A conversation happened between Moses (pbuh) and a fly. It said that flies mention the names of Allah all the time but that most of the humans are heedless. Can you explain this?
Submitted by on Thu, 16/04/2015 - 16:27
Dear Brother / Sister,
According to a narration, Moses complained about Flies' disturbing humans and said, ‘’ O Lord! Why have you so created so many of these irritating creatures? The following answer came to him through inspiration:
You have objected about the flies once while the flies have asked many times: ‘’O our Sustainer! This man has a huge head, yet he praises you with only one tongue. (And sometimes he neglected to do that.) ‘’If you created us out of only his head, there would have been creatures like us praising you with thousands of tongues!’’ Moreover the flies, which thus defended the wisdom in their creation against Moses’ complaint with sufficient power to withstand a thousand such objections, also pursue great cleanliness. (see Ottoman Flashes, the twenty-eighth flash, p. 653)
It is concluded that flies said that although humans had huge heads and bodies, they did not praise and serve Allah properly and that flies praised Him all the time with their small bodies and served Him.
‘’There is not a thing but celebrates His praise.’’ (al-Isra, 17/44) The fact stated in this verse shows that flies, like other creatures, always praise Allah with their existence and their own personal tongues during their lives and complain rightfully –especially- about humans who are negligent.
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