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God is He who has created seven heavens,
and, like them, the many aspects of the earth.
Through all of them flows down from on high,
unceasingly, His creative will, so that you might
come to know that God has the power to will
anything, and that God encompasses all things
with His knowledge.
At-Talaq 65:12-13, tr. Asad
The sky, so beautiful and glorious:
God said, “then turn thy gaze again towards it.”
As regards this roof of light,
don’t be content with just one look:
look many times; see:
Are there any flaws?
Since He has told you to look often at this excellent
roof, examining it for flaws, know then, how much
discernment the dark earth needs.
Rumi, Mathnawi II:2946-2949, tr. Helminski
And they prayed to God that
the truth be made to triumph.
Ibrahim 14:15, tr. Asad
For, God’s are all the forces of the heavens and
the earth; and God is indeed almighty, truly wise!
Al-Fath 48:7, tr. Asad
The Inspirer of Faith
O you who have attained to faith!
Remember God with unceasing remembrance,
and extol His limitless glory from morn to evening.
He it is who bestows His blessings upon you, with His angels echoing Him, so that He might take you out of the depths of darkness into the light.
Al-Ahzab 33:41, tr. Asad
How long will you say,
“I will conquer the whole world and fill it with myself”?
Even if snow covered the world completely,
the sun could melt it with a glance.
A single spark of God’s mercy
can turn poison into springwater.
Where there is doubt,
He establishes certainty.
Rumi, Mathnawi I:542-546, tr. Helminski
And We vouchsafed unto Jesus, the son of Mary,
all evidence of the truth, and strengthened him
with holy inspiration.
Al-Baqarah 2:252, tr. Asad
Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim
In the name of God, the infinitely
Compassionate and Merciful
The Most Gracious has imparted this Qur’an unto man. He has created man: He has imparted unto him articulate thought and speech. At His behest the sun and the moon run their appointed courses; before Him prostrate themselves the stars and the trees.
And the skies has He raised high, and has devised for all things a measure, so that you too, O men, might never transgress the measure of what is right: weight, therefore, your deeds with equity, and cut not the measure short! and the earth has He spread out for all living beings, with fruit thereon, and palm trees with sheathed clusters of dates, and grain growing tall on its stalks, and sweet-smelling plants.
Which, then, of your Sustainer’s powers
can you disavow?
Ar-Rahman 55:1-13, tr. Asad