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Third Truth (Four Indications)

Written by Dislam.org. Posted in The 10th Word (Four Indications)

Third truth: The gate of Wisdom and Justice, the manifestations of His Names the All-Wise and All-Just.[1] Would the Majestic Being, Who manifests the sovereignty of His being Lord in the universe’s order, purposiveness, justice, and balance, not show His favor to believers who seek the protection of His being their Lord and Sovereign, who believe in His Wisdom and Justice, and act in conformity with them through worship? Would He not chastise those who, denying His Wisdom and Justice, rebel against Him? Since only a minute amount of His Wisdom and Justice with respect to humanity is established in this impermanent world, they must be deferred. Most of the misguided die unpunished, and most of the guided die unrewarded. Such affairs certainly are deferred to a supreme tribunal, an ultimate contentment.

The One Who administers this world does so in accordance with an infinite wisdom. We can see this in how all things are used and benefit others. Have you not seen how many wise purposes are served by each human limb, bone, and vein, as well as by every brain cell and every cell atom in your body? Indeed, the purposes are as numerous as a tree’s fruits. This confirms that all is arranged in accordance with infinite wisdom. A further proof is the absolute orderliness in which everything is fashioned.

The miniaturization of the whole, exact program of a flower’s growth in a tiny seed, as well as the Pen of Destiny’s making a large tree’s seed the index of its life-history and all its parts, show that an absolute wisdom moves that Pen. The perfection of subtle artistry in all things proves an infinitely Wise Artist’s impress. Including an index of all beings within a small human body, as well as the keys to Mercy’s treasuries and mirrors to reflect all Divine Names, further shows the Wisdom within that infinitely subtle artistry. Could this Wisdom, which so permeates the workings of Lordship, not want to favor those who eternally seek refuge in that Lordship’s protection and who offer obedience in belief?

Do you need convincing that everything is done with justice and balance? The fact that all things are given being and form, and then placed according to a precise equilibrium and measure, is enough proof for you. The fact that everything receives whatever it needs in the most fitting form, according to its nature, is a sign left by a hand of infinite justice. Every petition and plea voiced in the tongue of disposition, of natural need or necessity, also demonstrates infinite justice and wisdom.

Is it conceivable that the justice and wisdom hastening to provide for creation’s smallest member would not provide the greatest need (immortality) of its most important member (humanity)? Is it conceivable that it would fail to respond to our greatest plea and cry for help, or that it would not preserve the dignity of God’s being Lord by rewarding His servants? We cannot experience the true essence of justice in this transient world, for our lives are too short. Thus the affair is deferred to a supreme tribunal.

The true essence of justice requires that we be rewarded and punished not according to our apparent insignificance, but according to the greatness of our wrong and our nature, and the importance of our function. Since this transient world cannot manifest such an amount of wisdom and justice, as humanity is created for eternity, there must be an eternal Hell and an everlasting Paradise created by the All-Just and All-Wise to befit His Grace and Awe.

[1] In this and other arguments, such interrogative words and phrases as could, would, is it conceivable, and does it make sense are reiterated to point to a very significant truth: Misguidance and a lack of belief often arise from the habit of imagining things to be impossible or beyond sense and then denying them. In our discussion of the Resurrection, we argued emphatically that the real impossibility, absurdity, and irrationality come along the path of unbelief and misguidance, whereas real possibility, facility, and rationality are characteristics of the broad highway of belief (Islam). In sum, materialist and naturalist philosophers veer into unbelief by regarding possibilities as impossible, whereas The Tenth Word, by using such words as mentioned above, points to where the impossibility really is.