Who’s the best Giver of Gifts?
The beauty of a gift has less to do with what's actually given, and more to do with the relationship between the gifter and the receiver.
Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, "Give gifts to one another and you will love each other."
So it's not about gifts, really. It's about love. When you love someone, you want to show it - and one way to do that is through gifts.
Sometimes I think about the endless gifts that Allah (swt) gives us. We tend to think of the beautiful, happy things in our lives as "gifts," and the difficult, painful things as "tests."
And so they may be! But what if we recalibrated our hearts a little and convinced them to believe that everything is a gift. Everything. The terribly painful to the unbelievably blissful. ⠀⠀
I know it's hard, but gifting is about fostering love, right? It's about strengthening bonds and bringing hearts together. ⠀⠀
Every happy thing you're given is a chance to be grateful to Allah. Every difficulty you're given is a chance to be patient and seek help and comfort from Him. ⠀⠀
Everything you're given is either about fostering gratitude or patience - both of which are things that Allah loves, and both of which strengthen your connection with Him. ⠀⠀
So yes, everything from Allah must be a gift because it's an opportunity to do better and be better. ⠀⠀
Our entire existence is about worshiping Allah. All that comes our way is calling us to this one, true purpose. ⠀⠀
He is Allah, Al-Wahhab. The Giver of gifts.
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