Monday, August 30, 2010

20th Ramadhan 1431 Hijri


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah, it was a beautiful morning. We drove up to the highlands of Sabah - the land beneath the wind - to the foot of Mount Kinabalu which is about 13,000 feet above sea level. Subhanallah, I missed her!  The last time I saw her was 7 years ago. Below is a picture from where I was standing (or rather working).

O son, this is one habit I picked up from one of my gurus; when you see a majestic creation of Allah say: 'O Allah, You did not create all this in vain. Glory be to You. Keep us safe from the Fire.' It is from a verse in the Qur'an:
Rabbana ma kholaqta haza batila
Subhanaka faqina aza bannar

As we drove up towards her, we were in fact going into the sunshine. It was glorious!

The other good habit you should pick up is to say a verse from Surah Yassin every time you bask in the sun:
Was shamsu tajri limus taqarrin laha
za lika taqdirul azizil alim
"And the sun is quickly proceeding towards its destination.
That is the designing of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing."

Subhanallah, I was overwhelmed by those two Qur'anic verses today; seeing Mount Kinabalu undress herself in the morning sun. She's gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

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