“A Shooting Star Is the Only Sign,” They Say

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

By the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

     It is a habit of mine that sometimes, if I wanted to talk to someone, I imagine how the conversation would go. I keep running the conversation in my mind. A while ago I realized something. I kept imagining a conversation, and as much I talked, there was no response. I projected some scenarios, but none of them makes sense. I didn’t know that person well, unfortunately. I’ve never talked to that person or to anyone who knows them—at least not about them. They would just be their silent, staring at me while I’m talking once and once again; every time—no response. I guess I am not smart enough nor crazy enough. It made me think, nonetheless,:

Some people don’t hesitate to make assumptions about what God, with all of his wisdom and collective knowledge, would do in response to what they say. The simplest example is when they say, if God was here, He should send a shooting star right away. But how they know? They don’t. It is just their arrogance that makes them say so. Many signs exist just behind the corner of their ego. It doesn’t only seem inappropriate, but also illogical. I cannot fathom another human’s thoughts, but they claim to have a comprehensive knowledge of God’s ways—without even having a connection with Him. Well, it’s absurd. It is also fundamentally idiotic if you calculate the consequences.

However, it is just like Allah said, in Surat Al-Hajj,

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ (8)
ثَانِيَ عِطْفِهِ لِيُضِلَّ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۖ لَهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا خِزْيٌ ۖ وَنُذِيقُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ عَذَابَ الْحَرِيقِ (9)

Which means, according to Saheeh International’s translation of the meaning of the Qura’an,

8. And of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening book [from Him],

9. Twisting his neck [in arrogance] to mislead [people] from the way of Allah. For him in the world is disgrace, and We will make him taste on the Day of Resurrection the punishment of the Burning Fire [while it is said],

     Nothing to be said after what Allah said. So, I close here by confessing that no falsehood has been said in here but from myself and the shaytan. And no correct thing has been said except by the support and guidance of Allah.

AlhamduliEllah.

-Mutaz

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