Darkness and light

DARKNESS is the ABSENCE of LIGHT. It is NOT the presence of anything. Darkness is hollow and consuming. It sucks the “you” out of “you” and leaves you empty. A person engulfed by darkness wanders like a vagabond searching for a ray of light to bathe in but unlike a vagabond, never finds it. The parable of their entanglement with the dark is given in Surah An Nur, in the 40th ayah in the interpretation of the meaning:

“””Or [they are] like darkness within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds – darkness, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom Allah has not granted light – for him there is no light.”””[24:40]

Thus, losing themselves completely in this darkness

Why? It says in Surah Al Hashr in the 19th ayah in the interpretation of the meaning:

“And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves.”[59:19]

Now, there they are searching, looking for a ray of hope, unable to find any. They turned away from their nature, their fitrah upon which they were created, end up losing themselves in the process. Struggling hard, to find a way out of it. Too bad, it’s too late…or is it?

“”””””Respond to your Lord before a Day comes from Allah of which there is no repelling. No refuge will you have that day, nor for you will there be any denial. [42:47] Surah ash shu’ara]””””””

But WHAT does the LORD WANT?

“”””O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous –
Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped).[2:21-22]Surah Al Baqarah”””””””””

WHAT do we KNOW?

Oh did you forget?
“”””””””””””And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam – from their loins – their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], “Am I not your Lord?” They said, “Yes, we have testified.” [This] – lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, “Indeed, we were of this unaware.[7:172]””””””””””””
You made a promise, did you forget it. You say you didn’t? You don’t remember?
It’s embedded inside you, just LOOK WITHIN.

“”””””””””””””Do they not contemplate within themselves? Allah has not created the heavens and the earth and what is between them except in truth and for a specified term. And indeed, many of the people, in [the matter of] the meeting with their Lord, are disbelievers.[30:8]Surah Ar Rum””””””””””

What? No one created the universe? How was it created?

“””Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]?Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they are not certain. Surah At Tur[52:35-36]”””

So, something creating itself out of nothing and something creating itself seem more logical to you, than it having a creator, so much so that you come up with theories like multiple universe and infinitely oscillating universe out of your posterior?

What? You are not sure?

“””Rather, they are not certain. [52:36] Surah At Tur”””

There’s the darkness within which you have buried your fitrah and your intellect.
While there’s still time:

“”””””Respond to your Lord before a Day comes from Allah of which there is no repelling. No refuge will you have that day, nor for you will there be any denial. [42:47] Surah ash shu’ara]””””


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6 comments on “Darkness and light

  1. DARKNESS is the ABSENCE of LIGHT, that’s right.
    And the person who sees in the darkness just like wearing blind fold, when you reveal the truth for him (when you remove that cloth), he will become in the Light.
    Well, light the people’s lives and reveal the truth….

    • Insha’Allah sister, indeed light chases darkness away and once it is gone,there is nothing but light.
      The revelation was sent to bring people from darkness to light:
      الر كتاب أنزلناه إليك لتخرج الناس من الظلمات إلى النور بإذن ربهم إلى صراط العزيز الحميد
      Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord – to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy -[14:1]

      The messenger(peace and blessings be upon Him) was sent to bring people from darkness to light:

      يا أيها النبي إنا أرسلناك شاهدا ومبشرا ونذيرا
      وداعيا إلى الله بإذنه وسراجا منيرا
      O Prophet, indeed We have sent you as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner.
      And one who invites to Allah , by His permission, and an illuminating lamp.[33:45-46]

      Towards light,that overwhelms:

      الله نور السماوات والأرض مثل نوره كمشكاة فيها مصباح المصباح في زجاجة الزجاجة كأنها كوكب دري يوقد من شجرة مباركة زيتونة لا شرقية ولا غربية يكاد زيتها يضيء ولو لم تمسسه نار نور على نور يهدي الله لنوره من يشاء ويضرب الله الأمثال للناس والله بكل شيء عليم
      Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.[24:35]

      Make du’a that Allah may accept from us and shower us all with His mercy,forgiveness and good pleasure.

  2. Surely I’ll make du’a, Insha’ Allah. “Some” people are like bats. Bats hate the light they just live in the dark, they can’t live in the light indeed if a light ray enters for example their cave they’ll get in a flutter.

    • “Darkness sucks the “you” out of “you” and leaves you empty.” Great sentence…

    • JazakAllahi Khayr,
      Indeed there are people like bats,that’s a nice analogy,mashaAllah.They prefer lesser over that which is better.
      Qur’an gives us an example of such people:
      وَالَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا صُمٌّ وَبُكْمٌ فِي الظُّلُمَاتِ ۗ
      But those who deny Our verses are deaf and dumb within darknesses.[6:39]
      Beautified it is for them.

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