Blessings Of Allahu Ta’ala In This World For Everybody

Allahu ta’ala gives favours, blessings, gifts that is, His kindness reaches everybody every moment, no matter whether he is good or evil. Without discriminating, He sends everybody property, children, food, the right way to Islam, guidance, safety, and every goodness. The difference is in the way people accept and receive Allah’s gifts, or in their not being able to receive them. It is declared in the thiry-third Ayat of Surat-un-Nahl [1] :

“Allahu ta’ala does not torment or do injustice to His born servants (men). They treat themselves cruelly and torment themselves with their own evil thoughts and loathsome deeds that draw them to torments and sufferings.”

As a matter of fact, while the sun shines over the laundryman and over the linen in the same manner, it tans the man’s face, while whitening the linen. The reason why people will not attain the blessings of the hereafter is because they turn away from Him. He who turns away will certainly get nothing. A container with a covered brim will certainly not get April’s rain. Yes, many people who have turned away still seem to live with worldly blessings and so they are considered as not being deprived. But these are given to them as a reward for their struggling for this world. However, things that are regarded as worldly blessings are, in actual fact, the seeds of torment and calamity. They are disasters which Allahu ta’ala deceptively gives their owners by misrepresenting them as blessings. As a matter of fact, it is declared in the fiftysixth ayat of Surat-ul-Mu’minun [2] ,

“Do disbelievers presume that we are doing them a favor or are helping them by giving them property and many children? Do they say that we are rewarding them because they disbelieve my Prophet and dislike the Islamic religion? No, it is not so. They are wrong. They do not understand that these are not blessings, but disasters.” Then, the worldly things that are given to those whose hearts have turned away from Allahu ta’ala are all desolation and calamity. They are like the sweetmeats given to the diabetic.

[1] ayat: A verse of al-Qur’an al-karim; al-ayat al-karima.
[2] suura(t): a Qur’anic chapter [a chapter of the Qur’an].


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