The Attributes Of Grace And Beauty

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

The significance of Malik-i-Yawmuddin is this that alongside of the attributes of grace and beauty, those of ‘power’ and ‘pressure’ are also at work in the universe, and this is not because of any sense of anger or revenge in its creator, but because He is just, and because His wisdom has assigned to each object a particular quality productive of a particular result. Justice, according to the Qur’an, is not a negation of mercy. It is mercy itself.