Time and Space are the two main dimensions that are under consideration. Doubtfulness, confusion, unclarity; these are the emotions felt by the humans whenever they begin to understand the origin of this universe or the essence of the Almighty. Only a partial understanding of this universe can be achieved with our limited knowledge. No matter how advanced we become in terms of technology, we cannot remove the barriers of our limited scientific command to comprehend the essence of the Almighty. Who created Allah? Where is Allah? How is He the first and the last? Looking for and Finding Allah. Knowing Allah.
Countless times the Holy Qur’an guides us about itself being a book of blessing and mercy, so that we can be alert and mindful at all times of the consequences of our actions. Allah promises to us that if we follow His commands, do good deeds and remember our motive of coming to this earth then Allah will most definitely show His mercy to us and even reward us immensely here and in the here-after.
I regretfully accept that my days and nights are not a sample of a balanced deen and dunya. I strongly believe that the Supreme King, Allah the Almighty, knows our strengths and weaknesses. Keeping these in mind our Lord has laid out the basic principles of spending our days in this life in order to salvage our afterlife.
Encouraging an environment of charity, and sharing with our fellow brothers and sisters is the Islamic way of living your life. Islam is a religion of balance, and disapproves means of extremity, praising such attributes of the citizens where they share from their wealth for helping the less privileged and the poor.
Rising above our weaknesses, aiming to achieve humility, simplicity, piety, righteousness, and sense of non-attachment with the worldly affairs, can aid us in climbing the tallest of mountains. Pleasing our supreme King with our weak attempts can help us in making this earth a blessing for all. Let us strive to feel the pain of our near and dear ones, being of assistance to those in need, lending a helping hand even when we ourselves are falling short, only for gaining Allah’s pleasure.
Allah, our loving creator, knows beforehand of our troubles and the solutions we seek. He is the most kind and has blessed us with strong antidotes to the diseases that are faced by us in this life. In His Holy Quran, He has revealed the three Surahs as cures to depression, namely: – Surah Ad-Duhaa (93) – Surah As-Sharh (94) – Surah Ar-Rahman (55). Understanding these Surahs can surely relieve us of any doubts about this life and the worldly worries in sha Allah. The only thing required is a soul seeking repentance and a heart pleading forgiveness from the most merciful Lord, Allah Subhanahu Ta’aala.
Since childhood, I wondered about the Mi’raj (Night Journey of Prophet Muhammad pbuh) and how it could have been possible. Specifically, how was it possible that the Prophet pbuh mounted a mythological hybrid horse named “Buraq” and went to the heavens, to meet and take directions from Allah SWT?The video below makes a connection between Mi’raj and the black holes. Recently, with the first photograph ever taken of a Black Hole, the interest in this debate is sparked. Was a black hole the conduit through which the Buraq took the Prophet pbuh to paradise.Another point to consider perhaps, is this; “The Encyclopaedia of Islam, referring to Al-Damiri’s writings, considers Buraq to be a derivative of Arabic: برق barq “lightning”. Taken from Wikipedia. So, either Buraq was lightening-fast, or this is some reference to light, which as one would assume, is part and parcel of space travel.