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20-04-2024 |12 Shawwāl 1445 AH

Creation

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Everything has been created from water.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : كلُّ شيءٍ خُلِقَ مِن ماءٍ.

Reference: ’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 15119]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The sky of this world was created from a controlled surge.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ السَّماءَ الدُّنيا مِن المَوجِ المَكْفوفِ.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 15188]

Description: Habbat al-’AUrani said, ‘One day I heard Ali (a.s.) take an oath saying, ‘By the One who created the sky from smoke and water’.

بحار الأنوار عن حَبّة العُرَنيِّ : سَمِعْتُ عليّاً (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ذاتَ يَومٍ يَحْلِفُ : والّذي خَلقَ السّماءَ مِن دُخَانٍ وماءٍ.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 58, p. 104, no. 35]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily the first thing that Allah created was the Pen, and then He commanded it and it wrote everything that is to be.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنَّ أوَّلَ شَيْءٍ خَلقَهُ اللّه‏ُ القَلَمُ ، فأمَرهُ فكَتَبَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ يَكونُ .

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 15115]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The first thing that Allah created was my light.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أوَّلُ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ نُوري .

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 1, p. 97, no. 7]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily the first thing that Allah – Mighty and Exalted – created was our spirits and then He spoke to them of His Unity and Majesty, then He created the angels.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنَّ أوَّلَ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ أرْواحُنا ، فأنْطَقَها بتَوحيدِهِ وتَمْجيدِهِ ، ثُمَّ خَلقَ المَلائكَةَ.

Reference: [‘AUyun Akbar al-Ridha (a.s.), v. 1, p. 262, no. 22]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.), when asked about what Allah first created, said, ‘He created light.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ وقد سئلَ عَن أوَّلِ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ ـ : خَلقَ النُّورَ.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 57, p. 73, no. 49]

Description: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘The first thing that He created from His creation was the substance that all things come from, and that is water.

الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أوَّلُ شَيءٍ خَلقَهُ مِن خَلْقِهِ الشّيءُ الّذي جَميعُ الأشياءِ مِنهُ ، وهُو الماءُ.

Reference: ’[al-Tawhid, p. 68, no. 20]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘He did not create things from eternal matter nor after ever-existing models, rather He created whatever He created and fixed limits to them and He shaped whatever He shaped and gave them the best form.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لَم يَخْلُقِ الأشياءَ مِن اُصولٍ أزَليَّةٍ ، ولا مِن أوائلَ أبَدِيَّةٍ ، بَل خَلقَ ما خَلقَ فأقامَ حَدَّهُ ، وصَوّرَ ما صَوّرَ فأحْسَنَ صُورَتَهُ .

Reference: ’[Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 163]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Glory be to you! How great is Your creation that we see! But how small is every greatness when compared to Your power! How awe-striking is what we see from Your kingdom! But how low this is when compared to what is hidden from us by Your authority.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : سُبحانَكَ ما أعْظَمَ ما نَري مِن خَلْقِكَ ! وما أصْغَرَ كُلَّ عَظيمةٍ في جَنْبِ قُدْرَتِكَ ! وما أهْوَلَ ما نَري مِن مَلَكوتِكَ ! وما أحْقَرَ ذلكَ فيما غابَ عَنّا مِن سُلطانِكَ ! وما أسْبَغَ نِعَمَكَ في الدُّنيا ! وما أصْغَرَها في نِعَمِ الآخِرَةِ!

Reference: [Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 109]