UAE Friday sermon: reflect upon Allah’s power and blessings over His creations

Evidence of Allah’s great powers and blessings upon his creations are demonstrated in the Al Mulk chapter of the Quran, Friday's sermon will explain.

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ABU DHABI // Evidence of Allah’s great powers and blessings upon his creations are demonstrated in the Al Mulk chapter of the Quran, Friday’s sermon says.

The chapter reminds human beings that it was Allah who created their senses and capabilities. As a verse from the chapter says: “It is He who has produced you and made for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.”

The chapter details how one should live one’s life.

“[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving,” it reads.

It says one’s deeds are evaluated by their quality and perfection, rather than their quantity.

To highlight the importance of perfecting one’s job, Allah describes the flawlessness of His work and the magnificent harmony in His Creation.

The verse said: “[And] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks?”

By reflecting on Allah’s perfect creations, worshippers will be reminded to excel in their work as much as possible. “Thus, people from all walks of life must strive to ­deliver the best job they can offer,” the sermon will say.

The chapter also exhorts worshippers to be grateful for these blessings. “Say, ‘He is the Most Merciful; we have ­believed in Him, and upon Him we have relied’.”

hdajani@thenational.ae