Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Manuals & Instructions.

I was at the factory looking at the manuals for all the machinery we have there. Each manual contained a detailed explanation on how to operate the machinery, how to maintain it as well as what to do and what precautions to take.

When I came home I was going through my drawers and once again manuals of computer software and electronic items were placed in a pile in one of my draws.

It just made me realise, that the simplest of items to the most complicated machinery and technology contained some sort of instructions and guidance; at times on a small piece of paper giving simple warning instructions or indicating the safety standards of the product and at times a whole manual covering every minute detail of the product.

It was obvious that the more complicated and complex the product was the more detailed the manual would be. And this was obviously a need that was comprehended by the maker of the product and therefore the need was met in this manner.


The human body is the most complicated of machinery, the most amazing creation of Allah, the Creator; and just as complicated is the soul that is present within this human body.

Allah, the Almighty, knowing that there would be a need for not only a manual but also a guide, sent down our Beloved Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم as a guide and along with him the Qur’an as the manual, the book of guidance.

“This is that book in which there is no doubt. Guidance for the God-fearing”

[al-Baqarah – 02:02]

Allah, being the Most Merciful not only sent down this manual and book of guidance but also sent down our Nabi صلي الله عليه و سلم as a demonstrator and a complete guide. He included in this ‘manual’ every necessity and requirement of man. How man should maintain both his physical body and his spiritual body.

Allah mentioned within this manual technicians that will aid one to repair one’s physical body, these being doctors; and in the same manner technicians that would aid us in our spiritual ailments, these being our Shuyookh (spiritual doctors).
These two are the greatest gifts and blessings from Allah which are exceedingly forgotten and unappreciated by mankind.

Imagine our electronic devices without any instructions, without any guidance of operation! Imagine all our tools and utensils without any maintenance instructions! Let us try assembling complicated items without any illustrations. It can seem difficult despite its simplicity in comparison to the complicated and masterful creation of the body.

May Allah give us all the understanding and appreciation of both the teachings of the Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم and the Qur’an. May He give us the appreciation for all the favours He has done upon us and then courage and strength to bring that appreciation into action. Aameen.


Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarkatuh,

Masha'Allah an exceptional post once again.

Jazak'Allahu Khairan Katheera...

Aameen to the Dua's...

Wasalaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Anonymous said...

Thankyou,your events are easy to understand and relate to,also very helpful in making kids understand Islam.

Sis Sandra said...

I love reading this,a u always make it so easy for me(revert) to fully understand, which was always a promblem for me with things I read before.. Thank you, and pray that you are fine there, and your family also..Allah bless all muslims, ameen

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,


Jazakallah for your comments and words of encouragement.

Please do remember me in your Du'as.


Alhumdulillah, it is always encouraging to learn that the events that occur in my life can be related by many and also understood by children.

Please do remember me in your Du'as.

Sister Sandra

Jazakallah for the comments and for passing by. Alhumdulillah, I am pleased to know that my posts are understandable to you and ones that you can relate to also.

Alhumdulillah, I am in good health and I pray that you and your loved ones are also in the best of health.

Aameen to the Duas. Please do remember me in your Du'as.