Sunday, December 2, 2012

Call to islam prt 4

Asalam wa alikum


(4) THE SIGNS OF ALLAH THAT ARE MANIFEST IN HIS CREATURES



If you must ponder on the universe, including the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the planets, the
mountains, the trees, the oceans and the animals, they will surely point to the existence and oneness of
Allah, the most High and the most well acquainted of all things. He is therefore the only deity who
creates and who is worthy of worship. It is he who created all those things, the originator of existence and
the one besides whom there is no other deity. He is the object of worship by all creatures. Everything
repeats his praises, even the birds. Allah, the most High and Wise, says: …and the birds (of the air) with
wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise. (Q24:41). Allah, the exalted in
mighty and Wise, says: ...there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet you understand not how
they declare His glory! (Q17:44). It means that everything celebrate his praise, including the animals, the
inanimate and the earth, all in a manner that we do not comprehend. We cannot understand the manner in
which the birds, the trees and all other creatures, carry out such celebration of praises, for everyone does
so in its own tongue or technique, which completely defies our comprehension. But Allah, the most
exalted, is well acquainted of their methods. This drives us to ponder and contemplate on the following
saying of Allah: Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and
on earth,- the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees, the animals; and a great number among
mankind? But a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment... (Q22:18). Therefore, there is
no deity worthy of worship besides Allah, the Omnipotent, the true God of manifest truth, the Creator
who is worthy of subservience; unto whom everything prostrate, including the stars, the mountains, the
trees, the animals, the sun and the moon.
There is no deity worthy of worship except you. O our lord! We worship none other than you.

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