Everything will perish, save His Face!

“Everything will perish, save His face”

(Al Quran 28:88)

This is such a powerful Ayah! The realization is so strong, it can’t be put into words!

Ibn Kathir writes in the tafsir of this ayah:

وَقَوْله “كُلّ شَيْء هَالِك إِلاَّ وَجْهه “إِخْبَار بِأَنَّهُ الدَّائِم الْبَاقِي الحَْيّ الْقَيُّوم الَّذِي تمَُوت
الخَْلاَئِق وَلاَ يمَُوت كَمَا قَالَ تَعَالَى “كُلّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ وَيَبْقَى وَجْه رَبّك ذُو الجَْلاَل
وَالإِْكْرَام “فَعَبَّرَ بِالْوَجْهِ عَنْ الذَّات
And His (SWT) statement that “Everything will perish save His Face” shows that He is the Eternal, the Everlasting, the Ever-Living and the Self-Existent, who does not die while all of creation will die. As He (SWT) said “Everything on this earth will perish, but forever will abide he Face of your Lord, full of Might and Glory”, and ‘Face’ denotes the Being (of Allāh).

Picture Credits: Junaid Akram

 

 

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