Thursday 17 August 2017

Picture of the Day 14.08.17 (2) - Rainbows in the Twilight

There is something about rainbows that lifts my spirits immensely and leaves me slightly in awe of its beauty.  This rainbow appeared at the tail end of a light drizzle on my way home from work.  It arched across a great portion of the sky and the colours were really bright and intense.  It was one of those times that I wish I had a better camera or knew how to take better pictures with my phone camera – the pictures don’t do the beauty of the rainbow I saw that day any justice at all.  I guess you can’t capture everything and the thing to do at such times is to stand back and enjoy the beauty of the moment.

Upon the authority of Ibn Abbas (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhumaa) who said: “The rainbow is a safeguard for the inhabitants of the earth that they will not be drowned (as a form of destruction as in the time of Nooh) and the Milky Way is the door of the heavens and the splitting of the heavens will begin from it (i.e. on the day of Judgement)” (from Imam Bukhaari in his Adabul Mufrad 767/590)  

Thank you Shutterbug Sister who told me about this hadith, she also happen's to be better at taking pictures of rainbows that me (here and here).

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