Infinite Blessings From God (25:45 – 25:57)

Infinite Blessings From God

[25:45] Have you not seen how your Lord designed the shadow? If He willed, He could have made it fixed, then we would have designed the sun accordingly.
[25:46] But we designed it to move slowly.
[25:47] He is the One who designed the night to be a cover, and for you to sleep and rest. And He made the day a resurrection.
[25:48] He is the One who sends the winds with good omens of His mercy, and we send down from the sky pure water.
[25:49] With it, we revive dead lands and provide drink for our creations—multitudes of animals and humans.
[25:50] We have distributed it among them in exact measure, that they may take heed. But most people insist upon disbelieving.
[25:51] If we willed, we could have sent to every community a warner.
[25:52] Therefore, do not obey the disbelievers, and strive against them with this, a great striving.
[25:53] He is the One who merges the two seas; one is fresh and palatable, while the other is salty and undrinkable. And He separated them with a formidable, inviolable barrier (evaporation).
[25:54] He is the One who created from water a human being, then made him reproduce through marriage and mating. Your Lord is Omnipotent.
[25:55] Yet, they still set up beside GOD idols that cannot benefit them, nor harm them. Indeed, the disbeliever is an enemy of his Lord.
[25:56] We have sent you (Rashad) as a deliverer of good news, as well as a warner.*
[25:57] Say, “I do not ask you for any money. All I seek is to help you find the right path to your Lord, if this is what you choose.”
*25:56 The gematrical value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230), plus the sura and verse number (25+56) give a total of 1230+25+56=1311=19×69. 

  • Verse 45 & 46 are about the sun. 45 + 46 = 91. Sura 91 = Sun
  • 1 day on the sun = 24.47 days from the equator ~25 days
  • The Earth used to take ~400 days to revolve around the sun. After the impact of the moon the rotation slowed down. Moon’s orbit around the earth increases by 1.48 inches each year. Moon 283k miles from earth.
  • Earth is the only planet in the entire solar system that experiences a perfect solar eclipse. From a solar eclipse we were able to confirm Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, the make up of the sun and stars, and eventually to confirm the big bang. 

Reflections

[56:57] We have created you, if you could only believe! [56:58] Have you noted the semen that you produce? [56:59] Did you create it, or did we? [56:60] We have predetermined death for you. Nothing can stop us— [56:61] from substituting new generations in your place, and establishing what you do not know. [56:62] You know about the first creation. Do you not remember? [56:63] Have you noted the crops you reap? [56:64] Did you grow them, or did we? [56:65] If we will, we can turn it into hay. Then you will lament: [56:66] “We lost. [56:67] “We are deprived.” [56:68] Have you noted the water you drink? [56:69] Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we? [56:70] If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful. [56:71] Have you noted the fire you ignite? [56:72] Did you initiate its tree, or did we? [56:73] We rendered it a reminder, and a useful tool for the users. [56:74] You shall glorify the name of your Lord, the Great.

[16:48] Have they not seen all the things created by GOD? Their shadows surround them right and left, in total submission to GOD, and willingly.

Death and Resurrection: Every Day*

[6:60] He is the One who puts you to death during the night, and knows even the smallest of your actions during the day. He resurrects you every morning, until your life span is fulfilled, then to Him is your ultimate return. He will then inform you of everything you had done.

[25:2] The One to whom belongs all sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He never had a son, nor does He have any partners in sovereignty. He created everything in exact measure; He precisely designed everything.*

[16:36] We have sent a messenger to every community, saying, “You shall worship GOD, and avoid idolatry.” Subsequently, some were guided by GOD, while others were committed to straying. Roam the earth and note the consequences for the rejectors.

[16:92] Do not be like the knitter who unravels her strong knitting into piles of flimsy yarn. This is your example if you abuse the oaths to take advantage of one another. Whether one group is larger than the other, GOD thus puts you to the test. He will surely show you on the Day of Resurrection everything you had disputed.

[55:19] He separates the two seas where they meet. [55:20] A barrier is placed between them, to prevent them from transgressing.

[27:61] Who is the One who made the earth habitable, caused rivers to run through it, placed on it mountains, and created a barrier between the two waters? Is it another god with GOD? Indeed, most of them do not know.

[23:14] Then we developed the drop into a hanging (embryo), then developed the hanging (embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size (fetus) into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Most blessed is GOD, the best Creator.

The Big Bang Theory Confirmed*

[21:30] Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe? [21:31] And we placed on earth stabilizers, lest it tumbles with them, and we placed straight roads therein, that they may be guided. [21:32] And we rendered the sky a guarded ceiling. Yet, they are totally oblivious to all the portents therein. [21:33] And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in its own orbit.

[24:45] And GOD created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. GOD creates whatever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.

The Origin of Man

[32:7] He is the One who perfected everything He created, and started the creation of the human from clay. [32:8] Then He continued his reproduction through a certain lowly liquid. [32:9] He shaped him and blew into him from His spirit. And He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains; rarely are you thankful.

 

 

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The Ego as a god (25:43 – 25:44)

The Ego as a god

[25:43] Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
[25:44] Do you think that most of them hear, or understand? They are just like animals; no, they are far worse.

25:43 is in the index under “opinion as a god”

Animals do whatever they want, follow their instincts and don’t take instruction.  

Divine Revelation: The Source of All Knowledge

[17:85] They ask you about the revelation. Say, “The revelation comes from my Lord. The knowledge given to you is minute.” [17:86] If we will, we can take back what we revealed to you, then you will find no protector against us. 

God Sends His Teachings to us Through His Messengers

[28:50] If they fail to respond to you, then know that they follow only their own opinions. Who is farther astray than those who follow their own opinions, without guidance from GOD? GOD does not guide such wicked people. 

Common Form of Idolatry: The Ego As A god

[45:23] Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, GOD sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by GOD? Would you not take heed?

Satan Hypnotizes His Constituents

[7:179] We have committed to Hell multitudes of jinns and humans. They have minds with which they do not understand, eyes with which they do not see, and ears with which they do not hear. They are like animals; no, they are far worse—they are totally unaware. 

[7:176] Had we willed, we could have elevated him therewith, but he insisted on sticking to the ground, and pursued his own opinions. Thus, he is like the dog; whether you pet him or scold him, he pants. Such is the example of people who reject our proofs. Narrate these narrations, that they may reflect. 

[47:12] GOD admits those who believe and lead a righteous life into gardens with flowing streams. As for those who disbelieve, they live and eat like the animals eat, then end up in the hellfire.

Messengers Ridiculed (25:41 – 25:42)

Messengers Ridiculed

[25:41] When they saw you, they always ridiculed you: “Is this the one chosen by GOD to be a messenger?
[25:42] “He almost diverted us from our gods, if it were not that we steadfastly persevered with them.” They will certainly find out, when they see the retribution, who are the real strayers from the path. 

25:42 shows that the disbelievers also steadfastly persevere for their cause 

All Messengers Must Be Ridiculed

[13:32] Messengers before you have been ridiculed; I permitted the disbelievers to carry on, then I punished them. How terrible was My retribution!

[15:11] Every time a messenger went to them, they ridiculed him.

[25:7] And they said, “How come this messenger eats the food and walks in the markets? If only an angel could come down with him, to serve with him as a preacher!”

Messengers Are Just Human Beings

[25:20] We did not send any messengers before you who did not eat food and walk in the markets. We thus test you by each other; will you steadfastly persevere? Your Lord is Seer.

[22:51] As for those who strive to challenge our revelations, they incur Hell.

God’s Evidence is Overwhelming (25:33 – 25:40)

God’s Evidence is Overwhelming

[25:33] Whatever argument they come up with, we provide you with the truth, and a better understanding.
[25:34] Those who are forcibly summoned to Hell are in the worst position; they are the farthest from the right path.
[25:35] We have given Moses the scripture, and appointed his brother Aaron to be his assistant.
[25:36] We said, “Go, both of you, to the people who rejected our revelations,” and subsequently, we utterly annihilated the rejectors.
[25:37] Similarly, when the people of Noah disbelieved the messengers, we drowned them, and we set them up as a sign for the people. We have prepared for the transgressors a painful retribution.
[25:38] Also ‘Ãd, Thamûd, the inhabitants of Al-Russ, and many generations between them.
[25:39] To each of these groups, we delivered sufficient examples, before we annihilated them.
[25:40] They have passed by the community that was showered with a miserable shower (Sodom). Did they not see it? The fact is, they never believed in resurrection.

[6:149] Say, “GOD possesses the most powerful argument; if He wills He can guide all of you.”

[26:105] The people of Noah disbelieved the messengers. [26:106] Their brother Noah said to them, “Would you not be righteous? [26:107] “I am an honest messenger to you. [26:108] “You shall reverence GOD and obey me. [26:109] “I do not ask you for any wage. My wage comes from the Lord of the universe.

[25:11] In fact, they have disbelieved in the Hour (Day of Resurrection), and we have prepared for those who disbelieve in the Hour a flaming Hell.

God’s Messenger of the Covenant (25:27 – 25:32)

God’s Messenger of the Covenant*

[25:27] The day will come when the transgressor will bite his hands (in anguish) and say, “Alas, I wish I had followed the path with the messenger.
[25:28] “Alas, woe to me, I wish I did not take that person as a friend.
[25:29] “He has led me away from the message after it came to me. Indeed, the devil lets down his human victims.”
[25:30] The messenger* said, “My Lord, my people have deserted this Quran.”
[25:31] We also set up against every prophet enemies from among the guilty. Your Lord suffices as a guide, a master.
[25:32] Those who disbelieved said, “Why did not the Quran come through him all at once?” We have released it to you gradually, in order to fix it in your memory. We have recited it in a specific sequence.
*25:27-30 This verse refers also to God’s Messenger of the Covenant whose name is mathematically coded in the Quran as “Rashad Khalifa.” If you write down the gematrical value of “Rashad” (505), followed by the gematrical value of “Khalifa” (725), followed by this sura number (25), followed by verses 27, 28, 29, and 30, the final number (5057252527282930) is a multiple of 19 (see Appendices 2 & 26 for details). The prophet Muhammad will also make such a statement as in 25:30 on the Day of Judgment.

Major Prophecy Fulfilled* God’s Messenger of the Covenant

[3:81] GOD took a covenant from the prophets, saying, “I will give you the scripture and wisdom. Afterwards, a messenger will come to confirm all existing scriptures. You shall believe in him and support him.” He said, “Do you agree with this, and pledge to fulfill this covenant?” They said, “We agree.” He said, “You have thus borne witness, and I bear witness along with you.”

God’s Messenger of the Covenant

[81:15] I solemnly swear by the galaxies. [81:16] Precisely running in their orbits. [81:17] By the night as it falls. [81:18] And the morn as it breathes. [81:19] This is the utterance of an honorable messenger.* [81:20] Authorized by the Possessor of the Throne, fully supported. [81:21] He shall be obeyed and trusted. [81:22] Your friend (Rashad) is not crazy.

[6:116] If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of GOD. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.

[23:69] Have they failed to recognize their messenger? Is this why they are disregarding him? [23:70] Have they decided that he is crazy? Indeed, he has brought the truth to them, but most of them hate the truth.

Run For Your Life

[58:22] You will not find people who believe in GOD and the Last Day befriending those who oppose GOD and His messenger, even if they were their parents, or their children, or their siblings, or their tribe. For these, He decrees faith into their hearts, and supports them with inspiration from Him, and admits them into gardens with flowing streams wherein they abide forever. GOD is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. These are the party of GOD. Most assuredly, GOD’s party are the winners.

The Dwellers of Heaven Visit the Dwellers of Hell

[37:50] They will come to each other, and confer with one another. [37:51] One of them will say, “I used to have a friend. [37:52] “He used to mock: ‘Do you believe all this? [37:53] “‘After we die and turn into dust and bones, do we get called to account?'” [37:54] He will say, “Just take a look!” [37:55] When he looks, he will see his friend in the heart of Hell. [37:56] He (will go to him and) say, “By GOD, you almost ruined me. [37:57] “If it were not for my Lord’s blessing, I would have been with you now. [37:58] “(Do you still believe) that we die, [37:59] “only the first death, and we never receive any requital?”

Social Pressure: A Profound Disaster

[29:25] He said, “You worship beside GOD powerless idols due to peer pressure, just to preserve some friendship among you in this worldly life. But then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will disown one another, and curse one another. Your destiny is Hell, wherein you cannot help one another.” 

God’s Messenger of the Covenant*

[72:19] When GOD’s servant* advocated Him alone, almost all of them banded together to oppose him. [72:20] Say, “I worship only my Lord; I never set up any idols besides Him.” [72:21] Say, “I possess no power to harm you, nor to guide you.” [72:22] Say, “No one can protect me from GOD, nor can I find any other refuge besides Him. [72:23] “I deliver GOD’s proclamations and messages.” Those who disobey GOD and His messenger incur the fire of Hell, wherein they abide forever.

Disregarding God’s Scripture

[2:101] Now that a messenger from GOD has come to them,* and even though he proves and confirms their own scripture, some followers of the scripture (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) disregard GOD’s scripture behind their backs, as if they never had any scripture.

Study the Quran

[47:24] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds? [47:25] Surely, those who slide back, after the guidance has been manifested to them, the devil has enticed them and led them on. 

Quran: The ONLY Source

[17:46] We place shields around their minds, to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears. And when you preach your Lord, using the Quran alone,* they run away in aversion.

Hadith & Sunna: Fabrications by the Prophet’s Enemies

[6:112] We have permitted the enemies of every prophet—human and jinn devils—to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.

[2:185] Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.

Greatness of the Quran

[59:21] If we revealed this Quran to a mountain, you would see it trembling, crumbling, out of reverence for GOD. We cite these examples for the people, that they may reflect.

[17:106] A Quran that we have released slowly, in order for you to read it to the people over a long period, although we sent it down all at once.

Messengers Are Just Human Beings (25:20 – 25:26)

Messengers Are Just Human Beings

[25:20] We did not send any messengers before you who did not eat food and walk in the markets. We thus test you by each other; will you steadfastly persevere? Your Lord is Seer.
[25:21] Those who do not expect to meet us said, “If only the angels could come down to us, or we could see our Lord (we would then believe)!” Indeed, they have committed a gross arrogance, and have produced a gross blasphemy.
[25:22] The day they see the angels, it will not be good news for the guilty; they will say, “Now, we are irreversibly confined.”
[25:23] We will look at all the works they have done, and render them null and void.
[25:24] The dwellers of Paradise are far better on that day; they will hear better news.
[25:25] The heaven will break apart, into masses of clouds, and the angels will descend in multitudes.
[25:26] All sovereignty on that day belongs to the Most Gracious. For the disbelievers, it will be a difficult day. 

[23:34] “If you obey a human being like you, then you are really losers. [23:35] “Does he promise you that, after you die and turn into dust and bones, you will come out again? [23:36] “Impossible, impossible indeed is what is promised to you. [23:37] “We only live this life—we live and die—and we will never be resurrected. [23:38] “He is just a man who fabricated lies and attributed them to GOD. We will never believe him.” 

Messengership: An Essential Test

[17:94] What prevented the people from believing when the guidance came to them, is their saying, “Did GOD send a human being as a messenger?” [17:95] Say, “If the earth were inhabited by angels, we would have sent down to them from the sky an angel messenger. 

[25:7] And they said, “How come this messenger eats the food and walks in the markets? If only an angel could come down with him, to serve with him as a preacher!” 

Quran: The Ultimate Reference

[5:48] Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD’s revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had GOD willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To GOD is your final destiny—all of you—then He will inform you of everything you had disputed.

[6:53] We thus test the people by each other, to let them say (mockingly), “Are these the people among us who are blessed by GOD?” Is GOD not aware of the appreciative ones?