By Naheed Sattar
Which part of your body lets you read the back of a cereal box, check out a rainbow, and see a softball heading your way? Which part lets you cry when you’re sad and makes tears to protect itself? Which part has muscles that adjust to let you focus on things that are close up or far away? If you guessed the eye, you’re right!
Your eyes are at work from the moment you wake up to the moment you close them to go to sleep. They take in tons of information about the world around you — shapes, colors, movements, and more. Then they send the information to your brain for processing so the brain knows what’s going on outside of your body. You might be knowing these facts since you were very young but ……………
Did you ever ponder upon the placement of your eyes? What a perfect spot Allah swt has given them. Not too high, not too low. Just the right place to help you look in all directions without much effort. They are like guards that are protecting you from falling into any dangers , yet helping you to see the heights, the distances the lengths and the widths.
Did you also know that Allah swt made your eyes on 7 Levels, and each level has its own responsibility, its own tasks to achieve. If any one level stops working or move from its place, the function of the whole eye will be disturbed. Is this not amazing!
And within these levels, there is a strange creation. You know what it is? The lens of your eyes, you will be astonished to know the lens is a transparent structure in the eye that helps to refract light to be focused on the retina. The lens, by changing shape, functions to change the focal distance of the eye so that it can focus on objects as far as east and west . SubhanAllah! Allah has given the strength in such a small eye to see such humongous things. Yet it does not get tired.
Did you ever praise and thank Allah swt for the amazing function your eye performs, and not only this. He swt also beautified your eyes with perfect eye lid and eye lashes .Not only they look beautiful, they also protect the eye from dust and foreign debris, from cold , heat as well as from perspiration.
You’re walking home from school on a windy November day when — whoosh! — a breezy blast smacks you in the face. As your teeth start to chatter and you pull your jacket closed, you notice your eyes are tearing up. Your eyes are tearing, but you’re not sad. What’s going on? Your eyes are “watering.”
When your eyes water, they’re making tears, just like when you cry. The tears from watering eyes help protect your eyes. How? By keeping them moist and washing out dust and other foreign stuff that gets in there.
Did you also know the super power Allah swt has given to your eyes, it can see many pictures at one time and preserve them. About half a million coloured pictures your eyes can preserve in one single day.
Would you still not say:
Do you want to preserve your eyes forever and ever and never let it die even when you are not in this world? Is that possible?
Certainly, but you need to do something.
- Look at the beautiful creation around you , appreciate it and recognize the greatness of Allah swt and say Alhamduli Allah
- Read the words of Allah, memorize them, understand them and preserve them in your heart.
- Stay away from watching anything that has no benefit in dunya and Akhirah. Do not waste the light of your eyes for things that will take you away from your Creator.
- Let your eyes speak good about you on the Day of Judgement, let them witness for you and not against you.
And make Salah the coolness of your eyes. And let this coolness be permanent.