The sky is commanded to bring down the rains. The ground is commanded to bring forth the crops, the fruit and the flowers. The bees are inspired to move from tree to tree producing honey for you and me. The cows are grazing from pasture to pasture in order to provide us fresh milk. The sheep and chickens are prepared to lay down their lives for us. The entire system of the world is in place to serve us. We have been created to serve one Allah Ta‘ala.

A dog is prepared to sacrifice its life just for its master, a master who provides it some leftover food. The moment it sees its master, it is at the feet of the master, wagging its tail and awaiting the master’s instruction. As human beings, we are the noblest of all creation, blessed with the gift of intelligence and showered with unlimited bounties. When a dog is so grateful and loyal to its master for the leftover food it is given, how much more grateful and obedient should we be to our one Allah Ta‘ala who blessed us with everything. Our intelligence demands that we recognize our bountiful Allah Ta‘ala and in turn we become thankful and obedient servants of Allah Ta‘ala.