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.
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.