Allah's attributes and some advice
Praise be to Allah who is
well-known without being seen, Who creates without pondering over, Who has
ever been existent when there was no sky with domes, nor curtains with
lofty doors, nor gloomy night, nor peaceful ocean, nor mountains with
broad pathways, nor curved mountain roads, nor earth of spread floors, nor
He is the Originator of
creation and their Master. He is the God of the creation and its feeder.
The sun and the moon are steadily moving in pursuit of His will. They make
every fresh thing old and every distant thing near.
He distributed their
sustenance and has counted their deeds and acts, the number of their
breaths, their concealed looks, and whatever is hidden in their bosoms. He
knows their places of stay and places of last resort in the loins and
wombs till they reach their end.
His punishment on enemies is
harsh despite the extent of His Mercy, and His compassion on His friends
is vast despite His harsh punishment. He overpowers one who wants to
overcome Him, and destroys one who clashes with Him.
He disgraces one who opposes
Him and gains sway over one who bears Him hostility. He is sufficient for
one who relies on Him. He gives one who asks Him. He repays one who lends
to Him. He rewards one who thanks Him.
O' creatures of Allah, weigh
yourselves before you are weighed and assess yourselves before you are
assessed. Breathe before suffocation of the throat. Be submissive before
you are harshly driven. Know that if one does not help himself in acting
as his own adviser and warner then no one else can (effectively) be his
adviser or warner.