Zaineb Mir (Al Huda Student)
[And] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks?
Then return [your] vision twice again. [Your] vision will return to you humbled while it is fatigued. [Al Mulk:3-4]
When we know that Allah has created the heavens and the earth without flaw and that nothing can run without His permission, then why do we feel safe from punishment when we disobey Him? Perhaps we think that the Quran is talking about some other people. Or perhaps we do not have certainty in our belief of the punishment that Allah has promised those who disobey. The next time we think of disobeying Allah we should think, what if the punishment was to come down at this point immediately after sinning, without any respite given to us. Perhaps our actions would be different and we would think before acting.