Once while in the Sultan Mosque in Singapore a Christian missionary paid us a visit. The man came up to me and after introducing himself he asked, ‘What has your God done for you?’
To which my immediate reply to him was, “You see my brother that is the wrong question. The question is not ‘What has God done for me’, the question is ‘What has God not done for me?’
My life, my faith, the air we breathe, the ability to see and behold objects of great beauty, to hear the most softness and soothing of sounds, to taste the most delicious of foods, to be healthy, to have been in love to have been the object of someone’s love. To have parents that loved me and raised me. This beautiful world that we live on. The fact that if we were so much closer to the sun that we would all burn alive and if we were that much further away this earth would freeze over. This beautiful day, gravity, the opportunity to meet you and share with you some of what God has done for us.”
I then quoted to him the following verse from the Qur’an.
“And if whatever trees in the earth were pens, and the sea and seven more seas even after it were to replenish it, yet in no way would the Words of Allah be depleted. Surely Allah is Ever-Mighty, Ever-Wise.” (Qur’an 31:27)
If I was to spend my entire life writing words of thanks and praise to Allah (swt) for everything he has done for us, I would need seven more lifetimes, and even than I would fall short of writing words of praise and gratitude.
Subhanallahi Wa Bihamdihi, Subhanallahil Azeem!!!