By Akber Hameer – (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Alif Laam-Meem Raa. These are the signs of the Scripture. And what has been sent down to you from your Lord is the truth; but most of the people do not believe…. Surah 13 verse 1.
Here is a small attempt at demonstrating how Allah (SWT) is the Sufficient One and how the Holy Qur’an is a complete guide to humankind, with the help of Qur’anic verses.
Allah (SWT) – the Sufficient One
“And there is not a (living) creature on the earth but on Allah is the sustenance of it, and He knows its dwelling place and its repository. All (things) are in a manifest book” (11:6)
“And if Allah afflicts you with harm, then there is none to remove it but He; and if He intends good for you there is none to repel His grace; He brings it to him who He pleases of His servants; and He is All-Forgiving, All-Merciful.” (10:107)
“Allah will soon bring about ease after difficulty” (65:7)
“What Allah wills (happens). There is no power save in Allah” (18:39)
“Allah is sufficient for us, and the most excellent Protector” (3:173)
“And I entrust my affair to Allah, Surely Allah sees the servants” (40:44)
“There is no god but You’ glory be to You; surely I am of the unjust” (21:87)
“My Lord, surely I’m in need of whatever good You may send down to me” (28:24)
“My Lord leave me not alone; and You are the best of inheritors” (21:89)
“Shall I seek other than God as a judge, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.” (Quran 6:114)
“…We have revealed to you this book to provide explanations for everything, and guidance, and mercy, and good news for the Submitters.” (Quran 16:89)
“The word of your lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate his words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.” (Quran 6:115)
“In their history, there is a lesson for those who possess intelligence. This is not a fabricated saying; THIS (Quran) authenticates all previous scriptures, provides the details of everything, and is a beacon and mercy for those who believe.” (Quran 12:111)
“Say: If the ocean were used for the words of my Lord, the ocean would run out, before the words of my lord run out, even if we double its supply.” (Quran 18:109)
Perhaps it is only prudent that I add here a couple of extracts from a letter written by Imam Ali A.S. to Harith Hamdani…….
“Never forsake the orders, instructions and advice given by the Holy Qur’an.”
“So far as presumptions of actions and things, lawful, legitimate and allowable or unlawful, forbidden and prohibited are concerned, accept the rulings of the Holy Book.”
Source: Nahjul Balagha, Vol. II, Letters # 69 & 68