Bearing Witness

“Allah bears witness that none has the right to be worshipped but He, and the angels, an those who having knowledge (also bear witness to this). (He always) maintains His creation in justice. None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Almighty, the All-Wise.” (3:18)

Allah bears witness, and verily, Allah is sufficient as a Witness, and He is the Most Truthful and Just Witness there is; His statement is the absolute truth that “La ilaha illa Huwa” meaning; He Alone is the Lord and God of all creation; everyone and everything are His servants, creation and in need of Him. Allah is the Most Rich, Free from needing anyone or anything.

Allah then mentioned the testimony of His angels and those who have knowledge after He mentioned his own testimony.

“Allah bears witness that none has the right to be worshipped but He, and the angels, an those who having knowledge (also bear witness to this).”

This ayah emphasizes the great virtue of those who have knowledge.

“He maintains His creation in justice”, in all that He does, “none has the right to be worshipped but He” thus emphasizing this fact.

The Almighty, the All-Wise. The Mighty that does not submit to weakness due to His might and greatness, the Wise in all His statements, actions, legislation and decrees.

Based upon this verse of our Lord, who is the only One God and who is Allah Almighty, as journeyers on the ideal path, we all say that “O our Lord! We witness to that there is none has the right to be worshipped but You!”

In essence, we know that the journey starts with this glorious statement which opens the door of the ideal path.

Reference: Tafsir Ibn Kasir