Meaning of creation verse
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
could u please explain and elaborate a quranic verse in detail. The Surah # is 56 and Ayah# 62.
62 And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Meaning of creation verse
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 56 Surah Waqiah verse 62: And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises?
When the above verse is read in the context of the Surah and in context with the Message of the Holy Quran, Allah Subhanah encourages those who disbelieve in His being the Creator to ponder and think deeply over the creation of man and nature, and determine who indeed is the Creator of everything in existence. He enjoins man to think deeply and gives valid arguments on whether man created himself and the nature around him, or is Allah Subhanah the Supreme Creator who created everything in existence?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 56 Surah Waqiah verses 57-65:
57 It is We Who have created you: why will ye not witness the Truth?
58 Do ye then see? The (human seed) that ye throw out,
59 Is it ye who create it or are We the Creators?
60 We have decreed Death to be your common lot and We are not to be frustrated
61 From changing your Forms and creating you (again) in (Forms) that ye know not.
62 And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His praises?
63 See ye the seed that ye sow in the ground?
64 Is it ye that cause it to grow or are We the Cause?
65 Were it Our Will we could crumble it to dry powder and ye would be left in wonderment
Allah Subhanah reminds man several times in the context of the Holy Quran, that it was He who started the creation of man from clay, and made a system whereby his progeny would be created from a drop of his sperm! And when man already knows this first form of creation, why dont they submit and bear witness that Allah Subhanah is indeed the Creator Supreme? Why does man act so ignorant and deny that Allah is the Creator? And since Allah Subhanah is indeed the Creator of everything in existence, why does man not worship and praise his Creator, but instead worships and praises others who have nothing to do with his creation and existence?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah Sajdah verses 6-10:
6 Such as He the knower of all things hidden and open; The Exalted (in Power), The Merciful;
7 He Who has made everything which He has created most Good. He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay
8 And made his progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised:
9 But He fashioned him in due proportion and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give!
10 And they say: "What! when we lie hidden and lost in the earth shall we indeed be in a creation renewed?" Nay they deny the meeting with their Lord!
The other thing Allah Subhanah constantly points out is the baseless doubt and objection of the disbelievers, that how will Allah Subhanah re-create man in the Hereafter after mans death on this earth! And the simple and logical answer Allah Subhanah gives is : He (Allah) will give them life (again) Who created them for the first time!.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 36 Surah Yaa-Seen verses 77-83:
77 Doth not man see that it is We Who created Him from sperm? Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open adversary!
78 And he makes comparisons for us and forgets his own (Origin and) Creation: he says "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?"
79 Say "He (Allah) will give them life Who created them for the first time! For He is well-versed in every kind of creation!
80 "The same Who produces for you fire out of the green tree when behold! Ye kindle therewith (your own fires)!
81 "Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like thereof?" Yea indeed! for He is the Creator Supreme of Skill and Knowledge (infinite)!
82 Verily when He intends a thing His command is "Be" and it is!
83 So glory to Him in Whose Hands is the Dominion of all things; and to Him will ye be all brought back.
Even today, almost 1400 years after the Revelation of the Glorious Quran, there are many who arrogantly disbelieve in Allah Subhanah as the Creator; and in their arrogance and ignorance try to pin their hopes on baseless theories that man is a descendant of apes, or was created by accidents of nature, etc.!!! These arrogant and ignorant people will believe anything and everything regarding their creation, but refuse to believe the Truth that Allah Subhanah is indeed their Creator; because if they did, then they would have to admit and bear witness to the Supreme Skill and the Majestic Power of this Magnificent Creator; and that is something the disbelievers strive to deny!
These ignorant people are willing to admit in the absolutely baseless theory that man came from apes; but are not willing to accept the Truth of mans creation! For if they did, the implications of accepting a Supreme Creator would force them to submit to His Supremacy, His Knowledge, His Wisdom, and His Magnificence, and that is something they just dont want to believe! The disbelievers, in their arrogance are willing to sing the praises of Darwin and the likes; but in their arrogance they refuse to hymn the Praises of their True and Only Creator!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 56 Surah Waqiah verse 62: And ye certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do ye not celebrate His Praises?
The discoveries in DNA and science today have proved beyond any doubt whatsoever that man could never have been a descendant of apes, etc.; but the disbelievers are adamant in their denial of Allah Subhanah as their Creator; for if they believed they would have to submit, obey, and follow the guidance of this Supreme Creator; and that is something they just dont want to accept! Everything in creation in the heavens and the earth points and gives evidence to the fact that it has been created to perfection by One Who is All-Knowing, All-Wise, and Supreme in the Skill of Creation, and only the extremely ignorant and arrogant will to deny Him!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 67 Surah Mulk verses 1-4:
1 Blessed be He, in Whose hands is Dominion: and He over all things Hath Power
2 He Who created Death and Life that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving
3 He Who created the seven heavens one above another; no want of proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (Allah) Most Gracious; so turn thy vision again: Seest thou any flaw?
4 Again turn thy vision a second time; (thy) vision will come back to thee dull and discomfited, in a state worn out.
The same Creator who created everything to perfection, has given these arrogant deniers a free will for a limited time of one life to choose the path they wish to follow; and One Inevitable Day all will be gathered back unto Him where they will admit what they so arrogantly deny today!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,