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  • References For The Creation Of Heaven And Hell From The Material In The Universe

    Umer updated 1 year, 7 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
  • Imran

    Member July 12, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Quoting from “Major themes of the Quran” by Prof Fazlur Rehman

    The Qur’ān talks not of the destruction of the universe but of its transformation and rearrangement with a view to creating new forms of life and new levels of being. When it says, “Everything is destructible except His person” (şaş:88) or “Whosoever is on the earth shall perish and His person alone—the majestic and the noble—shall remain forever” (ħmān:26-27), this, first, speaks not of the universe as a whole but of its contents and, secondly, depicts theabsolute and eternal majesty of God Certainly, from the verses we are commenting upon, it is quite clear that this earth will be transformed into a Garden which will be enjoyed by its “inheritors.” That the Qur’ān is speaking not of total destruction of the earth but of its transformation (except insofar as every re-creation or transformation requires a certain destruction), is also clear from such verses as: “The day when the earth shall be transmuted into something else and the heavens as well [i.e., their nature will become different from what it is now].” (14.Ibrāheem:48) The Qur’ān also repeatedly speaks of a new form or level of creation: “We have appointed for you the death and none may excel Us in that We shall transmute [nubaddilu] your models [amthālakum] and re-create you in [forms] you do not know. You already know the present [form of] your creation, so why do you not take a lesson [from this]?” (āqi‘ah:60-62); “God will then create the next creation” (‘Ankabūt:20; cf.; “Strange indeed is their statement, Shall we be in a new creation after having turned to dust?” (‘d:5;; 34.Saba’:7); “If He wills, He can destroy you [all] and bring out a new creation” (14.Ibrāheem:19; 35.Fāţir:16); “Have We become fatigued by the first creation that they are in doubt about a new creation?” (50.Qāf:15, and all those verses that speak about the first creation and re-creation, nabda’ al-khalqa thumma nu’īduhū).

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  • Umer

    Moderator July 16, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Please see:

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