Minute with a Muslim #373 – Look at The Heavens and The Earth – Signs of Allah
Channel: Tom Facchine
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One way that you can strengthen your faith is to
develop your relationship with the natural world.
The trees, the flowers, the birds, the bees, all these sorts of things that are around us. You know, you see some bird and it comes into your yard or whatever. And you might wonder what what's that bird? You don't know. It's all the same types of birds, maybe five, six different types of birds, you don't know their names, you don't recognize their calls. Right? Why is that?
Was life always like that 600 years ago, 700 years ago, or as our attention shifted, now we can name the actors in our favorite TV series, we can name all these different sorts of things, different production companies, and you know,
what we can't name the other. It's because we've shifted away from kind of the natural world a little bit. And that's not necessarily wrong. But think about this, Allah subhanaw taala. In the Quran, he uses the natural world to get to us.
He uses the natural world to appeal to us. He says, Look at the heavens in the earth. Look at the B, look at the spider look at all these different things that I've put in creation as what as signs he says as signs.
So if we're not acquainted with those signs, it might have an effect, it might have an impact on our faith. We just we walk on the concrete from the climate controlled House to the climate control car, we drive down the road, the climate controlled office, and we don't have any experience with the grass. Allah is talking to you about the grass in the corner. And he's talking to you about the ships and the oceans and sky and the clouds.
Right. So I personally believe that if somebody gets closer, closer to Allah has created world as he created it, nature, whatever we want to call it, that these sorts of appeals that Allah makes are going to make a little bit more sense. Right, you see the way that a leaf is constructed and how it holds the do in just like this amazingly beautiful, miraculous way. Right? Then it makes sense that this could only come from an intelligent creator. I don't believe that this is random. It's not possible. But if you walk by the plant, but you step on the plant on your way to work and you don't think twice about it