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Revelation

Allah’s Revelation to Everyone
The nature of God - Allah as revealed in Islam is derived from revelation. We do not mean by Revelation the sudden visions great poets and artists claim for themselves, no apostolic inspiration of the writings of sacred scripture; nor the illuminative intuition of the sages and people of discernment.

We mean by it the speech of Allah concerning Himself, His creation, the relation between them, and the way to salvation communicated to His chosen Prophet and Messenger , not by sound or letter, yet comprising all that He has represented in words, then conveyed by the Prophet to mankind in a linguistic form new in nature yet comprehensible, without confusion with the Prophet's own subjectivity and cognitive imagination.

This Revelation is final, and it not only confirms the truth of preceding revelations in their original forms, but includes their substance, separating the truth from cultural creations and ethnic inventions.

It is through Revelation, in which Allah has described Himself, His creative activity and His creation, and not through Greek or Hellenistic philosophical tradition, neither even through philosophy nor through science, that Islam interprets the world together with all its parts in terms of events that occur within the perpetual process of a new creation.

Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam; Syed Muhammad Naquid al-Attas

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A Scripture of Truth and Wisdom

In the name of God
Quran verse 32-2

{ The Revelation of the Book (Scripture) in which there is no doubt - from the Lord of the Worlds.}
Sura 32-2

Explanation

This Scripture is Allah's speech addressed to you (whereof there is no doubt), from the Lord of the Worlds.

Compare with Sura 2-2:
{ That is the Book, wherein is no doubt, a guidance to the godfearing (who guard against evil)}.

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Shades of Paradise

The Revelation of the Quran

From Sura As-Sajdah (32)
  • It is the truth from the Lord, from Allah 32-3
  • It is to warn people, so they may be guided 32-3
  • It is a guidance - by the Prophet
  • It is a reminder that guidance is not given to all 32-13
  • not to those who forgot the meeting with the Lord 32-14
  • although the defiantly disobedient ones will taste smaller pains (worldly torments) in this world 32-21
  • It is a description of the culprits, (the criminals, the guilty ones, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) 32-12
  • It is a description of Hellfire 32-20
This Revelation Is a Reminder of the One
  • Who created everything 32-4
  • Who disposes every affair 32-5
  • Besides Whom there is no patron or intercessor 32-4
  • Who is the Knower of the Unseen and the Seen worlds 32-6
  • Who originated the creation, incl. the creation of man 32-7
  • Who created man in stages 32-9
  • It is a reminder of death and the return, either way 32-11
  • It is a description of the faithful believers, who are not equal to the transgressors 32-15
  • It is a description of the Gardens of Paradise 32-19
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The Creation and Existence of Pairs

The Existence of Pairs in the Quran
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From Sura 36, verse 36

{Glory be to Him, who created all pairs - from what the earth grows and from themselves (their own human kind) and of what they know not.}
36-36

Explanation

Everything in nature exists in pairs as male and female, or one setting or the other. Not only the vegetable and animal life but even rock crystals, electricity and atoms have their sets of opposites.

Allah knows best and most!

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