Plan.

1.              God created jinn (Including Iblis and Satans) and mankind primarily to worship Him.

I have only created Jinns and men to worship Me. [167]

2.              Mankind has been accepted by God to be His Vicegerent over all His creations including Iblis, Satans and the Angels.

Behold! We said to the angels, “Bow down to Adam”: they bowed down except Iblis.[168]

3.              Rebellion of Iblis and his cronies.

“Nor wilt Thou find, in most of them, gratitude.” [169]

I will lead them all astray.”[170]


4.              God being All-Wisest had foreseen the rebellion (of Iblis and his cronies) and had prepared to handle it His way.

Had it not been for a Word that went forth before from thy Lord, (tending) to a Term appointed, the matter would have been settled between them. [171]


Respite will I grant unto them: for My scheme is strong (and unfailing). [172]


For Allah carries out all that He wills. [173]


Allah said: “Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heavens and earth, and I know what ye reveal and what ye conceal?”[174]

5.              He created the soul of His Messenger 60000 years before He created His other creations (within the 6 phases) including Iblis and his cronies.


God had created the soul of His Messenger 60000 years before He created other creations. [175]


He it is who created the heavens and the earth in six phases.[176]

6.              The name of His Messenger is Muhammad. He is His last Messenger and he is sent to all His creations bearing His mercy.

We sent thee not, but as a mercy for all creatures. [177]


We have not sent thee but as a universal (Messenger) to men, giving them glad tidings, and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not.[178]


The name of the Messiah is admirable for God himself gave him the name when He created his soul and placed it in a celestial splendour. God said, “Wait Mohammed, for thy sake I will create paradise, the world, and a great multitude of creatures whereof I make thee a present insomuch that whoso shall bless thee shall be blessed, and whoso shall curse shall be accursed. When I send thee into the world I shall send thee as my messengers of salvation and thy word shall be true insomuch that heaven and earth shall fail but thy faith shall never fail. Mohammed is his blessed name. [179]


Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets. [180]


[129] Al Anbiya (21):23

[130] Al Israa (17):36

[131] Al Mukminun (23):115

[132] Gospel of Barnabas, 198 (?)

[133] Gospel of Barnabas, 198 (?)

[134] Gospel of Barnabas, 199 (?)

[135] Gospel of Barnabas, 138 (?)

[136] Al Baqarah (2):156.

[137] Al Kahfi (18):23-24.

[138] Al Qalam (68):17-20.

[139] An An’aam (6):34

[140] Al Baqarah (2):283

[141] Al Baqarah (2):285.

[142] Al Baqarah (2):285.

[143] Ali Imran (3):110.

[144] Adz Dzariyaat (51):56; Al Qusyairy An Naisabury, Risatul Qusyairiyah, 8 (1997).

[145] Ibrahim (14):4

[146] Al Anbiya (21):25

[147] Gospel of Barnabas, 156 (?)

[148] At Taubah (9):33

[149] An Nur (24);55

[150] Al An’aam (6):165

[151] Al Baqarah (2):29

[152] Al Jathiyah (45):13

[153] Al Israa (17):70

[154] Al A’raaf (7):12

[155] Al Baqarah (2):30

[156] Al A’raaf (7):17

[157] Al Hijr (15):39

[158] Al Kahfi (18):50

[159] Al Baqarah (2):30

[160] Al Baqarah (2):34

[161] Al A’raaf (7):13

[162] Saad (38):77

[163] Asy Syuraa (42):29

[164] Al Hijr (15):16-18

[165] Al Mulk (67):5

[166] Al Jin (72):8-9

[167] Adz Dzariyaat (51):56; Al Qusyairy An Naisabury, Risatul Qusyairiyah, 8 (1997).

[168] Al Kahfi (18):50

[169] Al A’raaf (7):17

[170] Al Hijr (15):39

[171] Asy Syuraa (42):14; Al Anfal (18):68; Yunos (10):19

[172] Al A’raaf (7):183

[173] Al Hajj (22):18

[174] Al Baqarah (2):33

[175] Gospel of Barnabas, 45 (?).

[176] Hud (11):7.

[177] Al Anbiyaa (21):107

[178] Saba (34):28

[179] Gospel of Barnabas, 123 (?).

[180] Al Ahzab (33):40

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