Posted by Sana
The story begins here:
Father: Ooh! Look son, so many stars are shinning bright in the sky today. Can you count them for me?
Son: Aaa! Ok ill try, 1, 2, 3, 4… I can’t daddy; I tried but I even forgot which one I counted first.
Father: (Laugh) that’s just because there are too many stars in the sky my son.
Son: But daddy why are these stars so small I cant even clearly see some of them.
Father: That’s just because they are very far away from us my dear. And you know what some of them are even bigger than our own shinning sun.
Son: Really daddy.
Father: Yeah Son.
Father: Ooh! Look there Son, did u see that shooting star?
Son: Yeah Yeah daddy I did see that star.
Father: So go on and make a wish.
Son: But what should I wish for daddy, I really don’t know.
Father: Sweetheart do u really want to know what does this shooting stars means.
Son: Yeah daddy I do.
Father: You know what my son, our earth is covered by not just one but by seven skies, and our Artist, the one and Only that created us lives High up there, along with the ones who are dear to him, he talks with them and they up there share secrets among themselves, those secrets that we people down on Earth shouldn’t know.
Son: really daddy.
Father: Yes my dear.
Father: And do you know who Satan is?
Son: Yes daddy I know, he is bad, he tells people to do bad things, he makes them tell lies, and do all the bad things that make us bad people.
strong>Father: Yes my dear you are right. And you also know that he is one of Allah’s unforgiven creatures. And who is always there to make us, Allah’s loved ones ready to do things that He dislikes, and you should also know that he is more powerful than us my child and he can travel through the skies just to know what is going on above.
Father: And this work of Satan can’t be done just by himself he even has friends to help him in his work. He reaches the seventh sky just to know what has been told up there, so that he can then transfer the secrets through his friends who then tell these to the bad people who live among us and spread evil on Earth.
Son: But daddy, what is it to do with the shooting star?
Father: Yes my son it is related to that, because in the Satan’s quest to learn what has to be kept away from us beings, the One’s above get to know of his journey and to stop him from passing on of what he has learned the One’s above use the stars to strike the evil ones and to burn them. Means the star isn’t really falling on its own its being used above as a weapon to finish the evil, not to let them pass on what is not being meant for us.
Son: Really dad.
Father: Yes my Son and now do u know what you have to wish for.
Son: Yes daddy, I know.
Father: Would you like to share it with me.
Son: Daddy, I will wish and pray that Allah makes me one of those shooting stars and not those of the Shinning
Father: And why is that my dear?
Son: Because I don’t want to be like those shinning stars that remain shinning over there, their whole life. I want to be the ones who are used to stop the evil, who are used for a good cause, who are strong enough to fight against evil.
Father: Yes you will my son inshallah you will be like those warrior stars, and that’s the reason why I named u Abdul Muiz (Servant of the giver of Might and Glory) .
- We had decorated the lower heaven (sky) with the decoration of the stars and to protect the heaven from every rebellious satan (devil) who should not eaves-drop (secretly listen) to the highest assembly (of angels in the heaven) and they (devils) are shot (with meteors) from every side to cast them away and there is a permanent punishment for them. Only who caught a snatch (of the conversation) a sharp meteorite will follow him.
- And we have, (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with Lamps, and We have made such (Lamps) (as) missiles to drive away the Evil Ones, and have prepared for them the Penalty of the Blazing Fire.
The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) also said: "They (the Jinn) would pass the information back down until it reaches the lips of a magician or forrtune-teller Sometimes a meteor would overtake them before they could pass it on. If they passed it on before being struck, they would add to it a hundred lies"
PS: from childhood till now i have too witnessed the shooting stars 8 times :)