… والسماء والطارق …

30 Mar

…Taken from a conversation between me and my friend:

“When I was praying maghrib yesterday after i finished, i was making du`aa so i looked up and from my window i saw a star it was so bright and i could see nothing else except for that star, and subhan’Allaah i thought about its insignificance compared to the entire universe yet it shines so brightly, that even though its one tiny speck in the vastness of the sky, i could still see it with my bare eyes it made me think of Allaah and how small we are compared to Him imagine that sis? We’re so insignificant yet to Allaah we shine, we matter to Him even if we’re so tiny. He sees us the way we see that star lonesome, but bright. We admire it, we love it and Allaah’s love for His slave goes far beyond that so how can we ever then think that He would wrong us or would let anything bad happen to us?”

The above conversation I had with my friend reminded me of one of my most favourite soorahs, at-Tariq. Such an excellent reminder. Indeed in the remembrance of Allaah do hearts find rest.

وَالسَّمَاءِ وَالطَّارِقِ

By the sky and the night comer

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ

And what can make you know what is the night comer

النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ

It is the piercing star

إِن كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَّمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ

There is no soul but that it has over it a protector

فَلْيَنظُرِ الْإِنسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ

So let man observe from what he was created

خُلِقَ مِن مَّاءٍ دَافِقٍ

He was created from a fluid, ejected

يَخْرُجُ مِن بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ

Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs

إِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ رَجْعِهِ لَقَادِرٌ

Indeed, Allah , to return him [to life], is Able

يَوْمَ تُبْلَى السَّرَائِرُ

The Day when secrets will be put on trial

فَمَا لَهُ مِن قُوَّةٍ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ

Then man will have no power or any helper

وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ

By the sky which returns [rain]

وَالْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ

And [by] the earth which cracks open

إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلٌ فَصْلٌ

Indeed, the Qur’an is a decisive statement

وَمَا هُوَ بِالْهَزْلِ

And it is not amusement

إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْدًا

Indeed, they are planning a plan

وَأَكِيدُ كَيْدًا

But I am planning a plan

فَمَهِّلِ الْكَافِرِينَ أَمْهِلْهُمْ رُوَيْدًا

So allow time for the disbelievers. Leave them awhile
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2 Responses to “… والسماء والطارق …”

  1. Umm 'Atiyyah March 31, 2010 at 6:14 am #

    <3 love your reflections :) Hafidhaki'Allaah!

  2. bint Husayn April 26, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Wow. yet another amazing post mashaAllah.

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