Appreciate the Bounties of Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اَللّهُِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is pouring out His blessings before us all the time! We forget the thousands of bounties (Ni’mats) Allah has bestowed upon us. We should obey Allah in times of difficulty and ease and thank Allah in all conditions. If we dont make Shukr for any bounty that we have, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala will snatch away that bounty from us!

“A breath of fresh air … A morsel of food … One sajda before Him” …

We dont reflect …

We have to make Shukr by means of our tongues, by verbally expressing our gratitude to Allah and by means of our good actions and deeds. When we are obedient to Him and carry out His instructions and injunctions and refrain from all those things that He has prohibited us from … then sincere Shukr becomes manifest in our actions …

When man is blessed with bounties and enjoyment of this life ….then he turns away…. and shows signs of apathy and indifference to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala  … And the moment some calamity befalls him, then he runs towards Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Allah is the only One who can rescue us!

The root of our problem is the fact that we are ‘neglectful’ of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … When Allah appreciates our Ibaadat … then how much more should we appreciate Allah as our Rabb? How much more should we then reflect and ponder over the Imaan we have been blessed with? Should we not show gratitude to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala?

Allah has clearly emphasized to us in the Qur’aan, that if we make Shukr for the bounties He has conferred upon us, He will most certainly grant us an increase in those bounties. He says :

“La-in shakartum la azeedannakum” ~ (Surah ‘Ibrāhīm 14:7)

‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]

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