Allah: repository of universal trust

…trust borne of being ultimate in wisdom
Allah: repository of universal trust
Muslims in prostration during Zuhr prayers in Srinagar. File: Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Allah being the repository trust rests on being in possession of all things in heavens and earth, and in being full of wisdom—acquainted with all things, as is laid down in following Holy Verses:

‘’Praise be to the Allah, to whom belongs all things in heavens and on earth: to Him be Praise in the Hereafter: and He is full of Wisdom, acquainted with all things. (Saba’ 34:1)

The extent of Allah (SwT)’s knowledge is infinite, as He Knows all that goes on in the earth and all that comes out of it, and He also has the ultimate knowledge of all that comes down from the sky and all that ascends up to it, as is laid down in the Holy Verse following the one noted above:

‘’He knows all that goes into the earth: and all that comes thereof: and all that comes down from the sky and all that ascends thereto, and He is the Most Merciful and Oft Forgiving’’ (Saba’ 34:2)

A glaring example of what goes into the earth is water, as it goes in, out of it sprouts forth all kinds of vegetable life of all varieties of which the seeds are sown, it replenishes numerous rills and streams. We may also speak of the vapours that arise from the earth and ascend to the sky, only to descend as rain &/or snow—symbols of Allah’s Mercy, and of His Blessings.

On a spiritual plane, we may account for the prayers of the devout, as also the call of those in agony for help and light, the calls that ascend to heavens above and get answered by descend of mercy and guidance, as also by help in innumerable forces, light as well to illuminate the path to righteousness. And how often in our acts of omission and commission, He remains Oft Forgiving.

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