“And as for the blessings of your Lord then speak about them.”

In the name of Allaah, the Most Kind, All-Knower. May prayers, peace and blessings be upon the messenger Muhmmad, his family, companions and all those who follow them in goodness until the day of Resurrection. As for what follows;

Question: Allaah, the Most High, says: “And as for the blessings of your Lord then speak about them.”[94:11]
Thus if a person lives in ease and comfort does this verse apply to him? And what does this verse actually mean?

Sheikh Bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, says: “This verse means: That Allaah ordered His Prophet [and other than him] peace be upon him, to speak about the blessings of Allaah. He thanks Allaah and shows his gratitude to Him by statements and actions. Speaking about the blessings of Allaah can occur by a person saying:

“We are good all praise due to Allaah.”

“We possess a lot of good things.”

“We have many blessings and we thank Allaah for this.”

He shouldn’t say “we are weak…” “we don’t have anything…” No, rather he must thank Allaah, speak about His favors and acknowledge the good that Allaah has given him. He shouldn’t speak miserably about his affair for example he says: “We don’t have any money or clothing, etc…”

However upon him is to menton the favors of Allaah and show his gratitude. And when Allaah bestows a favor upon His slave He loves to see the traces of it upon him in his clothing, food and drink. He shouldn’t have the appearance of the poor whilst Allaah has bestowed upon him an abundant amount of wealth. His clothing and food shouldn’t be as if he is from the poor and needy. Rather he should display the blessings of Allaah in all his affairs.

However it should not be understood from this that he should be excessive and wasteful.”

Source: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/32

Translator:

Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

Islaamic University of Medinah

Al-Medinah An-Nabawiyyah

Dhul-Hijjah 12,1432-November 8,2011

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About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

2 Responses to “And as for the blessings of your Lord then speak about them.”

  1. abumaryam says:

    Alhamdulilah!! Baarakallahu feek, this was a “Good Read” Mashaa Allah

  2. Wa feekum baarik wal hamdulillaah.

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