Ponder over the creation


Pondering upon the creation of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, upon the amazing variety of creation, and the creation of man himself is a potent invigorator of faith. This is because the greatness of this creation points to the greatness of the Creator and His Omnipotence, its conformity and harmony points to the vastness of Allaah’s knowledge and His All-Encompassing Wisdom, its innumerable blessings and plentiful bounties point to the expanse of Allaah’s Mercy, His Generosity and Kindness. All of these factors lead one to exalt its creator, give thanks to Him, resort to His remembrance and make the religion sincerely for Him Alone. This is the essence and very spirit of faith.

Ponder over the impoverishment and need of the whole creation of its Lord for everything, the fact that it cannot survive without Him for even the blink of an eye, especially that which you witness in yourself, leads the servant to humbly submit before Him, to frequent supplication of Him in order to promote all that would benefit him with regards this world and the Hereafter and repress all that would harm him. It leads one to have complete reliance upon and absolute trust in his Lord along with total belief in His promise and an ardent desire for His beneficence.

Through all these matters does one actualize faith and strengthen his worship, for indeed supplication is the essence and spirit of worship.

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[Transcriptions: Al-Allaamah as-Sa’di: The tree of faith (p.53)]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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