Ramadan Reflections - Juz 1

Ramadan Reflections - Juz 1
۞ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَسْتَحْىِۦٓ أَن يَضْرِبَ مَثَلًۭا مَّا بَعُوضَةًۭ فَمَا فَوْقَهَا ۚ فَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ فَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ ٱلْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ فَيَقُولُونَ مَاذَآ أَرَادَ ٱللَّهُ بِهَـٰذَا مَثَلًۭا ۘ يُضِلُّ بِهِۦ كَثِيرًۭا وَيَهْدِى بِهِۦ كَثِيرًۭا ۚ وَمَا يُضِلُّ بِهِۦٓ إِلَّا ٱلْفَـٰسِقِينَ ٢٦

“Surely Allah does not shy away from using the parable of a mosquito or what is even smaller.

As for the believers, they know that it is the truth from their Lord. And as for the disbelievers, they argue, “What does Allah mean by such a parable?” Through this, He leaves many to stray, and guides many. And He leaves none to stray except the rebellious” - Quran 2:26

Everything around us is incredible, even the little flies and mosquitoes. If you’ve ever tried to draw blood or make a miniature plane, you’ll know it’s no easy feat and yet mosquitoes are drawing blood at will and flying off with it! We have to applaud their endeavour at least 😅

For people of belief and reflection there are signs in this, signs that point to the magnificence and intricacies of our planet and the universe at large. Signs that make us stop and say Subhanallah “All praise is due to God”.

This is part of the human condition, this element of wonder and intrigue, seeking to be humbled by something greater than ourselves. We live our lives searching for awe and looking to venerate something greater than ourselves, there are signs in everything that point back to the magnificence of God the Creator (al-Khaliq, one of His 99 names)

Some say these are not signs but just coincidences. People are too willing to close their hearts off to the signs around them, coming up with excuses and other explanations for why life isn’t miraculous.

For people of God however everything is miraculous. Even the small things, like mosquitoes.

It’s human nature that we may begin to overlook how amazing they are and how wonderful life is. But it is important to remain grateful, and to remain in awe, and worship God through praising him and acknowledging his magnificence wherever we may see it.