ORIGIN OF ENERGY
The universe is made of energy. No one knows the fundamental nature of this entity. Energy lies in the realm of ghayb (unknown or intangible). The Quran tells us what energy is and how does it originate. The word “say” (qawlu) in the phrase “say to it” at several places in the Quran is Allah’s command or order (Q. 16:40). In many verses, the Quran uses the words kalimat, qawlu, amr, etc. to indicate Allah’s command (or the “Word” as the translators prefer to use) as can be inferred from the following messages.
In the Quranic verse 11:44, the “Word” of Allah is His order to the earth and the rain. The earth and the rain being energy (divine software) execute what is ordered by Allah to them. The execution is in accordance with the programs carried in them. Thus we find that not only creation (Q. 16:40) but functioning of any component of the universe is also ordered by Allah any time He wants.
Besides commands, Allah also takes decisions for implementation later. In the verse (Q. 3:45) given below, the term kalimat indicates that.
“Behold! The Angels said: “Oh Mary! Allah gives you glad tidings of a kalimat (Word) from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.” (Q. 3:45)
The end of the universe (Q. 7:187), re-creation of the universe (Q. 21:104), etc. are Allah’s kalimaat (Words or in these contexts, decisions). Once taken, a decision becomes certainty; none can change it.
“The kalimat (Word) of your Lord does find its fulfillment in truth and in justice: None can change His kalimaat (Words); for He is the one who hears and knows all.” (Q. 6:115)
The word kalimaat also appears to imply instructions or programs in the following verse.
“And if all the trees on earth were pens and the ocean (were ink), with seven oceans behind it to add to its (supply), yet would not the kalimaat of Allah be exhausted (in the writing): for Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.” (Q. 31:27)