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Have You Ever Wondered?
By Widad Al-Shingiti, a dear sister in Islam

 

Have you ever wondered, when you look at the sky,

How those white cotton puffs change in shape and nature?

Have you ever wondered when this same sky,

Has the gray and black puffs,
and how they clash and cause thunder?

Have you ever wondered, was this all by chance?

Sometimes it just rains,
and sometimes it pours and sometimes there are
streaks of lightening and sounds of thunder.

Have you ever noticed the shape of snow how it differs?

Have you noticed the hail and why its there?

Have you ever wondered if all this happened by chance?

Have you ever wondered at the sky at night?

The beautiful little lights scattered everywhere,

The moon in its different stages,

And sometimes not there at all?

Have you ever wondered at the total eclipse of the sun or moon?

Couldn’t he who has caused it make the sun rise from the West?

Couldn’t he who caused all this resurrect
all that he has made in the first place?

Subhan-Allah, Subhan-Allah!!

Have you ever wondered at the seashore,
where all the different seashells came from?

Have you ever wondered at this calm and beautiful sea,
what it holds of wonders?

How many species of fish, of plants, of waterlife?

Have you seen the coral reefs, the seaweed, the starfish?

Have you seen the colonies of beings under the sea?

Have you seen the beautiful colors, the life?

Have you ever seen this same sea in its fury?

The waves are walls, that lash and carry everything in their way.

The beautiful serene blue color replaced by the ugly gray?

Can you tell if all this happened by chance?

Have you seen the beautiful green forest with all the trees,
and all the wildlife?

Have you seen the meek deer and the little rabbits,

Have you seen the butterflies, the bees and the ants?

Did you count the kinds of leaves you find on the ground?

Their variation in color, shape and size?

Can you tell me if all this could happen by chance?

Is it all by chance?Tell me, is it all by chance?

Did you look at your fingertips?

Everyone has a unique set…

They will be made again on the day of resurrection,

Who can do that but who has made them in the first place?

Couldn’t he who has caused it make the sun rise from the West?

Couldn’t he who caused all this resurrect
all that he has made in the first place?

Subhan-Allah, Subhan-Allah!!

“Huwa Allah allathi la-ilaha illa huwa”

Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;-

“A’alimu alghayb wa-shahada,”

Who knows all things,

Both secret and open;

“Huwa Arrahman Arraheem.”

He Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

“Huwa Allah allathi lailah illa huwa,”

Allah is He ,than whom there is no other god,

“Al-Malik, Al-Quddus, As-Salam,”

The Sovereign, the holy One ,The Source of Peace and Perfection,

“Al-Mu’min,”

The Guardian of Faith,

“Al-Muhaymin,”

The Persever of Safety,

“Al-Aziz,”

The Exalted in might,

“Al-Jabar,Al-Mutakabbir,”

The Irresistible,the Justly Proud

“Subhan Allah a’amma yushrikun,”

Glory to Allah!

He is high above the partners they attribute to Him.

“Huwa Allah, Al-Khaliq,”

He is Allah The Creator,

“Al-Bari’-ou,” “Al-Musawir,”

The Originator, The Fashioner

“Lahu al-asma-ou lhussna,”

To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names:

“Yussabbihu lahu mafi assamawati wal-ardh,”

Whatever is in the heavens and on the earth,

Doth declare His Praises and Glory:

“Wa huwa Al-Azizu lhakeem.”

And He is the Exalted

In Might the Wise. (59:22-24)

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