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{ قَالَتْ رَبِّ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لِي وَلَدٌ وَلَمْ يَمْسَسْنِي بَشَرٌ قَالَ كَذَلِكَ ٱللَّهُ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ إِذَا قَضَىٰ أَمْراً فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُنْ فَيَكُونُ }

…‘Even so. God creates what He will. When He decrees a thing, He says to it only: “Be” and it is.’ He [Sahl] said:When there is something in His pre-eternal knowledge that He wishes to bring to light, He says to it ‘Be’ and it is. It has been said [in these lines of poetry]:He decreed, before creating the creation, all that He would create: Created beings, none of whose affairs are hidden from Him, [nor]Their desires, [nor their] intimate secrets, [nor] that which their hearts enclose. And [He decreed] what was [in] their minds prior to their desire.His words:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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