خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا وَأَلْقَى فِي الْأَرْضِ رَوَاسِيَ أَن تَمِيدَ بِكُمْ“He (Allaah) has created the heavens without any pillars, that you see and has set on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you.” (Surah Luqman: 10)
Or there would be a long night, a night so long that it would be continuous until the day of resurrection. Or a day that is continuous until the Day of resurrection.
قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِن جَعَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكُمُ اللَّيْلَ سَرْمَدًا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ مَنْ إِلَهٌ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ يَأْتِيكُم بِضِيَاء أَفَلَا تَسْمَعُونَ
قُلْ أَرَأَيْتُمْ إِن جَعَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكُمُ النَّهَارَ سَرْمَدًا إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ مَنْ إِلَهٌ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ يَأْتِيكُم بِلَيْلٍ تَسْكُنُونَ فِيهِ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ“Say: ‘What would you think if Allah should make the day continuous for you till the Day of Resurrection, what god, other than Allah, shall bring you the night to sleep in. Will you not see?’Say: ‘Think! What if Allah should enshroud you in unceasing night till the Day of Resurrection, what god, other than Allah, shall bring you light! Will you not hear?’ (Surah al-Qasas:71-72)
Yet out of His Compassion and Kindness he gives us all that without asking, and every single thing that we did ask for, every single day of our lives, to every single one of us.وَآتَاكُم مِّن كُلِّ مَا سَأَلْتُمُوهُ وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَتَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ الإِنسَانَ لَظَلُومٌ كَفَّارٌAnd He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings of Allaah, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed wicked and thankless. (Surah Ibraaheem: 34)
Alas! As Allaah says, we are ungrateful and thankless. We are so involved in our lives, its fun and enjoyment, so engrossed in all the blessings that we have around us, that we forget to thank the Lord of the blessings. We are so arrogant that we associate everything to our selves and our achievements and our power. We lose sight of the source of the blessings, the One who gave us the blessings in the first place.
We forget that the best way to thank Allaah is to submit to Him…to obey Him and worship him the way He deserves to be worshipped, without associating partners with Him Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala. Not to disobey him and to follow the Sunnah that His Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam) brought.
Therefore, Allaah sends us reminders…reminders, like ash from an insignificant volcano, that incapacitates and debilitates us, so that we may remember and reflect…so that we may be thankful and submit to His Might and Power.
So take lesson from these signs and reminders that your Lord sends to you and truly appreciate His innumerable blessings upon you and thank Him from the bottom of your heart. Realize the Ultimate, Supreme Greatness of your Lord and the fragility and insignificance of your own.
Know that you are nothing but a speck of dust in front of the Mighty Plan of the Lord of the worlds and if He so wished, you would be annihilated in less than a second and there is nothing, absolutely nothing, you could do about it. So live your life according to what He has ordered and submit to Him before its too late.
Where are you going to go when the ‘REAL’ volcano blows…?