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The Importance of Being Grateful For Divine Signs, Direction and Favors by Khalida
October 3, 2008, 5:11 am
Filed under: Magazine/ Culture, Religion, Sept/Oct Volume - 2008

From the Desk of His Eminence, Sultan Muhyuddin, El-Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, Hashmi Al Hassani Wal Husseini
Excerpt from the Commentary on Sura Luqman–

Signs are meant to direct you. They are attributes of Allah, the Most High, materialized in this world, so as to give you assurance and show His Love for you.

His Attributes (and Names) are manifested in this world in physical form, all of them. His name which gives life, Al-Hayy, travels into the world of similitude, where this name gets its own form, and then it enters into this world, it turns into water. Al-Hayy is Allah’s Name, because from water, He created everything. His name, An-Naafi’ (He who gives benefit), when it enters this world, it takes the form of the herbs, the medical plants, and all the things from which we derive benefit. And His Name, Al-Qayyum, when it enters here, it is the force that holds the heavens and the skies without pillars.

The first essential part of Hikmah (which some translate as Divinely-inspired wisdom) is that you must always thank your Allah, glorified is He and the Most High.

*“Any who is so grateful, does so to the profit of his own soul.”

When you thank the Almighty, you must thank Him for each and every favor He has given you, and if you thank, even that is for your own benefit.

“But if any is ungrateful, verily Allah is free of all wants and worthy of all praises.”

Allah becomes indifferent. If no one thanks Him; He doesn’t want his or her thanks. But if you thank Him, He will appease you in His Bounty.

*Italics indicate the portion of Holy Qur’an being explained.

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