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 away attention from the concrete realities of this world towards the spiritual and abstract reality, and, hence, for man to find his role and purpose of life.
Certainty and conviction about meeting Allah (swt)
“Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you can see. Then, He Istawa (rose above) the Throne (really in a manner that suits His Majesty). 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.” (Ar-Rad 13:2)
The supreme creation of Allah (swt) is His Kursi, followed by His Arsh and then the seven skies. Each sky is set apart by a distance of 500 years, if we were to travel. Realize the insignificance of man’s creation in comparison – small and weak. Yet Allah (swt) designed, proportioned and staged the seven skies only for us. A sky with no cracks, no pillars, nothing clinging to it, vast, high, huge, stable, simply magnificent since ages. This was not created only to elicit compliments from people but it was created to instill Yaqueen (certainty) in the hearts of believers that they shall meet one day the All Mighty Allah (swt), the Khaaliq (Creator) of all that exits.
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