Last and First, What Difference Does It Make? [Quote – 730]

Published Categorised as Quote-Unquote, Quote-Unquote – Book VIII (701-800)

Sometimes I think what people may think is the last, may, in the life of a Muslim, may even be the first.

Last of what, or first of what, don’t ask me what any of that means. 

But I have heard educated people say, scientists and such, that many things in life, in this world, stretch from infinity to infinity, on either side of the spectrum of reality.

One negative, maybe, and the other positive.

So, where things begin and where things end may all be in the eye of the beholder as they may say.

And then I open the Qur’an and my eyes hit the following words of the Aayat Karimah, describing Almighty Allah:

Huwal Awwalu Wal Aakhiru!

Paraphrase:

“He is the first!
And he is the last!”

Does anyone know what that means?

“He was, when nothing else was.
And he will be when nothing else will be.”

How? That is not ours to fathom. 

But is that the truth? Of course, it is!

Kullu Man Alaihaa Faan,
Wa Yabqaa Wajhu Rabbika,
Dhul Jalaali Wal Ikraam!

And what is that expression “else” doing in these two lines above? 

I have not a clue!

END

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