It is indeed most pleasant when it starts to snow. When you try to grasp the snowflakes with your hands, and then realize that they will just melt away as soon as they reach your hand. Or when you try to open your mouth wide, hoping to taste these beautiful snowflakes, and pretending to munch on them as if they are some sort of ‘ais kacang’ that you miss from home so much.
When it snows, it just lifts the spirit up; If you’re feeling gloomy, all of a sudden you feel like you want to just smile and be cheerful all day long 🙂
Sometimes you feel like dancing in the snow, and make snow angels, and just have fun in the snow..!
Alhamdulillah, isn’t Allah Great? He has bestowed upon us many blessings and many ‘nikmat’s indeed. He has shown us how beautiful the earth can be when flakes of tiny drops of snow begin to fall from the sky, showering us as we walk on the path. He has made our spirits lift up, in delight just by looking at this magnificent view. Surely, there must be something to learn and gain from all of His creation, including the snow?
Let’s look at our book of guidance, the Quran :
“We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them as a play and game for Us. “[Quran 21:16]
Everything is present in the world for a purpose, even the snow. It may well be for us to appreciate His creation even more, so that we will be closer to Him. Being a Muslim, even the littlest, tiniest thing that we observe, especially from the nature around us, should bring us back to Allah, our Creator, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
It should remind us about His greatness, His Mercy upon us, that He has created everything for US so perfectly. Yes, everything- the sun, the flowers, the cute pets we have, the oxygen, the list goes on (too many to list down-in fact, it is IMPOSSIBLE to list all the things that He has given us!)-they are all there designed specifically for us, whom He loves so so much.
“It is He Who hath created for you all things that are on earth; Moreover His design comprehended the heavens, for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; and of all things He hath perfect knowledge.” [Surah Baqarah 2:29]
He even decorated the sky with stars for us to enjoy looking at it!
“And We have, indeed, made mansions of stars in the heaven and have adorned it for beholders.” : [Al-Hijr:16]
Let us take some time, to reflect and think, have we reciprocate our love to our Creator? Have we found the time in between our ‘busy’ lives to be thankful to Him for all the things He has given us? Have we showed signs of appreciation by bowing our heads and prostrating to Him, alone, in the middle of the night, when everyone else is fast asleep?
It is for us to think and now, to act accordingly. With the new year of Islam (Maal Hijrah), let us make our new year resolutions to become a better ‘Abd to Him, a better Muslim as a whole, and a better ukht to our beloved sisters insyaAllah. And May He grant us the strength to be istiqamah in this path insyaAllah..