Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Thursday, February 02, 2012

An atom's weight of good

During the old times when Muslims came up with knowledge about the stars, numbers and algebra, they learnt in order to understand God's creations, God's message - and answering the insistent invitation by God in the Quran to see, hear, think, understand.

I am a believer that education should be achieved in order to increase our Faith and to achieve good deeds in making life better for others, our family and ourselves. After all, that is the purpose of our life on earth. Utopian idea, I know.

Anyway, as an example of how knowledge can be taught, in which the lesson learnt has it's roots from the Quran, is as follows. In wanting to understand the ayat:

"And so, he who shall have done an atom's weight of good, shall behold it;
and he who shall have done an atom's weight of evil, shall behold it."
(Az-Zalzalah 99:7-8, Asad's Tr.)

..we can raise the interest in learning about atoms and calculating it - in order for us to see the Greatness of Allah in his Creations - and the meaning of that measurement to our own deeds.


"The shopowner gave us 10 cents extra in change."
"Keep lah, never mind.. it's only 10 cents."

There is no matter too small in good or bad deeds, when Allah has informed us that a deed even the weight of an atom will be accounted for.
Do you know how many atom it takes to make up a 10-cents coin?

25,139,303,859,414,700,000,000 atoms.


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