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The Creation


s you may know Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb(a) was the cousin of the Prophet his Muhammad(s) and successor and the first Imam of Shi‘a Muslims. He was taught by the Prophet himself. His words and teachings, together with his advice to his followers have been so wonderful and educational that a learned man called Al-Radi collected his speeches in a book called Nahj ul Balagha, so we can all read and learn from it. Here we will be remembering some of his words and share his knowledge, Imam Ali(a) starts with praising God and recognising His greatness. He mentions that God created the universe with no help or any model and then God put an order into everything.

Everything in the universe should work properly and God has seen to it that this happens. Imam Ali asks to look around us. The planet we live on rests and stands on nothing and this is all God’s doing. He mentions the wind. When it is windy and there are clouds, God moves them around with the wind; otherwise we would not have fresh air or rain. He refers to the beauty of the sky at night. You see shiny stars in the darkest of the sky. Stars shine beautifully as if they are a string of lights decorating the sky. Have you ever thought if we did not have the


islam today

February 2018

Profile for islam today magazine UK

Islam today issue 56 february 2018  

Islam today issue 56 february 2018