“The great Persian theologian, Fakhrudin al-Razi, said that discoveries are without enjoyment if they are not shared.” – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.
I would like to share something beautiful that reminds me of Allah and his mercy and the blessings he has bestowed upon us in Islam and Iman. To share the happiness of feeling the honour of knowing the Prophet (pbuh) 1400 years after his lifetime and the blessing of being accepted into the fold of Islam by Allah, the most generous.
My Sandal Pendant always lights up the moment I see it. I imagine it does, and it does to me, because of the meanings it embues. My heart always expands with both love for the Prophet(pbuh) and the awarness that Allah sent me a small reminder at that very moment, to be thankful.
I also often marvel at our human intellect and the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us in it. Looking at the pendant, I see the blessings of knowing how to apply heat to bend metals and to tranform a mental possibility into a physical reality. It makes me think of mathematics and the great Muslim mathematicians without which, we wouldn’t have our traditional Islamic art today; to appreciate its beauty and perfect harmony of symmetrical shapes and vivid colours bringing otherwise plain surfaces to life.
It reminds me to thank Allah for my wealth, however large or small, for my being in a blessed land, for having food, water and shelter and for having those to share it with. Most of all, my Sandal Pendant acts as a reminder to thank Allah for the blessing of having eyesight with which to see it all and intellect with which to percieve it.
I don’t have a pictures of my own, long loved pendant now, but here’s the one from the website.
What amazing discoveries have you made today? Do you have any inspirational thoughts to share with us? Feel free to leave a comment, no matter how long or short, and celebrate what makes you feel blessed today.
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