Journey of Faith
Has it never occurred to you that you live in a world, surrounded by miracles?
There, without fail, every single day of your life, is the Sun.
Floating in space, it hangs there, without a suspending rope, without a supporting pillar.
Have you ever noticed it?
Or thought about it?
Who made it?
How was it placed there?
The Sun provides an immense amount of heat and light, a single source so incredible, that if it had been any nearer or farther, temperatures on this planet would not be able to support life; it has been placed by Allah, at precisely the correct distance from earth. The core of the sun has a temperature of 15.6 million degrees, yet only a small portion of the light and heat, just sufficient for life on earth, reaches this planet. And this Sun of ours is just one, of 100 billion stars in this Universe!
Subhan Allah! (Glory be to Allah!)
And We have made the heaven a roof, safe and well guarded. Yet they turn away from its signs (i.e. sun, moon, winds, clouds, etc.). And He it is Who has created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each in an orbit floating. [21:32,33]
Did man create the Sun?
Is man the one who positions the Sun?
Can man command the Sun to obey him?
Can man even look into the Sun directly without hurting his eyes?
Truly, Man is weak and helpless……
Indeed your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in Six Days, and then He rose over the Throne. He brings the night as a cover over the day, seeking it rapidly, and (He created) the sun, the moon, the stars subjected to His Command. Surely, His is the Creation and Commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the Universe (mankind, jinns and all that exists)! [ 7:54 ]
Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you can see. Then, He rose above the Throne. He has subjected the sun and the moon (to continue going round)! Each running (its course) for a term appointed. He regulates all affairs, explaining the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail, that you may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord.
Subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah!), who has placed before us a blazing miracle of His Power and Majesty, Glory be to He, who has power over all things! Exalted is Allah who places these signs of His greatness before our eyes, so that we may grow in faith, as we perceive the miracles of life.
Think! The mind is that which sets us apart from the animals.
Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): “Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory be to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire. 3:191]
Ponder, so that you may benefit, by gaining true Iman (faith).
Will you not take heed?
Verily, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts which are in the breasts that grow blind. [ 22:46]