Allaah resurrects all of the mankind without any exertion or difficulty – Shaykh Fawzan | Dawud Burbank [Clip|En]

Aqeedah Tahaawiyyah : Lesson 06

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[15]    The One who resurrects without any exertion


The Explanation – Point [15]

This is from the amazing affairs of His ability, that He causes the creation to die and causes them to pass away so that they are destroyed and become dust and remains – such that an ignorant person would say, ‘It is not possible for these to be restored’. However Allaah the Mighty and Majestic will resurrect them again, and He will restore their creation anew. And He will have no difficulty in doing this, as He the Perfect and Most High said:

The creation of you all, and the resurrection of you all is just like that of a single soul. (Soorah Luqmaan (31), aayah 28)[1]

And He (Allaah) it is One who creates initially, and then He repeats it (the creation); and that is even easier for Him.  And for Him is the Highest Description in the heavens and in the earth.  And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Sooratur-Room (30), aayah 27)

So the people of shirk, they denied the resurrection, holding it to be something far-fetched, just as Allaah said about them, (that the unbelieving man would say)

“Who will give life to these bones when they are crumbled away?” (Soorah YaaSeen (36), aayah 78)

And Allaah the Perfect and Most High, said in response,

Say: “He will give life to them Who created them for the first time!”  (Soorah YaaSeen (36), aayah 79)

The first time they did not exist at all, so He brought them into existance from nothing, He the Perfect and Most High. So, the One who created them from non-existence, is He not able even more so to bring them back into existence? This is correct in accordance with the people’s intellect but otherwise, analogy cannot be made between Allaah, the Perfect, and His creation.  So this is just stated as a similitude,

And for Him is the Highest Description (Sooratur-Room (30), aayah 27)

So this a refutation of the denier, Allaah the Most High said,

And he forgets his (own) creation (Soorah YaaSeen (36), aayah 78)

Meaning: he forgets that in the beginning he was nothing; he did not exist at all.

Has there come upon man a time when he was nothing mentioned? (Sooratul-Insaan (76), aayah 1)

Meaning: this man, he forgets that Allaah produced him from non-existence.

So Allaah will indeed gather together these separated bones, shredded flesh, disintigrated dust and these scattered hairs, and He will restore them as they once were:

And from His (Allaah’s) Signs is that the heaven and the earth are established by His Command.  Then, when He calls you with a single call, you will come out from the earth. (Sooratur-Room (30), aayah 25)

And then the Horn will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is upon the earth will faint and die, except whomever Allaah wishes.  And then it will be blown again and they will be standing up, looking on. (Sooratuz-Zumar (39), aayah 68)

The second blowing is the blowing for the resurrection.

And as for the first blowing of the horn, it is the blowing for the people to faint and die.

And the Horn will be blown and then the people will come out from their graves going quickly to their Lord.  They (the unbeliever) will say: “Woe to us! Who has taken us out from our place of sleep?” (The believer will respond) “This is what the Most Merciful promised, and the Messengers spoke the truth!” (Soorah YaaSeen (36), aayaat 51-52)

So Allaah indeed has Power and Ability over everything and this contains a refutation of the unbelievers, those who say that Allaah is unable to give life to the dead and to return them to life.

Does man think that We will not gather his bones together? Indeed, We are fully able even to put his fingertips together. (Sooratul-Qiyaamah (75), aayaat 3-4)

On that Day (the Day of Resurrection) they will come out from the graves, hurrying as if they are racing to a finishing post. (Sooratul-Ma`aarij (70), aayah 43)

So this is the Power of Allaah, and His Will and His Wish.  Nothing makes Him incapable.  However, it is just that some of the creation, they draw analogy between Allaah and His creation and so therefore they hold that it is far-fetched that there will be any resurrection; because the person thinks in his view, that’s something impossible and he doesn’t look to the Power of Allaah and he doesn’t judge Allaah’s Power as He deserves; and this is a case of ignorance with regard to Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.

End of explanation of point [15]

Footnotes:

[1] Translator’s side point: In explanation of this aayah, the famous mufassir from the Taabi`een, Mujaahid, he said, “meaning that Allaah says, ‘Be!’ and it is, whether it is something small or a great deal.”

At-Ta`leeqaat Al-Mukhtasarah `alaa Matn Al-`Aqeedah AtTahaawiyyah
By Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan hafizahullaah
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah

Transcribed by Sideeqa Ali

Posted with kind permission from Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah

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