In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
SIGNS OF ALLAH (2)
All praise is for Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the wickedness of our own deeds. Whomever Allah guides, cannot be lead astray and whomever Allah does not guide, none can guide him. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone without associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his household, his companions and all those who follow them in righteousness till the Day of Judgment.
Allah, the Exalted, says: "Among His Signs is this that He created you from dust; and then Behold you are men scattered (far and wide)! And among His Signs is this that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell in tranquility with them and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts); verily in that are Signs for those WHO REFLECT. And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the variations in your languages and your colors: verily in that are Signs for those WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE. And among His Signs is the sleep that you take by night and by day and the quest that you (make for livelihood) out of His Bounty: verily in that are Signs for those who HEARKEN. And among His Signs He shows you the lightning by way both of fear and of hope and He sends down rain from the sky and with it gives life to the earth after it is dead: verily in that are Signs for those WHO UNDERSTAND. And among His Signs is this that heaven and earth stand by His Command: then when He calls you by a single call from the earth behold you (straightway) come forth (i.e. resurrected) " Q30:20-5.
In the Holy Qur'an, Allah appeals to the intellect of human beings, He enjoins them to study themselves, their environment and other creatures of Allah in order that they may believe. Allah says:
"We have created you: why will you not witness the Truth? Do you then see? The (sperm) that you ejaculate, Is it you who create it or are We the Creator? We have decreed Death to be your common lot and We are not to be frustrated from changing your forms and creating you (again) in (forms) that you know not. And you certainly know already the first form of creation: why then do you not celebrate His praises? See you the seed that you sow in the ground? Is it you that cause it to grow or are We the Cause? Were it Our Will We could crumble it to dry powder and you would be left in wonderment (Saying) "We are indeed left with debts (for nothing): "Indeed are we shut out (of the fruits of our labor)." See you the water which you drink? Do you bring it Down (in rain) from the Cloud or do We? Were it Our Will We could make it salt (and unpalatable): then why do you not give thanks? See you the fire, which you kindle? Is it you who grow the tree which feeds the fire or do We grow it? We have made it a memorial (of the Hell Fire) and an article of comfort and convenience for the denizens of deserts (and others). Then celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord the Supreme." Q56:57-74.
Allah says in the Qur'an over 1420 years ago that the world will come to an end one day, that He will resurrect the dead and will Judge them and will punish the guilty ones and reward the righteous ones that believed in Him. Human beings through science have discovered that the sun is very important for the existence of the Universe and that the sun cannot last forever. Some of them even boast that they can destroy the Universe within few minutes. However, science could not tell human beings what will happen after the Universe comes to an end, some people do not even bother. May Allah have mercy on the people of Turkey, may He give the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss. Last week there was a solar eclipse, this week there was earthquake, these are some of the signs of Allah. Can we imagine what will happen when there is earthquake all over the world at the same time and the sun collides with the moon? The promises and statements of Allah are truth and they will definitely happen.
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up; when the stars fall losing their luster; when the mountains vanish (like a mirage); when the she-camels ten months with young are left untended; when the wild beasts are herded together (in human habitations); when the oceans boil over with a swell; when the souls shall be joined with their bodies;" Q81:1-7.
"When the heaven is cleft asunder; when the Stars have fallen and scattered; when the Oceans are suffered to burst forth; and when the Graves are turned upside down. (Then) shall each soul know what it has sent forward and (what it has) kept back (in terms of good and bad). O man! What has seduced thee from thy Lord Most Beneficent? Who created thee, fashioned thee in due proportion and gave thee a just bias;"Q82:1-7.
Therefore, let us learn from the signs of Allah before it is too late. Death is certain. How are we preparing to meet our Lord, Allah. Let us turn to Him in repentance for He is the Oft forgiving, the Most Merciful. May Allah have mercy on us.
Peace be on you.