The Signs of Nature — Commentary by A. Helwa

“In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the succession of the night and day, there are indeed messages for all who are endowed with insight.“ (Qur’an 3:190)

“The God who made the stars, the seas, the mountains and its peaks, the universe and its galaxies felt this world would be incomplete without you and without me.  Do you see how you are a puzzle piece in the whole – how without you here, there would be a hole? You are not just star dust and dirt, you are a reflection of God’s beauty on Earth…You are not a human being meant to be spiritual, you are a spiritual being living this human being miracle.”  ~Abu Barzak

Everything on Earth points to God.  Everything here has a divine fragrance.  As the Qur’an says, “We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that this is the truth” (41:53), confirming the idea that a divine signpost resides at the core of all creations, and an underlying unity exists among all manifested multiplicity.  As Allah says, “the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece and then we parted them” (21:30).  The Qur’an says that you were united with all of humankind within the embrace of a single soul before you were ever given a separate human existence (39:06).  

In essence, God is telling us that everything seen and unseen in existence comes from a single origin.  Just as the iron in your blood was made from the fusion of stars, and your bones carry the dust of galaxies beyond, you were not only made in Heaven, you were made from the heavens.  You are not merely living in the universe, you are living as a part of this universe.

The human being is the microcosm of the macrocosm, the bridge between Heaven and Earth, both with a mortal body and an everlasting spirit both inclined to goodness and inclined to evil (Qur’an 91:7-10).  It is the dual nature of man that allows for him to be the perfect receptacle of God’s qualities, which is why Allah has chosen us to be His representatives of love upon this Earth. We human beings were given the trust of free will and intellect so that as a result of that freedom of choice we could come to know and experience God’s love.  

This blog is an excerpt from A. Helwa’s recently published best-selling book, “Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam.” Her book is available on

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About A. Helwa
A. Helwa believes that every single person on Earth is deeply loved by the Divine. She is a writer who has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers through her passionate, poetic, and love-based approach to spirituality. Her popular blog @quranquotesdaily, was established while obtaining her Masters in Divinity, as a means of helping others overcome personal and spiritual struggles on their journey of experiencing divine love. 

With over 15 years of experience writing and speaking on Islam and spiritual development, A. Helwa draws from her personal experiences and traditional sources to help her readers access ‘Divine love in everyday life.’

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