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 this world’s concrete realities and lead to the spiritual and abstract reality, and, hence, for man to find his role and purpose of life.
“Have We not made the earth as a resting place? And the mountains as stakes?” (An-Naba 78:6-7)
The earth rotates and revolves. Can you feel these movements? That is because Allah (swt), out of His divine mercy, has created the land like a cradle and pegged it with mountain stakes to stabilize it. The movements are so gradual that they go unnoticed, and the mountains hold the earth down, preventing it from rocking.
Allah (swt) has granted them a perfect shape for each geographical terrain. If the mountains were high and straight like a wall, it would not have been possible to measure them. Had they been round, no one could have climbed them. Had they been lying around, people would have had no space to do anything. If they had filled the earth, they would have blocked air and light.
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