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Creation

Creation الخِلقَة

The Origin of Creation

أصلُ الخِلقَةِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : كلُّ شيءٍ خُلِقَ مِن ماءٍ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, ‘Everything has been created from water.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 15119]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ السَّماءَ الدُّنيا مِن المَوجِ المَكْفوفِ.

2– The Prophet (S) said, ‘The sky of this world was created from a controlled surge.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 15188]

3ـ بحار الأنوار عن حَبّة العُرَنيِّ : سَمِعْتُ عليّاً (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ذاتَ يَومٍ يَحْلِفُ : والّذي خَلقَ السّماءَ مِن دُخَانٍ وماءٍ.

3– 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’.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 58, p. 104, no. 35]

The First Thing that Allah – Glory be to Him – Created

أوَّلُ ما خَلَقَ اللّه‏ُ

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنَّ أوَّلَ شَيْءٍ خَلقَهُ اللّه‏ُ القَلَمُ ، فأمَرهُ فكَتَبَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ يَكونُ .

4– 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.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 15115]

5ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أوَّلُ ما خَلَقَ اللّه‏ُ العقَلُ .

5– The Prophet (S) said, ‘The first thing that Allah created was the intellect.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 1, p. 97, no. 8]

6ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أوَّلُ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ نُوري .

6– The Prophet (S) said, ‘The first thing that Allah created was my light.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 1, p. 97, no. 7]

7ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنَّ أوَّلَ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ أرْواحُنا ، فأنْطَقَها بتَوحيدِهِ وتَمْجيدِهِ ، ثُمَّ خَلقَ المَلائكَةَ.

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

8ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ وقد سئلَ عَن أوَّلِ ما خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ ـ : خَلقَ النُّورَ.

8– Imam Ali (a.s.), when asked about what Allah first created, said, ‘He created light.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 57, p. 73, no. 49]

9ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أوَّلُ شَيءٍ خَلقَهُ مِن خَلْقِهِ الشّيءُ الّذي جَميعُ الأشياءِ مِنهُ ، وهُو الماءُ.

9– 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.’[al-Tawhid, p. 68, no. 20]

The Creation of the World

خَلقُ العالَمِ

10ـ 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 .

10– 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.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 163]

11ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنَّ اللّه‏َ تباركَ وتعالى ... خَلقَ الأشياءَ لا مِن شَيءٍ ، ومَن زَعَمَ أنَّ اللّه‏َ تعالى خَلقَ الأشياءَ مِن شَيءٍ فَقد كَفرَ .

11– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘Verily Allah, Blessed and most High…created things not from a thing and whoever claims that Allah, most High, created things from something has indeed disbelieved.’[‘AIlal al-Shara’i’a, p. 207, no. 81]

The Greatness of What is Hidden from Us of Creation

عَظَمَةُ ما غابَ عَنّا مِنَ الخِلقَةِ

12ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : سُبحانَكَ ما أعْظَمَ ما نَرى مِن خَلْقِكَ ! وما أصْغَرَ كُلَّ عَظيمةٍ في جَنْبِ قُدْرَتِكَ ! وما أهْوَلَ ما نَرى مِن مَلَكوتِكَ ! وما أحْقَرَ ذلكَ فيما غابَ عَنّا مِن سُلطانِكَ ! وما أسْبَغَ نِعَمَكَ في الدُّنيا ! وما أصْغَرَها في نِعَمِ الآخِرَةِ!

12– 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.’[Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 109]

13ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لَعلّكَ تَرى أنَّ اللّه‏َ إنّما خَلقَ هذا العالَمَ الواحِدَ ، وتَرى أنَّ اللّه‏َ لَم يَخْلُقْ بَشَرا غَيرَكُم ! بلى واللّه‏ِ ، لَقد خَلقَ اللّه‏ُ ألفَ ألفِ عالَمٍ ، وألْفَ ألفِ آدمَ ، أنتَ في آخِرِ تِلكَ العوالِمِ واُولئكَ الآدَمِيّينَ.

13– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, ‘Perhaps you think that Allah has only created this single world, and you think that Allah has not created anyone other than yourselves! Nay by Allah, verily Allah has created a million worlds and a million Adams and you are in the last of these worlds and of the last Adams.’