One Who Sends All The Blessings

Hadrat [1] Imam-i Rabbani says in the 17th letter of the third volume of his Maktubat:

   May hamd-u-thana be to Allahu ta'ala, who sends us all the conspicuous and invisible blessings, who shows us the way to safety, and who honours us by making us an Ummat [2] of His beloved Muhammad (alayhissalam).

   Allahu ta'ala is the only one who gives every blessing, every goodness to all creatures. He is the One who creates everything and who gives the blessing of existence. He is also the One who keeps everything in existence every moment. Perfect and good attributes are given to men through His mercy, through His sympathy. Our attributes of life, knowledge, hearing, seeing, power and speech are all from Him. He, alone, sends innumerable blessings. He is the One who saves people from troubles. He is the One who accepts prayers and rescues people from disasters. He is such a Razzaq that He does not cut off the sustenance of His born servants on account of their sins. His forgiveness and mercy is so plentiful that He does not disclose the ugliness of the faces of sinners. He is so patient that He does not hurry in punishing His born servants.

   He is so bounteous that He showers His favours and blessings upon everybody, whether beloved or hostile. And, as the most honourable, most valuable and highest of all His blessings, He communicates Islam to His born servants clearly, and shows them the way He likes. He deigns to command them to attain endless bliss by following the highest of creatures. Thus, His blessings and favours are clearer than the sun and more conspicuous than the moon. Also, He is the One who sends the blessings that come through others. Others' favours are similar to the custodian depositing something with a person. To ask anything from somebody else means to expect something from a poor person. An ignorant person as well as a learned one knows this. A blockhead as well as a clever person understands it.

[1] Hadrat: title of respect used before the names of great people like and Islamic scholars.
[2] ummat: (pl. of umma) the community, body of believers, of a prophet.