In Surah Qaf (50:16), Allah, Al-Muqtadir (The Exalted in Might and Perfect in Ability), tells us that certainly our Lord created people and knows what our self, our soul (nafs), whispers (tuwaswisu) to us, including unbefitting thoughts, repeated unfounded doubts and fears and irrational and evil thoughts. Sometimes it is Iblis, the shayatin (satans) or evil people who access and infiltrate our thoughts through our nafs al-ammarah (lower or animalistic, carnal soul). They use temptation, invitations, the manifestations of our desires - making them seem good and beautiful - false promises, encouragement of our far-fetched hopes and fear, especially of the future. Essentially, these are all irrational thinking which skews reality.
Because Allah, the Creator, made us, our Lord, therefore, knows us better than we know ourselves. Allah knows our inward and outward thoughts, speech, actions, qualities, beliefs, temptations, intentions, fears, doubts and worries. Allah also knows that the disbelievers’ denial of the Resurrection is due to their obeying lustful and satanic temptations, even though their innate natural disposition (fitrah) recognizes they came from Allah, Al-Awwal (The Perpetual First) and Al-Akhir (The Last, The Ultimate), and will return to our Lord. Allah is closer to us than our jugular vein, the one which takes the blood from the head, including the brain, back to the heart through the neck (jugular) to be reoxygenated. If the jugular vein is cut or damaged, we could die. By emphasizing the jugular vein, Allah, the All-Knowing, means our Lord controls our life and death more than our jugular vein does. It is Allah who keeps us alive and causes us to die. This Truth causes believers to account for their every thought, word and deed in order to have a responsible and honourable record, which Allah, Al-Wajid (The All-Perceiving Abundance), mentions in the next ayats (verses), on the Day of Judgement, inshallah (Allah willing). [This tapestry utilizes more complicated and time-consuming stitches, thus the higher price.]
Writing in Dark Coral and Black; Design in Red, Rose, Medium Tangerine, Dark Lavender, Medium Blue Violet, Medium Yellow, Medium Yellow Green, Very Dark Seagreen, Peacock Blue and Dark Carnation; Border in Rose
4.2” X 13”