Allah The Giver

Salamu Alaykom wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

So Allah, swt,
cares about us and He Sustains us.
He Also Gives us gifts

Not Santa…
By the way, Santa is for many a God.
If you study
what is taught about him,
you’ll see that he is made
out to be a God.

Many non-believing adults will
tell you that they
don’t believe in God and they’ll
‘randomly mention Santa as well.

Like they’re saying that God
can’t exist because Santa didn’t…
and that’s because they perceived
Santa to be like God at one time.

I wouldn’t be too surprised
if I was told that Santa
was engineered for this very purpose…

… or that it wasn’t engineered initially,
then they saw this
phenomena and decided to
mass-sell Santa to the public,
knowing full well what would happen
when people realised
Santa didn’t exist – they
would disbelieve in God.

I’m just saying that
I wouldn’t be too surprised,
that’s all.

The word sustainer can imply
that Allah (swt), after Creating things,
keeps things ticking… just.

That He sustains,
as if things just survive thanks to Him.
Again this is false and
there’s another attribute/name
for Him too,
The Bestower (the giver of gifts):

“Or do they have the depositories
of the mercy of your Lord,
the Exalted in Might,
the Bestower?”
(Qur’an, 38:9)

Jinan Bastaki ,in her articles,
continues to explain the difference
between sustenance and a gift:

“So how do we know when Allah (swt)
has given us a gift?
Rizq (sustenance) is written for us,
but we have to work for it.
So if in the course of our efforts,
we earn $1 million,
that is rizq that Allah (swt)
had ordained for us.

Hiba, on the other hand,
is just that—
a gift
that was not conditioned upon your efforts.
When you get a phone call
from someone you love,
that you felt you missed—that is hiba.
When without planning,
you are fortunate enough
to be able to go on `umrah (
the minor pilgrimage),
that is a hiba.
When Allah (swt) brings an
amazing person into your
life and you are able to
improve because of them,
that is hiba.”

She quotes some of what
Sheikh Ratib an-Nabulsi
suggests with regards to
increasing one’s provision:

Taqwa (God-conciosuness):
“And whoever has taqwa of Allah –
He will make for him a way out.
And will provide for him from
where he does not expect.”
(Qur’an, 65:2-3)

Tawakul (reliance on God):
“And whoever relies upon Allah –
then He is sufficient for him.
Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose.
Allah has already set for
everything a [decreed] extent.”
(Qur’an, 65:3)

Keeping good relations with family:
The Prophet ﷺ said,
‘Whoever would like his rizq (provision)
to be increased and his life to be extended,
should uphold the ties of kinship.’ (Bukhari)

“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed,
‘If you are grateful,
I will surely increase you [in favor];
but if you deny, indeed,
My punishment is severe.’ ”
(Qur’an, 14:7)

Asking forgiveness and tawba (repentance):
“And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord.
Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.
He will send [rain from] the sky upon you
in [continuing] showers.
And give you increase in
wealth and children
and provide for you gardens
and provide for you rivers.”
(Qur’an, 71:10-12)

“Who is it that would
loan Allah a goodly loan so He
may multiply it for him many times over?”
(Qur’an, 2:245)

Reciting Qur’an:
The Prophet ﷺ said:
“The house in which Qur’an is
recited is increased in good,
and the house in
which Qur’an is not recited
is decreased in good.”

Migrating for the sake of Allah:
“And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will
find on the earth many [alternative] locations and
abundance.” (Qur’an, 4:100)

From some of the members of
I’ve received all types of emails.

Many people don’t think that they deserve Allah.
That they’re too sinful for Allah to Love them, that
they don’t count.

The next attribute (in the next email) will tackle
some of that insha Allah.

Enjoy !



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