25.This Ramadan. . . Reflect on Creations

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In a Hadith Narrated by Aisha(R.A),
Bilal came to tell the Prophet it was time for Fajr and saw him crying, he said, “O Messenger of Allah! What makes you cry, when Allah has forgiven your past and future sins?” He said, “O Bilal, what are you saying! What would prevent me from crying when on this night, this ayah was revealed to me:

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ

{Certainly, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are, indeed, signs for men of understanding.} [3:190]

“Woe to the one who recites it but does not contemplate it.”

SubhanAllah, i’m sure this hadith is unfamiliar to most of us. Whoever knew that contemplation help such value. Some of the righteous Salaf considered it better to spend some time reflecting on Allah’s creation than to pray qiyaam all night.

With these last few days of Ramadan, take some time off to really reflect;

– Read the last few ayahs of Surat Aal ‘Imran, ayahs 193-200, in their original Arabic, contemplating on what Allah is saying in them. Read a tafsir alongside the ayahs, for maximum benefit.

– Reflect on your own creation. Realize that Allah gave us signs to reflect on, both in His Book, and in the world all around us, and even within ourselves; how your body functions so perfectly on it’s own.

– Reflect on the sun – that star, that burning ball of fire – which Allah made a means for life on earth. Trees that grow from minute seeds to become many times their size, branches growing in all directions, twisting and turning to reach this sun. Birds and animals with species to amaze. A sky lit up and painted daily with so many breathtaking strokes of color.

Marvel at Allah’s creation and power and strength. Soak in the beauty of a world Allah created, all the while hoping and praying for what’s better and more-lasting in the Hereafter.

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http://www.igotitcovered.org/2012/08/06/18-signs-for-the-sound/

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