A man reached 70 years of age and was affected by a disease that made him unable to urinate. The doctors told him that he needs an operation to cure the disease. He agreed to do the operation as the problem was giving him severe pain for days. When the operation was completed the doctor gave him a bill, which covered all the costs. After looking at the bill, the man started crying. Upon seeing this, the doctor said “If the cost is too high then we could make some other arrangements for you.” The old man replied, “I am not crying because of the money but I am crying because Allah let me urinate for 70 years and He never sent me a bill!”
Subhanallah! We rarely thank Allah for these things that are indeed great favours. Let us ask Allah to grant us the ability to recognise His bounties and thank Him often.
“And He gave you of all that you asked for, and if you count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them” (Q14V34)
“Then He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing, sight and feeling (and understanding): And yet how little are the thanks you offer!” (Q32V9)
Say: “Imagine if God takes away your hearing and sight, and sets a seal on your hearts, what deity other than God will restore them to you? See how We inflect Our signs: Even then they turn aside” (Q6V46)
May Allah help us worship Him in the best of manners, for truly, ‘we cannot deny any of the numerous favors of our Lord’! (Q55)
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