IF THE WHEEL IS DISCOVERED, FIX THE RIM!


IF THE WHEEL IS DISCOVERED, FIX THE RIM!


In the Name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.


Many people today believe that just because something has been discovered, then it is his or her invention and that no one can develop it or decorate it except the inventor. This idea is wrong. What is more useful in the world today, a wooden wheel from the 14th century or a car wheel with rims and tires?

This also proves that the superficial mentality also exists in the world of inventions. You can always develop an invention, both creatively and in a way where millions will benefit from your update of a product or theory. If the gold is already there, then you may find a unique way to melt the gold so that a fine shape is produced. It is never wrong to update. Creativity is not just about inventions and discoveries. Creativity means more than that. You cannot just limit it to inventions or to a certain area.


If the bone already exists, then you might want to think about how to put meat on the bone. The basics and bases are not always the goal. You always hear that “the sky is the limit”. As long as you have God who is :


بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰ أَمْرًا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ

The Ever-Innovating of the heavens and the earth; and when He has decreed a Command, then surely it is only (that) He says to it, “Be!” so it is. [2:117]


Then there will never be a limit to creativity and goodness. If we just take a moment to reflect on the beauty and how beautifully God has created this lowly world called Ad-Dunya, imagine how beautiful Al-Akhirah is and what highness exists therein. Remember that the word Ad-Dunya (الدنيا) is associated with the word (الدَنَاءَة) which means lowliness, and the word Akhirah (الآخيره) is associated with the word Akhir (آخِر) which means the last or the final.

All this in itself, tells us how God wants us to reflect on these beautiful creations around us and that what we see of his creations which are surrounding us is nothing compared to the beauty that awaits the believers of goodness, because believers of goodness travel from a lowly world to a higher world, and all this happens vertically (metaphorically) for a believer who truly believes in God, his goodness and his beautiful plans. Akhirah is the last and the final abode. It is indescribable to a believer. God and his Prophet (saw) described it like this:


‏فيها مالا عين رأت، ولا أذن سمعت، ولا خطر على قلب بشر‏‏ “

” ثم قرأ ‏{‏تتجافى جنوبهم عن المضاجع‏}‏ إلى قوله تعالى‏:‏ ‏{‏فلا تعلم نفس ما أخفي لهم من قرة أعين‏}‏‏.

” In there (Paradise) There will be bounties which no eye has seen, no ear has heard of and no human heart has ever perceived.” He (saw) then recited this Verse:

“Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in fear and hope, and they spend (in charity in God’s Cause) out of what We have bestowed on them. No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy…” [32:16-17].. [Al-Bukhari]


All this shows us that God’s beauty and His beautiful plans for us can never be described with any of our senses, be it the insight, the sight, the hearing, sense of smell, the sense of our nerve system, the heart, the soul, imagination, perception etc. God’s creativity can never ever be described in any word because God is the source of all beauty and God loves beauty: ان الله جميل يحب الجمال.

Always remember that you can always find a creative beginning where you as a human being can learn from someone else. We humans are here to learn from each other. In the end, we are human beings and we belong to the same race. Just because we are different as human beings does not mean that I am better than you or that you are better than me. We are all good at different things and that is why there are different interests and professions in our little world. There will never be a day on earth where all human beings will become engineers. It will not happen, because not everyone carries a mechanical mentality. That’s how it is, and that is how it will always be on our little earth. This is how it looks like, and it will continue to look like this…

So, my dear brother and my dear sister, always remember to be creative and to always be willing to dare to update new inventions if you have not invented them. It is never wrong to develop a world full of tools. The tools which have already been invented must be used in a clever way, and now it’s up to you to use them and to build a beautiful and a brilliant future!


Peace and Blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his Holy Progeny (as)


| Amir Zabidi

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