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Be and it is

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Quran 2:117:

Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

The following commentary of this verse is taken from “Exposition of the Quran” by Ghulam Ahmad Pervez pg. 60:

‘All that is in the heavens and the earth belongs to Him and everything therein devoutly follows His laws. Allah is omnipotent and has brought a colossal universe into existence from nothingness. His manner of creation is that when He decides to create a particular thing, the process of its coming into existence begins at once’

Quran 3:47:

She said, “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?” [The angel] said, “Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.

The following commentary of this verse is taken from “Exposition of the Quran” by Ghulam Ahmad Pervez pg. 117:

‘Mary was surprised to here this tiding about the birth of a son and said, “How can I have a son when no man has touched me?” The answer was the same that had been given to Zachariah (3:39), namely that the child would be born in accordance with Allah’s law of creation. Moreover, when He takes a decision about something, the initiation of the process starts forthwith.’

Quran 16:40:

Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, “Be,” and it is.

The following commentary of this verse is taken from “Exposition of the Quran” by Ghulam Ahmad Pervez pg. 370:

‘When We desire to create something, We only have to say, “Be” and thereafter the process of its initiation takes place simultaneously and it does take place’

Quran 19:35:

It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

The following commentary of this verse is taken from “Exposition of the Quran” by Ghulam Ahmad Pervez pg. 419:

‘It is not necessary for Allah to take for himself a son. He is far above such a requirement. Such is the might of His powers, that whenever He decrees a matter, He only has to say “Be”, and it becomes (according to His plan).’

Quran 36:82:

His command is only when He intends a thing that He says to it, “Be,” and it is.

The following commentary of this verse is taken from “Exposition of the Quran” by Ghulam Ahmad Pervez pg. 729:

‘He does not have to bring any raw material from anywhere for the purpose of creation. His law of creation is that whenever He wills something, the process of its creation is initiated right away.’

Quran 40:68:

He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.

The following commentary of this verse is taken from “Exposition of the Quran” by Ghulam Ahmad Pervez pg. 792:

‘Life is bestowed according to Allah’s laws. Death also occurs according to His law. Such is the position of His all-encompassing powers that when He decides to do anything, its initial stage comes into existence instantly. (Then, according to His law of Rabubiyya it reaches its destined goal, having passed through various stages of evolution.)’