Talk 4: Allah's Creations
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
The Qur'an focuses on different levels of sentiency in consciousness throughout creation, ranging from the mineral kingdom, to stones, vegetation, to life forms such as mollusks, insects animals and the ultimate creation of the human being.
The creation of day and night, nature's cycles, and the elements of water, earth, wind fire; mountains. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth and all that is in between is glorifying the Creator.
The software of animal souls is limited to basic instinct and survival. There is also the visible and invisible subatomic world and the Kingdom of the heavens, angels and jinns.
The Qur'an refers to 7 layers on earth and heaven which became interconnected from a single command: 'BE!'
The highest most advanced of all creation is the human soul, which is a steward on earth designed to excel in doing what is the perfect act at the right time and in the right way.
The soul is beyond measure; the nafs is a shadow of the soul. Before shadows came into being; there was only the light; the One.