Photo: Chilling Birds

Let me know what you think about the ‘Chilling Birds.’ More of my amateur photography will be coming soon, some may come with a reality check.

'Chilling Birds' by Umer Sultan

Reality Check:

They say, “Why is it that no sign (of our choice) has been sent down to him from his Lord?” Say, “Allah is surely powerful enough to send down a sign.” But most of them do not know. [37]

There is no creature moving on the earth, nor a bird flying on its two wings, but they are all communities like you. We have not missed anything in the Book. Then, to their Lord all of them shall be gathered.* [38] (Noble Qur’an, 6:37-38)

*Commentary 11: “This verse may be interpreted in two ways. According to the one interpretation, it means that resurrection is not restricted to human beings; all the animals will also be resurrected on the Day of Judgement like humans. Then, every animal that was subjected to a hurt by another animal will be given an opportunity to take revenge from the latter. According to this interpretation, the ‘Book’ refers to the Preserved Tablet (Al-Lauh-ul-Mahfuz) where every act done by any creature is recorded. Since this book has not missed anything, reckoning of the deeds of every creature is not difficult. However, the animals will perish after their mutual retribution, while human beings will be sent to Paradise or to Hell.

The second interpretation is that the verse relates to the demand of the unbelievers to show a sign. The verse draws their attention to the universal signs spread all over the world to prove Allah’s infinite power and wisdom after which no other proof is required to establish His existence and His being omnipotent, and thus in no need of a partner or assistant.

The creation of the animals moving on the earth or flying in the sky has been referred to in this context. They are like humans in that Allah has equipped them with such qualities and abilities as were required by them to fulfill their needs. The ‘Book’ according to this interpretation refers to the Qur’an, which has not missed any basic point to prove the truth about Allah and His Messenger. If, even after receiving such obvious proofs, some people make absurd demands for the signs of their choice, then their matter will be decided by Allah Himself who will assemble all of them on the Day of Judgement.” [Explanation Note 11 ends.]

Source: The Meanings of the Noble Qur’an. By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani. Maktaba Ma’ariful Quran, Karachi. Page # 242-243.

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