O Allah,Bless us on everything you give us and avoid us from hellfire.
A simple doa,even memorized by a two years old toddler.Seeking for His bless and compassion each time we are served with foods and drinks.
We often hear about the saying which is”to love somebody is to know somebody”. It is almost impossible to love someone without knowing a little bit about his/her stuff.Allah s.w.t has given us everything,yet we forget to thank Him. We are so excited on going for a concert,shopping till you drop and etc,but,when we are told to give some donations for the mosque,give donations for the orphans,doing da’wah ,all of sudden we turned out to be a professional accountants or even bank manager.
What have you done for Allah?How do you show to Allah,how much you are actually thanking Him for His luxurious gifts?but then,the question”how am I supposed to thank Him?,I don’t even know Him,and if I do know Him,what should I do?”came up.
There are so many questions and so many answers.
“Then let man look to his food”(surah Abasa,80:24)
Imagined yourself served with a plate full of ichigo(strawberry) and budou(grapes).look at it,if necessary,stare at it.The colours,the shapes,the texture,everything is perfectly created for us.By looking at the food,we think about the creator.Allah s.w.t Al-Hakeem,the Wise.Allah Ar-Raheem,Ar-Rahman,The Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful. We as a believer, should realized all creations are not created in vain,these are created by the power and the great art of Allah s.w.t. We should find ways to revere Him.
“That We pour down the water,pouring (it)down in abundance,Then We cleave the earth,cleaving(it) asunder,Then We cause to grow threin the grain,and grapes and clover,And the olive and the palm,And the thick gardens, And fruits and herbage”(surah Abasa,80:25~31)
Looking at our foods not only reminds us about , but also reminds us about our obligations.
“And when your Lord said to the angels,I am going to place in the earth a khalif,they said:What!wilt Thou place in it such as shall make mischief in it and shed blood,and we celebrate Thy praise and extol Thy holiness?He said:Surely I know what you do not know.”(surah al-Baqarah,2:30)
“And I have not created the jinn an the men except that they should serve Me”(surah adz-Dzariyat,51:56)
If we loved someone,we are willing to do anything,even to climb the highest mountains,to swim in the deepest sea,just to show our love.Why don’t we show our love to Allah.
“Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and lying on their sides and reflect in the creation of the heavens and the earth:Our Lord!Thou hast not created this in vain!Glory be to Thee; save us then from the chastisement of the fire.”(surah Ali-imran,3:191)
Jazakumullahukhairankathira.May Allah open our hearts and guide us to his path.Assalamualaikum wbt.