TRUE PRAISE BELONGS TO ALLAH

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TRUE PRAISE BELONGS TO ALLAH
TRUE PRAISE BELONGS TO ALLAH

The Promised Messiah (as) says:

“If someone ponders deeply, he would realise that all praises and good attributes belong to Allah the Almighty alone. No human or other creature deserves true praise and appreciation. If one were to reflect without any tinge of selfishness, one would obviously discover that one who creates something, at a time when it did not exist nor was there any information about its existence, such a one should be worthy of praise.

“And (such a one should also be worthy of praise) who created necessary means at a time when nothing existed, nor was there any information available about the basic requirement for creation, sustenance, good health, and maintenance of existence. And (such a one should also be worthy of praise) who had mercy on a creature that suffered great misfortune and who had relieved it from that misfortune. And (such a one should also be worthy of praise) who does not let the efforts of a hard worker go to waste and gives full reward to those who make  the effort. Even though payment of due wages is a right of the labourer, someone who makes due payment can also be a benefactor.

“All of these are excellent traits that can make one worthy of praise and appreciation. Now, ponder and you will recognise that all the praiseworthy attributes belong to Allah alone because He alone possesses all these attributes in perfection; and nobody else does….

“In short, only Allah the Almighty is perfect in His being and worthy of praise in an excellent manner. In comparison to Him, no one deserves praise by virtue of its own being. If someone else deserves praise, it is only secondary in nature. This, too, is a Mercy of Allah the Almighty because even though He is One, without any partner, He has included others in those praises in a secondary sense.”

(Ro’idad-e-Jalsah Du‘a’, Ruhani  Khaza’in, vol. 15, pp. 598–602)

Courtesy: MKAN-Tarbiyya Department

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