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Blessing

Blessing-النِّعْمَة

1. Blessing is linked to gratitude and gratitude is linked to increase [in blessings], and these two are linked together in one chain, for increase [in blessings] from Allah, the Glorified, will never cease until the gratitude of the thankful one ceases.

1ـ اَلنِّعْمَةُ مَوْصُولَةٌ بِالشُّكْرِ، والشُّكْرُ مَوْصُولٌ بِالْمَزِيدِ، وهُما مَقْرُونانِ في قَرَن، فَلَنْ يَنْقَطِعَ المَزِيدَ مِنَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ حَتّى يَنْقَطِعَ الشُّكْرُ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِ.

2. Seek good out of every blessing that Allah has bestowed upon you and do not waste any favour of Allah over you.

2ـ اِسْتَصْلِحْ كُلَّ نِعْمَة أنْعَمَهَا اللّهُ عَلَيْكَ، وَلاتُضِعْ نِعْمَةً مِنْ نِعَمِ اللّهِ عِنْدَكَ.

3. Let the effect of that which Allah, the Glorified, has blessed you with be seen on you.

3ـ ولْـيُرَ عَلَيْكَ أثَرُ ما أنْعَمَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ بِهِ عَلَيْكَ.

4. Seek the perfection of Allah’s blessing upon you through patience in obedience to Him and preserving that which He has commanded you to preserve [and act upon] of His book.

4ـ اِسْتَتِمُّوا نِعَمَ اللّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالصَّبْرِ عَلى طاعَتِهِ، والْمُحافَظَةِ عَلى مَا اسْتَحْفَظَكُمْ مِنْ كتابِهِ.

5. Beware of the slipping away of blessings, for not everything that runs away comes back.

5ـ اِحْذَرُوا نِفارَ النِّعَمِ فَما كُلُّ شارِد بِمَرْدُود.

6. Indeed, one of the blessings is affluence, but good health is better than affluence, and the God-wariness of the heart is [even] better than good health.

6ـ الا وإنَّ مِنَ النِّعَمِ سَعَةُ الْمالِ، وأفْضَلُ مِنْ سَعَةِ المالِ صِحَّةُ الْبَدَنِ، وأفْضَلُ مِنْ صِحَّةِ الْبَدَنِ تَقْوَى الْقَلْبِ.

7. The best things that Allah, the Glorified, has blessed his servants with are: knowledge, intelligence, power and justice.

7ـ أفْضَلُ ما مَنَّ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ بِهِ عَلى عِبادِهِ: عِلْمٌ، وعَقْلٌ، ومُلْكٌ وَعَدْلٌ.

8. The person who is in the best condition of all people is he who makes present blessings last by being grateful for them and gets those that are lost restored through patience.

8ـ أحْسَنُ النّاسِ حالاً فِي النِّعَمِ مَنِ اسْتَدامَ حاضِرَها بِالشُّكْرِ وارْتَجَعَ فائِتَها بِالصَّبْرِ.

9. The least that you must do for Allah, the Most High, is ensure that you do not use His blessings as a means of disobeying [and sinning against] Him.

9ـ أقَلُّ ما يَلْزَمُكُمْ لِلّهِ تَعالى أنْ لاتَسْتَعِينُوا بِنِعَمِهِ عَلى مَعاصِيهِ.

10. Verily Allah, the Glorified, has certain selected servants upon whom He bestows blessings for the benefit of the people, causing these [blessings] to remain in their possession as long as they grant them [to the people], but if they withhold them [from the people], He takes away these blessings from them and transfers them to others.

10ـ إنَّ لِلّهِ سُبْحانَهُ عِباداً يَخْتَصُّهُمْ بِالنِّعَمِ لِمَنافِعِ الْعِبادِ، يُقِرُّ ها فِي أيْدِيهِمْ ما بَذَلُوها فَإذا مَنَعُوها نَزَعَها مِنْهُمْ وحَوَّلَها إلى غَيْرِهِمْ.

11. Verily Allah, the Most High, bestows the blessing of benevolence in [times of] ease and the blessing of purification [in times] of hardship.

11ـ إنَّ لِلّهِ تَعالى فِي السَّـرّاءِ نِعْمَةَ الإفْضالِ، وفِي الضَّـرّاءِ نِعْمَةَ التَّطْهِيرِ.

12. Blessings last through gratitude.

12ـ اَلنـِّعَمُ تَدُومُ بِالشُّكْرِ.

13. If you are able to ensure that there is no [other] benefactor between you and Allah then do so.

13ـ إنِ اسْتَطَعْتَ أنْ لا يَكُونَ بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَ اللّهِ ذُو نِعْمَة فَافْعَلْ.

14. The only way that the value of blessings can be known is by suffering their contraries.

14ـ إنَّما يُعْرَفُ قَدْرُ النِّعَمِ بِمُقاساةِ ضِدِّها.

15. When you see Allah continuously sending blessings upon you despite your sins, then [know that] it is a means of driving you [towards greater punishment].

15ـ إذا رَأيْتَ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ يُتابِـعُ عَلَيْكَ النِّـعَمَ مَعَ المَعاصي فَهُوَ اسْتِدْراجٌ لَكَ.

16. When a blessing comes down to you then receive it with gratitude.

16ـ إذا نَزَلَتْ بِكَ النِّعْمَةُ فَاجْعَلْ قِراها الشُّكْرَ.

17. When you see your Lord sending continuous blessings upon you, then be careful.

17ـ إذا رَأيْتَ رَبَّكَ يُتابِـعُ عَلَيْكَ النِّعَمَ فَاحْذَرْهُ.

18. By the befalling of calamities blessings become roiled.

18ـ بِعَوارِضِ الآفاتِ تَتَكَدَّرُ النِّعَمُ.

19. Many a blessed person is gradually being driven [towards punishment] by those blessings.

19ـ رُبَّ مُنْعَم عَلَيْهِ مُسْتَدْرَج بِالنُّعْمى.

20. The alms-tax of blessings is doing good to others.

20ـ زَكاةُ النِّعَمِ اِصْطِناعُ الْمَعْرُوفِ.

21. The adornment of blessings is keeping ties with [one’s] near relatives.

21ـ زَيْنُ النِّعَمِ صِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ.

22. The cessation of blessings is [caused] by withholding the rights of Allah from them and falling short in showing gratitude for them.

22ـ زَوالُ النِّعَمِ بِمَنْعِ حُقُوقِ اللّهِ مِنْها والتَّقْصِيرِ في شُكْرِها.

23. The cause of cessation of a blessing is ingratitude.

23ـ سَبَبُ زَوالِ النِّعْمَةِ اَلْكُفْرانُ.

24. In every blessing there is a reward.

24ـ في كُلِّ نِعْمَة أجْرٌ.

25. Every bounty of this world is [headed towards] destruction.

25ـ كُلُّ نَعِيمِ الدُّنْيا ثُبُورٌ.

26. Every blessing from which good is done [to others] is indeed safe from being taken away and is protected from vicissitudes.

26ـ كُلُّ نِعْمَة أُنِيلَ مِنْها المَعْرُوفُ فَإنَّها مَأْمُونَةُ السَّلَبِ مُحَصَّنَةٌ مِنَ الغِيَـرِ.

27. Whenever the blessing of an ignorant person becomes good, his ugliness in it increases.

27ـ كُلَّما حَسُنَتْ نِعْمَةُ الجاهِلِ إزْدادَ قُبْحاً فيها.

28. Let the effect of what Allah has blessed you with be visible on you.

28ـ لِيُرَ عَلَيْكَ أثَرُ ما أنْعَمَ اللّهُ بِهِ عَلَيْكَ.

29. Nothing has the ability to make blessings last like showing gratitude for them and nothing beautifies them like granting them [to others].

29ـ لَنْ يَقْدِرَ أحَدٌ أنْ يَسْتَدِيمَ النِّـعَمَ بِمِثْلِ شُكْرِها ولا يَزينَها بِمِثْلِ بَذْلِها.

30. Whoever enumerates his favours [on others] effaces his munificence.

30ـ مَنْ عَدَّدَ نِعَمَهُ مَحَقَ كَرَمَهُ.

31. One who takes the help of a blessing [in order] to sin is indeed an ingrate.

31ـ مَنِ اسْتَعانَ بِالنِّعْمَةِ عَلَى المَعْصِيَةِ فَهُوَ الكَفُورُ.

32. The one upon whom the blessings of Allah are abundant, the people’s needs towards him also abound (so if he fulfils with it what Allah, the Glorified, has made obligatory for him, then he makes it last, and if he refuses what Allah, the Glorified, has made obligatory from it, then he has exposed it to cessation).

32ـ مَنْ كَثُرَتْ نِعَمُ اللّهِ عَلَيْهِ كَثُرَتْ حَوائِجُ النّاسِ إلَيْهِ(فَإنْ قامَ فيها بِما أوْجَبَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ عَلَيْهِ فَقَدْ عَرَّضَها لِلدَّوامِ وإنْ مَنَعَ ما أوْجَبَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ فيها فَقَدْ عَرَّضَها لِلزَّوالِ).

33. Whoever extends his hand to bestow favours [to others] has protected his [own] blessing from cessation.

33ـ مَنْ بَسَطَ يَدَهُ بِالإنْعامِ حَصَّنَ نِعْمَتَهُ مِنَ الاِنْصِرامِ.

34. It is incumbent upon the one whom Allah has munificently blessed to be generous in granting favours to the people.

34ـ مَنْ أوْسَعَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ نِعْمَةً (نِعَمَهُ) وَجَبَ عَلَيْهِ أنْ يُوَسِّعَ النّاسَ إنْعاماً.

35. A truthful friend is one of the blessings [of Allah].

35ـ مِنَ النِّـعَمِ اَلصَّدِيقُ الصَّدُوقُ.

36. Being adorned with generosity and chastity is one of the most perfect blessings.

36ـ مِنْ كَمالِ النِّعْمَةِ التَّحَلِّي بِالسَّخاءِ والتَّعَفُّفِ.

37. Nothing safeguards blessings like granting them to others.

37ـ ما حُصِّنَتِ النِّـعَمُ بِمِثْلِ الإنْعامِ بِها.

38. Nothing guards blessings like gratitude.

38ـ ما حُرِسَتِ النِّـعَمُ بِمِثْلِ الشُّكْرِ.

39. How great are the blessings of Allah, the Glorified, in this world, yet how small they are in comparison to the blessings of the Hereafter.

39ـ ما أعْظَمَ نِعَمَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ فِي الدُّنيا وما أصْغَرَها في نِعَمِ الآخِرَةِ.

40. How close bounty is to woe!

40ـ ما أقْرَبَ النَّعِيمَ مِنَ البُؤْسِ.

41. Allah has not bestowed any blessing on a servant who then does injustice with it but that he becomes deserving of it being taken away from him by Allah.

41ـ ما أنْعَمَ اللّهُ عَلى عَبْد نِعْمَةً فَظَلَمَ فِيها إلاّ كانَ حَقِيقاً أنْ يُزِيلَها عَنْهُ.

42. The blessings of the ignorant are like a garden on a cesspit.

42ـ نِعَمُ الجُهّالِ كَرَوْضَة عَلى مَزْبَلَة.

43. The blessing that is not appreciated is like the evil that is not forgiven.

43ـ نِعْمَةٌ لاتُشْكَرُ كَسَيِّئَة لاتُغْفَرُ.

44. The blessings of Allah, the Most High, are greater than can be appreciated, except with the help of Allah, and the sins of mankind are greater than can be forgiven, except what Allah pardons [out of His mercy].

44ـ نِعَمُ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ أكْثَرُ مِنْ أنْ تُشْكَرَ إلاّ ما أعانَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وذُنُوبُ ابْنِ آدَمَ أكْثَرُ مِنْ أنْ تُغْفَرَ إلاّ ما عَفَا اللّهُ عَنْهُ.

45. We ask Allah, the Glorified, for the completion of His favours [upon us] and for the ability to hold on to His rope.

45ـ نَسْألُ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ لَمِنَّتِهِ تَماماً وبِحَبْلِهِ اِعْتِصاماً.

46. Do not waste any of the blessings that Allah, the Glorified, has blessed you with, and let the effect of what He has blessed you with be visible on you.

46ـ لاتُضِعْ نِعْمَةً مِنْ نِعَمِ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ عِنْدَكَ ولْيُرَ عَلَيْكَ أثَرَ ما أنْعَمَ اللّهُ بِهِ عَلَيْكَ.

47. Blessings are not guarded but by gratitude.

47ـ لاتُحاطُ النِّـعَمُ إلاّ بِالشُّكْرِ.

48. Son of Adam, when you see Allah, the Glorified, continuously sending you His blessings then beware of Him, and secure the blessings by being grateful for them.

48ـ يَاابْنَ آدَمَ إذا رَأَيْتَ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ يُتابِـعُ عَلَيْكَ نِعَمَهُ فَاحْذَرْهُ وحَصِّنَ النِّـعَمَ بِشُكْرِها.

49. The least that is owed to the one who bestows blessings is that no sin should be committed with his blessing.

49ـ أقَلُّ ما يَجِبُ لِلْمُنْعِمِ أنْ لا يُعْصى بِنِعْمَتِهِ.

50. Verily the inability to commit sins is a blessing.

50ـ إنَّ مِنَ النِّعْمَةِ تَعَذُّرُ المَعاصِي.