In the second verse, Allah Ta’ala states
“O mankind, O people of the world’’
This is an address directed to the entire human race wherein Allah Ta’ala is instructing them,
“Fear your Sustainer”
“Who created you from one life”.
In the commentary of this verse, Hakeem ul Ummat Hazrat Thanwi (rahmatullah alaihe) explains that Allah Ta’ala has enumerated three forms of creating His servants,
He has created all of you from one life source from your ultimate forefather, Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam). Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) in turn has been created from dust, from soil without the agency, without the intermediary of parents, without the outwards means and causes. Hereby has Allah Ta’ala demonstrated: He is not in need of, He is not depended on means and causes. If He so chooses, He creates life from lifeless earth. Therefore, O people of the world! Fear such a Lord, such a Sustainer, and such an All-powerful Master. This then is the first form of creating, from inanimate to animate, from lifeless to life.
Further, it is stated
“And from this life form He created a partner.”
From Adam (alaihis salaam) Allah Ta’ala created a partner, a wife and companion for Adam (alaihis salaam). This is the second form of creating. If Allah Ta’ala so wills , He creates a living being from a living being without the meeting of spouses, for Hazrat Hawwa (alaihis salaam) was created from the rib of Hazrat Adam(alaihis salaam).
Allah Ta’ala further states,
And from this pair (that is Hazrat Adam and Hawwa) We created innumerable men and women.
This is the third form of creating and is the system, the method of procreation until the Day of Qiyaamah. From this humble pair were transmitted the seeds of humanity until the entire planet has become populated with hordes of humans, all of whom are being sustained and provided for by Allah Ta’ala. Thus, family planning and sterilization are absolutely unnecessary. That Allah Who is capable of infusing the soul within the body is without doubt more then, capable of providing the meager fair to sustain that body that bears the soul, for more valuable than sustenance is the soul. If food is in great abundance and is readily at hand and doctors, physicians and specialists are also in attendance but the solitary soul soars though the skies, all the food in the world and all the experts in preserving life are at loss, they are totally incapable of returning the soul to the bare body. Very unnecessarily and foolishly do the Kuffar remain preoccupied with the quest of food. Mufti Shafi Saheb (rahmatullah alaihe) has aptly written an amazing point of reference. Every year without fail, millions of sheep, goats, buffalos, and cattle are slaughtered for Qurbani in spite of which these animals can easily be acquired. There is never really any shortage.
While dogs and pigs are not procured for slaughtering and which nonetheless are born in litters as opposed to Qurbani animals, which are born in pairs at the most, yet one always sees flocks of these animals compared to the former, which have no barakat. By slaughtering in the name of Allah, barakat is generated.
A Hindu once argued that Muslims are very hard-hearted because they mercilessly draw a blade across the throat of animals. The reply to this argument was furnished by Hazrat Hakeem ul Ummat Thanwi (rahmatullah alaihe) who stated, “You resort to snapping the neck of animals which cause it even more suffering and pain. While we upon reciting the blessed name of Allah Ta’ala provide a dose of chloroform which cause the animal to become intoxicated by the beloved name of Allah Ta’ala. It is in this state of ecstasy that it gives up its life.” Such is the ecstasy inherent in His beloved Name.
Allah, Allah! How beloved is the name.
It is the intoxicating drops of lovers.
The condition of the Sahabah (Radhiallaho anhum) was such that upon being struck with an arrow in the heat of battle, they immediately exclaimed,
Upon the oath of the Lord of the Ka’abah, I have attained success
Upon the name of Allah, every difficulty is transformed into ease. This is why it is farz or compulsory to learn the love Allah Ta’ala. What can I say to adequately express the joy and pleasure to be derived upon learning the love of Allah Ta’ala?