Quality vs. Quantity

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Surat AlAnaam 44. So, when they forgot (the warning) with which they had been reminded, We opened to them the gates of every (pleasant) thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them to punishment, and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows.

  • Allah sent them reminders from all different means, had a lot of quantity but headless of the reminder of Allah
  • They were given everything but Allah does not mention the quality of the abundance of the things given
  • Notice: no blessings in it

Different situation:

Surat AlAraaf 96. And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwâ (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn (polytheism and crimes, etc.)

  • Key to having barakh (increasing and lasting): taqwa

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