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Like a ring thrown out in the desert

ONE of the most beautiful verses in the holy Quran is verse 255 in chapter 2 which not only tells us about God’s attributes but also the unimaginable size of His creation.

ONE of the most beautiful verses in the holy Quran is verse 255 in chapter 2 which not only tells us about God’s attributes but also the unimaginable size of His creation.

It can be translated as follows: “Allah, none has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to His creatures in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.”

God tells us that our universe forms the first heaven and there are six heavens above it. The Kursi mentioned in the above verse extends over the entire seven heavens. The size of the seven heavens compared to the Kursi is like a small ring compared to an open desert, and the size of the Kursi compared to the Throne above it is again like a ring thrown out into the open desert. God is bigger than his creation, His throne and his Kursi, and he is complete with no hole in Him.

God said: “No just estimate have they made of Allah, such as is due to Him. On the Day of Judgment the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him! High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him!”

Once God accepts you as a true believer, He will make you feel supported at all times and in all circumstances. No poverty, illness, stress, fear, or threat will destroy you. Your protector is not only beyond reach, but everything is in His hand and under His control.

 

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