Tuesday, December 21, 2010

THE BEAUTY OF NATURE YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

"Allah is too GREAT..."
Picture by masterpiecestudios a.k.a my big bro

THE BEAUTY OF NATURE YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

By: Ameen Misran

“Subhanallah!” I shouted with all my heart as soon as I got out of our car. My friends and I have arrived at the seaside of OBS Sekakap Mersing, Johor, a wonderful place. We came here as facilitators to a camp by the name of KMK (Kem Minda Kreatif).

“A program must consist of three M’s: Meaningful, Memorable and Motivating” once said by Sir Mustafa Kamil bin Shaharom, an experienced motivator and also once my xifu.


Yeah…When something is meaningful to you, it will be memorable. The memory of the meaningful experienced you’ve undergone will become a catalyst that motivates you all the way inshallah. That is why the three M is significant.

To me, what was most meaningful, memorable and motivating was the beauty of the place. The breeze, the sky, the clouds, the thunderstorms and the insects are all sources of beauty you should be aware of.

                The breeze is lovely. Have you ever felt it? Every morning, I will go out and feel the breeze that caresses my face and cools my body. The breeze is a symbol of nature and it is simply beautiful. It is a gift from ALLAH -- free for mankind but not everyone is aware of its presence.

“We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them as a game. We did not create them except with truth but most of them do not know it” [1]

                When we gaze at the sky, sometimes it is immensely blue, but white silver clouds never fails to wheel against it. Allah paints a picture out of these puzzling jigsaw pieces made up of passing clouds that are never the same as they change continuously. Allah has made this scene more and more attractive and the beauty depends on the observer. In reality, they can be more stunning than what I have perceived.

                When the sky turns black with thick heavy clouds from a distance, curtains of falling rain can be seen. It appears as though an unseen hand is pouring water onto the lands to nourish them. This image is so striking that it makes me feel closer to the beauty of Allah.

                After a downpour, the air is crisp and refreshing. Creatures come to life. Birds sing with joy. The frogs croak merrily. The bees buzz blissfully as they do their work. Even the insects seem to shriek louder. I am so amused by the rhythm made by these creatures making me sing along on the wet grass. I am sure that they are all praising ALLAH on the handsome life HE granted.

                As the sun sets, the moon takes its tack. Sometimes the moon appears round, sometimes crescent-shaped. Whatever the shape may be, its presence adds to the beauty of the backdrops of stars in the far reaches of space. It is amazing that there are such things, unimaginable, unless you are an observer.

                When night comes, the stars rule the sky. Millions of these twinkling jewels can be seen in the black sky. How else could we see the wonders of the universe? The scene is gorgeous indeed. But the Creator of the universe is far more Gorgeous than that. HE can Create and Manage the universe. We are such tiny dusts! We then should realize that we are no match to ALLAH.

                Look at the world around you, filled with wonders. Little bees, butterflies, and others fly among the flowers in search of food. The flowers themselves are brightly colored with every possible combination of hues. I feast my eyes on the beauty of Nature’s countless wonders making me reflect what Allah said:

                “Have they not reflected within themselves? Allah did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them except with truth and for a fixed term. Yet many people reject the meeting with their Lord.” [2]
               
The beauty of nature is just a small portion from the beauty of ALLAH. It is so simple and undemanding that we often fail to perceive it. It is so automatic that we often take them for granted. Many people feel the wonders of nature but few relate them to the wonders of ALLAH. It is actually a blessing to be able to smell roses, to touch the morning dew, and listen to songs of the birds but do not forget these are signs for us to be closer to the CREATOR.

In pursuit for us to understand the greatness of Allah through His creations, I highly recommend you a book by Harun Yahya titled “Deep Thinking”. May the Blessings of Allah Be upon you and me.  


[1] Surah Ad-Dukhan: 38-39
[2] Surah Ar-Rum: 8

3 comments:

Atiqah said...

upload more pictures of the place please..let me enjoy the beauty too from far..

+akufobia+ said...

subhanallah.

Humayra' said...

ameen.. share the pics please...

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