Allah is not Embarrassed to give the example of a Mosquito or even smaller than that…
As I was reviewing my hifdh, and was reciting surah Al Baqarah, I went past Ayah 26. Did a retake, and recited it again…slowly this time, for I felt as if Allah was telling me something that was so relevant to our situation today. I recited again, thinking of the meanings and felt goosebumps…

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَسۡتَحۡيِۦٓ أَن يَضۡرِبَ مَثَلٗا مَّا بَعُوضَةٗ فَمَا فَوۡقَهَاۚ
Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example – that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it.
Subhan Allah. This tiny virus is so small that it is not visible to us. It is indeed smaller than a mosquito and Allah is not shy in talking about it. And now we know why!!! It has the whole world under lockdown. We are at a standstill because of this small thing. Now, do we realize why Allah is not shy about His smallest creation? Allah has given it the power to change everything around us in a matter of days!

I read on…
فَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ فَيَعۡلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ ٱلۡحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمۡۖ
And those who have believed know that it is the truth from their Lord.
Again, I stopped in awe. If we believe that Allah and only Allah has the power over everything, then this truly is from our Lord. And that whatever creature exists, exists because of Him, because he created it.
وَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَيَقُولُونَ مَاذَآ أَرَادَ ٱللَّهُ بِهَٰذَا مَثَلٗاۘ
But as for those who disbelieve, they say, “What did Allah intend by this as an example?
And really is it not so? That we are trying to figure out all kinds of theories as to what this could possibly mean. Social media is full of it.

يُضِلُّ بِهِۦ كَثِيرٗا وَيَهۡدِي بِهِۦ كَثِيرٗاۚ
He misleads many thereby and guides many thereby.
Take the example of Corona today. Many of us feel that we have drawn closer to Allah. We realize that we need to improve ourselves, with whatever time we have left, straighten up our act, remember that we are heading back. Knowing that Allah is there. Realizing by this example that it is only Allah, and we need to turn back to Him. And then, on the other hand, some of us feel frustrated. Or we get into seeking predictions, begging others to help us. Relying on doctors to heal us. Thinking that we need to rely on the means…just refuse to see that it is Allah alone Who can relieve us from this calamity.

وَمَا يُضِلُّ بِهِۦٓ إِلَّا ٱلۡفَٰسِقِينَ
And He misleads not except the defiantly disobedient.
So, the choice is ours. We need to make sure we are not disobedient to Allah’s commands, in order to be guided, especially at times like this. Oh, Allah guide me to stay steadfast on your path, and help me to be obedient to you, Ameen.
For me, this ayah really summed up our pandemic situation today. It brought back a sense of peace. I was able to understand and see the bigger picture. Alhamdulillah for having the Quran with us. It really has answers for us for every day.

JazakAllahu Khair
Sr. Sana Dossul

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