An Entire Worlds Worth…

مَنْ أَصْبَحَ مِنْكُمْ آمِنًا فِي سِرْبِهِ ، مُعَافًى فِي جَسَدِهِ ، عِنْدَهُ قُوتُ يَوْمِهِ ، فَكَأَنَّمَا حِيزَتْ لَهُ الدُّنْيَا

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

“Whoever among you wakes up in the morning secured in his dwelling (not fearing an enemy), healthy in his body (with no illness or sickness), having his food for the day, then it is as if he has been given the entire world.” (Tirmidhī)

To enjoy the blessings mentioned in this ḥadīth has been likened to having the same satisfaction which one will enjoy when acquiring the whole world with all its blessings. If one is deprived of the above mentioned blessings, then even the treasures of the world will be of no use.

The ḥadīth also teaches that instead of sacrificing one’s peace of mind and sound health for the luxuries of the world, a person should remain content with whatever he has been given.

This ḥadīth is especially applicable to our lives and in such times; while people are faced with oppression, insecurity, maltreatment, etc., most of us enjoy peace of mind, security and wellness. We should be extremely grateful and express gratitude in all forms; mentally, verbally and physically. Physical gratitude being the most superior by not disobeying Allah, The-Giver, in any way.

May Allāh alleviate the calamities of those troubled around the world and let us truly appreciate the great blessings he has bestowed us with; which is indeed an entire worlds worth. Āmīn.

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