“And he gave you all that you wanted of Him; and if you try to count the favours of Allah, you will not be able to number them. Verily, man is very unjust, very ungrateful”
Al-Quran – Ibrahim 14:35
The graces and mercies of Allah will be there always for those that seek for them. Those that felt their worthiness and importance on man and would not want to miss them. The demands of human are at most freely met, as God has made them ‘provided’ for who crave for them. Had it been it is limited to the righteous, how many of us won’t fall victim of unrighteousness?
The favours of Allah is not measurable, is it? He created man in the very best form of all creations. In him, is the ability to think, He gives eyes to see, nose to smell and breath, ears to hear and has provided them to work for the best of man. Then, ‘which of the favour of Allah will you deny’?-some are deficient of these that you have been bestowed with – have no either an eye or the two, no legs, hands or have them but crippled and so many instances of disabilities.
Man is so ungrateful to Him despite His favours on us, we go against His will, and we are found feasting; dining and shining in ignorance. He knew we would be unjust so He sent down the Holy Books to be the guidance for man. He sent his Prophets to deliver messages to the people but still we offer deafening ears to the calls. We read Qur’an in sweet and melodious voices but refuse to eat, chop and digest the beats of the messages of God in the Book.
We are unaware as Allah explains how bountiful and rewarding He will adorn the righteous on the day of resurrection. Those that according to (Adh-dhariyat 51:16-20) will be full of blessings on that day. Where the righteous and the God-fearing will reside in heavenly gardens, full of springs and streams, that’s because of the good they have done on earth. They had been the one that spent from their wealth, risen during the night to praise Allah and at the dawn of the day sought for forgiveness.
Islam has been a religion of peace, and every act of worship will be judged according to intention. Arm the poor with money, shelter and food with good, loving and welcoming heart. If you give out charity just in the name of giving out to shut any mouth that do complain to you, you are deceiving yourself as nothing will profit you. You can only maximize your wealth by spending it in accordance to the will of Allah. It will be very late to hoard still your money at the point of death. Islam detest miserliness – a miser will only always punish himself till he dies. He has but won’t want people to know, so he wears, eats, drinks and does things sub to his standard and at later time loose all he has after death. Let’s spend from the favour of Allah on us and be very just and very grateful to Him. May Allah enrich us in wealth, health, and understanding of His religion – aamin.
By: Haneef Oladejo