Q. Salam Alaikum! My name is Adyar Anwar… Allah (swt) created everything… Some verses … ‘We created ’…‘We prepared ’… like this – Why plural is coming.?

A. (Dr.Zakir):   Brother has posed the question that, why has the word ‘We’ used in the Qur’an, for Allah (SWT) – Is it more than one? Brother ‘We’, in Arabic… they are  2 types – One is ‘We’ for plural, one is ‘Royal Plural’. ‘Royal Plural’ like, for example… if you know Rajiv Gandhi, how he used to speaks… he used to say… ‘Hum dekhna chahate hain’ . ‘Hum’… That ‘Hum’… was not plural, it was Singular-  It is a ‘Royal Plural’… it is called. So same way Allah (SWT)… some places uses ‘I’, some places uses ‘We’. The ‘We’… in Arabic does not indicate plurality -It means Royal Plural, Active to Singular. So ‘We’– When it says… ‘We’ have created you – it means singular Allah (SWT). Qur’an clearly states in Surah Ikhlas, Ch. 112, Verse No. 1…(Arabic…). ‘Say:  He is Allah one and  only.’– Allah is only one… not more than one.  Hope that answers the question.


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