Lesson Fifty Nine: You Are Always Being Watched
Imam al-Jawad (a.s) said:
إِعْلَمْ أَنَّكَ لَنْ تَخْلُو مِنْ عَيْنِ اللّهِ فَانْظُرْ كَيْفَ تَكُونُ
You should know that you are never out of God’s sight. Now how shall you be?1
The first sign of belief in God, the Almighty, is when one feels being under His constant and overall control, from never being out of His sight, and also feeling that His watchmen have surrounded us from all directions.
The higher degree of belief results in more and deeper feeling for this control so that man finds himself constantly in His presence. This feeling is the greatest motivator for correction of faults at the level of the individual and the society . It is also the most beautiful manifestation of belief and can rectify some of the most complex social disorders.
- 1. Tuhaful Uqul