“And it is He who created the Heavens and the Earth in Six Days – and His Throne had been upon water.” – Surah Hud 11:7
Verse 11:7 isn’t just a riddle – it’s a call to action.
Rabbi Ben Abrahamson, a Jewish scholar of Islam and Director at the Committee for Historical Research in Islam and Judaism, suggests that ‘a throne represents the connection between a King and His Kingdom. In this sense, it is not used in related literature to intend a physical throne, but a series of contractions between the most spiritual (heaven) to the most physical (earth).’ ...The wordplay in this verse suggests that by being on water, God’s connection with His creation is characterised by two principles inherent in elemental water.
The first is our union with the Divine. Abrahamson elaborates: ‘We are taught that when God created the world, He created the physical, spiritual and higher worlds simultaneously using the same plan. So while the “water below” and “water above” refers in some way to physical creation, it also refers to the creation of a perceivable distinction between His attributes of transcendence and immanence. This is the impenetrable barrier between the things we can know and the things we cannot know. The Throne is above the water. It is above even the unknowable.’ God’s throne is characterised by the notion of freedom. Water flows freely and it largely cannot be possessed, claimed or controlled. Despite all our technological advancements, we cannot control tides, tsunamis or hurricanes. In each of these, we witness the nature of God’s throne. Furthermore, as a representation of God’s ummah, or community, water shows us a natural state that is free from conflict and control.
The Quran Explorer Game is a game based on the Quran. It is suitable for 2 to 6 players aged 8 and above. It is a highly entertaining knowledge game to play with family and friends. A fast paced game of question and answer. Along the way, as you earn points, you also learn about the Quran and its teachings.
Contents: - 1 Game Board
- 100 Quran Explorer Cards
- 25 Quran Cards
- 6 Playing Pieces
- 1 Dice
- 1 Rules Booklet
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