All praises belong to God lord of the worlds
Yesterday I was pondering this verse it’s so profound!
God does not just say he is the lord and stop there. In Arabic the word lord رب rubb anyone can be a lord.
I could say أنا رب ألمنزل ana rubbul manzil meaning I am the lord of the house meaning it’s my house.
God is not just lord and stop there he clarifies further stating he is the lord of all the worlds.
I used to think the worlds as just the various different planets in the universe, but there is world within our bodies within our cells, each of us lives in our own world as we experience life, there is a world within which bacteria live. The football world, the political world, the academic world. God is the owner of all these worlds including the digital world we now see developing on our screens. He is the lord owner of all of this.
I used to pass verses that relate to God owning all the time and not reflect on them at all until yesterday.
To God belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth.
Us humans we love to boast and show off to others about what we own, fancy houses, car job etc. We can even become arrogant about what we have, and can do not realizing that what we have is a gift from God which can be taken away.
No matter how much a person may own, how powerful they maybe it will never equal even the size of an atom compared to all that God owns. One of the names of God is ألغنى al ghanni (the rich one)
Some people also love boasting about what they can do with regard to special skills they have speaking a language, martial arts computer knowledge or have smart and clever they are. They risk losing their abilities.
Remember when you are arrogant you are
God talks about what he can do which no human can match
Who has created the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: “Can you see any faults?”
Then look again and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation and worn out.
All these verses of God’s ownership and God’s power is a reminder to us to be humble and not forget his majesty magnificence which can be witnessed by observing nature.
Remember when you are arrogant you are risking losing all you have and can do. And instead if you are grateful he will give you more.
Being grateful always leads to receiving more. How?
If a person gives you a present and you thank then really really sincerely showing it. Will they feel like giving you more?
Imagine in front of that same person you display arrogance and start boasting about the gift you received are they likely to feel like giving you more gifts in the future?
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Author of Get Fluent In Arabic