Say: “Lord, Sovereign of all dominion, You grant dominion to whom You will and take dominion away from whom You will. You exalt whom You will and abase whom You will. In Your hand is all that is good. You are able to do all things. You cause the night to pass into the day, and You cause the day to pass into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead, and You bring forth the dead from that which is alive. You grant sustenance to whom You will, beyond all reckoning.”

(The Qur’ān – 3:26-7)

These verses state the absolute truth of the oneness of God and that He is the only One Who controls human life and the universe at large. This latter quality is simply a demonstration of God’s Lordship of the whole universe in which He has no equals or partners.

These verses also stress the fact that human life is but one ingredient in the life of the universe. Submission to God alone is acknowledged by the universe, as it is indeed the proper attitude expected of man. Any deviation is a folly which leads to perversion.

God is the One Who exalts whom He wills and abases whom He wills. He needs no one to ratify His judgement. No one grants protection against the Will of God, and no one has the power to prevent His Will taking its full course. His power is absolute. The authority of God ensures the realisation of all goodness. He exercises it with justice.

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