Thursday, March 2, 2017
READ THIS AND YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT THE NIGHT SKY IN THE SAME WAY AGAIN
Did you know that some stars which we see in the night sky is actually millions of light years away? That means when we see a star studded night, it's actually possible that we are practically looking into the past SubhanAllah! How mind blowing is that?
Take the sun for example. We all know that the sun is one huge star that is at a distance of some 149.6 million km away from earth. That equals about 93 million miles so a bit more than 8 light-minutes in distance. This means that when we look at the sun, we are looking at it after eight minutes. Mind-blowing isn't it?
The Quran talks most eloquently about the sun, moon and the sky. In Surah Yaasin, we learn:
And the sun runs its own course; unchanging .That is the decree of the Almighty, the all-Knowing. And the moon we have measured for its mansions (To traverse) till it returns like the old dried curved date stalk. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, or the night out-strips the day. They all float in their orbits.
Do you see, the sun in all its splendor and size and every other matter in the universe is totally subservient to Allah's command. It doesn't delay in rising or setting and it runs its course as designed by Allah. And look at us. Allah, the creator of the entire universe calls us, an insignificant slave to worship Him and He pays attention to us. And yet, we ignore our Salah, procrastinate it for an hour and finally give it up altogether. The pride of humans, SubhanAllah... May Allah forgive us!
How can we expect Allah to answer our Duaas when we don't respond to Him? But if we submit to Allah like the sun and the moon and the stars do, then Allah will look after us and fulfill our needs too.
So the next time you see the night sky, ponder over the magnificence of Allah's creation. All those stars we see are only a teeni tiny part of the observable galaxy. And there are gazillion galaxies out there and even that is only part of the lowest heaven.
So if Allah manages all that with perfection, know that your life isn't too much for Allah to handle. Remember, the same God that holds the stars in place hold your life in place as well. Trust Him.
For those who are interested in knowing more about space (I'm obsessed with space documentaries!) I suggest you watch this amazing space documentary called 'Journey to the edge of the universe'.