sprout and send forth shoots. That is to say, in a instant, in no time at all, a word becomes a seed in the air, sprouting in the surrounding air and producing the shoots of innumerable instances of the same word, great and small, in the air all around. We consider the element of air and we see that it is so obedient and subjugated to the command of “‘Be!’ and it is” that it is as if like a soldier in a regular army, each of its particles is as though ever awaiting its orders, demonstrating its compliance with and submission to commands manifested from the command of “Be!”, arriving instantaneously from another particle far off.
For example, the fact that human speech may be heard anywhere in the air by means of radio transmitters and receivers – on condition there is a receiver – everywhere on earth, at the same moment, instantaneously, demonstrates how perfectly each particle of air obediently conforms to the manifestation of the command of “‘Be!’ and it is.” In respect of sacredness and in accordance with the mystery of compliance, the letters, which have an unstable existence in the air, may manifest many external effects and material qualities.
Innumerable signs like these show that letters, which are the beings of the air, and especially sacred and Qur’anic letters, and in particular the letters of the divine cyphers at the beginning of some Suras, are orderly and infinitely sensitive, and as though listening to the instantaneous commands and acting accordingly They therefore surely make the particles of air submit to their material qualities and wondrous properties, which reflect the manifestation of the command of “‘Be!’ and it is” and of pre-eternal will.
In consequence of this mystery, sometimes the Qur’an of Miraculous Exposition describes the works of divine power as though they proceed from the attributes of will and speech, meaning that they govern like power apart from utter speed of creation, submission of things and subjugation of beings. That is to say, the letters proceeding from the creative command govern in the existence of beings like a physical force, and the creative command is manifested identically with power and will.
Yes, the works of will and the creative command appear to be identical with power in beings of this sort whose physical existence is invisible, like the air, which is semi-material and semi-immaterial; indeed, they are identical with power. It is as though the Qur’an of Miraculous Exposition decrees, “Verily, when He intends a thing, His command is ‘Be!’ and it is” in order to attract attention to beings which are an isthmus between the material and the immaterial.
It is thus in keeping with the sacred letters of the divine cyphers like Ha.