Quranic Reflections #08
Channel: Bilal Philips
Series: Bilal Philips – Quranic Reflections
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh my brothers and sisters, this is another verse from the Quranic reflections series. And it is from Surah Al Baqarah, the second chapter of the Quran and the longest chapter in the Quran. It is in the law ha either cliche in Kadir
indeed Allah is Able to do all things. This is verse 20.
The first point of reflection is that this verse is fundamentally a reminder to the believers, that no matter how difficult their circumstances may be, Allah can change it for the better.
We just need to have patience, built on trust in Allah's ability to change things for the better.
If it is, indeed better for us in the long run,
even though it might not seem that way in the short run.
Well, may Allah He Ajala who Maharajah and Allah will make away for whoever is mindful of him.
We are zuku Min highest Elia does Him.
And He will provide sustenance for him or her from where they would never expect it.
The second point is that this statement that Allah can do anything, which is a maximum in Islam, Allah is Able to do all things.
It doesn't include ludicrous acts, which would make a law less than unique and less than the one God all powerful that he is.
So for example, this doesn't include things which would make him weak like his creatures,
having a son, that's a need, or have a weakness that we as human have.
And Christians claim that God had a son.
Well, we said he can do all things. So couldn't you have a son? No. This is ludicrous. This is nonsense. This is like saying, well, can God become a mosquito that you can
and kill him?
Similarly for the atheists.
They like to raise the question to those who believe in God, can God create or make a stone which is too heavy for him to lift?
Again, ludicrous. That's just like the mosquito.
So, when we say Allah is Able to do all things, this includes all things befitting of him as the one true God.
Point number three, for reflection, is that no matter how powerful our enemies might see,
Allah is able to overcome them.
So this verse is, in general, a confidence builder for the believers. We shouldn't fear the enemies of Allah, as long as we are among the friends of Allah.
Baraka Luffy come ceramide AECOM Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh