Inspiration from nature
Earlier today, while out running an errand, some nearby birds were noticed along the way that I was going. They were quite pleasant to watch, and so I started to watch them and their activities more attentively.
It then occurred to me:
Birds are monotheists
They just worship only God throughout their entire existence and associate nothing with Him; and they appear to be constantly giving Him praise, as they go about their activities! It was noticed how that they also seem to be able to enjoy everything that they do. It then occurred that this is the reason why they are this way.
Birds are therefore made free to be able to joyfully live out their existence according to His Will and continually give Him praise. Birds don’t have politics and they don’t have organized religions (or any of the ideas that collective humanity still has, due to the influence that organized religions have had and/or are still having).
They just are, and they live in complete harmony with God’s Will (“islam”) whatever that may be for them.
It then occurred to me, that because of this, birds are completely free and they don’t have a care in the world.
Then, I could feel my soul begin to sing from the experience. It also felt worthwhile to share something of this experience here.
It also says in scripture they (and all of Creation) are obedient to God (i.e. they are monotheists) and they don’t disobey Him.
It seems that often the simplest lessons (like lessons found in nature) can turn out to be the most profound.
Birds are monotheists! Therefore they seem to be a good example for any of those among humankind, who want to know.
John 8:23 And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.
Sura 3:64. Say: “O People of The Book (Bible)! come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but God; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, lords and patrons other than God.” If then they turn back, say ye: “Bear witness that we (at least) are “True in Faith” (bowing to God’s Will).”
Sura 6:38. There is not an animal (that lives) on the Earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have We omitted from The Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the End.
Sura 12:38. And I follow the ways of my fathers,- Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and never could we attribute any partners whatever to God: that (comes) from the grace of God to us and to mankind: yet most men are not grateful.
The Way home or face The Fire
8:55…LEARN from the animals and nature, like the Indians did, and become environmentalists.
10:12 The Lord told Mohammed exactly the same as Jesus had taught, which is NOT to worship Jesus, or Mohammed, or any other Prophet or Angel, and to worship ONLY God (Sura 3:79)(Mark 10:18 & Matt. 5:48), and NOT to be priests (Sura 57:27 & Sura 4:152)(Matt. 5:19 & 23:8).
11:57…Jesus himself said that people MUST NOT worship him, but JUST worship ONLY GOD (Matt. 19:16-17 & Mark 10:17-18).
According to the Quran, idolatry (associating anything with God) is the only sin that God does not forgive, while He forgives anything else, to whomever He Wills:
Kofk Bible, Sura 4:48. God forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with God is to devise a sin most heinous indeed.
(4:48. God does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives anything less than that to whomever He wills. Whoever associates anything with God has devised a monstrous sin.)
Could what is happening in the world right now be seen as being a result of this? It seems likely. It seems that when it comes to human beings, some of the lessons (or perhaps even the most important one?) have to be learned the hard way. The world is experiencing chaos, but the birds? They seem blissfully unaware of it, they seem to be blessed with happiness and joy.
It seems from this, that human beings might start to do better if they/we were perhaps to aim to see if they/we can now finally begin to learn some more of the lessons that are built into nature.
The Way home or face The Fire
Words of Wisdom 2
Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace, brought about by total faith in God and His protection, amidst the storms of nature and of life.