28/12/2013 A.D. 25/02/1435 H.
Edited by: Fatema Makki
“We are all in need of Allah. Our lifes, the breath we take, our talks, our movements are all in control of Allah and they all happen by the Will of Allah;” wrote Ebru Altan in Islamonline.com.
The following is an edited article discussing the countless blessing that Allah bestows upon man as he thanks Him and appreciates His innumerable blessing and approbation upon man:
Allah created man with an intrinsic need of Himself. But man is not aware of this. A vast majority of people thinks that everything develops spontaneously, or that they acquire everything by their own efforts; whereas everything and every situation is created by Allah. All the blessings are bestowed upon people by Allah and Allah is the One Who gives them to those He wills. Most people neglect to give thanks to Allah for the blessings He bestows upon them however the first word they utter when others give them a present is “thanks.” Whereas as Allah states in the 18th verse of Surah an-Nahl, He gives countless blessing to those in their whole life.
“If you tried to number Allah’s blessings, you could never count them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (16:18)
Satan prevents most people from being thankful to him. He makes people ignore Allah’s blessings. Allah states this in Surah Al Araf: “Then I will come at them, from in front of them and behind them, from their right and from their left. You will not find most of them thankful. He said, ‘Get out of it, reviled and driven out. As for those of them who follow you, I will fill up Hell with every one of you.” (7:17-18)
Giving thanks to Allah for everything is one of the most important characteristics of believers. We know everything is created by Allah and we always give thanks to Him for our health, beauty, wealth, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, insight shortly for all the things we have material and spiritual.
There is a secret in the Quran. Allah states that he will increase His blessings on those who are grateful. For example Allah grants more health to those who gives thanks to Him for the health. He will increase the wealth of those who give thanks to Him for wealth.
And when your Lord announced: “If you are grateful, I will certainly give you increase, but if you are ungrateful, My punishment is severe.” (14:7)
Being thankful is a sign of being a true believer who loves Allah. Those who are thankful have the insight and capability to see the beauties and blessings that Allah creates. Those who disbelieve or are unthankful to Allah only see the imperfections and faults. And because of that they are always unhappy and discontented.
Whereas believers never forget that Allah creates everything with good even if the things do not go by the way they want they still be thankful to Allah. In every situation they turn Allah with sincerity and they are always grateful. Under the hardest conditions they trust Allah and know there is good in every event. Believers always hope gift of Paradise from Allah if they rejoice and feel thankful.
Therefore, Allah promises believers to expand His blessings on His grateful servants both in the life of this world and in the hereafter, because of their trust and blessings to Him.