Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen":
ALLAH IS ALL-KNOWING, ALL-POWERFUL, THE CREATOR!


('Qur'an,' XXVII, 61-5; XXX, 47-54; XXXV, 36-9)


He who created the heavens and earth, and sent down for you
out of heaven water,
and We caused to grow therewith gardens full of loveliness
whose trees you could never grow.
Is there a god with God?
Nay, but they are a people who assign to Him equals!

He who made. the earth a fixed place
and set amidst it rivers
and appointed it firm mountains
and placed a partition between the two seas.
Is there a god with God?
Nay, but the most of them have no knowledge.

He who answers the constrained, when he calls unto Him,
and removes the evil
and appoints you to be successors in the earth.
Is there a god with God?
Little indeed do you remember.

He who guides you in the shadows of the land and the sea
and looses the winds,
bearing goods tidings before His mercy.
Is there a god with God?
High exalted be God, above that which they associate!

Who originates creation, then brings it back again,
and provides you out of heaven and earth.
Is there a god with God?
(XXVII, 61-5)

God is He that looses the winds, that stirs up clouds,
and He spreads them in heaven how He will, and shatters them
then thou seest the rain issuing out of the midst of them,
and when he smites with it whomsoever of His servants
He will, lo, they rejoice,
although before it was sent down on them before that
they had been in despair.

So behold the -marks of God's mercy,
how He quickens the earth after it
was dead; surely He is the quickener
of the dead, and He is powerful
over everything.
But if We loose a wind, and they see it growing yellow,
they remain after that unbelievers.

Thou shalt not make the dead to hear,
neither shalt thou make the deaf to hear the call
when they turn about, retreating.
Thou shalt not guide the blind out of their error
neither shalt thou make any to hear
except for such as believe in Our signs, and so surrender.

God is He that created you of weakness, then He appointed
after weakness strength, then after strength He appointed
weakness and grey hairs; He creates what He will, and
He is the All-knowing, the All-powerful.
(XXX, 47-54)

God knows the Unseen in the heavens and the earth;
He knows the thoughts within the breasts.
It is He who appointed you viceroys in the earth.
So whosoever disbelieves, his unbelief shall be
charged against him; their unbelief increases
the disbelievers only in hate in God's sight;
their unbelief increases the disbelievers only in loss.
Say: 'Have you considered your associates on whom
you call, apart from God? Show what they have
created in the earth; or have they a partnership
in the heavens?' Or have We given them a Book,
so that they are upon a clear sign from it?

Nay, but the evildoers promise one another
naught but delusion.

God holds the heavens and the earth, lest they remove;
did they remove, none would hold them after Him
Surely He is All-clement, All forgiving.
(XXXV, 36-9)


Translation by A.J Arberry

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