If mountains could speak do you wonder what would they say?
What secrets do they keep within and have you ever wondered what have they seen?
If their caves could whisper I wonder what would they echo…
Do the clouds pass by just to greet these mountains and to wish them well… or do they roll forward to cover and engulf them lovingly from time to time? Are they simply just floating by leisurely watching the mountains and valleys beneath them, the rivers and sea’s too, unfazed by anything and unaware of everything, grazing to their hearts content only on the splendor of the sights and the remembrance of Allah’s name ……
Do you think that giants have walked on these steep hills?
I wonder what cryptic clues or maybe a fossilized treasure, lies hidden and embedded here within these stoned vaulted walls….
If my fingers could dig how deep would they dig and what would they find within?
I wish to see what these mountains have seen…..
I wish to stand as sturdy and as strong as they do…..
I long and I wish to wake up to their sight and to fall asleep the same….. While all the while I marvel at their enormity as my breath is taken away delightfully …..
What if I were a bird and I could soar through these valleys, cliffs, gorges and stoned walls…..
Or perhaps I could choose to be a giant and step on each mountain top with a single swift step of one and then another step….
And what would happen if just suddenly, whilst my sights are still marveling at these mammoth structures before me and my imagination continues to run wild and escape me, this peg were to lift suddenly off the ground!
What would happen if this giant earthly presence crumbles to nothing and to dust? What would become of the earth if it falls like a soft feather to the ground?
And Allah says:
“Have we not made the earth as a wide expanse, and the mountains as pegs?” -Quran
Would I then run? Would I flee? Would I wish that the earth could just swallow me? Would the falling rocks chase after me and if I ran where would I go to? Where do I hide while the entire world dispels its contents and purges its occupants all in chase of me!
But did you know that this day will (inevitably) come? When the earth will tremble and shiver and all its contents will be dispelled and then lie down humbled. Wondering, waiting, fearing or perhaps anticipating, the meeting with Him, with themselves, with what has been done as they wonder what is to come!
I shudder as a shiver caresses and lingers for a bit encircling my spine.
I open my eyes and I am engulfed still by the beauty of this sight before my eyes. I am simply awestruck at this sight and at the trail of my thoughts…..
These mountains, what have they seen!!?
What do they know and do they call out to me in warning as animate and inanimate all worship and praise Allah in unison.
“Thou see the mountains and think them firmly fixed, but they shall pass away as the clouds pass away. (Such is) the artistry of Allah, who disposes of all things in perfect order: for he is well acquainted with all that ye do.” Quran
These mountains they know more than I do. They’ve seen more than I would ever see in ten more lifetimes! They hold secrets that my mind could never imagine nor fathom. Their beauty is timeless, ageless and with all the woes that have passed them by, still they remain youthful, elegant, poised and hopeful…..
My mind gnaws and nags, tugs and pulls my mind to thoughts of what’s to come but I am content to just stand here and let my imagination fly and soar through these hills as I wonder who once passed by here and what did they see? How did they look? And did they wonder of times before just like I (now) do…..
The beauty of Allah is indescribable…. The imagery of what I see could never be poured into meager words…. The feelings that pound in my chest and tantalize my mind are individual and unique. But I wonder…. Have you wondered any of this too? Perhaps you’ve wondered even more than this!
I hear an echo… I see a bird take off in flight and I wonder for how long would these mountains be here for me (for us) to marvel at …..