Quran Miracle Many Paths Many Possibilities Many Universes

Choice Chance Change
You must have heard this phrase “it’s all about the choices we make”.

Life is a chain of series of incidences going with us. As our life isn’t an accident, each one of us has a destiny that only we ourself can complete it. It is our choices that show what we are, far more than our abilities. We borrow from our tomorrow.

Choices, Options And Chances That Pop Up Every Second

١٧ وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعَ طَرَائِقَ وَمَا كُنَّا عَنِ الْخَلْقِ غَافِلِينَ

And We have created above you seven paths(layers of heaven), and We are never unmindful of creation. (Surah Muminun 23:17)

Paths Above Us
Look at this miraculous verse from the Holy Quran. Muslim translators and interpreters mostly understood it as heavens or paths in heaven. In Surah Muminun verse 17 the word used is “طَرَائِقَ” translated by early Commentators of Quran as “layers or paths in heavens”. In the past, the more appropriate meanings were ignored because people were not able to understand and connect those meanings with the verse. The root word of طَرَائِقَ actually means Beating or striking of a thing, also signifies coming by night because one who comes by night knocks at the door. While the actual meaning of the word “طَرَائِقَ” Or / Tariqa طریقہ is A Way; Path; Line of conduct; Behavior, course, rule, mode or manner of acting or conduct. Also means, a line or streak in a thing. “Taraiq” طرائق also signifies sections.

Now let me tell you that what actually this verse means. Also please first see the context in which it is coming. It comes at the end of a narration of the whole life cycle of human beings starting from verse 12 of Surah Muminun. Please read it first.

١٢ وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ سُلَالَةٍ مِنْ طِينٍ
١٣ ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاهُ نُطْفَةً فِي قَرَارٍ مَكِينٍ
١٤ ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْمُضْغَةَ عِظَامًا فَكَسَوْنَا الْعِظَامَ لَحْمًا ثُمَّ أَنْشَأْنَاهُ خَلْقًا آخَرَ ۚ فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ
١٥ ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ لَمَيِّتُونَ
١٦ ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ تُبْعَثُونَ
١٧ وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعَ طَرَائِقَ وَمَا كُنَّا عَنِ الْخَلْقِ غَافِلِينَ

And certainly, did We create man from an extract of clay.
Then We placed him as a sperm-drop in a firm lodging.
Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made [from] the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another creation. So blessed is Allah, the best of creators.
Then indeed, after that, you are to die.
Then indeed you, on the Day of Resurrection, will be resurrected.
And We have created above you seven layered heavens, and never have We been unaware of [Our] creation.

(Surah Muminun 23:12-17)

Miracle in the Use Of Word “طَرَائِقَ”

Choices Popping Above A Person
As I told you that the meaning of “طَرَائِقَ” is neither heavens nor itis related to paths /orbits in heavens. The fact that God is conveying you after narrating all of our life cycle is something that He has not created us then left us unattended only to raise us on the day of Judgement for accountability. But actually, He created above us seven/various paths. Seven channels of events opportunities and seven ways of choices, to strive and create worlds of new possibilities. The word “طَرَائِقَ” has in it not only the meaning of paths, options, choices, ways, Line of conduct……But also has a full sense of beating popping or striking of a thing which also fits here as we strike with new possibilities every second. Why it is called “Path” is because every choice you make leads you to a different destiny, a different world. To understand this, please read carefully the details given below.

Consider An Example:

Husband Wife Fight
God has made for you choices and options which pop up every second, and He has given you