It Is God Who Has Created You In Weakness
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad – The Tarjuman al-Qur’an – 1968
The child of a human being and the twig of a plant may look like belonging to two different orders; but if you look into the way in which they grow, and develop, you will find that a single system of life and growth binds them together. Whether it is a slab of stone, a bud of flower, a human child, or an egg of an ant, everything has its birth; but the means of sustenance for one and all are provided in advance as they emerge into life. And then there is for everyone, a stage of childhood calling for needs appropriate to that stage. That is common to the human child, as to the twig, the stone, and the mound of earth. Everything has its childhood. Then comes in, so to say, the stage of youth for everything and of adolescence, manhood, maturity and obsolescence. The principle of rise and fall in life is common to them all.
“It is God who hath created you in weakness:
then after weakness hath given you strength:
then after strength, weakness and grey hairs:
He createth what He will; and He is the Wise, the Powerful.”
Surah: Al-Rum (The Romans) – Chapter: 30 – Verse: 54