“And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay…” (Quran 23:12)
Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Here’s a short lesson we all need on hope.
It’s never too late to change your path, to eat healthier, to release extra weight, to starve your ego, to love harder, to live better…
Where’s the proof?
Well, it’s in what we’re made of. Clay.
As kids, play-doh (and now, slime…) was one of the coolest things in our backpacks.
We could change it into any shape or form. It could go this way or that. It could shrink or expand…man, could it expand!
A lesson I learned way later, way after the ‘good-ol’ play-doh days is that we are the same.
We, as humans, are made of a kind of play-doh, too. Clay.
We have the power to change its shape and form – with effort.
Just like the effort we made to push and pull the soft, squishy ball of dough.
So the next time we claim that it’s too hard, or too big of a dream, or too high of a jump, let’s pause to remember.
We can push ourselves upwards to meet every challenge. We’re made of clay.
That’s why, right after Allah Mentions the rubric for people entering the highest heaven, Jannatul Firdaws, He Follows up with:
“And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay.” (Quran 23:12)
So don’t you dare think it’s impossible, or it was made for people better than you.
Those people pushed and pulled themselves in every which way. They understood that they were made of clay.
So can you.
P.S. Our hearts are filled with gratitude at the thought that our Creator Designed us to evolve over time – for the better.
Not only are our brains malleable, but so is everything else.
With Endless Love & Hope,