Letter VI- Signs in the Creation of the first Khalifa

The first human being perfectly created by Allah SWT was Prophet Aadam  (alaihysalam). You would find many points to ponder over in his story particularly the verses in Surah Baqarah and Surah Saad.

I pray that you become a reader; dialogues are very intriguing. The dialogues mentioned in the Quran are awe-inspring indeed. Like the one following Allah SWT talking to his angels:

And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.” They said, “Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?” Allah said, “Indeed, I know that which you do not know.” (V:30)

They (angels) said: “Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.” (V:32).

Allah shared His plan with His angels. First, do you see that the perfection of Allah’s plan starts from here. There are signs in Prophet Aadam’s birth, mama”s birth, your birth and even the birth of the last person on this planet. Secondly, my love, it is enough for me and you to know that Allah SWT planned to make me, you, your father, our families and each generation to come a Khalifa (successive authority, representative). This is defining the purpose of our Creation.

The angels weren’t very satisfied initially but then right after Allah SWT assures them, they submit humbly with utmost respect for Allah’s attributes. He knows.

 

Allah knows why he is going to create you, son. I might not understand the decree but he knows what is best for you and me. My genetic makeup of the personality along with the hardships and miseries that have shaped me are in perfect combination with yours to come. I love you!

I wish I was good at explaining parables. May Allah empower my writing. The one who breathed soul into Aadam and put you (a miracle) in my womb, can do anything!

I want you to reflect over what Aadam alaihysalam was made from (clay) and what he has been called (Khalifa). This is the case of the entire humanity.

Do you know what came next in this dialogue? Prostration.

Allah SWT first blessed Aadam alaihysalam with knowledge; taught him the names of everything. Aadam alaihysalam presented in front of the most humble of creations-the angels and they were then commanded by Allah az wajal to prostrate to Prophet Adam.

Is there any doubt that man is intellectually the greatest amongst all creations on earth? Sadly, when you would delve into history and the mechanisms of this deceptive world, you will see how lowest of the low man has become.

So each human being particularly a Mu’min blessed with the light of knowledge has a surprising amount of potential. That’s divine! We can’t waste the potential in disobedience, ignorance and making those choices in word and action that displease our Creator who planned each and every breath we take, the steps we take, the morsels we put in our mouth to the words we learn and the amount of hardship we can tolerate.

I love you so much. I can let you make mistakes and learn but I can’t let you do everything without discipline. I can’t keep deen on the back seat and see you suffer as I did.

I can’t suppress the “intellectual greatness” in you by being ignorant of Tawhid, Sunnah and the lives of the greatest achievers in the Akhirah. You magnificent miracle in my womb! I dedicate you to our Rabb who created us with such perfection. May Allah ease my reckoning and empower you with unique talents (the likes of the Prophets). May Allah be your Protecting Friend.

Love,

Mother

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