The Mercy of Allah

allah_caligMy Quran Reflections Journal
Gems from Taleem ul-Quran 2015

 Day 20 Reflection
(Al-Baqarah 2:152)

I looked above at the beautiful sky today, while travelling to Toronto from Mississauga. As far as I could see, there were thick grey and white clouds, and in between those, I could see patches of the clear blue sky, Subhan’Allah!

I thought to myself, whenever we look up at the sky, aren’t we reminded that just like the sky envelops the entire world, no matter where we go or which phase of life we are at, Allah’s (swt) mercy encompasses us?

Whether it is the blue sky, reflecting the height of sheer contentment and pure joy one experiences in life, the greys denoting the deep troubles, intense fears and agonizing pains that one is tested with, or the balanced whites representing the daily stressful and happy moments; Alhumdulillah, we are blessed to be never left alone by Allah (swt).

Allah (swt) promises in the Quran, in His most beautiful speech: “Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.” (Al-Baqarah 2:152)

How soothing and reassuring is this promise! What a solace it brings to one’s heart, knowing that our Creator is not going to leave us alone, but only, if we remember to ask Him, beg Him, plead Him and be grateful to Him!