Nur Ilahi Pada Langit & Bumi

Segala ayat-ayat suci Al-Quran yang Allah turunkan kepada manusia dalam bentuk penerangan dan contoh-contoh kejadian umat yang terdahulu sebagai pelajaran kepada orang-orang bertakwa.

Di antara ayat-ayat suci Al-Quran yang menarik hati saya dan ingin saya kongsikan di sini adalah dari Surah 24 An Nuur (Cahaya), ayat 35 :

Allah (Pemberi) cahaya (kepada) langit dan bumi. Perumpaan cahaya Allah, adalah seperti sebuah lubang yang tidak tembus (1040), yang di dalamnya ada pelita besar. Pelita itu di dalam kaca (dan) kaca itu seakan-akan bintang (yang bercahaya) seperti mutiara, yang dinyalakan dengan minyak dari pohon yang banyak berkahnya, (yaitu) pohon zaitun yang tumbuh tidak di sebelah timur (sesuatu) dan tidak pula di sebelah barat(nya) (1041), yang minyaknya (sahaja) hampir-hampir menerangi, walaupun tidak disentuh api. Cahaya di atas cahaya (berlapis-lapis), Allah membimbing kepada cahaya-Nya siapa yang Dia kehendaki, dan Allah memperbuat perumpamaan-perumpamaan bagi manusia, dan Allah Maha Mengetahui segala sesuatu.


(1040): ‘lubang yang tidak tembus’ (misykat), bererti satu lubang pada di dinding rumah yang tidak tembus sampai ke sebelahnya, biasanya digunakan untuk tempat lampu, atau barang-barang lain.

(1041): pohon zaitun itu tumbuh di puncak bukit ia dapat sinar matahari baik di waktu matahari terbit maupun di waktu matahari akan terbenam, sehingga pohonnya subut dan buahnya menghasilkan minyak yang baik

 

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Allah merupakan sumber cahaya kepada cahaya. Ayat 35 Surah 24 An Nuur (Cahaya) ini memberi gambaran tentang kekuatan sifat cahaya Allah (Nur Illahi) atau taufik dan hidayah Allah memberi bimbingan ke jalan Islam apabila meresapi para insan yang terpilih. Ini juga mengambarkan keimanan meresap ke dalam qalbu para insan terpilih ini dan memurnikannya. Permurnian hati insan yang telah menerima  Nur Illahi perumpamaannya seperti minyak zaitun yang terbaik menjadikan kalbu-kalbu tersebut jernih dan bersinar cahaya iman yang berlapis-lapis mengusir kegelapan (dosa dan noda).


Title in English: Allah is the light (Nur Illahi) to the Heavens and Earth

Text in English: Allah The Creator is light of light. The rest of the text will be interpreted later, InsyaAllah.

Measurements & Mathematics: Why They Matters

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Allah Azawajalla Al-Waduud wants humans to know and understand that all things that HE created are all with measurements. And they are all designed with balance. Human has been warned about the danger if these creations go imbalance.

As a human being, I would say, measurements are numbers. That also explains the reason why  Allah quantify all HIS creations through measurements. If I could understand it, so are other humans. That is a lot of numbers. Measurements or numbers is the language that human brain (logic and reasoning) can understand and comprehend in sense-making to the existence of Allah and all of HIS creations. And that’s including us, the human – the measurement of each part of our physical body, and the metaphysics. The external and internal organs as well as the spiritual components.

Allah’s creations serve a specific purpose. Through measurements Allah wants us to understand the implications of our good deeds and wrongs doings to Allah, to ourselves, to other humans and to nature. These are all calculated by the two Angels by our sides. Since measurements are the language that we understood and be able to calculate, they are our guide to evaluating whether we are an underachiever, or we have reached the limits or goes beyond limits. But then this measurement should be interpreted within the correct context, i.e. with the standard sets by Allah Al-Khabiir rather than the standard sets of the human.

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All creations are with measurements. God measurements are balanced. These plants – the flowers, the leaves, the stems, the branches, etc. are with the perfect design to meet their need to survive and strive in their ecological system and current environment.
The word “measurement” in the Al-Quran triggers my curiosity. Why Allah wants us to know that over and over again? I have been thinking of this word and its meaning for months!
Allah creates all creations and HE creates them with measurements. Allah taught this fact to human through the Qalamullah (Al-Quran) and sent down the Prophet Muhammad saw and other 24 Prophets to disseminate, remind, reinforce, guide and give examples for clarifications. Through the Qalamullah, Allah has asked us all humans to read, to ponder, to seek evidence and practice as well as to diffuse them to others. The following is a list of verses in Al-Quran (English translation by Yusuf Ali), on the creations and humans’ rezky (sustenance) that Allah designs with measurement:
  • And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable, and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance (with measurement). (Al Hijr: Surat 15, Ayat 20)
  • ... the rains from the sky that flow into the valley with measures … (Ar Ra’ad: Surat 13, Ayat 17)
  • And there is not a thing but its (sources and) treasures (inexhaustible) are with Us, but We only send down thereof in due and ascertainable measures. (Al Hijr, Surat 15, Ayat 22)
  • He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: no son has He begotten, nor has He a partner in His dominion: it is He Who created all things and ordered them in due proportions. (Al Furqan, Surat 25, Ayat 3)
  • If Allah were to enlarge the provision for His Servants, they would indeed transgress beyond all bounds through the earth; but He sends (it) down in due measure as He pleases: For He is with His Servants Well-acquainted, Watchful. (27) Ash Shura, Surat 42, Ayat 27)
  • Verily, all things have We created in proportion and measure. (Al Qamar, Surat 54, Ayat 50)

Mathematics are based on numbers and assumptions. Therefore,  the measurements of Allah’s creation could be understood and comprehend through mathematics. That explains why mathematics has the ability to explain phenomena. Research works departed from a priori theory or a combination of theories. The theory (or theories) guides researchers to collect data as evidence using appropriate methodologies to prove whether the theory at hand is working. Most of the collected data (or the evidence) are huge in size, researchers required a simple strategy to summarize and to make sense of their data. That is where the manual method of analyzing the data has evolved to sophisticated methods, and more statistical software packages are introduced. All statistical software packages are built upon cognitive reasoning with a combination of mathematical logics, assumptions, and conditions. Like MPlus, SPSS, Stata, Jump, and SAS &  R (SAS & R are the least statistical softwares that I am able to understand and use presently) as well as much more. Subhanallah. Allahuakbar.

However, there are still limitations to the current logic of mathematics. Apparently, these logics of mathematics are created by humans. There are much more areas in the creation of Allah Al-Khabiir left unexplored and unexplained. Allah knows best.


أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Bacalah dengan (menyebut) nama Tuhanmu Yang Menciptakan. Dia (Tuhanmu) telah menciptakan manusia dari segumpal darah. Bacalah, dengan (menyebut) nama Tuhanmu Yang Pemurah. Yang mengajar (manusia) dengan perantaraan kalam. Dia (Tuhanmu) mengajarkan kepada manusia apa yang tidak diketahuinya.
(Surah Al-Iqraq (1-5):http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran/)

Translation for Surah Al-Iqraq, verses 1 to 5:

I seek refuge in Allah (swt) from the accursed Shaiytaan
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Read! in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created― (1) Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood: (2) Read! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful― (3) He Who taught (the use of) the Pen― (4) Taught man that which he knew not (5).

Note:  I wrote this short article because I believe what Zinsser (1988; 2006) was advocating at his time, Writing is Learning. He claimed that writing is a thinking process. This also means thinking process infers to learning. When a person read and writing, he/she facilitates his/her thinking process thus he/she is in a learning curve. So Zinsser viewed these elements — writing, reading, and thinking–as fundamental to the learning process.

Kejadian Langit dan Bumi

Secara keseluruhannya Tuhan Semesta Alam mencipta kejadian langit dan bumi dalam masa enam  (6) hari. Tuhan Semesta Alam memulakan penciptaan dengan menciptakan bumi dalam dua (2) hari. Bumi diciptakan dengan gunung-ganang yang kukuh. Selepas itu Allah menentukan kadar-kadar rezky segala penghuni bumi dalam empat (4) hari.
Susulan penciptaan bumi adalah penciptaan langit. Allah mengungkapkan perincian penciptaan langit ini di dalam Surah Fushshilat. Langit itu pada asal penciptaannya adalah hanya asap! .Allah memanggil bumi dan langit (SubhanaAllah), maka, mereka datang pada Allah dengan suka hati. Kemudian Allah menciptakan langit menjadi tujuh lapisan dalam dua (2) hari. Setiap lapisan langit di tugaskan dengan urusan masing-masing. Langit yang hampir dengan bumi di hiasi dengan bintang-bintang cemerlang dan Allah memelihara penciptaanNYA sebaik-baiknya.
Hari yang disebut di sini bukanlah dari pengukuran hari yang digunakan oleh manusia tapi dalam perhitungan di sisi Allah sahaja. Ada yang membincangkan hari ini merujuk kepada satu tempoh masa dan ini dikaitkan dengan satu masa yang sangat panjang di tempoh masa jangkauan interpretasi manusia.
Surah 41,Surah Fushshilat (Yang dijelaskan), ayat 9 hingga 12.
Katakanlah: ‘Sesungguhnya patutkah kamu kafir kepada Yang menciptakan bumi dalam dua hari dan kamu adakan sekutu-sekutu bagi-Nya? (Yang bersifat) demikian itulah Tuhan semesta alam’ Ayat 9 Surah 41, Fushshilat
Dan seterusnya di terangkan …
Dan Dia menciptakan di bumi itu gunung-gunung yang kokoh di atasnya. Dia memberkahinya dan Dia menentukan padanya kadar makanan-makanan (penghuninya) dalam empat hari. (Penjelasan itu sebagai jawaban) bagi orang-orang yang bertanya. Ayat 10 Surah 41, Fushshilat
Dan lagi di jelaskan …
Kemudian Dia (Allah) menuju langit dan langit itu masih merupakan asap, lalu Dia berkata kepadanya dan kepada bumi: ‘Datanglah kamu keduanya menurut perintah-Ku dengan suka hati atau terpaksa’. Keduanya menjawab: ‘Kami datang dengan suka hati’.
Dan turut di perincikan kejadian langit …
Maka Dia menjadikannya tujuh langit dalam dua hari dan Dia mewahyukan pada tiap-tiap langit urusannya. Dan Kami hiasi langit yang dekat dengan bintang-bintang yang cemerlang dan Kami memeliharanya dengan sebaik-baiknya. Demikianlah ketentuan Yang Maha Perkasa lagi Maha Mengetahui. 
AisyaUmaira is enduring her last winter while writing her Discussions, Dec9, 2016.
Title in English: The Creation of Sky and Earth
Text in English: Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds, has created this entire universe and the world in six (6) days. Allah began His creation by creating this world in two (2) days and then He set on the mountains standing firm in two (2) days. And then Allah bestowed blessings on the earth and sustenance  to all living creators on earth according to due proportion in four  (4) days. Following the earth creation, Allah designed the sky originated from the smoke! Allah commanded  the earth and the sky to service and both came together willingly. And then Allah designed the sky into seven layers and each layer with specific duty and command.  Allah adorned the nearest sky (or the lowest) to the earth with lights (stars) and HE rendered it inviolable. The mentioned ‘day’ here is not the measurement of a day used by humankind but it refers to period or time, or age or moment. One thing for definite is that this ‘one day’ that Allah used could be 8 billions years of earth time or more.  

Air Sumber Kejadian Haiwan

Semua kejadian makluk, khususnya haiwan adalah dari air. Allah menciptakan haiwan ini dalam pelbagai bentuk khususnya kepada anggota kaki untuk pergerakan mereka.

Ini merujuk kepada Surah An Nuur ayat 45:

Dan Allah menciptakan semua jenis haiwan, maka sebahagian dari haiwan itu ada yang berjalan di atas perutnya, dan sebahagian berjalan dengan dua kaki, sedang sebahagian (yang lain) berjalan dengan empat kaki. Allah menciptakan apa yang dikehendaki-NYA, sesungguhnya Allah Maha Kuasa atas segala sesuatu.

7:00 pm, December 8, 2016, AisyaUmaira is writing her Discussions.

Title in English: Animals Creation from Water

Text in English: Animals are created from water. God creates them in many forms. Particularly, on the designs for their legs that define their movements.

 

Enlightenment

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

This page contains selected verses from Allah Azza Wajjal in the Al-Quran that catch my heart deeply. Different rounds I recite the Al-Quran, different verses capture my heart in a profound way. The Islamic scholars say Al-Quran has endless layers of meanings to persons who recite it. The meanings are depending on the life phase that he/she is currently at and life struggles.  Allah knows best.

صدق الله العظيم