This is the du‘ā’ of ‘those of understanding’. It teaches us:
– The importance of reflecting on the signs of Allah (subḥānahū wa ta‘ālā) around us. We should constantly look at the stars, sun, moon, mountains, seas, greenery etc with a fresh pair of eyes and reflect on their Maker (subḥānahū wa ta‘ālā).
– The intertwined nature of reflection and dhikr. Dhikr should be accompanied by reflection, and at the same time reflection should make us cry out “You did not create this in vain Yā Allah!”
– Reflection (tafakkur) will make us realise that we and the world around us were created for a purpose. We will be held accountable for what we do and if we reject Him, we will be doomed to the Hell-fire. Hence why we make the second part of the du‘ā’.
– Reflection in Allah’s creation around us should make us humble ourselves, submit to Him in fear and beg Him for protection from the Fire.
A powerful du`a for forgiveness, good endings and protection on the Day of Judgement.