Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 190-191.
إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Verily! 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. Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): “Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.
Indeed for those who ‘think deeply’, are signs in everything, for He did not create anything, in the earth in ourselves, (51:21) or make anything happen except with due knowledge & purpose.
Let’s live with Allah in our hearts, not on our tongues. Nothing was created on this earth or in the heavens without a purpose. The breath-taking sky, the winter snow, the day-long rainfall, the beautiful gardens, the fruits of different colours & sizes, tasty to those who eat …indeed, all these are pointers to Him , pointers to His oneness, and stops for us to remember, reflect and increase in our conciousness of HIm.
Likewise, nothing in our lives happens without a reason. Not the sadness, the happiness or the afflictions. They are all from Allah for a particular reason. They are lessons for us to grasp and to live with. Lessons for those who remember Allah, for verily, those who remember Allah will see aright. (7:201)
May He (swt) gift us with more from His ‘Gems’ and make of those who live with the whole Qur’an, in heart and in mind, ameen.