The Name of Allah Al Qadeer, Al Qader, Al Muqtadeer (Part 2) – 20th Sunday Nov.2011
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“Why does not Muhammad bring an Ayah (sign, Miracle) from his lord?”
Those who belie the Prophet asking him to bring an Ayah of their choice from his lord. They say this out of stubbornness and pride and they suggest Ayah’s from their corrupt mind, like their statement in Surat Al Isra, Verse 90 – 93.
The disbeliever thought that they could make Allah fail in sending down their request, but Allah replied to them saying:
“Say (O Muhammad): Allah is certainly able to send down a sign but most of them know not”
In Surah Fatir , Verse 43 Allah says:
اسْتِكْبَاراً فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَكْرَ السَّيِّئِ وَلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ فَهَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّا سُنَّتَ الْأَوَّلِينَ فَلَن تَجِدَ لِسُنَّتِ اللَّهِ تَبْدِيلاً وَلَن تَجِدَ لِسُنَّتِ اللَّهِ تَحْوِيلاً
“(They took to flight because of their) arrogance in the land and their plotting of evil. But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it. Then, can they expect anything (else) but the Sunnah (way of dealing) of the people of old? So no change will you find in Allah’s Sunnah (way of dealing) and no turning off will you find in Allah’s Sunnah. “
It is out of Allah’s mercy that he did not fulfill their requests, because if He was to send down a sign for them, and they still rejected the truth then He would take them with punishment.
This verse indicates that most people do not know Allah’s ability and wisdom in not fulfilling their requests.
Bear in mind that whenever you ask Allah for something you should not believe that He is unable to bring it. Allah is ALL ABLE to grant you your request, but out of His Wisdom He will not grant it.
Therefore, when you believe in the name Qaadir you should believe in Allah’s Wisdom as well. He is all able to destroy the oppressors, send a torment upon them, and grant your requests but He will not do anything contrary to His Wisdom.
The impact of believing in the name Qaadir:
- Your heart becomes attached to him only. You ask him alone when you have a request.
- You fear his punishment.
The Evidence of the above can be seen in Surat Al An’am, Verse 65:
قُلْ هُوَ الْقَادِرُ عَلَى أَن يَبْعَثَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَذَاباً مِّن فَوْقِكُمْ أَوْ مِن تَحْتِ أَرْجُلِكُمْ أَوْ يَلْبِسَكُمْ شِيَعاً وَيُذِيقَ بَعْضَكُم بَأْسَ بَعْضٍ انظُرْ كَيْفَ نُصَرِّفُ الآيَاتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَفْقَهُونَ
“Say, “He is the [one] Able to send upon you affliction from above you or from beneath your feet or to confuse you [so you become] sects and make you taste the violence of one another.” Look how We diversify the signs that they might understand.”
Allah mentions His compassion and generosity in the previous verses (63 & 64), how He favours his servants, saving them in times of distress. They supplicate to Allah alone but when He relieves them of their distress they continue worshipping other gods besides Him.
The THREE kinds of punishments mentioned in the above verse may inflict us in a form that is not seen or sensed. You may not realize it is a punishment and you will not be able to repel it due to excessive heedlessness. We have to realize that this is an impact of our sins.
For example: See how people plot against each other, Slander one another and backbite against one another. This is one way of tasting the violence of one another.
Why is this happening?
This is due to committing of sins, so Allah has sent down His punishment in this form.
When you disobey Allah, He is All Able to show you His Power and punish you because when you are not complying with His command and you are indulging yourself in sins.