Sleep & Seeking His bounty,

In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful,

Quran 30:23

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ مَنَامُكُم بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَابْتِغَاؤُكُم مِّن فَضْلِهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ

“And of His signs is your sleep by night and day and your seeking of His bounty. Indeed in that are signs for a people who listen.”

Dear reader,sleep in itself is an ayah from Allah in that even if man tries to resist eventually the urge overpowers him and leaves as soon as the need is fulfilled.It is something innate which has been placed in the nature and structure of man.It is not accidental but has been provided by a Wise Being in accordance with a purpose and a plan.

Furthermore, it testifies to the fact that Allah Allah is more Merciful to us than we are to our own selves.That is we may have overworked our selves and resisted sleep.

Though man generally sleeps at night and works for a living in the day this is not a law and thus it has been said,”in both day and night you sleep as well as work for your livelihood”

By using the words ‘seeking Allahs’ bounty’ for seeking livelihood allusion has been made to another series of His signs.The innumerable and unlimited forces of the heavens and the earth have been set in such a way as to provide means of livelihood and supply countless resources on earth.

In addition to that man has been created in a manner that enables him seek livelihood.His physical,psychological and physiological makeup all enable him exploit those means and resources.

Thus the ability in man to seek the livelihood and supply countless resources outside him clearly point to the existence of a Lord who is Beneficent and Most Merciful.

and Allah knows best.

Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh(May peace,and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you)


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