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 in turns. The objective is to draw attention from concrete realities of this world to the spiritual and abstract reality, and, hence, for man to find his role and purpose of life.
Water – a Creation of Allah (swt)
“… And we have made from water every living thing. Will they not believe?” (Al-Anbiya 21:30)
The Brave Little Seed
“He it is Who sends down water (rain) from the sky from it you drink and from it grows the vegetation on which you send your cattle to pasture. With it He causes to grow for you the crops, the olives, the date palms, the grapes and every kind of fruit. Verily, in this is indeed an evident proof and a manifest sign for people who give thought.” (An-Nahl 16:10-11)
For a tiny seed buried underneath layers of soil, it is a courageous task to uncover and remove those layers – to unveil itself emerging from the darkness into the world of light above; to move upward defying gravity; to sprout and come to life from a dried up seed.
Who does all of that? Mother nature? It is Allah (swt) Al-Khaliq (the Creator) Who orders this seed to perform what it does. This tiny seed obeys its Creator. And it is Allah (swt), Who facilitates its life by nurturing it, until the seed reaches its destiny: either to perish and return to the soil or bloom and give fruit, until it is put to death by its Lord (swt).
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