t

THE FIRST CREATION OF THE TANGIBLE WORLD

Since man’s knowledge and understanding is limited only to the tangible world in which he lives, there is no need for him to comprehend the unseen world; except in matters that would lead him to knowing the greatness of his Creator, and bring him closer to His pleasure and reward. For this reason, Allah, the Exalted, sent Messengers to mankind continuously and He gave them knowledge of the unseen world such that the goodness of man could be attained. If the human intellect is unable to realize what occurs in the next room, then by extension, it would not be able to comprehend the unseen world.

Allah says:

([And ] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return your vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks? Then return your vision twice again. Your vision will return to you humbled while it is fatigued.) [ 67:3-4 ]

THE CREATION OF THE HEAVENS, EARTH AND WHAT IS IN BETWEEN

Allah says:

(And it is He who created the heavens and earth in truth. And the day He says, ‘Be,’ and it is, His word is the truth. (When interpreted as the “Day” (of Resurrection), the sentence would read: “And the Day He says, ‘Be,’ and it is, His word will be the truth.”) And His is the dominion on the Day the Horn is blown. [He is the ] Knower of the Unseen and the seen, and He is the Wise, the Acquainted.) [ 6:73 ]

The following are examples of some of the creations found within the heavens and earth: Allah says:

(And We made the sky a protected ceiling, but they turn away from its signs. And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all (heavenly bodies) are swimming in an orbit.) [ 21:32-33 ]

Allah says:

(Are you a more a difficult creation or is the heaven? He constructed it. He raised its ceiling and proportioned it. And He darkened its night and extracted its brightness. (i.e., created the day from within the surrounding darkness) And after that He spread the earth. He extracted from it its water and its pasture. And the mountains He set firmly. As enjoyment for you and your grazing livestock.) [ 79:27- 33 ]

Allah says:

(And We have sent the fertilizing winds (Winds causing precipitation in rain clouds or carrying pollen.), and sent down water from the sky and given you drink from it. And it is not you who are the owners of its stores.) [ 15:22 ]

There are different types of winds; some are a mercy from Allah.

Allah says:

(And it is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy until, when they have carried heavy rainclouds, We drive them to a dead land and We send down rain therein and bring forth thereby [some ] of all the fruits. Thus will We bring forth the dead; perhaps you may be reminded.) [ 7:57 ]

While others are a punishment. Allah says:

(Or do you feel secure that He will not send you back into [the sea ] another time and send upon you a hurricane of wind and drown you for what you denied? Then you would not find for yourselves against Us an avenger.) [ 17:69 ]

And He says:

(…and it is hit by a whirlwind containing fire and is burned.) [ 2:266 ]

It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them

And He says:

(So We sent upon them a screaming wind during days of misfortune to make them taste the punishment of disgrace in the worldly life; but the punishment of the Hereafter is more disgracing, and they will not be helped.) [ 41:16 ]

Allah created seven heavens and seven earths. Allah says:

(It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them. [His] command descends among them so you may know that Allah is over all things competent and that Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge.) [ 65:12 ]

In the beginning of creation, the heavens and earth were joined together. Allah says:

(Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?) [ 21:30 ]

Allah has informed us when the heavens, the earth, and all that is in between was created. He says:

(Say, ‘Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute to Him equals? That is the Lord of all that exists.’ And He placed on it firmly set mountains over its surface, and He blessed it and determined therein its [creature’s ] sustenance in four days without distinction - for those who ask. Then He rose to the heaven while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, ‘Come willingly or unwillingly.’ They said, ‘We have come willingly’ And He completed them as seven heavens within two days and inspired in each heaven its command. And We adorned the nearest heaven with lamps and as protection. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.) [ 41:9-12 ]