Satisfaction Guaranteed!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Uzma Jawed

وَوَهَبْنَا لِدَاوُودَ سُلَيْمَانَ نِعْمَ الْعَبْدُ إِنَّهُ أَوَّابٌ

And to David We gave Solomon. An excellent servant, indeed he was one repeatedly turning back [to Allah ]
[Al-Qur’an-Surah Sad:30]

In Surah Sad Ayah 30, we see the examples of Dawud  (عليهِ سلام)  and Suleiman  (عليهِ سلام). We see how so many things like the Jinn, the birds and the mountains were made subservient to them and yet they were able to pass their tests in the most exemplary manner and receive the title of “excellent servant” from Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) Himself! Subhan’Allah!

Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) is so pleased with them that He promises them:

وَإِنَّ لَهُ عِندَنَا لَزُلْفَى وَحُسْنَ مَآبٍ

And indeed, for him is nearness to Us and a good place of return.”
[Al-Qur’an-Surah Sad:40]

So I learn that once a blessing has been given to me, either I can use it to please Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) or please my nafs (my soul).

Things that are subjugated towards me include my children, my help, my car, my house and my wealth. Here is the chart for how I can choose to use these blessings.

Oh Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)! Make all my blessings a means of bringing me closer to You, rather than away from you.

About Quran Reflections

Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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4 Responses to Satisfaction Guaranteed!

  1. Kulsoom says:

    This reflection was about the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us and how we should be grateful to him for the things that he has given us. It is always important to be thankful to Allah for the blessings and mercy that He has bestowed upon us and how we can call people towards the Quran.

  2. Mariam says:

    SubhanAllah the concept of ‘excellent servant’ is so amazing! Something we need to strive towards as a goal and objective in life InshaAllah…to live life and perform acts of worship with the Allah consciousness ( as if we can see Him) and if not that then atleast as if He is watching us!!

  3. Awaisha says:

    very nice analysis masha’Allah, Uzma baji. 🙂

  4. samreen says:

    Very crisp and effective piece. Touched a chord within me . We need to strive constantly to work towards being an excellent servant of Allah SWT. Its a constant struggle for life. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq. Ameen

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