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Allah did not create His Servants in vain Print E-mail

﴿أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَـكُمْ عَبَثاً﴾

(Did you think that We had created you in play,) means, `did you think that you were created in vain, with no purpose, with nothing required of you and no wisdom on Our part' Or it was said that "in play'' meant to play and amuse yourselves, like the animals were created, who have no reward or punishment. But you were created to worship Allah and carry out His commands.

﴿وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لاَ تُرْجَعُونَ﴾

(and that you would not be brought back to Us) means, that you would not be brought back to the Hereafter. This is like the Ayah:

﴿أَيَحْسَبُ الإِنسَـنُ أَن يُتْرَكَ سُدًى ﴾

(Does man think that he will be left neglected) ﴿75:36﴾

﴿فَتَعَـلَى اللَّهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ﴾

(So Exalted be Allah, the True King.) means, sanctified be He above the idea that he should create anything in vain, for He is the True King Who is far above doing such a thing.

﴿لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ﴾

(None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Lord of Al-`Arsh Al-Karim!) The Throne is mentioned because it is the highest point of all creation, and it is described as Karim, meaning beautiful in appearance and splendid in form, as Allah says elsewhere:

﴿أَنبَتْنَا فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍ كَرِيمٍ﴾

(every good kind We cause to grow therein) ﴿26:7﴾.

﴿وَمَن يَدْعُ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَـهَا ءَاخَرَ لاَ بُرْهَانَ لَهُ بِهِ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُفْلِحُ الْكَـفِرُونَ - وَقُل رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأنتَ خَيْرُ الرَحِمِينَ ﴾

(117. And whoever invokes besides Allah, any other god, of whom he has no proof; then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely, disbelievers will not be successful.) (118. And say : "My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for You are the Best of those who show mercy!'')

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