Islamic concepts

Baṣar — vision, sight; insight, enlightenment, discernment

“No vision can grasp Him (in this world), but He (with His knowledge) grasps all visions (the creatures). He is the Most Subtle and Courteous, Well Acquainted with all things.” (6:103)

When Moses came at the time We appointed and his Master addressed him, he said: “O my Lord! Show (Yourself) to me; so that I may see you!” He (his Lord) said: “You can never see Me (in this world); but look upon the mountain, if that is able to stand still, then you can see Me (too)!” As his Master manifested unto the mountain, He smashed it into bits; and Moses collapsed (to the ground) unconsciously! When he revived, he said: “(My Master!) Glory be unto You! I repented to you (because of what I requested) and I am first of those who believe!” (7:143)

6:104 7:203 12:108 17:102 28:43 45:20 75:14

The same happened to the tribes of ‘Ad and Thamud: this must be clear to you from their ruins. Satan made their actions seem good to them, and turned them away from the straight path, even though they were intelligent people. 29:38

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