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Second Stopping-Place

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

Say: He is God, the One and Only. God, the Eternally Besought One.15

This Stopping-Place consists of three aims.


The representative of the people of misguidance and those who assign partners to God fell to earth at the slap he received from a star, as was described at the end of the First Stopping-Place. So, because he could find nothing going for him anywhere from the particles to the stars, he gave up laying claim to them in that way and instead tried by means of three important questions to induce doubts in believers' minds about Divine unity and oneness.

The First Question: He said in the manner of the atheists: "O you who believe in One God! Looking on behalf of my clients, I could find nothing, nor get anything at all out of the beings in the universe; I could not substantiate my claims. But then, how do you prove the existence of One Who is Single and Unique and possesses infinite power? Why do you not think it possible for others to interfere and to share in His power?"

The Answer: It is decisively proved in the Twenty-Second Word that every creature, every particle, every star, is an illuminating argument for the Necessarily Existent and Absolutely Powerful One. Every link in the chains of beings in the universe is a clear evidence for His unity. The All-Wise Qur'an proves this with its innumerable proofs, and mentions most frequently those proofs that are clearest in the view of people generally. For example:

If you ask them, who is it that created the heavens and the earth, they will certainly say, "God." 16

And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and colours.17

With these and many verses like them, the All-Wise Qur'an presents the creation of the heavens and earth as self-evident proofs of Divine unity. And so, whether they like it or not, because of the way the heavens and earth have been created, anyone who is conscious and intelligent will be compelled to affirm the Glorious Creator. As the Qur'an says: They will certainly say, "God."


15. Qur'an, 112:1-2.
16. Qur'an, 31:25; 39:38.
17. Qur'an, 30:22.

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