Ramadan 2021/1442AH - Juz 23
“There is a sign for them in the lifeless earth: We give it life and We produce grain from it for them to eat; We have put gardens of date palms and grapes in the earth, and We have made springs of water gush out of it so that they could eat its fruit. It was not their own hands that made all this. How can they not give thanks?” 36:33-35
Resurrection may often seem unfathomable, that we will die and be brought again to answer for our actions. It seems the import of movies.
Yet it’s all around us. Every year we see flowers and plants die around us, only to spring back to life the next year. Beautifully and cyclically.
None of us are able to control this or bring about this "resurrection" ourselves. Even those of us with the greenest of fingers simply provide the ingredients — light, water, soil and care — nurturing the plants nature and hoping, praying it blooms.
By the same token we can’t hasten our own resurrection or even be sure how exactly it will take place. All we can do is work now on our actions provide the ingredients of a good life and virtuous deeds, and pray for a blooming and flourishing on the day of our resurrection.
"With Him are the keys of the unseen—no one knows them except Him." 6:59
“Another of His signs is this: you see the earth lying desolate, but when We send water down on to it, it stirs and grows. He who gives it life will certainly give life to the dead. He has power over everything.“ 41:39
"who sends water down from the sky in due measure—We resurrect dead land with it, and likewise you will be resurrected from the grave" 43:11