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’
The following excerpt is taken from “The Study Quran” under the commentary of the above verse:
“Decrees translates qaḍā, which can also mean “to accomplish,” “to
complete,” or “to judge.” The creative command Be! is also found in 6:73;
16:40; 36:82; 40:68. In each case, all that is necessary to bring a thing into being
is for God to say Be! In connection with the previous verse, similar language can
also be found with regard to Jesus’ creation in 3:59: Truly the likeness of Jesus in
the Sight of God is that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him,
“Be!” and he was; and 19:35: It is not for God to beget a child. Glory be to
Him! When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “Be!” and it is. For some
commentators such as al-Rāzī, the command Be! is meant to convey the ease and
power by which God creates, requiring no preparation, practice, or effort. This
view rejects the idea of a sequence of (1) a thing’s nonexistence, (2) God’s
saying Be! and (3) its existence, since one cannot address nothing, and if
something exists, it does not need the Be! in order to exist. Others say Be!
neither precedes nor follows the creation of a thing, but is coterminous with it
(Q). This verse is also understood as confirming that God knows things prior to
their creation, and hence before their existence (Q).
This latter idea is expanded upon by Ibn ʿArabī and many members of his
school, who explain that God says Be! to the forms (or “immutable essences,”
al-aʿyān al-thābitah) in His Knowledge, meaning His Knowledge of His ownQualities and Attributes. That is to say, God knows what He will create and
brings His Will and Power to bear upon that object of knowledge in order to
create it by saying Be! Being within God’s Knowledge, it is not nothing, but
neither is it yet created, nor does it possess existence. Ultimately, these views
converge on the unity of God’s Knowledge, Will, and Power as His inseparable
Attributes and on God’s complete self-sufficiency in relation to what He creates.
Be! (kun) also corresponds to the Biblical fiat lux (“Let there be light,” Genesis
1:3) and serves to emphasize the fact that the existence of everything comes
from God and His Will and that human beings do not have the power to bring
anything into being out of nothing.”
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.’
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’
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).’
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.’
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.)’
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