Surah An’am

Translation of 3 verses of Surah An’am:

Surah An’am[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing. (Surah An’am – 6:101)

That is Allah , your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things. (Surah An’am – 6:102)

Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted. (Surah An’am – 6:103)

Explanation of these 3 verses:

These verses of Surah An’am speak of the absolute Unity and Authority of Allah over the entire universe, being the only Creator and Protector of everything. Therefore, He alone is to be worshiped.

Allah creates on His own,without the help and co-ordination from any external agency and of no per-existing similitude; thus showing that not only the creation, but the plan and means of creation are all on account of His Will. The Quran says:

To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth……….” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:117)

Lest anyone should think that the Heavens and the earth are external and primeval, we are Told that they themselves are creations of Allah’s will and design.

Everything is the creation of Allah

Since everything is the creation of Allah’s, the question of His Having a son does not arise. Even the nonbelievers of Arabia did not have the concept of Allah having a wife, though they believed that Allah had son and daughters.Therefore, a question is put to them as to how Allah could have children when He does not have a wife, Moreover, it is a derogation from the glory of Allah to say that He begets children; it would mean an attribution to Him of a human nature.

It is further said that human vision does not comprehended Him; but He comprehends everything of the universe and nothing remains hidden from Him.

One of the objects raised by the unbelievers was that if Allah existed,why could not they see Him .Vision relates only to matter and Allah is not a material being therefore,the question of His being subject to vision does not arise. He is Unique;

there is nothing whatever like unto Him ….“(Surah Ash-Shura – 42:11)


And there is none like unto Him….“(Surah Al-Ikhlas – 112: 4)

Allah’s nature is so subtle and fine, far beyond our limited conception so as to be invisible to the physical eye and to be imperceptible to the senses and so pure as to be above the mental or spiritual vision of human beings. He is unfathomable and inaccessible to human perception, imagination or  comprehension. His presence can only be felt and realized through the manifestation of His attributes. working in all the objects throughout the universe , the most important of which is that of His creation and His total control over it.

The fact that He undefinable makes it clear that His attributes mentioned in the Quran can be see through the effect of His activity on and within the universe created by Him.

As regards the Hereafter, the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said that the righteous servants of Allah, whom He will favor with high ranks, will see him each day. morning as well as evening.

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