The Broader Picture of the Dzatiyah Concept VIII

Published on November 2nd, 2009 — 12:00am

3.              Total surrender to the Divine System


There is no two-ways about it that we have to surrender to Allah’s Will totally and wholeheartedly for the following reasons:

1.              His Divine Plan which He implemented in stages is for His own satisfaction and to achieve His own goal. Allah had commanded to the effect:

He it is who created the heavens and the earth in six phases.[1]


And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them without purpose![2]


What! did you then think that We had created you in vain and that you shall not be returned to Us? [3]


For such their appointed portion will reach them from the Book (of Decrees). [4]


For every announcement there is a term, and ye will come to know.[5]


2.              The sole purpose of His Divine Plan has nothing to do with us but for Him to show to Iblis (Lucifer) and his cronies that He is All-Wisest and that His decision to appoint mankind as His Vicegerent is a wise decision. This too explains why He allowed Iblis and his cronies to live until Armageddon.

Behold thy Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said “Wilt thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood? Whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?” He said: “I know what ye know not.[6]


For Allah will surely accomplish His purpose: verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion. [7]


Respite will I grant unto them: for My scheme is strong (and unfailing). [8]

Hence Prophet Adam had to, not out of choice, eat the forbidden food.

Musa accused Adam being the sole cause of mankind being driven out of Paradise. Adam answered that he had done it not out of choice but that it was predestined 40 years before he was created. [9]


Similarly, Prophet Khidir replied almost in line with Prophet Adam’s when Moses chastised him for his apparent misdeeds.


He said: This shall be separation between me and you; now I will inform you of the significance of that with which you could not have patience. As for the boat, it belonged to (some) poor men who worked on the river and I wished that I should damage it, and there was behind them a king who seized every boat by force. And as for the boy, his parents were believers and we feared lest he should make disobedience and ingratitude to come upon them: So we desired that their Lord might give them in his place one better than him in purity and nearer to having compassion. And as for the wall, it belonged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure belonging to them, and their father was a righteous man; so your Lord desired that they should attain their maturity and take out their treasure, a mercy from your Lord, and I did not do it of my own accord. This is the significance of that with which you could not have patience. [10] (underlining is added)

3.              His Divine Plan was already implemented sixty thousand (60,000) or more years before creations (including Jinn (Genies), the Angels and Mankind) in the six phases were created.

God had created the soul of His Messenger 60000 years before He created other creations. [11]

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. [12]

4.              We are probably now in the late first phase or already in the second phase of His Divine Plan. There is nothing we can do now as the said phase(s) had already evolved (without any human intervention).

Verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion.[13]


They said: “What affair is this of ours?” Say thou: “Indeed, this affair is wholly Allah’s.” [14]


Not for thee, (but for Allah), is the decision. [15]

5.              If He does not allow us a role in the implementation of His Divine Plan, what make mankind thinks that we have freewill?

None can change His Words for He is the One Who heareth and knoweth all. [16]

What! Are ye the more difficult to create or the heaven (above)?[17]


Does Man think that he will be left uncontrolled?[18]


For all power and honour belong to Allah.[19]


6.              His Infinitesimal Essence which is “The Hidden” of all creations ensures that His Divine Plan is implemented accordingly.

No change wilt thou find in the practice (approved) of Allah[20]


And the command of Allah is a decree determined.[21]


Neither is it allowable to the sun that it should overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day; and all float on in a sphere. [22]


7.              Nothing can be done without His approval and to this end His Infinitesimal Essence ensures it.

No affliction comes about but by Allah’s permission; and whoever believes in Allah, He guides aright his heart. [23]


And never say of anything, “I shall do such and such thing tomorrow.”Except (with the saying), “If Allâh will!” [24]


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 it be Allah’s Will”).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). As the morning broke, they called out, one to another,- “Go ye to your tilth (betimes) in the morning, if ye would gather the fruits.” So they departed, conversing in secret low tones, (saying)- “Let not a single indigent person break in upon you into the (garden) this day.” And they opened the morning, strong in an (unjust) resolve. But when they saw the (garden), they said: “We have surely lost our way: “Indeed we are shut out (of the fruits of our labor)!” Said one of them, more just (than the rest): “Did I not say to you, ‘Why not glorify (Allah)?'”They said: “Glory to our Lord! Verily we have been doing wrong!” Then they turned, one against another, in reproach. They said: “Alas for us! We have indeed transgressed! “It may be that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than this: for we do turn to Him (in repentance)!” Such is the Punishment (in this life); but greater is the Punishment in the Hereafter,- if only they knew! .[25]


In this connection Jesus had said to the effect:

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 will,” you are robbers.” [26]

The Bibliography

[1] Hud (11):7.

[2] Shad (38):27

[3] Al Mu’minun (23)::115

[4] Al Araaf (7):37.

[5] Al An’aam (6):67

[6] Al Baqarah (2):30

[7] At Talaq (65):3

[8] Al A’raaf (7):183

[9] Terjemahan Sunam Ibnu Majah Buku 1, 68 (1992).

[10] Al Kahfi (18):78-82.

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

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

[13] At Talaq (65):3

[14] Ali Imran (3):154.

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

[16] Al Anaam (6):115.

[17] An Naaziaat (79):27

[18] Al Qiyamah (75):36

[19] Yunos  (10):65

[20] Al Ahzab (33):62.

[21] Al Ahzab (33):38; Al Israa (17):77; Al Fat-h (48):23; Yunos (10):64; Al Mukmin (40):6; An Nisa (4):47; Al Ahzab (33):37.

[22] Yasin (36):40.

[23] At Taghaabun (64):11.

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

[25] Al Qalam (68):17-33.

[26] Gospel of Barnabas, 98 (?).

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