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It would have been nice if you had offered a brief introduction or summary on the link. It took me quite a few mins to understand what was being related.

 

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Philosophy: Man and Universe

 

 

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ (21) الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَأَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَكُمْ فَلا تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ أَنْدَادًا وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ (22)

O you the Mankind, listen attentively;

You demonstrate subservience and allegiance to your Sustainer Lord.

He the Exalted has created you people, and those who existed before you.

This demonstrative allegiance might let you people adopt rational conduct avoiding unrestrained moves, in reverence and fear of your Creator and Sustainer Lord. [2:21]

Your Sustainer Lord had, for you people, spread out the Earth in the manner of a floor/carpet; and the Sky in the manner of a canopy.

Moreover, He the Exalted descended water from the Sky.

Thereat, with this Water, He the Exalted brought out a variety of fruits-shrubs, as means of subsistence for you people.

Therefore, you people should not ascribe equals for Allah the Exalted, while you people are in a state of logical understanding [knowing the multiple realities as a coherent unit]. [2:22]

 

 

This first direct address to humanity, comprising thirty eight words, perhaps encompasses the entire philosophical pursuit undertaken prior to its revelation till date, and answers simplistically. Philosophy deals among other things with these questions [Knowledge and Religious Experience-Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal]:

 

Character and general structure of the universe in which we live;

Is there a permanent element in the constitution of this universe?

How are we related to it? What place do we occupy in it?

What is the kind of conduct that befits the place we occupy?

 

A man on attaining reflection capability confronts physical and social world, and wants to enquire about it. These two unitary verbal passages address and answer above questions. The test of a Book, considered Guide in time and space coupled with lofty declaration as void of conjectural substance, is that a reader like me of ordinary prudence be not confused/perplexed in perceiving what is stated; otherwise he might loose interest in the Book. Moreover, if the Book makes a demand upon reader, it must give him a plausible reason to admit and obey that.

 

Character and general structure of the universe in which we live is depicted as is visible to naked eye. The Earth, the Sky, Water which is also the source of botanical produce that serves as sustenance for humans is what the universe is all about outwardly. The character and structure of universe is finite as captured by mere observation. This yields a logical understanding of a coherent universe. Everything is interrelated, they are just one unit. Earth and sky are interrelated, sky and water are interrelated; and water and the produce of earth have inter relationship.

The permanent element in the constitution of outwardly universe is vividly evident by our own observation since people before lived in the same universe. "He the Exalted has created you people, and those who existed before you". Men disappeared, universe is still there. We are not related to finite Universe enclave in a sky and earth. We are not meant for the universe. Universe is meant for us. It owes its existence because of us. It is visible to naked eye and to logical understanding of "the wise men", that the Universe is coherently structured to relate and serve us. This reflects what place do we occupy in it. We are not infinite but are not that sort of finite as the universe is.

 

The kind of conduct that befits the place we occupy in the Universe is mentioned first in the address to humanity. No philosophical puzzles. Just one verbal sentence اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ "demonstrate subservience and allegiance to your Sustainer Lord". اعْبُدُوا is an Imperative Verb; Second Person; Plural, originating from Root "ع ب د" denoting a relational signification that can be translated as "slavery-servitude-subject" in reference to his Master, Sustainer Lord which is the object of verb. This noun also is a relational word. Both signify nature and responsibilities of relational units. However, this relationship is unique since it is not merely Master/Lord-Slave/Subject equation but a relationship of the Creator and the Created.

 

The characteristic feature and responsibility of Sustainer Lord is to meet the physical and honour needs of subject. He the Exalted has done it by fashioning the universe we are in to serve our physical and honour needs. Now it is our turn to willfully and affectionately demonstrate as allegiants of the Sustainer Lord. Depending upon sincerity of thought its effect is تَتَّقُونَ, adopting a rational conduct avoiding unrestrained moves, in reverence and fear of Creator and Sustainer Lord. This is the sublime manifestation and effect of اعْبُدُوا, exercise of one's will and freedom of self governance aligned maximum to the desire and will of the Sustainer Lord. This will enable us perceive our invisible "Self" and align it with outer world. This alignment will eventually qualify us for ascension beyond the horizons of finite universe.

 

This willful surrender and obedience to the Sustainer Lord will not compromise our honour and self respect. Where we can compromise our dignity and place we occupy in the Universe, we are cautioned "you people should not ascribe equals for Allah the Exalted while you people are in a state of logical understanding". It is observed reality that Man and multiple unities of universe are a singular coherent unit.

 

Hereafter each concept and unities, and visibly and invisibly present in Universe will be unfolded in such explicit manner that all might be observed short of the Creator Who is the only invisible to human observation, yet known more than visible reality since He the Exalted has manifestly exposed His Hidden Self. We know an object and Person in absolute sense not by Vision but by knowing the invisible characteristics and their relations with others. The existence of Allah the Exalted can be felt by observing the minutest particle of His Creation, no need of so called "spiritual-mystic" exercises and experiences to "meet" Him the Exalted. Our guide lord Muhammad [صلى الله عليه وسلم] never did anything mysterious in his life before and after revelation of Qur'aan, as portrayed therein, yet was taken beyond the horizons of our universe. Certainly we are finite but beyond the finiteness of universe. What he did before Qur'aan, he was advised to suggest the humanity same advice:

قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَعِظُكُمْ بِوَاحِدَةٍ أَنْ تَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ مَثْنَى وَفُرَادَى ثُمَّ تَتَفَكَّرُوا

 

You, the Messenger [Muhammad Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] tell them, "I only advise you people with one advice,

that you people stand/find time for Allah the Exalted [Absolute Truth and Fact] in twos, and individually;

thereafter, reflect objectively keeping aside passions/emotions/prejudices/caprices/whims/ conjectural myths to know the purpose of creation of things". [Ref 34:46]

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There is only one reason to create this whole world and that is to worship Allah and give him Exam for what he send us. We should try to pass that exam in good marks to be in heaven at the result.

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Grand Qur'aan describes Winds and their Sub-Classification

 

Semen of Stallion and Cloud Physics

 

the Metaphors chosen in Qur'aan portray all physical-scientific realities in the pointed object and phenomenon meticulously resembling those that are inherent in the Word chosen as Metaphor. Qur'aan has choice-word 1.gif while narrating the Cloud Physics. Qur'aan was introduced to humanity in Arabian peninsula in 7th Century. Note the delicacies of this Metaphor and compare it with the Metaphor scientists have coined in "modern times"-"Cloud Seeds" for condensation nuclei.

 

Semen of Stallion and Cloud Physics

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الصِّيَامُ:

The act and state of abstinence of activity relating to food

intake and genitalia

 

Since the article contains original Arabic text of Ayahs in gif, it is requested that it may be read at the link given below. Thanks

 

http://haqeeqat.org.pk/English%20Tafsir%20e%20Haqeeqat/00.%20Individual%20Ayaat/002.%20Albaqrah/183.htm

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