Christian Churches of God

No. Q067

 

 

 

Commentary on the Koran: Surah 67 “The Dominion”

 

(Edition 1.0 20180502-20180502)

 

This Surah concerns the Sovereignty of the creation under Allah.

 

 

 

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 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 67 “The Dominion”



Pickthall Translation; Bible Quotes are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.

 

Introduction

The Surah Al-Mulk takes its name from the word for Dominion or Sovereignty in the first verse. The number of verses is 30 which delineates the inner council of the Sovereignty of God in Revelation 4 and 5 which is the 24 Elders or Elohim under the Messiah as High Priest (as explained in Surah 2 above) with the four cherubim and God as seated on the throne in the centre. So this is the inner council of the thirty.

 

This sequence of the Thirty and the Seventy continues through Surahs 67 through to 70 and 72 and they are important texts.

 

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67.1. Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Sovereignty, and, He is Able to do all things.

 

See Job 42:2 at ayat 47.32 in Surah 47 above.

 

2Chronicles 20:6 and said, “O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.


Psalm 115:3 Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.

 

67.2. Who hath created life and death that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,

 

Refer to Deuteronomy 32:39 in Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 40 and  Psalm 147:5 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 33 (No. Q033) at ayat 2.  

 

1Samuel 2:6 The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.


Deuteronomy 8:2 And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.


1Peter 1:7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.


Psalm 130:4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.


67.3. Who hath created seven heavens in harmony. Thou (Muhammad) canst see no fault in the Beneficent One's creation; then look again: Canst thou see any rifts?

67.4. Then look again and yet again, thy sight will return unto thee weakened and made dim.


Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.


See Deuteronomy 32:4 at ayat 3 in Surah 64 .

 

From FAQs in Islam (No. 55), the terms are generic. The NT term refers to the classifications of the basic Atmosphere, Solar and Galactic structure of the Earth and the heavenly structure of the Throne of God in the “sides of the North.”  The seven classifications of the Koran are developments of these making distinction between the Atmospheres, inner and outer space, the Solar system, the Galaxy and so on. The text in verse 5 is attributed to ibn Abbas as referring to the stargazers influenced by demons.


67.5. And verily We have beautified the world's heaven with lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils, and for them We have prepared the doom of flame.

67.6. And for those who disbelieve in their Lord there is the doom of hell, a hapless journey's end!

67.7. When they are flung therein they hear its roaring as it boileth up,

67.8. As it would burst with rage. Whenever a (fresh) host is flung therein the wardens thereof ask them: Came there unto you no warner?

67.9. They say: Yea, verily, a warner came unto us; but we denied and said: Allah hath naught revealed; ye are in naught but a great error.

67.10. And they say: Had we been wont to listen or have sense, we had not been among the dwellers in the flames.

67.11. So they acknowledge their sins; but far removed (from mercy) are the dwellers in the flames.

 

Read also Revelation 20:11-15 as quoted in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 15; 2Chronicles 36:16 in Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 10 and Nehemiah 9:26 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 35 (No. Q035) at ayat  26.


Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.


Genesis 1:14-15 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.


Matthew 25:41 Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

 

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.


Romans 3:10-11 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; 11no one understands; no one seeks for God.

 

Jeremiah 16:19  O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in the day of trouble, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and say: “Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, worthless things in which there is no profit.

 

2Thessalonians 1:9 They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,


67.12. Lo! those who fear their Lord in secret, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.

 

Refer to 2Timothy 4:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 37 (No. Q037) at ayat 49.


Psalm 128:1 Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!


Psalm 119:1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!


Psalm 32:1-2 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

 

1Peter 1:4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

 

67.13. And keep your opinion secret or proclaim it, lo! He is Knower of all that is in the breasts (of men).

67.14. Should He not know what He created? And He is the Subtile, the Aware.


Romans 8:27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


1John 3:20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

 

Refer to Jeremiah 17:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 1 and Hebrews 4:13 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020) at ayat 7.  

 

67.15. He it is Who hath made the earth subservient unto you, so Walk in the paths thereof and eat of His providence. And unto Him will be the resurrection (of the dead).

 

Refer to Daniel 12:2 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 24 (No. Q024) at ayat 42.

 

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”


Psalm 8:6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,


Psalm 145:15-16 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.


Acts 24:15 having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.


67.16. Have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not cause the earth to swallow you when lo! it is convulsed?

67.17. Or have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not let loose on you a hurricane? But ye shall know the manner of My warning.

67.18. And verily those before them denied, then (see) the manner of My wrath (with them)!

 

See Amos 3:7-8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 64 (No.Q064) at ayat 12 and  Daniel 4:35 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 28 (No. Q028) at ayat 88.

 

Proverbs 21:30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

 

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,


Jeremiah 11:7-8 For I solemnly warned your fathers when I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, warning them persistently, even to this day, saying, Obey my voice. 8Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but everyone walked in the stubbornness of his evil heart. Therefore I brought upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.


Jeremiah 32:23 And they entered and took possession of it. But they did not obey your voice or walk in your law. They did nothing of all you commanded them to do. Therefore you have made all this disaster come upon them.


Many generations and communities of old were destroyed because they did not heed the warnings of God’s messengers to repent of their wicked ways and return to the correct worship of the One True God. The Arabs were warned by the Prophet and the Muhammad or Council of the Church of God at Mecca and now finally warned again in these Last Days.

 

67.19. Have they not seen the birds above them spreading out their wings and closing them? Naught upholdeth them save the Beneficent. Lo! He is Seer of all things.

 

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.


Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.


Psalm 146:6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;


See Hebrews 4:13 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020) at ayat 7, and 1Chronicles 29:11 in
Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 28.

 

67.20. Or who is he that will be an army unto you to help you instead of the Beneficent? The disbelievers are in naught but illusion.


Psalm 33:16 The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.


Psalm 60:11 Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!


67.21. Or who is he that will provide for you if He should withhold His providence? Nay, but they are set in pride and frowardness.


Psalm 145:15-16 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

 

Psalm 104:27 These all look to you, to give them their food in due season.


Psalm 10:4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”


Psalm 101:5 Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

 

1Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”


67.22. Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh upright on a straight road?


Jeremiah 10:23 I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.


Psalm 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;


67.23. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): He it is who gave you being, and hath assigned unto you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!


Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

 

Exodus 4:11 Then the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

 

Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.

 

Psalm 33:15 he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.

 

Psalm 107:15 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

 

Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.


67.24. Say: He it is Who multiplieth you in the earth, and unto Whom ye will be gathered.

 

Refer to Acts 17:26 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 17 (No. Q017) at ayat 3, and Ecclesiastes 12:7 in Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 11.


Job 34:14-15 If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath, 15all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.


67.25. And they say: When (will) this promise (be fulfilled), if ye are truthful?

67.26. Say: The knowledge is with Allah only, and I am but a plain warner;

67.27. But when they see it nigh, the faces of those who disbelieve will be awry, and it will be said (unto them): This is that for which ye used to call.

 

Refer to Habakkuk 2:3 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018) at ayat 82, and  2Peter 3:9 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 20 (No. Q020). at ayat  129.

 

Matthew 24:36 But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.


Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.


Isaiah 66:4 I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.”


67.28. Say (O Muhammad): Have ye thought: Whether Allah causeth me (Muhammad) and those with me to perish or hath mercy on us, still, who will protect the disbelievers from a painful doom?

 

See Job 34:14-15 in at ayat 67.24 above.


Romans 9:15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”


Psalm 37:9 For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.


Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.


Refer to Revelation 21:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 23 (No. Q023) at ayat 98,
and Matthew 25:41 in Commentary on Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 16.

 

67.29. Say: He is the Beneficent. In Him we believe and in Him we put our trust. And ye will soon know who it is that is in error manifest.

 

See Nehemiah 9:6 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 44 (No. Q044) at ayat 9.

 

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.


Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.


67.30. Say: Have ye thought: If (all) your water were to disappear into the earth, who then could bring you gushing water?

 

See Job 42:2 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 47 (No.Q047)  at ayat 32.

 

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 

 

John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”


John 7:38-39 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

 

After the Spirit had been given, it was given through the churches through baptism and that is the well of water referred to in the Koran.

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