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Bismihi Ta`ala

*A FEW CORRECTIONS.*First of all know that it is Allah Ta`ala who created the world, the universe and nature. The forests, the animals, the sea, the birds are all the creations of Allah Ta`ala. The main purpose of their creation is remember Allah, please His wish to serve humanity.
هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَسَوَّاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ [البقرة : 29]He is the One who created everything in the world, everything inclusive, only for your purpose..(2:29)So the animal kingdom is here to serve humanity. Without abuse, man can use, consume and benefit from all animals and nature in whole. Because all these are made at his service. So wrong to personify nature or the animal kingdom so much that it exceeds the protection and survival of the human race. Because humans are far more important and superior than anything in nature. Now, science talk a lot about so much million years, so many evolutions and so many imaginations. On figures, one should keep in mind that first, these are only estimates and cannot be ascertained definitely. Only Allah Ta`ala knows the numbers of years of existence of this world and only He knows how to upkeep the balance of nature. Secondly, evolutions are mere probabilities that thinkers try to understand the present world. Well probabilities are merely a take of chance and nothing definite. Mostly wrong. If you got one correct, then its correlation to other realities still unexplained. The explanation of life in the world is simply the wish of Allah Ta`ala. He situated us in the sky and protected us from meteorites and rocks in space. Nothing is left unattentioned. All is exactly programmed, well set, ideally installed and well looked after. Looking at the sky, the shift of sunrise each year, the rising and lowering of tides, the moon phases, the exactness of seasons, etc are signs that there is only ONE Manager behind. Or Only One Mother for Nature. One God. So the universe was truely smoke, dusts and compact in the beginning, then it started expanding. But the missing point is that it is  Allah Ta`ala who created dust, smoke and then made it into planets and stars. He is still expanding the universe. So you have factually found out that your oatmeal was originated from wheat tree, but you could not see the hand of the farmer on the tree. So Allah Ta`ala created these traces for us to ponder upon His intelligence, His ability of creation, His might control over every drop of ocean water, over every single motion in the space, and His supremacy over us. So prostrate in front of Him only. Everything is at our service here. And we are at the service of our Creator.
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنْسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِAllah Ta`ala says: ‘’I have created the genies(Jinns) and the humanity only so that they may worship Me.’’(51:56)In the circle of life, every living thing has to follow the set path established for him by Allah Ta`ala.The theory of probable evolution is baseless when we find that each animal or insect has its own inborn set of program. For example a baby bird has the knowledge at birth to eat and get strength to beat the first flap of wing to fly. The bee also knows its set path to make honey. There can be only one explanation to that. One Creator created them and revealed their “so called instinctive” reactions to circumstances first met. For example, the first time that the lioness leave her babies uncared searching for food, the baby lions instantly know that they have to hide quietly.The ‘’instinct’’, the ‘’natural reaction’’, the zikrullah sound are all set decors by the Creator.
أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالطَّيْرُ صَافَّاتٍ كُلٌّ قَدْ عَلِمَ صَلَاتَهُ وَتَسْبِيحَهُ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا يَفْعَلُونَ [النور : 41]In this ayah in Surah Nur, Allah Ta`ala is telling us to observe nature, the sky, the earth, the bird gliding flying and that all that knows its duty and its rembering of Allah.
قَالَ رَبُّنَا الَّذِي أَعْطَى كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلْقَهُ ثُمَّ هَدَى  [طه : 50]Over here in Surah Taha, hazrat Moossa a.s. introduces Allah Ta`ala as the One who has given each one its creation and then He guided these creations.(Taha:50)He guides the newborn kangaroo, as little as a worm, to crawl its way through thick hairs to the mother`s pouch. And then taught it to stick to the nipples of the mother. At the baby stage, no one can teach a new born to suck the nipples of the mother. Only the Creator can instruct it to do that. Instinct is a divine instruction. This is a correction please.
وَأَوْحَى رَبُّكَ إِلَى النَّحْلِ أَنِ اتَّخِذِي مِنَ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا وَمِنَ الشَّجَرِ وَمِمَّا يَعْرِشُونَ (68) ثُمَّ كُلِي مِنْ كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ فَاسْلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلًا يَخْرُجُ مِنْ بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاءٌ لِلنَّاسِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَةً لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ [النحل : 68 ، 69]In Surah the Bee, Allah Ta`ala says that He revealed to the bees their different functions to make hives and collect pollens to make honey.
تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَإِنْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَكِنْ لَا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا [الإسراء : 44]In this ayah of Surah the Ascension, Allah Ta`ala is informing us that every single thing in nature do His tasbeeh and remembrance.تفسير السراج المنير – الشربيني – (وقال الغزالي في الإحياء: روي «أن رجلاً جاء إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: تولت عني الدنيا، وقلت ذات يدي، فقال له رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فأين أنت من صلاة الملائكة وتسبيح الخلائق، وبها يرزقون؛ قال: فقلت: وما هي يا رسول الله، قال: قل سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم 
 Imaam Ghazali r.a. bring a riwayah that the tasbeeh of trees, the sea, the birds, the sky and earth is SubhanAllahi Wa bihamdihi SubhanAllahil Azeem.Surah 13:13وَيُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ ‘’The thunder make tasbeeh-SubhanAllahi wabiHamdihi-Allah Ta`ala is pure from all weakness and I praise Him with all good qualities possible’’(Surah 13:13)To tell you correctively that nature is making the zikr of Allah. So you also make lots of Zikr of Allah. My mentor, Hazrat Mufti Meerun sahab r.a. told me that Zikr should be done in abundance. This is the way of mumin. Because little Zikr is done by munafiqs:
إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ وَإِذَا قَامُوا إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ قَامُوا كُسَالَى يُرَاءُونَ النَّاسَ وَلَا يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا [النساء : 142] So looking at nature should recall us to Allah. Pondering upon their creations should bring in our heart the greatness of Allah Ta`ala. Looking at the changing colours of ripening of dates, grapes, olives, pineapple, mangoes, tangerines and lychees are signs for us to reflect upon the greatness of Allah.

وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ نَبَاتَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَأَخْرَجْنَا مِنْهُ خَضِرًا نُخْرِجُ مِنْهُ حَبًّا مُتَرَاكِبًا وَمِنَ النَّخْلِ مِنْ طَلْعِهَا قِنْوَانٌ دَانِيَةٌ وَجَنَّاتٍ مِنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُشْتَبِهًا وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ انْظُرُوا إِلَى ثَمَرِهِ إِذَا أَثْمَرَ وَيَنْعِهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكُمْ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ [الأنعام : 99]

 So nature has the main purpose to drive our intellect to God recognition. We should try to preserve it so that we may recall Allah Ta`ala more. A muslim that plant a tree earn him sawaab in terms of benefits to the humanity, the animal kingdom and to birds-Sahih Muslim.  صحيح مسلم – (حَدَّثَنَا زَكَرِيَّاءُ بْنُ إِسْحَقَ أَخْبَرَنِي عَمْرُو بْنُ دِينَارٍ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ يَقُولُادَخَلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَلَى أُمِّ مَعْبَدٍ حَائِطًا فَقَالَ يَا أُمَّ مَعْبَدٍ مَنْ غَرَسَ هَذَا النَّخْلَ أَمُسْلِمٌ أَمْ كَافِرٌ فَقَالَتْ بَلْ مُسْلِمٌ قَالَ فَلَا يَغْرِسُ الْمُسْلِمُ غَرْسًا فَيَأْكُلَ مِنْهُ إِنْسَانٌ وَلَا دَابَّةٌ وَلَا طَيْرٌ إِلَّا كَانَ لَهُ صَدَقَةً إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ And finally, know that we may use for our necessities, our food and our leather from approved halaal animals. But in doing so, one should not pain them lengthily. Prohibited to make any living thing a target of sport hunting. And know that in caring towards any living thing, there is sadaqah and reward. And caring for humans is far more rewarding.  صحيح مسلم – )عَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ أَنَسٍ فِيمَا قُرِئَ عَلَيْهِ عَنْ سُمَيٍّ مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ السَّمَّانِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَأَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ يَمْشِي بِطَرِيقٍ اشْتَدَّ عَلَيْهِ الْعَطَشُ فَوَجَدَ بِئْرًا فَنَزَلَ فِيهَا فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ فَإِذَا كَلْبٌ يَلْهَثُ يَأْكُلُ الثَّرَى مِنْ الْعَطَشِ فَقَالَ الرَّجُلُ لَقَدْ بَلَغَ هَذَا الْكَلْبَ مِنْ الْعَطَشِ مِثْلُ الَّذِي كَانَ بَلَغَ مِنِّي فَنَزَلَ الْبِئْرَ فَمَلَأَ خُفَّهُ مَاءً ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ بِفِيهِ حَتَّى رَقِيَ فَسَقَى الْكَلْبَ فَشَكَرَ اللَّهُ لَهُ فَغَفَرَ لَهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي هَذِهِ الْبَهَائِمِ لَأَجْرًا فَقَالَ فِي كُلِّ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ Today, the world blind itself to the suffering of humans in Palestine, in Syria, in Yemen, in Kashmirs, in China, in central Africa, etc. And yet they jump forcefully to defend the depletion of certain elements of nature. This egoistic sense of protection should be nowhumanely expressed with more altruism.A human call for more human care. Thank you.
Mufti Mackoojee

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