18. And if you would count the graces grace of Allâh, never could you be able to count them. Truly! Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [surat alNahl]
My title for the post was no mistake :).
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وَآتَاكُم مِّن كُلِّ مَا سَأَلْتُمُوهُ وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَتَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ الإِنسَانَ لَظَلُومٌ كَفَّارٌ
34. And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the Blessings blessing of Allâh, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, – a disbeliever (an extreme ingrate, denies Allâh’s Blessings by disbelief, and by worshipping others besides Allâh, and by disobeying Allâh and His Prophet Muhammad SAW). [surat Ibrahim]
Hm, whats the dealio yo!? Ok so i was being cool for crossing out the words for a reason, wanna know why? Read on..
With all seriousness-
I never really pondered upon the depth of these ayahs. Actually, we read them so many times, and did anyone notice, its says “and you have never counted the BLESSING”.
SubhanAllah, in each blessing, there are uncountable blessings. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has told us that we are not able to even count the BLESSINGS in the BLESSING He has bestowed upon us. As humans, we have a trait in us that we want we want we want. This isn’t necessarily bad, because Allah subhanhu wa ta’ala loves it when His slave asks for something. He tells us continuously to ask from Him. Our whole aqeedah man, it’s based on one on one! Alhamdulilah!
So inshaAllah i got the point of this ayah discussing only the blessings WITHIN a blessing. But think about it, for example, a doctor, there are so many subdivions in medschool why? Because there are so many aspects in our body, each function needs a good 4 years of studying.
Make it a bit simpiler, ask shaykh wiki, look how he talks about the eye. And thats not all authentic ;).
So something to think about. Next time you go through a difficulty and want to stuff your head under a pillow and cry… remember Allah has bestowed you with enough blessings in one blessing to allow you to live your whole life just trying to count those blessings in that one blessing. That’s a lot of blessings. *head hurts*
Something else though, a ni’mah does not have to mean a limb or body function. The ni’mah of just Islam in it self, man how many books could we write about that. The ni’mah of the Quran, Salah, friends, health, mom’s, dad’s, sisters <3, blogs, almaghrib… 🙂
Alhamdulilah ya Rabb! 😀
So another GMAIL task for the day; Did you count your BLESSING today?