Allaah also stresses that He has no children and that none has the ability to intercede on behalf of those who have gone astray.
Surah Dukhaan follows Surah Zukhruf as the 44th Surah of the Qur’aan. Allaah states, “We have revealed it (the Qur’aan) on a blessed night. Verily We are the Warners. The decision of every matter of wisdom is passed on this night as a command proceeding from Us.” [verses 3, 4, 5]
Listening and reciting the Qur’aan draws Allaah’s mercy on condition that a person has perfect conviction. Everything is within Allaah’s kingdom and He alone gives life and death. When punishment overtakes people because of their sins, they cry out to Allaah saying, “O our Rabb! Remove this punishment from us and we will surely believe.” [verse 12] However, when Allaah removes the punishment they do not take heed but revert to their former ways of disbelief. However, the Hereafter shall certainly arrive when they will be cast into Jahannam where “the tree of Zaqqoom shall be food for the sinful.” [verse 43/4]
Surah Dukhaan is followed by Surah Jaathiya where Allaah mentions many signs of His might. Amongst these are the creation of man, the creation of the animals, the alternation of night and day, the flourishing of dead ground after rains, the turning of the winds and the sailing of the ships. All these phenomena are for man’s benefit and will teach him about Allaah’s greatness if he takes the time to reflect.
The last two verses of the Surah declare: “Allaah praise is for Allaah, the Rabb of the heavens and the earth; the Rabb of the universe. To Him belongs all majesty in the heavens and the earth; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.” [verses 36/7]
May Allaah grant us the ability to recognise His might and may He bless us with the wealth of conviction.