The blessings of Allah on us can not be counted. Allah Almighty has blessed mankind with uncountable blessings. Usually we do not consider them as blessings but when we loose something than we are able to know its value. If we ask about the value of these blessings from whom they are not available:
Parents from an Orphan
Husband from a Widow
Child from a Childless Couple
Eyes from a Blind
Listening from Deaf
Wealth from Poor
Health from Patient
Colours from Colour Blinds
Liberty from Prisoners
Food from Hungry Person
Water from Thirsty Person
Peace from Depressed/Anxious Person
Father or Mother from whom don’t have one
And the list continues…
This is just a small list of Blessings of Allah the Almighty among the countless.
Allah Almighty has rightly said in the Holy Quran:
“And if you count the Blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, a disbeliever.”(Surah Ibrahim 14:34)
We should be grateful on blessings of Allah Almighty and should bear the fact in mind that Allah Almighty is pleased with grateful people and He gets angry when a person is Thankless. This reality has been mentioned in the Holy Quran in the following way:And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks , I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless , verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.” (Surah Ibrahim 14:7)
So we should always Thank Allah Almighty for His blessings on us and we should use these blessings for right purposes.
Our lives are a continuous succession of Allah’s gifts. Many people, due to their outlook on life or their circumstances, fail to see that they are receiving Allah’s bounty. Allah has made it clear that we will never be able to count all of His blessings upon us, since they are innumerable.
Consider the human body. It is made up of one hundred trillions of cells. Each cell is a blessing from Allah. But this does not mean that there are only one hundred trillion blessings in the human body. There are far more, since Allah’s blessings manifest themselves within each one of those cells in innumerable ways. Moreover, each cell is exposed to an incalculable number of potential threats, from viruses to cancer to a variety of malfunctions, and Allah through His mercy protects the cells from all of these. Therefore, we can never begin to enumerate the blessings that Allah, at every moment, bestows upon us within our bodies.
Even if we entertain the idea that the blessings, Allah bestows upon any one of us is some in finite number, that number would not take into account all of the misfortunes that Allah withholds from us, though He certainly tries some of His servants with those misfortunes. Then there are all the blessings Allah has bestowed upon our predecessors, our contemporaries, and our descendants and on the incalculable aspects of creation upon which our lives depend.
Allah reminds us: “And whatever good thing you enjoy, it is from Allah. Then, when misfortune reaches you, you cry out to Him for help.” (Surah Al-Nahl: 53)
We should look at ourselves and the way we behave towards Allah’s blessings. Do we use them in obedience and favours to His commands? Do we realize that Allah has a right over us in everything that He gives us? If we are blessed with wealth, the poor have a right in it. If we are blessed with health and strength, the weak and the infirm have a right in it. If we are blessed with knowledge, then those who are in want of knowledge have a right in it. For every ability that we are blessed with, those who are unable have some right in it.
We must praise Allah for empowering us to do that which others are incapable of doing. Part of the thanks we owe Allah is to give something of whatever we are blessed with to those who cannot do for themselves. We should remember that every blessing we enjoy will inevitably come to an end. Either we will lose the blessing(s) some day in our lives, or we will depart this life and leave that blessing(s) behind.
Another part of our gratitude to Allah is to serve Him with what He gives us and to use what we have in ways that are lawful and pleasing to Him. We should not be like Pharaoh. Some wise people advised him: “Do not exult. Surely Allah does not love the exultant.” (Surah Al-Qasas: 76)
Pharaoh replied: “I have been given this only on account of the knowledge I have.(So Allah tells us:) “Did he not know that Allah had destroyed of the generations before him those who were mightier in strength than he and greater in assemblage? And the guilty need not be asked about their sins.”(Surah Al-Qasas: 78)
We often do not notice a blessing that we have until we lose that blessing or are threatened with its loss. How many of our faculties, our limbs, and our talents do we take for granted? These are but some of the blessings in our own bodies. How many blessings surround us, in our families, our friends, our work, the status we enjoy, the connections we have, even our hopes and our dreams.
Even the world on which we live is a blessing, how it possesses everything needed for life to thrive. How many other words do we see and are still discovering in the heavens, some approximating our Earth in size, some smaller, some many times larger, but we find them to be sterile, hostile, unaccommodating worlds.
Also whenever we do something for someone, it is not we did; it is the chance that Allah gave us to do for someone. In other words there is a system that circulates the help to others from Allah through us and we also get Sawab (Blessing) on this act.
It is Allah who knows and defines the grants among all. If we have something that someone else does not have it is not our gained or fault of someone it is Allah who has blessed us and the hierarchy defines that we should help those in needs without counting it and should not point on misshaped ones.
Praise be to Allah, Who possesses all things and Who gives without measure.