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beautiful crescent moon and evening star

As Muslims, we are instructed in the Qur’an to contemplate the beauty of Creation…

To Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth; and Allah hath power over all things.

Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day,- there are indeed Signs for men of understanding,-

Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): “Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire.

(Qur’an 3:189-191)

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…and fittingly, nowhere is the majesty of Allah more apparent than in the heavens:

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(photo from Astronomy Photo of the Day, September 8th 2013)

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