Allah knows every fallen leaf, and He knows you

Fallen autumn leaves

Not a leaf falls but with His knowledge

By Wael Abdelgawad for IslamicSunrays.com

“With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knows but He. He knows whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear (to those who can read).” – Quran 6:59

SubhanAllah, Glory to God. Imagine, brothers and sisters. Allah knows every fallen leaf in your yard, in the gutter, drifting on the wind, or compacted layers deep in the depths of the darkest forest.

To us fallen leaves may be trash to be swept away, or food for worms, or mulching material. Perhaps to a child they are a source of amusement by scooping them into a pile and jumping in (I used to do that while waiting for the kindergarten bus in autumn, when I was growing up in Davis, California).

But Allah knows every leaf: its history, its individual veins and ragged edges, even its microscopic cells.

Don’t you think then that Allah knows your own pain, and fear, and suffering?

“And indeed We have created man, and We know whatever thoughts his inner self develops, and We are closer to him than (his) jugular vein.” (Quran 50:16). This does not mean that Allah is physically closer than your jugular vein; rather it refers to His knowledge, understanding, and power. And it could refer to the angels appointed to you, who sit on your right and left, noting everything you say and do.

Allah’s knowledge is with you at every moment. He created you, and He understands your innermost thoughts. Don’t you think that Allah is ready to comfort you, forgive you, help you, and guide you? Don’t you think that a God who knows and cares about each leaf would care about you, a unique creature of great complexity, a special soul that struggles and stumbles and carries the heavy burden of free will?

Don’t you think that Allah rejoices at your successes when you struggle in His path? Don’t you think that He is happy to see you happy, and is pleased to see you learn and grow, just as you are with your own children?

Indeed, Allah knows you, and sees you, and cares about you more than you can imagine.

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Wael Abdelgawad is an Egyptian-American living in Fresno, California. He is the founder of several Islamic websites, including Zawaj.com and IslamicAnswers.com, and also of various technology and travel websites. He is a writer and poet, and has been a web developer since 1997. This project, IslamicSunrays.com, is very dear to his heart, as it has allowed him to express ideas that have growing inside him for many years. Wael is divorced and has one lovely young daughter. He practices and teaches martial arts (somewhat obsessively), and loves Islamic books, science fiction, and vanilla fudge ice cream. Wael is an advocate for human rights and blogs about these issues at AbolishTorture.com. He is also a volunteer with the MyDeen Muslim youth organization in Fresno. Wael tagged this post with: , , , , , Read 265 articles by
4 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Aziza says:

    This is beautiful, it left me in tears.
    May Allah reward you. 🙂

  2. zed says:

    My brother, this is truly amazing. Just beautiful.. It struck me to my core. Your words about God, pain and who we are as humans are just so powerful and wise.. Thank you for helping people, including myself, through difficult and confusing times when we feel so lost we even question our faith. You are a truly amazing man, may Allah’s blessings always be upon you, enveloping you in the light of happiness and faith.

  3. wael says:

    Aziza and zed, I am touched by your comments. Ameen to your dua’ and the same for you.

    Wael

  4. maroof says:

    no words…just amazing.!!!!!

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