(1) (61:1) Whatever is in the heavens and the earth has glorified Allah, and He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. *1
*1) This is a brief introduction to this discourse. For its explanation, see E.N.'s 1,2 of Surah AI-Hadid. The discourse has been opened with this introduction so that before hearing or reading what is going to follow, one may well understand that Allah is free from and far above this that the fimctioning of His Godhead should depend on someone s faith and another one's help and sacrifices. If He exhorts the believers to adopt sincerity in Faith and urges them to exert their utmost for the success and victory of the Truth, that is for the sake of their own good; otherwise the will of AIIah is accomplished by His own power and by His own design, whether somebody makes no effort at all towards its implementation, and whether the whole world joins together to frustrate and resist it stubbornly.