2 Preface ما يَفتَحِ اللَّهُ لِلنّاسِ مِن رَحمَةٍ فَلا مُمسِكَ لَها ۖ وَما يُمسِك فَلا مُرسِلَ لَهُ مِن بَعدِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ العَزيزُ الحَكيمُYusuf AliWhat God out of his Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold, there is none can grant,1 apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom.As God is the Creator and Sustainer of all beings and things, so does His Kindness extend to all Creatures. No one can intercept God’s mercies and gifts. Whatever is His Will and Plan and Purpose He can and does carry out. And if from any creature He withholds any particular gifts, there is no other person or power that can give those gifts. But such withholding is not arbitrary. He is full of wisdom and goodness, and every act of His, whether He withholds or gives, is full of kindness and mercy to His creatures.