قُلْ ہُوَ اللہُ اَحَدٌ ۚ﴿۱﴾

  Say you, He is Allah, the One.


اَللہُ الصَّمَدُ ۚ﴿۲﴾

  Allah the Independent, Care free. 


لَمْ یَلِدْ ۬ۙ وَ لَمْ یُوۡلَدْ ۙ﴿۳﴾

  He begot none’ nor was He begotten. 


وَ لَمْ یَکُنۡ لَّہٗ کُفُوًا اَحَدٌ ٪﴿۴﴾

  And not anyone is equal to Him.

(Al-Ikhlas 112, Verse 1-4)

Reason for Revelation:

وَقَالَ الضَّحَّاكُ وَقَتَادَةُ وَمُقَاتِلٌ: جَاءَ نَاسٌ مِنْ أَحْبَارِ الْيَهُودِ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالُوا: صِفْ لَنَا رَبَّكَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ لَعَلَّنَا نُؤْمِنُ بِكَ، فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَنْزَلَ نَعْتَهُ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ، فَأَخْبِرْنَا مِنْ أَيِّ شَيْءٍ هُوَ وَهَلْ يَأْكُلُ وَيَشْرَبُ وَمَنْ يَرِثُ مِنْهُ فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ هَذِهِ السُّورَةَ

Sayyiduna Dhahhak, Qatadah and Muqatil – may Allah be pleased with them – said that a delegation of jewish rabbis came to the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – and said, “Describe your Lord to us, O Muhammad, so we could believe in you, for Allah Almighty has revealed His praises in Torah, so tell us what is He created from? Does he eat or drink?  Who are His heirs?”  Allah Almighty then revealed this Surah.

(Tafseer Baghawi)

فِي سَبَبِ نُزُولِهَا وَفِيهِ وُجُوهٌ:

الْأَوَّلُ : أَنَّهَا نَزَلَتْ بِسَبَبِ سُؤَالِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

قَالَ الضَّحَّاكُ: إِنَّ الْمُشْرِكِينَ أَرْسَلُوا عَامِرَ بْنَ الطُّفَيْلِ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَقَالُوا: شَقَقْتَ عَصَانَا وَسَبَبْتَ آلِهَتَنَا، وَخَالَفْتَ دِينَ آبَائِكَ، فَإِنْ كُنْتَ فَقِيرًا أَغْنَيْنَاكَ، وَإِنْ كُنْتَ مَجْنُونًا دَاوَيْنَاكَ، وَإِنْ هَوَيْتَ امْرَأَةً زَوَّجْنَاكَهَا، فَقَالَ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ: لَسْتُ بِفَقِيرٍ ولا مجنون ولا هويت المرأة، أَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ أَدْعُوكُمْ مِنْ عِبَادَةِ الْأَصْنَامِ إِلَى عِبَادَتِهِ، فَأَرْسَلُوهُ ثَانِيَةً وَقَالُوا:قُلْ لَهُ بَيِّنْ لَنَا جِنْسَ مَعْبُودِكَ، أَمِنْ ذَهَبٍ أَوْ فِضَّةٍ، فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ هَذِهِ السُّورَةَ، فقالوا له: ثلاثمائة وَسِتُّونَ صَنَمًا لَا تَقُومُ بِحَوَائِجِنَا، فَكَيْفَ يَقُومُ الواحد بحوائج الخلق؟ فنزلت: وَالصَّافَّاتِ إِلَى قَوْلِهِ: إِنَّ إِلهَكُمْ لَواحِدٌ [الصَّافَّاتِ: 1- 4] فَأَرْسَلُوهُ أُخْرَى، وَقَالُوا: بَيِّنْ لَنَا أَفْعَالَهُ فَنَزَلَ: إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّماواتِ وَالْأَرْضَ [الأعراف: 54]

الثانی: أَنَّهَا نَزَلَتْ بِسَبَبِ سُؤَالِ الْيَهُودِ

رَوَى عِكْرِمَةُ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ أَنَّ الْيَهُودَ جَاءُوا إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ وَمَعَهُمْ كَعْبُ بْنُ الْأَشْرَفِ، فَقَالُوا: يَا مُحَمَّدُ هَذَا اللَّهُ خَلَقَ الْخَلْقَ، فَمَنْ خَلَقَ اللَّهَ؟ فَغَضِبَ نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ فَنَزَلَ جِبْرِيلُ فَسَكَّنَهُ وَقَالَ: اخْفِضْ جَنَاحَكَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ، فَنَزَلَ: قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ فَلَمَّا تَلَاهُ عَلَيْهِمْ قَالُوا: صِفْ لَنَا رَبَّكَ كَيْفَ عَضُدُهُ، وَكَيْفَ ذِرَاعُهُ؟ فَغَضِبَ أَشَدَّ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ الْأَوَّلِ، فَأَتَاهُ جِبْرِيلُ بِقَوْلِهِ: وَما قَدَرُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ [الْأَنْعَامِ: 91]

الثالث: أَنَّهَا نَزَلَتْ بِسَبَبِ سُؤَالِ النَّصَارَى

رَوَى عَطَاءٌ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ: قَدِمَ وَفْدُ نَجْرَانَ، فَقَالُوا: صِفْ لَنَا رَبَّكَ أَمِنْ زَبَرْجَدٍ أَوْ يَاقُوتٍ أَوْ ذَهَبٍ أَوْ فِضَّةٍ؟ فَقَالَ: إِنَّ رَبِّي لَيْسَ مِنْ شَيْءٍ لِأَنَّهُ خَالِقُ الْأَشْيَاءِ فَنَزَلَتْ: قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ قَالُوا: هُوَ وَاحِدٌ، وَأَنْتَ وَاحِدٌ، فَقَالَ: لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ، قَالُوا: زِدْنَا مِنَ الصِّفَةِ، فَقَالَ: اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ فَقَالُوا: وَمَا الصَّمَدُ؟ فَقَالَ: الَّذِي يَصْمُدُ إِلَيْهِ الْخَلْقُ فِي الْحَوَائِجِ، فَقَالُوا: زِدْنَا فَنَزَلَ: لَمْ يَلِدْ كَمَا وَلَدَتْ مَرْيَمُ: وَلَمْ يُولَدْ كَمَا وُلِدَ عِيسَى: وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ يُرِيدُ نَظِيرًا مِنْ خَلْقِهِ.

It was revealed due to the following reasons:

1.        It was revealed in response to the questions of the polytheists.

Sayyiduna Dhahhak – may Allah be pleased with him – said:  The polytheists sent Amir ibn al-Tufail to the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – to represent them and instructed him to say, “You insulted and disobeyed us and insulted our gods and turned against the religion of your forefathers.  If you were poor we would make you rich, if you were mad we would take you for treatment and if you desired a woman we would get you married to her.”  The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – then replied, “I am neither poor nor am I mad, nor do I desire a woman.  I am the Messenger of Allah.  I call you to turn to Allah’s worship instead of worshipping the idols.”

They sent him the second time and instructed him to get answers of these questions, “Tell us about the matter, what is his God made of; whether it’s made of silver of gold?”  Allah Almighty then revealed this Surah.

They then said to him, “If 360 gods are incapable of fulfilling our needs then how would one God be able fulfil the needs of the entire creation?”  It was then the following verse was revealed:

اِنَّ اِلٰـہَکُمْ لَوٰحِدٌ ﴿ؕ۴﴾

Undoubtedly, your God is definitely One.

(Al-Saffat 37, Verse 4)

They sent him again and said, “Tell us about his actions.”  It was then that this verse was revealed:

اِنَّ رَبَّکُمُ اللہُ الَّذِیۡ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرْضَ

Undoubtedly, your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and earth.

(Yunus 10, Verse 3)

2.        It was revealed in response to the jews’ question.

Sayyiduna ‘Ikramah – may Allah be pleased with him – reported from Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas – may Allah be pleased with them – that the jews came to the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – accompanied by Ka’b ibn al-Ashraf and said, “O Muhammad, if Allah created the entire creation then who created Allah?”  The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – was enraged over it then Sayyiduna Jibreel – comforted him and said, “O Muhammad, keep your hands down.”  Allah Almighty then revealed Surah Al-Ikhlas.  When he recited it for them, they asked for Allah’s bodily description e.g. how are his limbs?”  The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – became even more furious than before, then Sayyiduna Jibreel – peace be upon him – came to him with the verse:

مَا قَدَرُوا اللہَ حَقَّ قَدْرِہٖ

They valued not Allah as He should be valued.

(Al-Hajj 22, Verse 74)

3.        It was revealed in response of the christians’ question.

Sayyiduna ‘Ata reported from Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas – may Allah be pleased with them, he said, “A delegation of Najran came and said, “Describe you Lord to us; is he made of ruby, gold or silver?”  So, he (The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him) replied, “My Lord is not made from anything because He is indeed the Creator of all things.  It was then that the following verse was revealed:

قُلْ ہُوَ اللہُ اَحَدٌ ۚ﴿۱﴾

Proclaim, “He is Allah, He is One.”

(Al-Ikhlas 112, Verse 1)

They said, “(if) He is one then so are you.”  He replied, “There is nothing comparable to him.”  They said, “Reveal some more of His attributes to us.”  He then said:

اَللہُ الصَّمَدُ ۚ﴿۲﴾

“Allah the Independent, Care free.”

(Al-Ikhlas 112, Verse 2)

They asked, “What is Al-Samad?”  He replied, “He is the One that the entire creation turns to in their needs.”  They said to enlighten them more and he said:

لَمْ یَلِدْ ۬ۙ وَ لَمْ یُوۡلَدْ ۙ﴿۳﴾

“He has no offspring” like (Sayyidah) Maryam (may Allah be pleased with her) gave birth, “nor is He born from anything” like (Sayyiduna) ‘Isa (peace be upon him) was born.

(Al-Ikhlas 112, Verse 3)

وَ لَمْ یَکُنۡ لَّہٗ کُفُوًا اَحَدٌ ٪﴿۴﴾

“And there is none equal to Him.”

(Al-Ikhlas 112, Verse 4)

He is unlike any of His creation.”

(Tafseer Kabeer)

Tafseer:

رَوَى أُبَيٌّ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «مَنْ قَرَأَ سُورَةَ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ، فَكَأَنَّمَا قَرَأَ ثُلُثَ الْقُرْآنِ وَأُعْطِيَ مِنَ الْأَجْرِ عَشْرَ حَسَنَاتٍ بِعَدَدِ مَنْ أَشَرَكَ بِاللَّهِ وَآمَنَ بِاللَّهِ

Sayyiduna Ubai – may Allah be pleased with him – reported that the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated, “Whoever recites Surah Al-Ikhlas, it is as if he has recited one-third of the Holy Quran.  He is given virtues 10 times the combined number of all the polytheists and believers in Allah.”

وَقَالَ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ: مَنْ قَرَأَ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ مَرَّةً وَاحِدَةً أُعْطِيَ مِنَ الْأَجْرِ كَمَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَأُعْطِي مِنَ الْأَجْرِ مِثْلَ مِائَةِ شهيدا

The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – has stated, “One who recites Surah Al-Ikhlas once is given the virtues like that of the one who believes in Allah, His angels, His books and His Prophets, and he is also given the virtues of 100 martyrs.”

وَعَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ: جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَشَكَا إِلَيْهِ الْفَقْرَ فَقَالَ: إِذَا دَخَلْتَ بَيْتَكَ فَسَلِّمْ إِنْ كَانَ فِيهِ أَحَدٌ وَإِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ فِيهِ أَحَدٌ فَسَلِّمْ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ، وَاقْرَأْ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ مَرَّةً وَاحِدَةً فَفَعَلَ الرَّجُلُ فَأَدَرَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ رِزْقًا حَتَّى أَفَاضَ عَلَى جِيرَانِهِ

Sayyiduna Sahl ibn Sa’eed – may Allah be pleased with him – reported:  A man visited the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – and complained to him about poverty, so he said, “When you enter your house, pay Salam if there is anyone inside, and if there is no one inside then make Salam upon yourself and recite Surah Al-Ikhlas once.”  The man followed the instruction, so Allah Almighty bestowed upon him abundance of wealth, so much so that he even exceeded his neighbours (in wealth).”

وَعَنْ أَنَسٍ: أَنَّ رَجُلًا كَانَ يَقْرَأُ فِي جَمِيعِ صِلَاتِهِ: قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ فَسَأَلَهُ الرَّسُولُ عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنِّي أُحِبُّهَا، فَقَالَ: حُبُّكَ إِيَّاهَا يُدْخِلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ

Sayyiduna Anas – may Allah be pleased with him – narrated that there was a man who only recited Surah Al-Ikhlas in all his Salahs, so the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – asked him about it, and he replied, “O Allah’s Messenger, it’s because I love it.”  He then said, “Your love for it will enter you in paradise.”

(Tafseer Kabeer)

أن الله واحد لا ثاني له

Indeed, Allah Almighty is One, has none second to him.

(Tafseer Nasafi)

أَيِ الْوَاحِدُ الْوِتْرُ، الَّذِي لَا شَبِيهَ لَهُ، وَلَا نَظِيرَ وَلَا صَاحِبَةَ، وَلَا وَلَدَ وَلَا شَرِيكَ.

i.e. the One and Only, the One there is none like Him, He has no match, partner, child or associates.

(Tafseer Qurtubi)

هَذِه السُّورَة لَيْسَ فِيهَا ذكر جنَّة وَلَا نَار وَلَا دنيا وَلَا آخِرَة وَلَا حَلَال وَلَا حرَام انتسب الله إِلَيْهَا فَهِيَ لَهُ خَالِصَة من قَرَأَهَا ثَلَاث مَرَّات عدل بِقِرَاءَة الْوَحْي كُله وَمن قَرَأَهَا ثَلَاثِينَ مرّة لم يفضله أحد من أهل الدُّنْيَا يَوْمئِذٍ إِلَّا من زَاد على مَا قَالَ وَمن قَرَأَهَا مِائَتي مرّة أسكن من الفودوس سكناً يرضاه وَمن قَرَأَهَا حِين يدْخل منزله ثَلَاث مَرَّات نفت عَن الْفقر ونفعت الْجَار وَكَانَ رجل يَقْرَأها فِي كل صَلَاة فكأنهم هزئوا بِهِ وعابوا ذَلِك عَلَيْهِ فَقَالُوا لرَسُول الله صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم فَقَالَ: وَمَا حملك على ذَلِك قَالَ يَا رَسُول الله: إِنِّي أحبها قَالَ: حبها أدْخلك الْجنَّة

The paradise and hell are not mentioned in this Surah.  Neither the world nor the hereafter or lawful and unlawful are mentioned.  It is purely attributed to Allah alone.  One who recites it three times, it is as if he has recited the entire Quran.  One who recites it 200 times, will get an abode of his choice in Jannat al-Firdaus.  One who recites it thrice upon entering the house, poverty will be eliminated from him and even his neighbours will benefit.”

There was a man who used to recite it in every Salah, and they used to ridicule him and belittle him due to this.  They related it to the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him, so he said, “What has motivated you to do so?”  He replied, “O Allah’s Messenger, it is because I love it.”  He said, “Your love for it will enter you into paradise.”  (The narrator says) that the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – spent the whole night reciting it repeatedly until the next morning.

Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Salaam – may Allah be pleased with him – accepts Islam inspired by this Surah:

وَأخرج ابْن أبي حَاتِم وَالطَّبَرَانِيّ وَأَبُو نعيم فِي الْحِلْية من طَرِيق مُحَمَّد بن حَمْزَة بن يُوسُف بن عبد الله بن سَلام أَن عبد الله بن سَلام رَضِي الله عَنهُ قَالَ لأحبار الْيَهُود: إِنِّي أردْت أَن أحدث بِمَسْجِد أَبينَا إِبْرَاهِيم عهدا فَانْطَلق إِلَى رَسُول الله صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم وَهُوَ بِمَكَّة فوافاه بمنى وَالنَّاس حوله فَقَامَ مَعَ النَّاس فَلَمَّا نظر إِلَيْهِ رَسُول الله صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم قَالَ لَهُ: أَنْت عبد الله بن سَلام قَالَ: نعم قَالَ: أدن فَدَنَا مِنْهُ فَقَالَ: أنْشدك بِاللَّه أما تجدني فِي التَّوْرَاة رَسُول الله فَقَالَ لَهُ: أَنعَت لنا رَبك فجَاء جِبْرِيل فَقَالَ {قل هُوَ الله أحد} إِلَى آخر السُّورَة فقرأها رَسُول الله صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم فَقَالَ ابْن سَلام: أشهد أَن لَا إِلَه إِلَّا الله وَأشْهد أَنَّك رَسُول الله ثمَّ انْصَرف إِلَى الْمَدِينَة وكتم إِسْلَامه

Imam Ibn Abi Hatim, Tabrani and Abu Nu’aim mentioned it in Hilyah with the chain of Sayyiduna Muhammad ibn Hamzah ibn Yusuf ibn Abdullah ibn Salam – may Allah be pleased with them.  Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Salam – may Allah be pleased with him – said to the jewish rabbis, “I have decided to take an oath in the Mosque of our father Sayyiduna Ibrahim – peace be upon him.  He went to the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – while he was in Makkah.  He found him at Mina surrounded by people.  When the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – looked towards him, he said to him, “Are you Abdullah ibn Salam?”  “Yes”, he replied.  He said, “Come closer”, so he got closer then he said, “I give you the oath of Allah, do you not find the declaration about me as the Messenger of Allah in Torah?”  Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Salam – may Allah be pleased with him – said, “Tell me about the attributes of your Lord?”  Sayyiduna Jibreel – peace be upon him – came and read Surah Al-Ikhlas, so the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – recited it to him.  Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Salam said, “I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and I testify that indeed you are the Messenger of Allah.”  He then returned to Madinah Munawwarah but kept his Islam secret.

(Tafseer Al-Durr al-Manthoor)

Imam Azam Abu Hanifah’s – may Allah be pleased with him – Debate with Atheists:

Once a group of atheists surrounded the great Imam and threated to kill him unless he proves the existence of Allah.  The Imam agreed to this and said, “First of all, you all should listen to something which I am about to say and give me your input and then you can do to me as you please”, to which they agreed.

The Imam continued, “I saw a ship in the ocean today loaded with goods and sailing through the storm unshaken.  It had no sailor on it, and it would go about stopping at every port and off load the goods then move forward through the storms….”  He could not even complete his sentence and they made a noise and interrupted, “It’s utter nonsense and a plain down lie!”

The Imam asked, “How so?  What have I said wrong?  Why does it appear nonsensical to you?”

The atheists said, “We cannot comprehend that a ship sailing through the ocean and through the storm without a sailor on board and so on.”

The Imam smiled and said, “SubhanAllah!  If based on intellect, something as insignificant as a ship cannot sail without a sailor then how could this entire universe; the sun, the moon and the whole system of universal operations run without an operator?  Can you stomach this fact?”

These words of the Imam had such an impact on them that it instantaneously changed the conditioned of their hearts and filled them with the Ma’rifah of Allah Almighty.  They all cried and repented.  They acknowledged their ignorance and said, “O Imam, we were ignorant and negligent so long.  Today you have revived our souls and these words of yours are now our greatest treasures of Ma’rifah.”

All of them recited the Kalimah and embraced Islam as their chanting of the Kalimah echoed into the surroundings.

A Faqeer vs An Arrogant Atheist:

One day an atheist asked a Faqeer, “If Allah exists then why is He not visible to us?  We will not believe His existence until we see Him with our own eyes.”

The Faqeer, instead of responding to his question, took a stone and banged it on his head.  He began to scream in pain and when he got up, he dragged the Faqeer to the nearest police station.  When this matter went to court, the judge asked the Faqeer, “Did you hit him with the stone?”

“Sir, what damage could the stone inflict on him?” replied the Faqeer.

The atheist lost his cool and said, “You injured me so badly, that’s what you did, you fool!”

The Faqeer said, “I cannot accept that you have an injury unless I see it.”

The Faqeer finally turned to the judge and explained to him why he did what he did.

The atheist was embarrassed at the Faqeer’s explanation.  The judge had a good laugh and remarked, “This is the treatment for lunatics like him.  Case dismissed!”

Imam Shafe’i’s Debate with 70 Atheists:

Once Imam Shafe’i – may Allah be pleased with him – was in an orchard and a group of 70 atheists surrounded him and asked him for the proof of Allah’s existence.  Imam Shafe’i – may Allah be pleased with him – pointed towards a mulberry tree and said, “When a deer eats the leaves of this tree it turns into musk.  If a silkworm eats it then it produces silk.  If a bee sucks its nectar it turns into honey:

فَمَنْ ذَالَّذِیْ جَعَلَ ھٰذِہِ الْاَشْیَاءَ مَعَ اَنَّ الطَّبْعَ وَاحِدٌ

So, who is the One who generate these different things despite its particular nature being one.

It is He who has the ultimate power and authority to generate different things of different nature; such as, musk, silk and honey, from a single thing of a particular nature; such as, mulberry leaves.

Moreover, the qualities they produce; musk, silk and honey etc. differ.  It is only in His ultimate knowledge and wisdom who created these things and countless other things of this nature.”

When the atheists heard this eye-opening response of Imam Shafe’i – may Allah be pleased with him – it melted their hearts and they all recited:

لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللّٰہُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللّٰہِ

And entered the folds of Islam.

However, everything in the heavens and the earth; be it the trees, animals and even the lifeless objects are, in one way or another, signifies the marvelous creation of Allah proving His existence, but one needs to have the eyes and intellect to observe and marvel over it.  It is for this reason that the Almighty has stated in the Holy Quran:

اِنَّ فِیۡ خَلْقِ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرْضِ وَاخْتِلٰفِ الَّیۡلِ وَالنَّہَارِ وَالْفُلْکِ الَّتِیۡ تَجْرِیۡ فِی الْبَحْرِ بِمَا یَنۡفَعُ النَّاسَ وَمَاۤ اَنۡزَلَ اللہُ مِنَ السَّمَآءِ مِنۡ مَّآءٍ فَاَحْیَا بِہِ الۡاَرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِہَا وَبَثَّ فِیۡہَا مِنۡ کُلِّ دَآبَّۃٍ۪ وَّتَصْرِیۡفِ الرِّیٰحِ وَالسَّحَابِ الْمُسَخَّرِ بَیۡنَ السَّمَآءِ وَالۡاَرْضِ لَاٰیٰتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ یَّعْقِلُوۡنَ﴿۱۶۴﴾

  Verify, the creation of heavens and earth and coming of night and day alternately, and the boat that sails in the river for the benefit of the people, and that which Allah sent down of water from heaven, and revived the dead earth thereby and scattered all kinds of beasst therein, and the change of winds and the cloud that is obedient between heaven and earth, in all of them, necessarily there are signs for the wise people.

(Al-Baqarah 2, Verse 164)

اَلَمْ تَرَ اَنَّ اللہَ اَنۡزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَآءِ مَآءً فَسَلَکَہٗ یَنَابِیۡعَ فِی الْاَرْضِ ثُمَّ یُخْرِجُ بِہٖ زَرْعًا مُّخْتَلِفًا اَلْوٰنُہٗ ثُمَّ یَہِیۡجُ فَتَرٰىہُ مُصْفَرًّا ثُمَّ یَجْعَلُہٗ حُطٰمًا ؕ اِنَّ فِیۡ ذٰلِکَ لَذِکْرٰی لِاُولِی الْاَلْبٰبِ ﴿۲۱﴾٪

  Have you not seen that Allah has sent down water from the sky and then made springs in the earth thereof, then He causes to grow therewith crops of diverse colours, thereafter it dries up and see you that it turns yellow, then He breaks it into small pieces? Undoubtedly, in it is a reminder for men of understanding.

(Al-Zumar 39, Verse 21)

وَکَاَیِّنۡ مِّنۡ اٰیَۃٍ فِی السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرْضِ یَمُرُّوۡنَ عَلَیۡہَا وَہُمْ عَنْہَا مُعْرِضُوۡنَ ﴿۱۰۵﴾

  And how many a sign there is in the heavens and earth that most men pass by them and are unaware of them.

(Yusuf 12, Verse 105)

And then the Merciful Allah addresses His servants as follows:

سَنُرِیۡہِمْ اٰیٰتِنَا فِی الْاٰفَاقِ وَ فِیۡۤ اَنۡفُسِہِمْ حَتّٰی یَتَبَیَّنَ لَہُمْ اَنَّہُ الْحَقُّ ؕ اَوَ لَمْ یَکْفِ بِرَبِّکَ اَنَّہٗ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیۡءٍ شَہِیۡدٌ ﴿۵۳﴾

  Soon, We shall show them Our signs in the entire world and in their own selves, till it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient that your Lord is witness over all things?

(Haa Meem Sajdah 41, Verse 53)