The Creation Small creatures
Dear Children, Assalam Alaikum
s we said last month, we will be talking about a few educational sermons of Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb(a). He was taught by the Prophet Muhammad(s) himself so his words and teachings, together with his advice to the Muslims, have been a wonderful source of information and educational material. After the sermons on the creation of the Sun, Moon and other elements in nature, Imam Ali(s) speaks about the creation of small but important creatures. His observations are
a lesson for us and an encouragement to understand how incredible God’s creation is. Through schools and studies children these days know a lot about ants, birds and spiders, but at the time of Imam Ali(a), the majority of people did not even have the basic knowledge about their surroundings. It was not usual for common people to study or consider God’s creation and that is why what the Imam described to them was nothing less than miraculous.
Imam Ali(a), in sermon 185, talks about ants. He describes this small creature with its small but strong body that goes around collecting grains and seeds to take it to its nest to store for the winter. “God the Greatest has given it legs by which to walk and to be able to do many things. The ant collects food when it is strong and fit and the food is more readily available, to prepare for those difficult times when food is scarce.”
Published on Feb 27, 2018