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“He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.” (Al Quran 59:25)
How can our study and appreciation of beauty in nature help us in our personal life? In the words of Promised Messiah, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, may blessings of Allah be on him, “Man has, therefore, been reminded that his God is the Lord and Providence of the Universe, so that the horizon of his hopes may be extended and he may believe that God, the Supreme, has immense beneficial powers and that He can bring into being an extensive variety of means for his benefit.”
The Jewish prophets also tried to find the Transcendent God in the beauty of nature. The Holy Quran says:
“And We (Allah) bestowed on David, Solomon who was an excellent servant. He was always turning to Us. When there were brought before him at eventide steeds of noblest breed and swift of foot. He said, ‘I love the love of horses because they remind me of my Lord.’ So great was his love of them that when they were hidden behind the veil, he said, ‘Bring them back to me.’ Then he began to pass his hand over their legs and their necks.” (Al Quran 38:31-34)
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