Creation Plan of God

KEEPING SATAN AT BAY

 

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Creation Plan of God | Al-Risala September, 1987, Pg. 3

There is a Hadith in which Prophet Mohammad relates a conversation between Satan and one of the prophets. This tradition is of some length, but we reproduce here its most salient point:

BEARING WITNESS TO THE TRUTH

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HERE TO BE TESTED

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While in an examination hall, a student has several objects at his disposal. Over his head, there is the roof of the examination hall itself. Then he has a table on which to write, a chair on which to sit, ink and paper for his answers, and attendants to see to his require­ments. He sits in his place and uses these facilities freely, without restriction.

OVER THE EDGE

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“A thoroughbred professional and a dashing, innovative manager with fire in his belly and ideas in his mind–an astute general.” It was in such glowing terms that an official journal described the chief marketing engineer of a certain government organization, Mr. P. V. Venkatashawaran.

DUST UNTO DUST

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Although Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) started his career as a military officer, he so distinguished himself whenever opportunities came his way that he finally succeeded in ascending the French throne, having himself proclaimed Emperor of France in 1804. He then set out to conquer the world. In a remarkably short time, he had dominated the whole of Europe except for England. In 1796, he married a charm­ing French lady, Josephine, but divorced her in 1809 as she had failed to bear a successor to the Emperor of Europe.

RECKONING WITH ONESELF BEFORE BEING RECKONED WITH

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THE BEGINNING, NOT THE END

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MAN’S EARNINGS

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This is a verse of the chapter of the Quran entitled “Al-Ahqaf”:

“On the day when the unbelievers are brought before the Fire, (We shall say to them): ‘You squandered away your precious things in your earthly life and took your fill of pleasure. An ignominious punishment shall be yours this day, because you behaved with pride without just cause on earth and committed evil.’” (The Quran, 46:20)

WHAT WILL BE OUR FATE AFTER DEATH?

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When a murderer is sentenced to death, from the moment the sent­ence is pronounced, he is as good as dead. Whether his execution is to take place the very next day or weeks later is of no consequence: life simply loses all meaning for him. All smiles are wiped from his face and it is with difficulty that he brings himself to speak. His hands, once raised so savagely to rain blows upon the weak and innocent, now hang limp and lifeless by his sides. He becomes a forlorn creature, a mere shadow of his former self.