He is Who sends the winds as glad tidings of His Mercy
وَهُوَ الَّذِي يُرْسِلُ الرِّيَاحَ بُشْرًا بَيْنَ يَدَيْ رَحْمَتِهِ
“He is Who sends the winds as glad tidings ahead of His Mercy” is found in ayat 57 of Surah Al-A’raf. This verse is a summation of the relationship between Allah, nature, and humanity that Islam envisions. The reference to winds here invokes the imagery of an approaching thunderstorm and heavy rainfall which is sent to relieve dry barren land. The verse concludes by comparing the revival of barren land to the resurrection of mankind on the day of judgement and affirms Allah's ultimate control over life and death. In the Quran water and rain do not merely quench our thirst and sustain the harvest and livestock that feed us, but are understood fundamentally as a blessing and mercy from Allah. Thus the Muslim should always remember his reliance on Allah with both fear and hope and to be grateful for the natural blessings that sustain and relieve us.
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