the earth and all that is in it, and on Friday He made the sun and the moon and the stars, and
caused the seven celestial spheres to revolve. And in six days He created the whole world." One day, however, of that upper-world is said to be equal to one thousand years of this, for the
Qur'an says, "And1 indeed one day with thy Lord is as a thousand years as ye reckon." And as He is the Creator
and Ruler of the universe, so must the spirits of all men
return2 to give an account to Him of the works done in the body and to be judged by Him
at the last day.
§ 5. There is a great deal of truth in what the Muhammadan Religion teaches
with reference to
Man's relations to GOD. Man as a creature is absolutely dependent upon his Creator in everything.
His first duty is to believe in, worship and confess his Lord and Maker, and that too precisely in
the way which GOD has laid down for his guidance. He must submit himself to His will and pleasure
and be perfectly resigned to
Him in everything, submitting himself humbly as a slave to his master.
The celebrated Muhammadan theologian