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The Beneficent The Merciful

" We have tried to explain Allah's absolute authority in the piece He Only Says To It Be, And It Is. Absolute Authority cannot be questioned, justified or rationalized. When we start questioning authority, and try to question its logic, righteousness etc, that means that we think that authority needs to make sense and needs to abide by certain rules. Once the authority has to abide by certain rules, it does not remain "The" authority any more.

Allah hints towards this in the Quran [21:23] that Allah cannot be questioned about whatever he does. Allah also hints in the Quran [4:48] that he may forgive anyone anytime as he desires so except for shirk. Allah also challenges in the Quran [5:17] when Isa is attributed godliness by the people, that "Who then could control anything as against Allah (if) He wished to  destroy the Messiah son of Marium and his mother and all those on the earth? " Also in the Quran [67:30] Allah again hints that if he witholds water from the creation, no one can do anything about it.

If Allah desired for himself to be a tyrant, a torturer, an unjust, none of the creation could have done anything about it but to bear its consequences. Therefore i argue, that of all the blessings Allah blessed us with, including sending of Prophet (SAW) with the final message, the biggest blessing Allah has blessed us with is choosing for himself, to be Beneficent and Merciful.

It is his beneficence and mercy, that we have guidance sent through prophets, we have our sustenance created before we were sent to this earth, we have wives, children, day and night, cattle, moon and stars, angels doing/managing our chores, forgiveness.

It is this beneficence and mercifulness mentioned in the Bismillah, and in the Surah Al Hamd which by far are the most recited in a muslim's life (in namaz and each chore we choose to begin with Bismillah.

No wonder, the Quran starts with "All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. The Beneficent, the Merciful."

And then there is something for man to ponder. if Allah who could have chosen anything for himself, chose beneficence and mercy, how dare we, the creation, the insignificant, choose for ourselves to be rigid, cruel, selfish? Surely then Allah will treat us as we treat his people."

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