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Everything belongs to Allah (God)

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Everything belongs to Allah (God)

As Muslims, we believe that everything in this world belongs to Allah (SWT). From the tiniest blade of grass to the grandest of mountains, from the drop of rain to the vastness of the oceans, everything is the creation of Allah (SWT) and belongs to Him. Allah (SWT) reminds us throughout the Quran that He is the owner of everything in the universe. In Surah Al-An’am, Allah (SWT) says, “It is He who created the heavens and the earth, and whatever is between them in six days, and then established Himself above the Throne – you have no other Lord beside Him – do you not then remember?” (Quran 32:4). Moreover, we are reminded in Surah Al-Baqarah, “To Allah belongs the East and the West; whithersoever you turn, there is the face of Allah; surely Allah is All-embracing, All-knowing” (Quran 2:115). Allah (SWT) is the owner of every place, every direction you turn towards. He is the Most Powerful and the Most High, and everything is under His control. One of the benefits of acknowledging that everything belongs to Allah (SWT) is that it softens our hearts and reminds us of our place in the grand scheme of things. We are here in this world as temporary visitors, and our belongings are just entrusted to us by Allah (SWT). When we realize that everything we have belongs to Allah (SWT), we become more mindful of our responsibilities towards His creation. As Muslims, we must appreciate the blessings that Allah (SWT) has bestowed upon us. However, we must also be careful not to be attached to the materialistic aspects of the world. We must always remember that material possessions are temporary and we can’t take them with us to the hereafter. We must use our resources in the way that pleases Allah (SWT) by being charitable, helping the poor, establishing prayer, and fulfilling our other obligations towards our Creator. When we do this, we are using His blessings in the right way and in sha Allah, we will achieve the ultimate reward in the hereafter. In conclusion, understanding and acknowledging that everything belongs to Allah (SWT) is vital in our spiritual journey as Muslims. It reminds us of our responsibilities as His creations and helps us act in a manner that pleases Him. May Allah (SWT) guide us on the straight path and help us to use His blessings in a way that pleases Him.  Ameen.

The following Quranic verses mention the fact that everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah.

Sura Al Baqara Ayah (Verse) 255

٢٥٥  اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

255  God! There is no god except He, the Living, the Everlasting. Neither slumber overtakes Him, nor sleep. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His permission? He knows what is before them, and what is behind them; and they cannot grasp any of His knowledge, except as He wills. His Throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation does not burden Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

Sura Al Baqara Ayah (Verse) 284

٢٨٤  لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَإِنْ تُبْدُوا مَا فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَوْ تُخْفُوهُ يُحَاسِبْكُمْ بِهِ اللَّهُ ۖ فَيَغْفِرُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيُعَذِّبُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

284  To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. Whether you reveal what is within your selves, or conceal it, God will call you to account for it. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills. God is Able to do all things.

Sura Al Imran (Verse) 109 and 129

١٠٩  وَلِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۚ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ تُرْجَعُ الْأُمُورُ

109  To God belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth, and to God all events are referred.

١٢٩  وَلِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۚ يَغْفِرُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيُعَذِّبُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ

129  To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills. God is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Sura Nisa Ayah (Verse) 171

١٧١  يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لَا تَغْلُوا فِي دِينِكُمْ وَلَا تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْحَقَّ ۚ إِنَّمَا الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ وَكَلِمَتُهُ أَلْقَاهَا إِلَىٰ مَرْيَمَ وَرُوحٌ مِنْهُ ۖ فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ ۖ وَلَا تَقُولُوا ثَلَاثَةٌ ۚ انْتَهُوا خَيْرًا لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّمَا اللَّهُ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ سُبْحَانَهُ أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُ وَلَدٌ ۘ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلًا

171  O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion, and do not say about God except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, is the Messenger of God, and His Word that He conveyed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and do not say, “Three.” Refrain—it is better for you. God is only one God. Glory be to Him—that He should have a son. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth, and God is a sufficient Protector.

Sura Yunus Ayah (Verse) 55 and 66

٥٥  أَلَا إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

55  Assuredly, to God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. Assuredly, the promise of God is true. But most of them do not know.

٦٦  أَلَا إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَمَا يَتَّبِعُ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ شُرَكَاءَ ۚ إِنْ يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَخْرُصُونَ

66  Certainly, to God belongs everyone in the heavens and everyone on earth. Those who invoke other than God do not follow partners; they follow only assumptions, and they only guess.

Sura Ibrahim Ayah (Verse) 2

٢  اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَوَيْلٌ لِلْكَافِرِينَ مِنْ عَذَابٍ شَدِيدٍ

2  God—to whom belongs what is in the heavens and the earth. And woe to the disbelievers from a severe torment.

Sura Nahl Ayah (Verse) 52

٥١  وَقَالَ اللَّهُ لَا تَتَّخِذُوا إِلَٰهَيْنِ اثْنَيْنِ ۖ إِنَّمَا هُوَ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ فَإِيَّايَ فَارْهَبُونِ

51  God has said: “Do not take two gods; He is only One God; so fear only Me.”

٥٢  وَلَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَهُ الدِّينُ وَاصِبًا ۚ أَفَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ تَتَّقُونَ

52  To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth; and to Him obedience is due always. Do you, then, fear anyone other than God?

٥٣  وَمَا بِكُمْ مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ فَمِنَ اللَّهِ ۖ ثُمَّ إِذَا مَسَّكُمُ الضُّرُّ فَإِلَيْهِ تَجْأَرُونَ

53  Whatever blessing you have is from God. And when harm touches you, it is to Him that you groan.

Sura Taha Ayah (Verse) 6

٥  الرَّحْمَٰنُ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ اسْتَوَىٰ

5  The Most Merciful; on the Throne He settled.

٦  لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَمَا تَحْتَ الثَّرَىٰ

6  To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, and everything beneath the soil.

Sura Anbiya Ayah (Verse) 19-20

١٩  وَلَهُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَمَنْ عِنْدَهُ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِهِ وَلَا يَسْتَحْسِرُونَ

19  To Him belongs everyone in the heavens and the earth. Those near Him are not too proud to worship Him, nor do they waver.

٢٠  يُسَبِّحُونَ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ لَا يَفْتُرُونَ

20  They praise night and day, without ever tiring.

Sura Hajj Ayah (Verse) 64

٦٤  لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَهُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ

64  To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. God is the Rich, the Praised.

Sura Saba Ayah (Verse) 1

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 بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

 In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.

١  الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْخَبِيرُ

1  Praise be to God, to Whom belongs everything in the heavens and the earth; and praise be to Him in the Hereafter. He is the Wise, the Expert.

Sura Shura Ayah (Verse) 4 and 53

٤  لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

4  To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. He is the Sublime, the Magnificent.

٥٣  صِرَاطِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ أَلَا إِلَى اللَّهِ تَصِيرُ الْأُمُورُ

53  The path of God, to whom belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Indeed, to God all matters revert.

Sura Najm Ayah (Verse) 31

٣١  وَلِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ لِيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُوا بِمَا عَمِلُوا وَيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا بِالْحُسْنَى

31  To God belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. He will repay those who do evil according to their deeds, and recompense those who do good with the best.

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