(3:190) The neglected form of worship

Realising the mundane is extraordinary   ‏In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, are signs for people of understanding. (3:190) Those who remember God while standing, and sitting, and on their sides; and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: Our Lord, You did not create this in vain, glory to You, so protect us from the punishment of the Fire. (3:191) The neglected form of worship – Observation and awe To ponder on the creation of Allah Almighty is a neglected form of worship. When He says ‘Indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the day and the night are signs’ for those who reflect and those who are people of understanding,’ Allah Almighty wants us to read the signs which He created everywhere, to feel the awe of the beautiful majesty of the heavens and the sky, and to admire their beauty which is majestic. Those who do not reflect upon His creation, are not people of reflection and understanding, but the opposite – people of misunderstanding, or ignorance or oblivious to what is around them. Mindfulness maybe a buzzword today, but it was part of Islam from the beginning. Being in the moment and noticing what is around you is perhaps the most neglected form of worship in our present, distracted, fast paced multi-tasking lives. Real blindness is in the heart Allah Almighty says in the Quran that His creations on the earth are signs for those who are reflective – those who remember Allah Almighty while they are standing, sitting or lying down. He is zooming in on an important issue – how to reflect upon His creation. Have they not travelled throughout the land … Continue reading (3:190) The neglected form of worship