Monday, December 17, 2018


"so, yeah.. rainy days." 
"thunder. lightning. here and there." 
"then why not we talk about thunder and lightning now?" 
"ok, cool." 
"how does thunder and lightning happen?" 
"something to do with electricity and stuff i guess?.." 
"you're right. physicist said that when two particles rubbed together, they will produce electrostatic force. this is what happen in the cloud. moving crystallized water or ice particle in the cloud bump and collide with each other, and thus produce electrical charges. there are two kinds of electrical charge, which is positive and negative. different charge will attract each other, while the opposite will repel. to simplify things, we assume that the charges in the cloud is negative. and on the earth ground, we have positive electrical charge. so there you are, bolt of lightning jump between the cloud and the ground. got it? lightning is caused by what? yes, by a moving electrical charges.. easy theory right?" 
"ah, i'm not even finished yet. the 'boom' sound that we hear, is the sound of rapid expanding air surrounding the path of the thunder bolt piercing through. the air got heated by the heat of the hot, no, very hot thunder, and thus expanding rapidly. ah nevermind.. just a theory anyway, i even don't know whether this proven or not." 
"enough with all those theories laa.. so, any verse from the qur'an talking about thunder and lightning?" 
"here. al-baqarah. verse nineteen." 
"or (it is) like a rainstorm from the sky within which is darkness, thunder and lightning. they put their fingers in their ears against the thunderclaps in dread of death.
"the skies is really frightening during a thunderstorm." 
"sure things." 
"hey wait. look at verse twenty two." 
"(He) who made for you the earth a bed (spread out) and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you." 
"isn't these two verse compliment each other?" 
"both talking about the skies?" 
"while the early verse talk about the dark frightening phase and dreadful moment of the thunderstorm, the latter told us what follows after that; a beautiful cheerful rain that brought life to the land."
"hmm, something deep to ponder.."

if all these years, all you going through in your journey was frightening dreadful thunderstorm, then may Allah grant you strength to endure it bravely and patience to wait some more for the cheerful rain to come as your beautiful garden of flowers will comes to life and you reap the fruits of your harvest in joy.

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