Chapter #22: Remembering
Written by: Barah
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اذْكُرُوا نِعْمَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ ۚ هَلْ مِنْ خَالِقٍ غَيْرُ اللَّهِ يَرْزُقُكُمْ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤْفَكُونَ
“O mankind, remember God’s blessing upon you. Is there any creator other than God who gives you provision from the sky and the earth? There is no god but He. So, to where are you being turned around (by your desires)?”[Mufti Taqi Usmni][35:3]
Another verse asking us to remember everything we are blessed with. And it’s great to have these reminders spread all over the Qur’an because we constantly need to be reminded; we as humans tend to forget to be thankful for what we have and tend to ask for more when we have more than enough. Our desires constantly call us and make us become greedy, always asking for more instead of being thankful for the countless blessings we already have.
So if you haven’t thanked God for what you have today or if it’s been a while since you remembered your blessings, take the time to do that now! Alhamdulillah for everything we have; from material things to this beautiful earth and the way it functions to keep us alive!
Photo credit: Barah Ahmad