Divine Wisdom: The passage, “And of His signs is your slumber by night and by day, and your seeking of His bounty. “QN30:23, reminds those who refuse to take a break because, ‘the Devil never goes on holiday’ that, just as a hunter who always keeps his bow bent would soon render it useless, we should take a lesson from this verse and our Prophet (s.a.w) the most in-demand person that ever lived, and make it a habit to regularly unbend our minds by removing ourselves from the crowd every once in a while in order to get some well-deserved rest.
In other words, we should regularly make out time for rest and recreation.
So let the knowledge that:
1) Sleep implies a manifestation of weakness and bodily need for rest and recreation;
2) While our God, The Creator does not sleep or doze off, His creations, including mankind, need sleep every day; and
3) Recreation, another word for re-creation, is simply a time to renew our energy and nurture our most valuable relationships;
Teach you, even as the cry all around you today is to Thank God It’s Friday, to take time to rest, rejuvenate and recharge your thinking faculty for a more prosperous you!
Pray with me: O Allah! Thank You for reminding me of Your love and the gift of good health which you have granted me. Grant me sweet rest that replenishes my soul. Keep me, preserve me and soak me in Your Grace for a fully blessed life.
Good day. Jumah Kareem and a lovely weekend.