Reflecting on the immense creation of Allah Almighty, the passing of this world, the terrors of the Next World, and other matters. On the negligence of the self, disciplining it and forcing it to go straight

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

9. Chapter: Reflecting on the immense creation of Allah Almighty, the passing of this world, the terrors of the Next World, and other matters. On the negligence of the self, disciplining it and forcing it to go straight

Allah Almighty says, "I exhort you to do one thing alone: to stand before Allah in pairs, and on your own and then reflect" (34:46)

and the Almighty says, "In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are signs for people of intelligence: those who remember Allah, standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: 'Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory to You!" (3:190-191)

The Almighty says, "Have they not looked at the camel ­ how it was created? and at the sky, ­ how it was raised up? and at the mountains, ­ how they are embedded? and at the earth ­ how it was smoothed out? So remind them! You are only a reminder." (88:17-21)

The Almighty says, "Have they not travelled in the earth and seen?" (40:21)