Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If the sea were ink for (writing) the Words of my Lord, surely, the sea would be exhausted before the Words of my Lord would be finished, even if We brought (another sea) like it for its aid.” (Surah Al-Kahf: 109)
Reflections from these verses
- The verse illustrates Allah’s (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) unfathomable Greatness which man will not be able to comprehend completely as it cannot be contained in any number of words written even if the seas were converted into ink.
- The verse makes us aware that Allah the Supreme, the Creator, the Lord and the Master of the world is Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient.
- We human beings, with our limited understanding can only grasp Allah’s attributes and understand what He makes clear to us through His Final Word, the Quran.
- Our knowledge of Allah is limited to what He has told us about Himself through the Quran and His Prophets. We should therefore be careful not to draw any erroneous conclusions about His designs and plans as our thinking is limited by the limits of our minds.
- When we become aware of the Supremacy of Allah, it naturally follows that we put our lives in His Protective Hands; follow His Commands without questioning; have the best hope, and then prepare ourselves to meet Him, the Most Beneficent, the All Forgiving.
Surah Al-Kahf References