I am in Colorado enjoying the beautiful scenery here. As I went hiking last morning a bit after Fajr, I couldn’t help but realize the beauty of Allah’s creation. A friend (Haseena) told me that she was listening to a lecture once and the shaykh mentioned that many converts are nature people because Allah’s order is completely noticeable there. We climbed somewhere from 9,000 feet to 10,000 feet and walked until our trail dead ended at a waterfall. A waterfall is one of the most beautiful things in a forest, in my opinion and it was beautiful how much Allah protected it. It wasn’t clearly accessible, you had to earn your way in to get there. But the climb and walk was completely worth it.
We were also walking on inclines, but it was amazing to see that the trees around up were so tall and stood perfectly straight up. I was trying to explain to my siblings that if something is on an incline and determined not to lean towards any side, one side of the object must be longer than the other. So if the incline is sloped downward, the back side of a tree must be shorter in comparison to the front. Amazing, how that happens isn’t it? SubhanAllah.
There was even a part of the path that cleared open to where you could see plains. So we were hiking in a forest with different vegetation and looking across out of the forest was a hill with plains and different trees and colors.
We even got to look at the mountain in front of up where the subalpine level hits the alpine level and there is little to no vegetation on top due to oxygen content.
SubhanAllah though- “And it is He who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm and (flowing) rivers: and fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two: He draws the night as a veil over the day. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who consider!” (13:3)