things with such ease and facility that it is understood He creates with the ease and speed of a mere command, and that nothing at all, great or small, particular or universal, can escape from the sphere of His power, and that His magnificence encompasses all things. And this has to be believed.
THE FIFTH: While the limits of the vastness of the Monarch of Pre-Eternity and Post-Eternity’s dominicality and the tremendousness of His Godhead stretch from,
No just estimate have they made of God, such as is due to Him: on the Day of Judgement the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand 1
And know that God comes between man and his heart,2
God is the Creator of All Things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs,3
[God] knows what they hide as well as what they disclose,4
[Who] created the heavens and the earth,5
God has created you and what you do,6
God has willed this! There is no power but with God,7
But you will not, except as God wills,8
what is the purpose of His stern complaints and severe and awesome threats in the Qur’an against the sons of Adam, so impotent and infinitely weak and utterly poor and endlessly needy, who possess only partial will and have no power to create? In what way is it conformable, and how is it appropriate? In order to be convinced of this profound and elevated truth, consider the following two comparisons:
First Comparison: For example, there was a royal garden in which innumerable fruit-bearing and flowering things were found. Many servants were
Qur’an, 2:77, etc.
Qur’an, 7:54, etc.