In his book titled “Fiqh Ul Quloob” (Understanding of the hearts), Muhammad Bin Ibrahim At-Tuwajri beautifully presents Allah’s (swt) numerous and wonderful creation. The objective is to draw attention from the concrete realities of this world and lead to the spiritual and abstract reality, and, hence, for people to find their role and purpose of life.
Winds and Storage and Distribution of Water
“And there is not a thing but that with Us are its depositories, and We do not send it down except according to a known measure. And We have sent the fertilizing winds and sent down water from the sky and given you drink from it. And you are not its retainers.” (Al-Hijr 15:21-22)
The direction and speed of wind impact world’s temperatures and humidity. They also control the resulting food growth for humans, animals, and other species. Winds cannot be seen but only felt. They are a major source of life and death in absolute control of Allah (swt). They facilitate rain and resulting storage of water for all living beings. Without winds, huge clouds could never be driven to parched lands.
This Ayah is also a stern reminder from Allah (swt) that man should not attempt to monopolize Allah’s (swt) natural resources and deprive others. Allah (swt) is the Absolute Owner of all the worldly resources.