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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

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Not a single leaf falls…(6:59)

Believers know that God alone is in absolute and complete control of everything in the heavens and earth. They demonstrate their acceptance of this Quranic fact by trusting in God, following His commandments in the Quran. There are many examples in the Quran of God’s control. Believers should reflect on these examples and be appreciative.

God’s awareness and power encompass everything. He alone holds the heavens and the earth in His hand. Verse 39:67 states, “…In fact, the universes are folded within His right hand.”

He controls the alternation of night and day (2:164, 31:29), the expansion of the universe (51:47), and keeps the planets from colliding. He is cognizant of all the inhabitants on earth and provides for each of them in exact measure. Verse 6:59 states:

“With Him are the keys to all secrets; none knows them except He. He knows everything on land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls without His knowledge. Nor is there a grain in the depths of the soil. Nor is there anything wet or dry, that is not recorded in a profound record.”

God knows everything!

Who you marry is destined by God. As He wills, He pairs the righteous man and woman

together and assigns the unrighteous to each other. He places love in their hearts, (30:21), then He may grant them sons or daughters, or he may render the couple sterile (42:49-50). The exact time that the couple meet each other is pinpointed by God.

The time of death is determined by God. Verse 40:68 states, “He is the only One who controls life and death. To have anything done, He simply says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” No one’s life is snapped short (35:11). What occurs at the time of death was designed by God to be different for believing souls who are peacefully invited by angels and go straight to heaven (89:27-30), and for disbelieving souls who are beaten by the angel in whose charge they are placed (8:50). Then God will hold everyone accountable on the Day of Judgment.

God protects believers during war and persecution. He parted the Red Sea in order to save Moses and his people from the persecution of Pharaoh (26:60-66). He prevented believers from inadvertently killing believers who were in an enemy camp (48:24-25), sent angels to support believers (3:124-125), and controlled circumstances during battle to fulfill a predetermined outcome (8:42).

God is the only supporter as stated in 4:45, “God knows best who your enemies are.

God is the only Lord and Master. God is the only Supporter.”

God is in control of everything

After reflecting on their own life and examining the Quran, believers will accept the Quranic fact that God is in control. They will know it in their hearts. Consequently, they will want to strive in the cause of God because they love God and because God gives the believers a chance to earn a lot of credit (8:17). They will be certain of God’s control and submit to Him. They will accept the divine authorship of the Quran as proved by its miraculous mathematical code.


[6:102]  Such is GOD your Lord, there is no god except He, the Creator of all things. You shall worship Him alone. He is in control of all things.

[10:31]  Say, "Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Who controls all the hearing and the eyesight? Who produces the living from the dead, and the dead from the living? Who is in control of all things?" They would say, "GOD." Say, "Why then do you not observe the commandments?"

[11:57]  "If you turn away, I have delivered to you what I was sent with. My Lord will substitute other people in your place; you cannot harm Him in the least. My Lord is in control of all things