For the past few weeks, I didn’t listen to the Qur’an. In the morning, I was talking with my mom and laughing at a joke I just heard.
Suddenly, the voice of a child reading the Qur’an came from a WhatsApp status video; it was soul touching nodes.
All of my laughter and fun was gone in a split second, and my mind just shifted completely into this beautiful, serene place of peace and tranquility. I felt as if someone was speaking to me, helping me, guiding me, loving me, taking care of me, and calling me towards Him, and that too without even knowing what was being said as it was all in the Arabic language.
After a moment, I thought, what on earth was that? I can’t even understand why I felt like that, but sure enough, it is well written in the Noble Qur’an,
“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” (13:28)
For me, that in is itself was a compelling proof of Allah (swt) and the Last Day of Judgement. The Day, when everyone will be judged based on their deeds. A Day when no man will face injustice and oppression. A Day when the cruel rulers like Hitler, Pharoah, and others will meet what they have left behind during their times, the number of lives they have taken, the number of families they have destroyed, and everything in between.
Listening to those words was a profound experience. A sense of connection, even for just a few seconds to the Almighty, touched my heart.
And yes, I know, many will say all this is just overhyped, exaggerated feelings that I am portraying, and I get it. You may never have felt it, or maybe you don’t want to feel it, and I think it’s okay, but you are missing some treasure.
Look at the sky, observe your nights, closely listen to the sound of winds, ponder upon His creation and believe me, you won’t be able to resist yourself from God, the Almighty.
“This is a communication to be transmitted to mankind so that they can be warned by it and so that they will know that He is One God and so that people of intelligence will pay heed.” (Qur’an, 14:52)