Verse 3: ˹He is the One˺ Who created seven heavens, one above the opposite. You won’t ever see any imperfection within the creation of the Most Compassionate.1 So look once more: do you see any flaws?
- ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَـٰوَٰتٍۢ طِبَاقًۭا ۖ مَّا تَرَىٰ فِى خَلْقِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ مِن تَفَـٰوُتٍۢ ۖ فَٱرْجِعِ ٱلْبَصَرَ هَلْ تَرَىٰ مِن فُطُورٍۢ
This is the second description of Allah ﷻ talked about on this Surah; Allah ﷻ the One in whose hand is the dominion. He alone is the One who created the seven heavens from nothing one above the opposite; which means stacked one on high of the opposite. Every heaven is separated from the opposite by an area as is learnt from the hadith of Israa. The picture being painted is one in every of monumental magnitude; seven heavens created in layers, one above the opposite. Based on our present understanding of the universe and galaxies we really can’t comprehend what this actually means. There are astronomical theories of how the skies are structured and arranged, however on the finish of the day they’re theories primarily based off our restricted observations. These theories are topic to vary with each new commentary, discovery, and new expertise. What we do know for certain is that there are seven heavens and they’re positioned in layers one above the opposite. This actuality ought to create a way of humility inside us. Allah ﷻ is drawing our consideration to the huge world past us.
Allah ﷻ then tells us that after we take a look at the heavens and the entire creation of Allah ﷻ we received’t discover any faults or defects. There’s no disunion, battle, inconsistency, deficiency, flaw or defect within the creation of al-Rahmān. The use of the Divine Name al-Rahmān is important right here; the creation of this exact and exquisite universe is an expression of Allah’s infinite and limitless mercy. This is a name for everybody to have a look at the creation of Allah ﷻ and to suppose, ponder and replicate. This is a name that’s echoed all through the Quran. Allah ﷻ says, “Truly in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day there are signs for people who reflect.” The perfection of Allah’s creation proves the existence and oneness of Allah. The sky and the universe has an orderly and exact cosmic structure that factors in the direction of purposeful design. The universe has a exact set of legal guidelines that enable for the existence of life and it’s ordered in a really particular method that permits us as people to flourish. For instance, if the solar have been simply barely nearer to the Earth, it might be too scorching for human existence. If the solar have been simply barely additional away it might be too chilly for human existence.
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The system of the universe created, instituted, and managed by Allah ﷻ is completely excellent. That’s why Allah ﷻ then tells us, “Then look again, can you see any rifts?” Meaning, take a look at the sky and pay shut consideration to it. Do you see any flaw, deficiency, defect or rifts in it? After having seen the perfection of this world and creation how can one deny the existence of the Creator? al-Ghazāli writes: “How can even the lowest mind, if he reflects at all the marvels of this earth and sky, the brilliant fashioning of plants and animals, remain blind to the fact that this wonderful world with its settled order must have a maker to design, determine and direct it?”