love and mercy

Whenever I read the ayaat of Quran which speak of the creation of Allah, I am amazed why do have to be told something that is so obvious…?? After all even the polytheists of Makkah accepted the fact that Allah is the creator of each and everything… so what is the purpose behind these reminders?

But now as I read Hadith after Hadith about the creation of Allah, I have understood that there is a great difference between knowledge and its actual realization. We as Muslims know that Allah is the one to whom we are accountable for all our deeds but we don’t realize this… that is why we go about pleasing everybody except the one whom we should be pleasing first and foremost… it is because we say we have faith in Allah’s greatness but in truth we don’t have the realization of his greatness or authority in our hearts… this results in the general heedlessness and our carefree attitude about the consequences of our deeds in this life and the hereafter.

So what is the cure? How can we ensure that Allah’s magnificence gains total control over our hearts?

This can be achieved by consciously pondering upon at each and every thing around us and remind ourselves that this is a creation of Allah… and if Allah had not created it then we couldn’t have possibly got if from anywhere else… because every creation is a miracle… and the more we see these things as miraculous gifts, the more we will feel truly humble and thankful to Allah… and this gratitude and humbleness which sprouts from the heart results in true worship of our creator and master…

By contemplating on the magnificent creation of Allah, our salah will be transformed from an exercise of limbs and tongue to an act of adoration… it will not just remain a duty that we perform but a meeting with Allah which we will yearn for…

Our recitation of Quran will become more mindful and focused… our zikr will become actual remembrance instead of just a mindless activity…

So every ayah of Quran and Hadith of our Prophet (s.a.w), which speaks about the creation of Allah is actually a reminder to open the eyes of the heart, and feel how much Allah has blessed us with… so that we can be happy and fulfill the purpose of our existence; which is the worship of Allah in the true sense of the word…

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A.):

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, “My Mercy overpowers My Anger.”

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