Tuesday, December 02, 2008

And which of your Lord's bounties, will you and you deny?

These trees, their leaves and flowers. Were they created to witness the filthy sight of sin?

This earth. Was it created so that we might sin upon it?

The sky. Was it created to watch our heedlessness?

How often have we gone about disobedience of our Lord and not once thought to how we have offended the nature that surrounds us?

How often have we neglected to think how are sinful acts, words, deeds must make the purity of trees, leaves, flowers, the sky, the earth...all cringe at our pitiful state?

How often have we not thought how nature must weep that its destiny was so poor as to be made witness to egos engulfed in sin?

Indeed we are taught that the trees lay in wait of someone to pass them who is in the remembrance of Allah so they may boast to the other trees of the good that they have been made witness to. And so do we not pause to reflect on what shame they must feel when not only is such a person absent, but in their place passes a person who is in opposition to the command of Allah?

On that Day, those trees, those leaves and flowers, that sky, that earth...all will be given a voice and all will cry out to their Lord as witnesses against us for having sinned near, below, or upon them. Pay heed, dear brothers and sisters. Pay heed.

We should not let time pass us by, we should not neglect a moment of life that Allah bestows upon us, but that we retrace those sinful steps, and in each place of disobedience, return in an act of obedience and penitence, seeking Allah's forgiveness and that of each witness. We must humble ourselves. We must weep. We must beg our Lord that He write us from amongst those who were penitent and remembered Him. We must beseech our witnesses to remember only the good that we did before them, and not the evil.

How Merciful is Allah, that not only did He not take us in such a filthy state, but that He gave us life. Life to repent. Life to learn. Life to return to that very place, a person transformed, a person realized, a person aware.

And which of your Lord's bounties, will you and you deny?


  1. Crazy, but just yesterday I read Surat ur-Rahman.

  2. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Assalamu Alikum,

    Thank you, my dear for writing this, it was inspiring and a different perspective to what is accustomed to.


  3. Wa'alaykum AsSalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

    Turkish Delight: Subhan'Allah. Beautiful when that happens, isn't it?

    Anonymous: Alhamdulillah, you're most welcome. Just something that was on my mind the last week or so.

    Barak Allahu fi kum.