That day was the day when I would be departing to Seoul for a short vacation with my family. I was killing time around 4-5pm with nothing else to do (finished packing already) so I decided to read Qur'an translation and tafseer, considering reading its translation required more specific time in order to gain precise comprehension.
Since it was a translation which I didn't read sequentially, I just randomly opened the Qur'an and I stumbled upon Surah Hadid. I kept reading and reading, taking notes, and browse for some YouTube videos about its tafseer. Until then I read this verse.
"Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children - like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris." (57:20)
It may seem funny or just a plain coincidence but I learnt about this analogy right before I experienced my first East Asian autumn ever where foliage was easy to spot. The day after, when I arrived at Seoul, I was stunned by the beauty of colorful trees and its scattered foliage laid underneath. I pleased my eyes with the precise analogy of life mentioned in Qur'an; beautiful trees turned red or yellow, in which the foliage would become not a living thing anymore. Another gentle reminder about how nothing in this world would last forever, not even the good things about it.
|some wordly beauties might be blinding....|
|....until we ask ourselves, what's all of that for?|
Bottom line is, the fact that I was able to open my eyes to enjoy another beauty of Allah's creation while being made to believe about His reminder for our own good, is clearly a blessing which words cannot explicitly express.
More importantly, selalu ada perumpamaan dan waktu untuk membuktikan firmanNya. We just have to look around.