“With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knows but He. He knows whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear (to those who can read).” – Quran 6:59
SubhanAllah, Glory to God. Imagine, brothers and sisters. Allah knows every fallen leaf in our yard, in the gutter, drifting on the wind, or compacted layers deep in the depths of the darkest forest.
But Allah knows every leaf: its history, its individual veins and ragged edges, even its microscopic cells.
Don’t we think then that Allah knows our own pain, and fear, and suffering?
“And indeed We have created man, and We know whatever thoughts his inner self develops, and We are closer to him than (his) jugular vein.” (Quran 50:16).
This does not mean that Allah is physically closer than our jugular vein; rather it refers to His knowledge, understanding, and power. And it could refer to the angels appointed to us, who sit on our right and left, noting everything we say and do.
Allah’s knowledge is with us at every moment. He created us, and He understands our innermost thoughts. Don’t we think that Allah is ready to comfort us, forgive us, help us, and guide us? Don’t we think that a God who knows and cares about each leaf would care about us, a unique creature of great complexity, a special soul that struggles and stumbles and carries the heavy burden of free will?
Don’t we think that Allah rejoices at our successes when we struggle in His path? Don’t we think that He is happy to see us happy, and is pleased to see us learn and grow, just as we are with our own children?
Indeed, Allah knows us, and sees us, and cares about us more than we can imagine.