📖Sahih al-Bukhari 4854
Narrated Jubair bin Mut`im: I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) reciting Surat at-Tur in the Maghrib prayer, and when he reached the Verse: ‘Were they created by nothing, Or were they themselves the creators, Or did they create the Heavens and the Earth? Nay, but they have no firm belief Or do they own the treasures of Your Lord? Or have they been given the authority to do as they like…’ (52.35-37) my heart was about to fly (when I realized this firm argument).
The verses mentioned in Sahih al-Bukhari 4854 are from Surah At-Tur (Chapter 52) of the Quran. The verses in question are:
- “أَمْ خُلِقُوا مِنْ غَيْرِ شَيْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ الْخَالِقُونَ أَمْ خَلَقُوا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۚ بَل لَّا يُوقِنُونَ أَمْ عِندَهُمْ خَزَائِنُ رَبِّكَ أَمْ هُمُ الْمُصَيْطِرُونَ” “Or were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no firm belief. Or do they own the treasures of your Lord? Or have they been given the authority to do as they like?”
These verses address the skepticism of disbelievers regarding the existence of a Creator and their ability to create the heavens and the earth. It presents a logical argument that challenges their disbelief and invites them to ponder upon the origins of creation and the vastness of the universe, and the fact that they do not possess any firm knowledge or certainty about it. The verse highlights the fallacy of believing that everything came into existence without a cause or creator, and that humans themselves could have created the universe. It also dismisses the idea that humans have complete control over their lives and the world around them, as they do not have access to the treasures of the Lord or the authority to do as they please without consequences. Overall, this passage emphasizes the importance of having faith in a higher power and the futility of denying the existence of a Creator or attempting to equate oneself with the Creator.