Pearl of Wisdom
'Whoever asks Allah for Paradise but does not endure tribulations has in fact ridiculed himself.'
Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha [as]
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 356, no. 11
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"Allah gives life and causes death, and Allah witnesses whatever you do" (Quran, 3:156).
Allah surely brings life to the bodies when He rejoins their souls to them.
Al-Muhyi creates life and grants it to whomsoever He pleases. He creates people out of nothing, then He brings them back to life when the Day of Judgment approaches after their death.
He brings life into the heart of those who know through the light of His knowledge:
"Is he who was dead then We raised him to life and made for him a light whereby he walks among people like him whose likeness is that of one who is in utter darkness from which he cannot come out?" (Quran, 6:122).
Allah gives life to the sperm and to the leech-like clot. He causes rain to pour out of the clouds in order to bring life thereby to a dead land. References to Allah bringing life back to the dead are numerous throughout the Holy Quran; here are some of them:
So We said: Strike him (the dead corpse) with part of it (the sacrificed cow); thus does Allah bring the dead to life, and He shows you His signs so that you may understand. (2:73)< Allah gives life and causes death, and Allah sees whatever you do. (3:156) Say: O people! Surely I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, [the Messenger] of Him to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs; there is no god but He; He brings (beings/things) to life and causes death; therefore, believe in Allah and in His Messenger, the ummi Prophet who believes in Allah and in His words, and follow him, so that you may walk in the right way" (Quran, 7:158).
Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; besides Allah you have no guardian or helper. (2:107) He gives life and causes death, and to Him you shall be brought back. (10:56) He it is Who gives life and causes death, and in His (control) is the alternation of the night and the day; do you not then understand? (3:80) He brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living and gives life to the earth after its death; thus shall you be brought forth. (30:19) One of His signs is that He shows you the lightning for fear and for hope and sends down water from the clouds, then He gives life therewith to a land after its death (barrenness); most surely there are signs in this for people who understand" (Quran, 30:24).
He it is Who gives life and causes death; so, when He decrees an affair, He only says to it: Be, and it is. (40:68) Or have they taken guardians besides Him? But Allah is the Guardian, and He gives life to the dead, and He has power over all things. (42:9) There is no god but He; it is He Who gives life and causes death, the Lord and Cherisher of yourselves and of your earlier ancestors. (44:8)
A believer ought to adorn his conduct by remembering this Attribute quite often so that Allah may bring light into his heart through knowledge. His soul will then glow with the mysteries of manifestation. He should particularly remember Him as such in the depth of the night.