Allah’s preservation of His creation falls under two categories:

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

General: It comprises all creatures as He facilitates their affairs and interests. Allah Almighty says:

{...Surely my Lord is All-Preserver over everything.}

[Surat Hūd: 57]

Special: It is a better status than the former category. It only includes the close servants of Allah as He preserves them in terms of their worldly interests, health, children, and properties. He has, thus, appointed angels to preserve them. He also preserves for them their religion from suspicions and vain inclinations and from their enemies among the humans and jinn. Then, He makes them die as believers.

Allah Almighty says:

{For each person there are successive angels in front of him and behind him, guarding him by the command of Allah...}

[Surat ar-Ra‘d: 11]

Moreover, Allah Almighty undertakes to preserve His noble Book from distortion and alteration throughout the ages. He says:

{It is We Who have sent down the Reminder, and it is We Who will preserve it.}

[Surat al-Hijr: 9]

He preserves the Ka‘bah and sustains its existence, though it was only a building made of stones and based in an uncultivated valley. He preserved it so that it remains a witness to His great preservation and to His perfect power and ability.

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