Surah An-Naml, Verse 73:
وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ
“Verily, your Lord is full of Grace for mankind, yet most of them do not give thanks.”
Let’s take a moment & think about the bounties of Allah…
•He is Ar-rahmaan- He forgives our sins no matter how plenty, At-tawwaab- He not only accepts repentance but loves for His slave to repent, Al-kareem- the most generous who doubles the reward of our good deeds but doesn’t do the same for a bad one. [28:84]
“And it is He who accepts repentance from His servants & pardons misdeeds, and He knows what you do”. [42:25]
•He created us in the best of forms (95:4), just so we would be satisfied, & give thanks. Every part of the human being is subhanallah so complex, the size of medical text books alone testify to that…
“And He gave you hearing, sight & hearts that you might give thanks” [16:78]
•Food, He gave us, in all types. He could have just given us 1 kind of fruit, but no, He chose to give us a variety to choose from & made them very sweet & succulent…that which we can’t make on our own.
“…whereby we cause to grow wonderful gardens full of beauty & delight, it is not in your ability to cause the growth of their trees” [27:60]
And indeed there are many, many, more & we couldn’t count them even if we wanted to [16:18]
” if you are thankful, I would give you more [14:7]. Another bounty in of itself, alhamdulillah. May Allah make us of those who are thankful to Him always, & live with the whole qur’an, in heart & in mind, ameen.