Many of the verses in which this truth is stated are very grand. For instance in Surah XX., vv.
we read: "The Merciful One1 is firmly seated upon the Throne (or above the
Highest Heaven). To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and whatever
is between them both and whatever is under the soil. And if thou speakest aloud with (thy) voice,
then indeed He knoweth the secret and what is most hidden. GOD, there is no God but He, to Him
belong the most excellent names."
The "Verse of the Throne," as it is called, in the second Surah runs as follows:
"GOD,2 there is no God but He, the Living, the Eternal. Slumber seizeth Him not, nor
sleep. To Him belongeth whatever there is in the heavens and what is in the earth. Who is it that
intercedeth with Him except by His permission? He knoweth what was