Tafseer of Surah Al-Mulk (verse 14–15)

Introduction

Surah Mulk (verses 14–15): ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ, May Allah’s peace and mercy blessings be on you. Alhamdulillah, we are still going with Surah Mulk, a wonderful chapter 67th in the Quran. We stopped at verse No. 13. Now, let’s continue to verse No. 14 and understand the meaning and benefits.

Tafseer of Surah Al-Mulk (verse 14–15)

Tafseer of Surah Al-Mulk (verse 14–15)

In verse No. 14, where Allah Almighty says

أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلْخَبِيرُ

This means, “How could He not know His Own creation? For He alone is the Most Subtle, All-Aware.”. The all-knowing, complete being who knows everything, Al-Khabib. So, indeed, if Allah Almighty is creating everything, he is the most kind to his creation, he created everything for a reason, he created everything for hikmah. Some people think, that what is the benefits of this or what are the benefits of that and why this has been created and what is the benefits of that specific, tree or animal or ant, insect or whatever, we don’t know but Allah Almighty he knows, he is Al-Khabib, he knows everything and we cannot compare our knowledge with Allah’s knowledge. Allah Almighty said, in some other chapter in some other verses that, What it was giving to you from knowledge is very little.

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So, we have nothing, we can compare our knowledge with Allah Almighty. How we can put our minds and our thought processes with Allah’s creation I’ll give you just a simple example now, we are talking about the one who created everything right he created everything and at the beginning, in the first verse Allah Almighty as we said, بِيَدِهِ ٱلْمُلْكُ, that he is the king of everything, he controls over everything.

So, now here we’re talking about مَنْ خَلَقَ, who created everything. I’ll just give you an example; Now people might ask why Allah Almighty created snakes, the snakes are so dangerous, the snake is so poisonous and it can easily bite anyone and it will cause this person to death, right? But nowadays we know that people are taking the snake as well as its poison out of it and they are putting it into the medicine and they are curing many diseased people out of this. How many diseases do they have, that they are curing with these pills and these pills contain some percentage or little percentage of that poison of that snake, just imagine Sub-Han Allah.

So, Allah Almighty didn’t create a snake for no reason, no there is a reason behind it but maybe you, we didn’t know this question, maybe people asked 200/ 500 years ago, that’s why is like this and why the snake is there and why it’s so poison and why Allah Almighty is creating, we don’t ask we don’t ask any question, we don’t question Allah Almighty right. But nowadays, because of science and technology, medicine, and everything, we are at the peak of that thing and Allah knows best after five, ten hundred years later. What will happen to science and technology, where at which level or up to which level reach, we don’t know. But nowadays, we all know that we are using the poison of the snake to cure some other diseases right.

We are putting into the medicine some percentage of it or little quantity of it or whatever. So, imagine this is one example out of millions and zillions of examples of the creation of Allah Almighty. So, this is what you will benefits from this ayah, where Allah Almighty says, أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلْخَبِيرُ.

Tafseer of Surah Al-Mulk (verse 14–15)

In verse No: 15, Allah Almighty says,

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلْأَرْضَ ذَلُولًۭا فَٱمْشُوا۟ فِى مَنَاكِبِهَا وَكُلُوا۟ مِن رِّزْقِهِ وَإِلَيْهِ ٱلنُّشُورُ

Which means, “He is the One Who smoothed out the earth for you, so move about in its regions and eat from His provisions. And to Him is the resurrection of all.” So, what is the deep meaning of this wonderful verse No: 15? Allah Almighty is reminding me and you and all of us,

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلْأَرْضَ ذَلُولًۭا

He is the one who made the earth for me and you, you can just walk easily,

فَٱمْشُوا۟ فِى مَنَاكِبِهَا

Just go and walk with the path of this earth and the slopes that Allah Almighty made you or made into this earth, not only that,

وَكُلُوا۟ مِن رِّزْقِهِ

Means, And eat from its provision, Allah Almighty blessed us with a lot of things, the simplest that we are living on earth, there is no problem in it, you just walked into it look. How beautiful the earth is. You will find the greenery here, you will find the river, you will find some beaches there, you will find the mountains, you will find this and that and whatever. It’s all Allah Almighty gave you for free. What did he want from you? Thanks, Allah Almighty, glory Allah, just glorify him, thank him, and show him your gratitude that Allah Almighty ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ, I thank Allah that Allah gave me all this not only that Allah says,

وَكُلُوا۟ مِن رِّزْقِهِ

Eat from the provision, Allah. Imagine, how beautiful the creation of Allah is and how Allah Almighty gave from the same earth, here it’s coming oranges from the same place the apples from the other side, it’s coming what bananas and whatever the fruits and vegetables and more. Allah Hu-Akbar. It’s the same earth, same soil, everything Allah Almighty is just giving you different fruits and different vegetables and whatsoever and Allah is saying,

وَكُلُوا۟ مِن رِّزْقِهِ

Just eat from whatever you are finding it, everything is free for you. So, Allah Almighty is giving you and blessings you and then Allah Almighty said something at the end,

وَإِلَيْهِ ٱلنُّشُورُ

All of us, we will return back to him, the resurrection will be there. We all will go back, and to him is the resurrection. So, it’s very important for my brother and sisters. We ponder upon the meaning of the Quran, we understand the Quran, we feel the Quran, and we want to know, what Allah Almighty is saying. what Allah Almighty wants from us? We can continue and we can feel it more and we can just enjoy it more, and we can go, etc.

Tafseer of Surah Al-Mulk (verse 14–15)

Conclusion

So, this is the blessings, this is the quality and this is the meaning of the Quran, and this is how wonderful the meanings are that the more you read with understanding and pondering, you will find it more and more beautiful. Not only that, you’re attached to Allah Almighty. Your attachment to Allah Almighty, my creator, and your creator will be amazing. Imagine, you are understanding the speech of Allah Almighty, your understanding that direct speech that Allah Almighty is giving us. What will happen, you will be so lucky. If you’re trying to understand and you’re trying to ponder upon the verses of Allah Almighty. What he wants from us, is as simple as that, Allah gave us this earth and he made it straight for us, we can just go and walk into the earth and eat from it and remember that we will go back to Allah Almighty for accountability there are more and more wonderful meanings of this ayah. So, in the end, take care of yourself. ٱلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ