Tazwij – The Law Of Producing A Thing By Twos

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

Tazwij or Tathnia – the law of producing a thing by twos. Nothing is produced solitarily single. It always comes out in twos, one being a complement to the other. The day has its counterpart in the night; the morning in the evening; and male in the female species, man in woman, life in death.

“And of everything, have We created pairs; that haply ye may reflect.”

Surah: Al-Dhariyat (Scattering Winds) – Chapter: 51 – Verse: 49

“Glory be to Him, who hath created pairs of all things of what the earth growth, and of mankind themselves, and of things beyond their ken.”

Surah: Ya Sin (Ya Sin) – Chapter: 36 – Verse: 36

The Qur’an states that this arrangement is devised to induce love between them and peace of mind, so that through their joint co-operation, they might with confidence bear and counter the trails of life.

“And one of His signs it is, that He hath created mates for you of your own species, that ye may dwell with them, and hath put love and tenderness between you. Herein truly are signs for those who reflect.

Surah: Al-Rum (The Romans) – Chapter: 30 – Verse: 21

It is this joint life which leads to reproduction and the expansion of one’s family circle and the extension of social ties.

“And it is He who hath created man of water, and appointed for him kindred by blood and kindred by marriage.”

Surah: Al-Furqan (The Distinguisher) – Chapter: 25 – Verse: 54