Muhammad Hassnain Khan
On 21 June 2020, Solar eclipse occured in the entire world. This is not strange because solar eclipse has also taken place in the past. The question which haunts the laymen and intellectual alike is the reason behind solar eclipse. There are different answers to this question. From a science perspective when moon comes between earth and the sun a solar eclipse occurs. From the local people perspective, when the vices increase on Earth, it has effects on Sun. They believe that Sun falls ill due to human err.
All the answers are correct in their place as it is a matter of perspectives. But I feel Solar eclipse is the biggest testimony of Oneness of Allah who shows his glories through different sources. A solar eclipse is one of them. Almighty Allah shows his greatness via Solar eclipse. Of course, there is no other Creator who has the ability to control all these things as Almighty Allah. It is He who shows the man how I to turn the day into night and vice versa. As Almighty Allah says in the Quran “Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up except Allah. Indeed, in that are signs for a people who believe. (16:79) Thus Solar eclipse shows, there is only one God in the Universe.
In a nutshell, sometimes people forget God and get busy in worldly matters. Then God punishes men through different ways and it seems that Corona Virus or Solar eclipse are signs for awakening the mankind. Thus it is the need of the hour to think about life and purpose of life.
Muhammad Hassnain Khan is a Graduate of Punjab University, pursing his degree in English Literature
Disclaimer: Views expressed in the letter are that of the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Bolan Tribune’s viewpoint.