The Quran was in the Preserved Tablet before creation of Earth
Fatwa No: 309664

  • Fatwa Date:19-1-2016 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 9, 1437
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Question

Is it true that Surah Taha and Surah Yaseen were made before the creation of Earth?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

After investigation, we have not come across any peculiarity for these two soorahs, but the Quran was written in the Preserved Tablet before the creation of the heavens and the earth, as indicated by Ibn al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in his book Shifaa’ al-‘Aleel as he said, “Allaah says (what means): {Haa, Meem. By the clear Book, Indeed, We have made it an Arabic Quran that you might understand. And indeed it is, in the Mother of the Book with Us, exalted and full of wisdom.}” [Quran 43:1-4]

Ibn ‘Abbas said while interpreting the above verse: “Meaning, Al-Lawh Al-Mahfooth (the Preserved Tablet). Muqaatil said: 'Its transcription is in the origin of the Book, which is the Preserved Tablet; the Mother of the Book, meaning the origin of the Book and the mother of everything is its origin. Allaah has written the Quran in the Preserved Tablet before the creation of the heavens and the earth, as Allaah says (what means): {But this is an honored Qur'an [Inscribed] in a Preserved Slate.} [85:21-22]

All the Companions, the Taabi’een (the first generation that came after the Companions), and the people of Ahlus-Sunnah and Hadeeth agreed in a consensus that everything that will happen until the Day of Judgment is written in the Mother of the Book, and the Quran indicated that the Lord Almighty has written in the Book what He does and what He says. He wrote His actions and His words in the Tablet; for instance: {May the hands of Abu Lahab be ruined, and ruined is he.} [Quran 111:1] was in the Preserved Tablet before the existence of Abu Lahab.'

Allaah knows best.

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