Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Giving Thanks To Allah In Abundance.

In the Name of Allah The Beneficent The Merciful

Giving thanks to Allah in abundance.

Allah says in the Quran: “If ye are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you”. A scholar once told me that if one looks into this verse, the Arabic word that is used to confirm that Allah Wills favours unto the person who thanks Him is actually in the form of an Oath – “La azidannakum”. So Allah is promising the person who thanks Him an increase in goodness and blessings, and Allah never breaks His promises.

Allah says (Interpretation of the meaning):

“Verily, Qarun (Korah) was of Musa’s (Moses) people, but he behaved arrogantly towards them. And We gave him of the treasures, that of which the keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men. Remember when his people said to him: “Do not exult (with riches, being ungrateful to Allah). Verily Allah likes not those who exult (with riches, being ungrateful to Allah).

But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of lawful enjoyment in this world; and do good as Allah has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allah likes not the Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupters).” (28:76-77)

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) gives this dunya to those whom He loves and to those whom He Subhanahu wa Ta’ala doesn’t love. However, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala gives the akhira only to those whom He loves.

Understanding this principle, makes us aware that whatever we’re given in this life from the worldly desires is simply a test to see how we’ll use these gifts for His sake.

A Muslim is conscious of this principle and is constantly thriving to use the blessings Allah has bestowed upon him for His sake.

Action Items for the Posted Imageuttaqun:

When you’re safe in your home, have food on your table, and you’re healthy, ask yourself: what did Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless me with all this for?

How can I be productive with these blessings and seek with it the home of the Hereafter whilst not forgetting the lawful portion of enjoyment in this world?

Take 5-10 minutes today to think about this, and start living a life of giving.


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