2:22 DO NOT make EQUALS to Allah while you know
الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ أَندَادًا وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him].
যে পবিত্রসত্তা তোমাদের জন্য ভূমিকে বিছানা এবং আকাশকে ছাদ স্বরূপ স্থাপন করে দিয়েছেন, আর আকাশ থেকে পানি বর্ষণ করে তোমাদের জন্য ফল-ফসল উৎপাদন করেছেন তোমাদের খাদ্য হিসাবে। অতএব, আল্লাহর সাথে তোমরা অন্য কাকেও সমকক্ষ করো না। বস্তুতঃ এসব তোমরা জান।
My Critical Reasoning:
What type of Ayah is this?
- Statement or description
- Warning or prohibition.
What are the subjects discussed here?
- Allah, The Best Provider mentions 4 favours
- Then a warning or prohibition is made about equality.
What are the fabours mentioned?
- Made EARTH as bed (spread out)
- Made SKY as a ceiling
- Sent RAIN from the sky
- Produce FRUITS and Vegies
What is the Warning about?
Do not make EQUALS with Allah, The Best of the Creators.
What you understand by ‘EQUALS’?
Setting as Partners. which means shirk which means something that cause to enter Jahannam! Inna Lillahi wa Inna Elaihi Rajiun.
What you think could be the relation of this warning with the favours mentioned?
Simple! I give you favour, not someone else or something else. Therefore, if you give CREDIT to someone or something else for those favours, then you making me equal with something or somebody.
How could this happen?
Simple, if you say it rains because “water evaporated as a result of heat from the sun, then moisture from air gathered to form cloud and then those cloud become heavy and dropped back to the earth” but you just give credits to those chemical reactions and saying ‘natural cycle’ etc. but do not give credit to Allah who is maintaining all these affairs and made all these things happen, then you setting equals with Allah. It’s just that simple!
(Note: all of these science are correct as Allah, The Maintainers of All Affairs, has described all these ‘water cycles’ process in Quran)
And that’s how they taught you in schools, universities, documentaries and you only knew science behind all these process and incidents and they never taught you the reason behind this science, the Creator of all these matters were absent in their teachings and that’s how, O Muslims, by years after years of brain washing (giving credit to ‘nature’. The outcome! You can observe how even Muslim scholars, let alone the regular Muslim, say the words, ‘natural disaster’, ‘natural phenomenon’) they took you out of Islam (by engaging you in shirk) and that’s how they put a ‘secular’ mind set in your grand parents (water cycle being only one example) more than 100 years back when they introduce this school system in Muslim countries and your fathers and grandfathers rushed towards these schools to get educated and became ‘modern’
On the other hand they put you trough a system of ‘certificate’ namely as a process of evaluating you, grading your skill but in their scheme that was done to put ‘prestige, social ‘status’ in your mind through those certificates which eventually would make you proud so that you honor, respect those and introduce yourself as ‘Dr’, ‘Eng’, ‘PhD’ etc and thus you disregard, dishonored what Allah give honor to. To Allah, the Best Judge, the best one among you are who has FEAR Allah more, but these Kuffar’s school systems make you to believe the best one is who has got PhDs, and University degrees.
And this disease of shirk engraved into your mind to such an extent (as the root planted in few generations before) that not only secular system of schools or universities but today the Muslims also earn prestige and gives honor to those who has a degree from such and such ‘Islamic’ University not to those who has more fear of Allah.
And that’s how you put down Allah, the Most High and honor the system of kuffar and that’s how they take you out of Islam and put you straight to the path of Jahannam.
May Allah guide Muslims! Ameen!