The Nafs Must Be Restrained: [Was Once a Drop of Water, But Now He Argues Against His Creator!]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Allaah [The Most High] said: [خَلَقَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ مِن نُّطۡفَةٍ۬ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬ – He [Allaah] has created the human from Nutfah [mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge], then behold, this same [human] becomes an open opponent].

[He (Allaah) has created the human being from Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge), then behold, this same (human) becomes an open opponent]- Meaning: The human being becomes an opponent of his Lord through disbelief, argues against the Messengers of his Lord, disbelieves in the Aayaat [i.e. verses, lessons, signs, revelations etc] of his Lord; forgets his origin [i.e. that he was created from mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge] and the blessings Allaah has bestowed on him, and utilises them in disobedience to Allaah. [Ref 1]  He is a creature that was created from Nutfah [i.e. human mixed drops of male and female discharge], but he argues and denies the resurrection. [Ref 2]   He was created to worship Allaah, to humble himself to Allaah and obey Allaah, then behold he [manifests] opposition and belies Allaah. Another Aayah that makes this clear is the statement [of Allaah]: [وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ    – And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)]; and also the statement of Allaah:

أَوَلَمۡ يَرَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ أَنَّا خَلَقۡنَـٰهُ مِن نُّطۡفَةٍ۬ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬

وَضَرَبَ لَنَا مَثَلاً۬ وَنَسِىَ خَلۡقَهُ ۥ‌ۖ قَالَ مَن يُحۡىِ ٱلۡعِظَـٰمَ وَهِىَ رَمِيمٌ۬

قُلۡ يُحۡيِيہَا ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنشَأَهَآ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ۬‌ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ خَلۡقٍ عَلِيمٌ

Does not man see that We have created him from Nutfah (mixed male and female discharge semen drops). Yet behold! He (stands forth) as an open opponent. And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: “Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?” Say: (O Muhammad) “He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!” [Surah Yaa Seen. Aayaat 77-79]

Allaah said:

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ مِنَ ٱلۡمَآءِ بَشَرً۬ا فَجَعَلَهُ ۥ نَسَبً۬ا وَصِهۡرً۬ا‌ۗ وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ قَدِيرً۬ا

وَيَعۡبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُهُمۡ وَلَا يَضُرُّهُمۡ‌ۗ وَكَانَ ٱلۡكَافِرُ عَلَىٰ رَبِّهِۦ ظَهِيرً۬ا

And it is He [Allaah] Who has created the human being from water, and has appointed for him kindred by blood, and kindred by marriage. And your Lord is Ever All-Powerful to do what He will. And they [disbelievers, polytheists, etc.] worship besides Allah, that which can neither profit them nor harm them, and the disbeliever is ever a helper [of the Satan] against his Lord. [Surah Al-Furqaan. Aayaat 54-55]

And Allaah said:

وَيَقُولُ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ أَءِذَا مَا مِتُّ لَسَوۡفَ أُخۡرَجُ حَيًّا

وَلَا يَذۡڪُرُ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ أَنَّا خَلَقۡنَـٰهُ مِن قَبۡلُ وَلَمۡ يَكُ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا

And man (the disbeliever) says: “When I am dead, shall I then be raised up alive?” Does not man remember that We created him before, while he was nothing? [Surah Maryam. Aayaat 66-67] [Ref 3]

[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan. Slightly paraphrased]

[Ref 2: An Excerpt from Zaadul Maseer Fee Ilmit Tafseer]

[Ref 3: Tafseerul Qur’aan Bil-Qur’aan Min Adwaa Al-Bayaan. Slightly paraphrased]


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