Our love of beauty a Sign..

Have you ever seen a dog stunned by the sunset,Or a bear marvelling mountains capped by snow?Or a camel enamored by a starry desert night, Or a bird breathless by the scenes it sees below?And if you’ve never seen a cat gaze fondly, in the eyes of another with resolution impressed,

then maybe something extra has been placed, in our souls, that is not be by evolution addressed,

For if we are animals just like all others, then why are our souls so easily captured,

By beautiful places and beautiful things, by beautiful moments enraptured,

May be The Beautiful made us and left, our love of beauty a sign,

that we believe in Him and recognize, that beauty points to the Divine.

~Ammar

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Sometimes the Greatest Miracle is within You

It was physically impossible for Maryam (as) to be pregnant. It was ‘impossible’ for the sea to split in half for Prophet Musa and his people to escape the army behind them. It was ‘impossible’ for Prophet Ibrahim to emerge unscathed from the fire that his people threw him into. It was ‘impossible’ for the Prophet Muhammad to travel to Al-Aqsa and ascend to the heavens all in one single night.

May peace be upon them all.

Sometimes we read about these miracles but we fail to connect them to our own existence. 

‘These miracles only happened in the past,’ we might thinks. ‘It’s not realistic for us to hope for miracles in our own lives,’ we might say.

Then, perhaps one day you’ll think that you’ll never experience happiness again after losing someone you loved deeply. But you will feel joy again – and then you’ll understand how miraculous that feels. It’s as though Allah (swt) split your heart in two like the Red Sea, and allowed hope to emerge against all odds.

He will prevent the fire of your pain from consuming you.

He will fill your mind with ideas and your heart with love and appreciation when you thought you had nothing left to give. He will fill your mind, body, and heart with the kind of life that can only be explained asmiraculous.

He will take you to places in your dreams and in your realities that you never imagined possible.

And yet we sometimes believe that miracles are all in the past.

We aren’t meant to read about the miracles of Allah and then just move on as though they’re stories of the past. We are meant to understand that the miracles of Allah are happening all the time, all around us and within us as well.

When you cry out in the middle of the chaos of life – My Lord, show me a sign! – look within yourself. Remember every difficulty He saved you from. Remember when He healed you. Remember when He gave you a light to carry in the middle of the darkness.

Remember how you’ve survived so much – only because of Him. You are a miracle.

“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?” (41:53)

-Asma Hussein

Allah shows you His Signs..

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Wassalatu Wassalamu ala Rasulillah

“And say, ‘Praise is due to Allah. He will show you His signs, and you will recognize them. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do.'” [al-Naml: 93]

Every day, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala sends us some of His Signs. He shows us different things; in His Verses, in the universe, in ourselves, in incidents that occur in our lives etc. Sometimes the signs are general, sometimes they’re very personal. He alerts us to these things so that we may turn to Him, hearken to His Existence, and worship Him. These signs come to us again and again, like the verse which you keep getting reminded about, but sometimes we’re so busy looking for other things that we miss the little things in our lives that keep coming back. Have you ever wondered at your continuous hardship? The test will keep coming again and again until your learn the lesson you’re supposed to learn. There is no such thing as coincidences in this world; but they are all signs, and signs lead the way to greater meanings and purpose.

When we realise that Allah `azza wa jall is guiding us to Himself, the steps we take at that stage become all the more important. Some of us will listen, and some of us will unfortunately turn away. We know the example of the one who will be raised blind on the Day of Resurrection, and he will cry out, “My Lord, why have you raised me blind while I had sight?” And Allah will simply say, “Thus did Our signs come to you, but you forgot them; and thus will you this Day be forgotten.” [TaHa: 124-126]

When His Signs come to you, take great care not to turn away or to disregard. He knows that you’ve recognised the sign and whatever you do at that point is ever so crucial, because as He says in the end, ‘…Your Lord is not unaware of what you do.’

May Allah grant us insight and understanding, ameen.

—Fajr blog