Muhammad Bin Ibrahim At Tuwejri in his book titled “Fiqh Ul Quloob” (“Understanding of the Hearts”) beautifully presents Allah’s (swt) numerous and wonderful creations. The objective is to draw attention from concrete realities of this world and lead to the spiritual and abstract reality, and, hence, for man to find his role and purpose of life.
The Diversity in Creation
It is Allah’s (swt) absolute wisdom and knowledge that determines how to create different things. For example, most stars are stationary, whereas planets are swimming in their defined orbits. Some stars are small in size, while others are big. Some appear closer, while others twinkle afar. Some are a bunch forming a constellation, while others shine in solitude. The stars are different in their colour, age, and volume.
“And He has subjected for you the night and day and the sun and moon, and the stars are subjected by His command. Indeed in that are signs for a people who reason.” (An-Nahl 16:12)
The Path Directors
Stars lead the living beings to their various destinations in the pitch darkness of nights. Migratory birds, who are non-intellectual beings, find their way through Allah’s (swt) stars and chart their route. Disbelievers, who lack divine knowledge, use these stars for astrology. Believers, who are equipped with Allah’s (swt) recognition, know that these stars assist them in discovering and gauging the wonders of astronomy. Travellers are led to various destinations in the air, land, and sea, as these stars shine like lit up street boards for them.
“And it is He who placed for you the stars that you may be guided by them through the darknesses of the land and sea. We have detailed the signs for a people who know.” (Al-Anam 6:97)
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