Not a Stranger After All


Often times we focus on how we are the very few who worship Allah yet we forget that well we are all in this together.

تسبح له السماوات السبع والأرض ومن فيهن وإن من شيء إلا يسبح بحمده ولكن لا تفقهون تسبيحهم إنه كان حليما غفورا

The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving. (Al-Israa’ 44)

How can you feel like a complete stranger in this world when everything around you is glorifying Allah. As i stand to pray and see the bright moon in front of me, i think to myself… Allah created me to worship, Allah created the Moon as well, and the moon is glorifying Allah. That beautiful crescent in the sky up so high, is glorifying Allah. That brings shivers down my spine, the Lord of the moon, the Lord of me, the Lord of everything… we are all here to glorify Him subhanahu wa ta’ala.

During Ramadan we are at such an eman high because you don’t feel strange worshiping Allah. You have boost to fast and not complain because everyone else is doing it. You pray qiyaam quite easily, because well everyone else is and it makes it mentally easier on you. I’m not saying that is a bad thing, i just wish we could stay like that all year long.

So from now on i want to remind myself that everything is glorifying Allah swt, everything knows the value of the most Great the most High, and i am like any of His creation. I now know that i am not alone while i wake up to pray qiyaam. i can just look out the window and see the beams of the moonlight shining back at me, assuring me that it is also glorifying Allah while everyone else is fast asleep.

When i walk to university and hear the birds chirping amongst the loud noises of the cars passing by and the crazy morning rush of the city, i will tune it all out and listen to the chirps, and tell myself, them too are glorifying Allah.

Just remember that you were created to worship Allah, and if we only could take into account what an honor it is to be the slave of Allah, we would be just like the rest of His creation, in a constant state of glorification.


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