In the bustle of our worldly lives, we sometimes forget to appreciate simple, yet intriguingly beautiful natural phenomena. The delicate dew that forms in the morning or evening on plants is clean and refreshing. It is a silent, yet powerful and recurrent reminder of the Creator, for those that seek such signs. I hope that those visiting this site are able to open themselves to divine mercy, as plants and flowers are receptive to the dew. God’s attribute of rahmah (mercy, kindness, compassion, ….) is one that occurs repeatedly in the Qur’an, and the associated values are central to Islam. “The merciful ones will be shown mercy by God, the Merciful,” taught the Prophet Muhammad, who also said, “God loves gentleness (rifq) in all things. ‘He gives through gentleness what ‘He’ does not give through force, and ‘He’ gives through gentleness what ‘He’ does not give by other [means].” If, like the gentle mercy of the dew, DewDropsWeb.org can provide a few drops of beneficial information or spiritual nourishment, then it shall have achieved its purpose.
- But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, producesThat which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.- George Byron [http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgebyro201606.html]
- In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.- Kahlil Gibran [http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/k/kahlilgibr162061.html]
- I am… a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.- John Ford [http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnford126588.html]
- There is dew in one flower and not in another, because one opens its cup and takes it in, while the other closes itself and the drop runs off. So God rains goodness and mercy as wide as the dew, and if we lack them, it is because we do not open our hearts to receive them.- James H. Aughey [http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/dew_t001.htm]
- Every dew-drop and rain-drop had a whole heaven within it.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion, (bk. III, ch. VII) [http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/dew_t001.htm]
- The dew-drop in the breeze of morn, Trembling and sparkling on the thorn,Falls to the ground, escapes the eye,
Yet mounts on sunbeams to the sky.- James Montgomery [http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/dew_t001.htm]
- The dew waits for no voice to call it to the sun.- Joseph Parker [http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/dew_t001.htm]
- As fresh as morning dew distill’d on flowers.- William Shakespeare [http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/dew_t001.htm]
- I must go seek some dewdrops here, And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Fairy at II, i) [http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/dew_t001.htm]
- A globe of dew Filling, in the morning new,Some eyed flower, whose young leaves waken
On an unimagined world;
Constellated suns unshaken,
Orbits measureless are furl’d
In that frail and fading sphere,
With ten millions gathered there
To tremble, gleam and disappear.- Percy Bysshe Shelley [http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/topics/dew_t001.htm]
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