When Hardship Hits

I just came across something spectacular. I’ll show you what it is in just a moment. First, I want to share what I found extraordinarily simple yet awesome about this sign from nature. These tiny creatures would normally be harder to see (for the most part, they live underground), isolated from one another, and spread out. Yet, when hardship hit, they banded together, moved above-ground in unison, didn’t mind that they were literally on top of each other and quite visible.  What is going on? If a tiny creature knows its purpose and moves and acts accordingly, how arrogant of us to think of ourselves each as unique and independent?

Arachnaphobes beware.

Contingent Creation

Everything we have discovered and are yet to discover, everything we encounter and contemplate about – ourselves, languages, animals, time, mountains,  air, space, the entire universe – exists, is created, is interconnected and contingent on external factors.

All creation  is contingent on the Will of Allah (SWT).

Intricacies Unseen

Have you ever peered through a microscope at something simple like a snowflake or a feather? SubhanAllah, the intricate patterns are breathtaking. Even the tiny organisms that can potentially help or harm us – SubhanAllah, extraordinarily awesome! Such variety, such complexity, such intricate detailing hidden in everything big and small.

Even if we were worlds unto ourselves, we would remain insignificant and so intimately tied to everything in, on, and around us. SubhanAllah – that we can contemplate and comprehend our insignificance within our own being is a favour to be grateful for.

What a Merciful favour on us that we are able to contemplate our state of being both outside and within our own bodies, we are able to peer into creation and see the intricate interconnections and yet by His Mercy we are also able to remain outside of it all (through contemplation), in deep comprehension of our place – a place of insignificance, of passing, of transition, of impermanence.  Surely, these favours are not lost on those whose contemplation is linked to deep comprehension.