رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.
So when we walk the path, we walk it alone… except, we’re not really alone. As Allah tells us in Surah Al-Hadid هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا يَلِجُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا ۖ وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا […]
A quick follow-up to this morning’s Reminder… Here’s the same view, shot moments apart, by 3 different cameras, at 30, 45, and 60 seconds (all manually counted, and so probably not accurate…). On the left, the Cosina CX-2; in the middle, the Lomo LC-A; on the right, the Sears 35 R|F (Ricoh 500 G). All […]
However Allah guides us to His path, and however many people help us along the way, and however many people we surround ourselves with, copy, model ourselves after, follow, emulate, when it comes down to it, we’re all going to stand naked and alone (and hopefully not too afraid) in front of Allah.
I sometimes wonder… when we ask Allah to guide us to the straight path, is there only the one path, or are there multiple paths? I mean, the path leads from wherever to Allah’s forgiveness and mercy, but you and I, we’re likely coming from many different directions…