Allahu Ta'ala's Blessings Reach Everybody


Allahu ta'ala gives favours, blessings, gifts that is, His kindness reaches everybody every moment, no matter whether he is good or evil. Without discriminating, He sends everybody property, children, food, the right way to Islam, guidance, safety, and every goodness.

The difference is in the way people accept and receive Allah's gifts, or in their not being able to receive them. It is declared in the thiry-third Ayat [1] of Surat-un-Nahl [2]:
"Allahu ta'ala does not torment or do injustice to His born servants (men). They treat themselves cruelly and torment themselves with their own evil thoughts and loathsome deeds that draw them to torments and sufferings. "

As a matter of fact, while the sun shines over the laundryman and over the linen in the same manner, it tans the man's face, while whitening the linen.

By the same token, though it shines over the apple and over the pepper in the same manner, it reddens and sweetens the apple, yet it reddens and makes bitter the pepper. Though the sweetness and the bitterness are caused by the rays of the sun, the difference between them is not from the sun; it is from themselves.

Because Allahu ta'ala pities all people very much, more than a mother's mercy upon her child, He has declared in the Qur'an al-karim how every person, every family, every society and every nation, all over the world, in each century should act in each of their undertakings, in which way they should run their activities, and what they should abstain from in order to be comfortable in this and the next worlds.

The Ahl-i sunnat scholars learnt all these with their keen insight, and, writing millions of books, they communicated them to the whole world. This means to say that Allahu ta'ala has not left people free in their actions. Consequently, there is not a place left on the earth where Islam has not been conveyed.

[1] ayat: A verse of al-Qur'an al-karim; al-ayat al-karima.
[2] suura(t): a Qur'anic chapter [a chapter of the Qur'an].