The Qur’anic Method Of Presentation

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

The Qur’an asks further:

“Say: Is God the more worthy or the gods they join with Him?

It is not He (the more worthy) who hath made the heavens and the earth, and hath sent down rain to you from the sky by which we cause luxuriant groves to spring up? It is not in your power to cause the trees there to grow. What! A God with God! Yea! They are people who ascribe equals (unto Him).

It is not He (the more worthy) who hath set the earth so firm, and placed rivers in its fold and hath placed mountains upon it and set a barrier between the two seas? What! A God with God? Nay, most of them know not.

It is not He (the more worthy) who answereth the oppressed when they cry to Him, and taketh off their ills, and maketh you to succeed your sires on the earth? What! A God with God! Little do they reflect!

It is not He (the more worthy) who guideth you in the darkness of the land and of the sea, and who sendeth forth the winds as heralds of His mercy? What! A god with God? Far from God be, the Exalted High, what ye join with Him!

It is not He (the more worthy) who projects creation, then reneweth it, and who supplieth you out of the heavens and the earth? What! A God with God? Say: Bring forth your proofs if ye speak the truth.”

Surah: Al-Naml (The Ants) – Chapter: 27 – Verses: 59 – 64

Every one of the questions raised here is a definite argument in itself; for, to every one of these questions there is but one answer, and that is what human nature itself so forcibly furnishes. Our dialecticians of the past missed to take note of this. They failed to appreciate the Qur’anic method of presentation, and in consequences lost themselves in far-fetched conceits.