Ghāfir 57

21 Ramadan|1|©JamesECockroft-20140719

The creation of the heavens and earth is greater than the creation of mankind, but most of the people do not know.

Surah Ghāfir, 57I intended to shoot something else today, and save these up for another project, somewhere down the line. But I saw this one, and it captures so much: the contrast between the setting sun, with the blue sky and the clouds, and the dark cars on the highway and the glittering windshields in the parking lot of the mall just illustrates Allah’s mercy and generosity, against which we all spend so much time and energy building and consuming. (And I am in no way innocent of this.)

Alhamdulillah, we’ve entered the last 10 nights of Ramadan, one of which is the Night of Decree (Laylatul Qadr): during which Allah azza wa jall decrees all that will happen for the coming year. At this time, it’s best to reflect on our place in this world, our purpose, to seek forgiveness from people we’ve harmed and from our Creator, and to ask Him to help us become better servants. InshaAllah, we’ll make it out of this time better than we started.

iPhone 5, unnamed app; processed in Lightroom 5.

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