24th March 2004, 22:06
I have always wondered if Iblis had asked for Gods forgiveness or asks (present tense) Would God forgive? Or is Iblis under an assumption (shackled only from the side effects of having the Knowledge He has)that it is unforgivable, and has resigned himself to the inevitable destined ending? I do sometimes wonder at the immense "Love" God has for his creation of Man & Jinn in the letting them familiarise themselves with His attributes, allowing punishment as only a means to buffer further harm and transgression to themselves, It is like punishment is somehow a mercy. I can see a glimpse of Tawhid here, that there could only be one God because of the unfathomless purity, I can not even justify any essence of God because of my limitations of being a creation, yet I am allowed to ponder, reflect, participate within this Glory, this Mercy all the wonderous Names he has taught us. Could it be by accepting our limitations, that is somehow an act of glorifying the Lord Supreme, a way to recognising or being God Conscious. It would be a dark cold world if we didnt know how to ponder on our lord through rememberance, a priceless gift outweighing any created adornment. And can this ecstacy continue without ever increasing, would we want more and more, or as result of our limitation we forget, or a become so haughty that there is a reality check of trials to place things back into a harmless perspective. Could it be a person living without trials be a person without a guide to this wonderous effect. All the while continuing a ponderous allusion of rejoice and delight in what he knows, and unwittingly inhibiting any further reflection. I honestly believe that rememberance maintains the ability of person to continue learning, and I do thank God that repentance is a means to view transgression.