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هُوَ ٱلَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِّن طِينٍ ثُمَّ قَضَىۤ أَجَلاً وَأَجَلٌ مُّسَمًّى عِندَهُ ثُمَّ أَنتُمْ تَمْتَرُونَ
-Al-An‘âm ( الأنعام )

Kashani Tafsir

It is He Who created you from clay, primordial matter, then He decreed a term, non-delimited, not designated by any time or configuration, because the establishing of the fixed [divine] decree, which is the mother book, is a universality that transcends time, ever above individualised entities, since its locus is the first spirit that is sanctified above attachment to locus; and thus this [term] is the term which preparedness requires by nature as per its ipseity, that which is called the natural term in consideration of that same special constitution and the specific composition, without consideration of any temporal accidents; and a term stated, specified, with Him, that is the predetermined temporal term which comes to pass necessarily when the preconditions obtain and impediments are removed, and which is established in the Book of the soul of the celestial sphere, that is, the Tablet of Destiny that is joined to, and a concomitant of, a designated time, as God says when their term comes they shall not delay it a single hour nor bring it forward [Q. 7:34]; yet thereafter, after you have known His power to originate you and to annihilate you, and that His knowledge encompasses you, you are in doubt with regard to Him and His power, and thus you affirm effect and power for other than Him.