Bounties in life

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“And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And if anyone puts his trust in Allah sufficient is (Allah) for him.For Allah will surely accomplish His purpose: verily for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion.”… Surah Talaq, 65: 3 (Al-Qur’an) 

According to the Quran, bounties are not bestowed on men as a result of any good they do. They are given to them as a grace from Allah.  Allah is Rahman, which means that He initiates good and gives it gratuitously. Bounties, whether they be spiritual or material, are given to us by Allah out of pure Rahma (Mercy) and grace. I have always believed that if we maintain being grateful with these bounties Allah shall maintain and increase them. Allah knows best.

So does our lives become a material comfort or do we focus more on fulfilling our spiritual level while we are living on this earth with our comforts?

We all know of people who measure their achievements by the standard of wordly success and there are those who measure achievement by their spiritual progress.

 So, the life of this world can be defined as working, eating, drinking, sleeping and other related acts of living. Does Islam refrain from these things? Does Islam prohibit earning a living, acquiring of knowledge, business and production

Absolutely not because Allah has created all of the above things and Allah Almighty regards them as His bounties that should be utlilized for our own advantages.

My spiritual comfort can be summed up as follows:

“Whosoever does right, man or woman, and is a believer, We shall cause to live a good life.” (Qur’an 16:97)

In short,

Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Prophet, Peace be upon him, used to supplicate, “O Allah, I seek refuge in You against deprivation of Your bounties, against loosing Your security, against the suddenness of Your wrath, and against everything that might cause Your anger.”


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by adikbongsu on December 1, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Time check its 8.48 am in Singapore. Masya-Allah, indeed all that we have, we have because of Allah’s grace. When the day comes for us to enter Jannah, insya-Allah, it will also be because of His Grace and not because we have done many good deeds and prayers.

    Jazakillah UmmAbdurrahman for this post 🙂


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