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Do they seek for other than the Religion of Allah?-while all creatures in the heavens and on earth have, willing or unwilling, bowed to His Will (Accepted Islam), and to Him shall they all be brought back.

Yahiya Emerick writes,

This refers to the idea that all things, living and non-living, are submitted to the laws of God, and thus all things are ‘Muslims’, or submitted, in that sense.  The natural laws of physics, biology, chemistry and the like were instituted by God, and even biological bodies operate according to the codes embedded in their DNA.  Thus, inanimate objects obey the laws set for them.  Only humans (and to a similar extent, jinns) have the conscious ability to submit to God or not. The thirteenth-century poet, Jalaluddin Rumi, once wrote:  Earth, wind, water and fire are all the servants of God.  To you and I they appear lifeless, but God knows that they too have a life.”  (Mathnawi)


Emerick, Yahiya. The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an in Today’s English (p. 829). Unknown. Kindle Edition.

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