Take in the endless beauty around us.
Traveling around the world is a very spiritual experience, as we get to witness the beauty of Earth and the people in it. Allah has created our incredible Earth for us to appreciate and learn from it.
“And the earth We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and have produced therein every kind of lovely pairs (of plants).” Qur’an (50:7)
The little stones and the soil that we walk on have their own beauty, if only we took a few minutes to observe. The birds, even the crows and pigeons in the cities are beautiful, we only need to look at them with some love.
“Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up except Allah. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.” Qur’an (16:79)
Beauty has a different meaning for each one of us, and if we look close enough, everything has its own beauty.
“And we have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars.” Qur’an (67: 5)
The people around us are alluring in their own unique way. Someone’s voice and someone’s natural smell might be beautiful if not their face or hair.
Also Allah has created everything with a purpose and that little worm, which we trampled on this the morning must have served some purpose in balancing our ecosystem. Every human is important, even the cruellest of them; without them we wouldn’t know that we shouldn’t be like them and should work to be better persons.
We are interlinked and interconnected with every living creature on this earth, and so we should take time to appreciate the beauty and be thankful for every single thing that Allah has bestowed upon us.
So travel, explore and observe, even if you only get to see outside your window, remember Allah in whatever you see. Remember Allah and Allah will remember you.
Beauty is all around us in nature and in the people around us, we just need to learn to appreciate them and be thankful.