"...And Allah Has full power and control over His affairs; but most among mankind know it not" (Q12:21)
This verse is a strong aspect of tawheed. It touches on the very essence of Allah and His Lordship over all His creatures. The galib of Allah borders on His dominion and His power over His creation:
"The way of Allah to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earths. Behold how all affairs tend towards Allah!" (Q42:53)
His galib also covers tutelage and maintenance of His creatures
"How many are the creatures that carry not their own sustenance? It is Allah who feeds (both) them and you: for He hears and knows (all things)". (Q29:60)
Amrihi from the noun amr means 'affairs'. All affairs are under His control and power. Allah's Power has no bounds, He alone directs and watches all proceedings of the universe. Man's very thought and action are totally exposed to Allah, and even the emotional workings of his heart are subject to Allah's control. Not a single affair of his is beyond Allah's dominion - the gloomy and lighter side of his life, happiness and sorrow, hunger and privation, life and death are under Him:
"It is He who gives wealth and satisfaction" (Q53:48)
To Him alone belongs this power, no one shares in His Majesty. He is the Ever-Dominating One, who has surrounded all His creation from with- out and from within with His Irresistible Power. He carries out His Will
"whatever Allah, out of His mercy, does bestow on mankind, none can withhold; What He does withhold, none can grant apart from Him and He is the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom." (Q35:2)
So total is Allah's control on human life that the forelock of everyone is in His grip
"There is not a moving creature, but He has grasp of its forelock... " (Qll:56).
"Truly strong is the grip of your Lord. It is He who creates from the very beginning, and He can restore (life)" (Q85:12-13).
Thus the Muslim would humbly seek Allah's countenance always and also keep track of the following:
- Recognise Allah's Powers and have a total belief that no other power exists besides Him. (Q51:58)
- Allahis all aware of the minutest of his actions and thoughts, so he should keep them pure. (Q3:163)
- Put his trust in Allah since his affairs has always been in His hand. No one can harm without Allah's permision and none can accord benefit if He orders otherwise. (Q67:29).
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited