In This There Are Signs

by Nailah Abdus-Salaam

Look to the skies 
Look to the beautiful butterflies.
Look to the stars
Look to the moon
Look at the array of flowers in bloom.

From the darkest of darkness,
Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain,
Giving life thereby to the earth after lifelessness.
Look to the brightness of daylight,
Look to the alternation of day and night.
Look to all of creation,
Look at all human beings, in every nation!
Look at the oceans meeting the sands,
Look at the deserts across dry lands.
Look at the ships that sail through the sea,
Look at all the different plants and trees.
Look to all of humanity!
Look at a river or a flowing stream, 
Look at the hues of a rainbow beam.
In these, there are all signs, 
May we be blessed with open hearts and minds,
And not look with eyes that are blind.
And then true wisdom we will find.
May The Almighty Creator,
Of the heavens and the earth and all that is in between,
Bless us with understanding to truly know what these signs mean.

In This There Are Signs by Nailah Abdus-Salaam

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