With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 30 (Rum – The Romans)
Signs of Allah: unity and diversity
Verse 21: And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect
Verse 22: And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours: verily in that are Signs for those who know.
A section of Sura Rum has a series of repetitive verses beginning with “Among His signs…” . In the selection provided above the blessing and purpose of marriage is highlighted. This union is a natural process and source of peaceful coexistence and comfort. This comes through love and mercy which is “put” by Allah but … cannot truly materialise if we fail to be conscious of Him.
The second is a highlight of humanities greatness through diversity. The multitude of races and cultures provides an opportunity to learn from one another. We just need to think of the paper we use, the coffee bean, the telephone – all these have come from different nations and cultures. See also Sura 49 verse 13.
In sum these opportunities of coexistence are filled with Allah SWT’s blessings if we are ready to reflect and observe the divine signature (signs).
Continues tomorrow … insha Allah