Daily Bounties Bestowed On a Person, For Which He (She) Should Thank Allaah Constantly – By Shaikh Zayd Bin Haadi (rahimahullaah)

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Ubaidullaah Ibn Mihsan Al-Khatmiy narrated from his father that the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ‘’Whoever among you wakes up (in the morning) safe in his property, healthy in his body and has his daily nourishment, it is as if he has been granted the entire world’’.

Reminders from this Hadeeth:

*This hadeeth shows that those bestowed safety in the lands, physical health, houses to live in and daily nourishment have indeed been bestowed a complete (worldly) blessing, and it obligatory that they constantly thank Allaah.

*This hadeeth also shows that what suffices a person’s needs is a bounty and blessing for which he (or she) must thank Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic). A person may strive to gather a lot of wealth, but he was created to worship of Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) in the manner (commanded, legislated etc) by Allaah and His Messenger (i.e. based on what is legislated and commanded in the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah). If a person does this, then indeed he (or she) will achieve and attain success, but he will fail and incur loss if he does not do so. So is there one who will receive admonition?

*This hadeeth also shows that being bestowed safety in relation one’s religion, honour, wealth and blood (i.e. protected from crimes that will lead to murder and injury) are valuable bestowals – they are from those affairs that when established  (or safeguarded) in a society, then life will be good and secure. But if security is not present chaos will unravel in the society – the powerful people will overpower the weak and the oppressor will overpower the oppressed, and thus there will be an evil state of affairs and maybe an evil end result. Therefore any society or land that has been bestowed a ruler amongst the Muslims and granted security in a region under his rulership, then it is obligatory to obey him (i.e. obey the ruler of the land in what is good and not to rebel against him, even if he has shortcomings) and he is to be helped – by the other lands -as much as one is able.  #

*And what is seen as a fact in relation to this (hadeeth) is that whoever is bestowed enough food and drink, a dwelling place, means of transportation, security in his place of residence and good physical health, then it is as if he has been given the entire world. Therefore, he (or she) should be thankful to Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] for that until he (or she) meets his (or her) Lord (i.e. until death comes to him (or her).

[Source: Awnul Ahadis Samad Sharh Al-Adabil Mufrad’ Vol 1’ page 335’ by Shaikh Zayd Bin Haadi al-Madkhali  (rahimahullaah). Abridged & Paraphrased]. See Arabic text below:


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