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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)

…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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