Travelers on the Path of Knowledge

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Nature’s Order August 14, 2007

Filed under: Islam,Reflections — musaafir @ 10:11 am

SubhanAllah.

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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2 Responses to “Nature’s Order”

  1. haseena Says:

    MashAllah i Love Nature. It provides a getaway and isolation from the everyday luxuries and material things that weigh us down. And when i am alone in nature i feel for one moment, the kind of freedom that people must have felt every day during the time of the Prophet (pbuh)

  2. Jonah Says:

    MashAllah, my two friends and I were hiking in Oregon about 20 miles south of the Mt. Hood, in scenery that was much like the beautiful images you show. It is early July.

    It was about 5pm and the sun was still high, but we had to travel at least a mile off trail to get to our car parked at the end of an isolated logging road. We had no compass, no water, and very little food.

    Only through my faith in the Most Compassionate (Allah), and following all Signs given me, did we three travel for 45 minutes off trail, due west, and arrive at a hill precisely above our car.

    I love Allah, beautiful nature that is part of Creation, and to been witness to clear miracle.

    Sami allaahu liman hamidah

    Jonah
    Portland, Oregon


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