Al-Basir (The All-Seeing)

“Say: Shall I inform you of things far better than that. For the pious and God-fearing are Gardens with their Lord underneath which rivers flow, remaining in them eternally, and pure wives, and the pleasure of Allah. Allah is al Basir (the All-Seeing) of His slaves.” (Surah Ali-‘Imran:15)

Allah, all praises and glory be to Him, is al-Basir, the One who sees all things. Whilst the human faculties of sight are limited, Allah sees all things, even if they seem insignificant. He can see a black ant, on a black rock in a black night. He sees what is above the seventh heaven and below the seventh earth.

In some situations, especially when we are alone, we assume that nobody can see us. Further, we think that if no-one can see us, we will never suffer any consequence for our wrongdoings. This is a great delusion, because Allah sees even the smallest act. He even sees the room in which the person is, the rooms surrounding that room, the entire house, the city and country that harbor that house, the continent in which that country is located, the entire Earth, all planets, space, and all other dimensions beyond it.SubhanAllah. In the Qur’an, Allah informs us that He is aware of everything:

“You do not engage in any matter, recite any of the Qur’an, or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. And nothing is hidden from your Lord, (so much as) the weight of an atom (or small ant) on the Earth or in Heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Record.” (Surah Yunus:61)

“They have different ranks with Allah. Allah sees what they do.” (Surah Al ‘Imran:163)

Allah is also all-Hearing and all-Seeing and He is most aware of those who deserve recompense, according to the dictates of His wisdom. Nothing we do will go unrecorded or unrewarded. Take note and use your time well.

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