God is the Cause of the universe

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The Arabic words used to denote Cause in the following verses of the Qur’an are:

  • badi’, which means “originator”, “initiator” and “creator out of nonentity”
  • bari’, which mean “creator” and “one who creates flawlessly out of nothing”
  • fatir, which means “creator”, “maker”, “originator”, “initiator”, “one who splits” and “one who brings into being”
  • khaliq, which means “creator”, “maker” and “originator”
  • al-khallaq, which means “creator” and “supreme maker”


Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2 Verse 117

The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter He only says to it, “Be” – and it is.[1]

Surah Al-An'am Chapter 6 Verse 101

He [God] is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything.[2]


Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2 Verse 54

And [remember] when Musa [Prophet Moses] said to his people, “O my people! Verily you have wronged yourselves by worshipping the calf. So turn in repentance to your Creator and kill yourselves [the innocent kill the wrongdoers among you], that will be better for you with your Creator.” Then He [God] accepted your repentance. Truly He is the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.[3]

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