Al-Quddus (The Holy; The All-Pure )
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By Harun Yahya
The Holy; The All-Pure
Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth glorifies Allah, the King, the All-Pure , the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Jumu‘a, 62:1)
Allah is the sole Creator of all that exists, whether in the various micro- and macro-universes. Many people fail to see this all-pervasive order and stability when they gaze around themselves.
As Allah states in “Allah keeps a firm hold on the heavens and Earth, preventing them from vanishing. And if they vanished, no one could then keep hold of them” (Surah Fatir, 35:41), He regulates and protects all of the various universes’ existing systems.
Given that we are inherently feeble, we sometimes err, forget, make mistakes, and become heedless. We also have many weaknesses. For example, we need to take care of our bodies, which involves endless routines to keep them clean and fresh. If we become too tired, are deprived of sleep for a few days, or do not drink for a prolonged time, we become weak. Yet, Allah, Who possesses everything and owns the most beautiful names, is surely beyond all weaknesses. Allah’s infinite power, wisdom, glory, and unbounded knowledge are related in the Qur’an, as follows:
Allah, there is no deity but Him, the Living, the Self-Sustaining. He is not subject to drowsiness or sleep. Everything in the heavens and Earth belongs to Him. Who can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, but they cannot grasp any of His knowledge save what He wills. His Footstool encompasses the heavens and Earth, and their preservation does not tire Him. He is the Most High, the Magnificent. (Surat al-Baqara, 2:255)
And the Prophet (saas) used to say in his prayer, as related in the following hadith:
“Praise and Holiness to You, Lord of the angels and souls.” (Sahih Muslim)
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