By: Ibn al-Jawzi Rahimahullah
“I wonder at you! Allah draws near to you though He is in no need for you, whereas you are arrogant of Him though you are in need of Him. When you are far, He draws you near to Him and when you are negligent, He reminds you. He did not favor any other creation over you but nevertheless you still favor everything over Him. Lower the head of your regret before the commencement of the day at which you are blamed because then you will not have the face to answer any of that.”
By: Rodrigo M.
This kid received a chopping board on his birthday as a joke, but his reaction teaches us a lesson that reminds us to be always grateful. Imagine he ignored his mother after receiving these gifts? This is what people do when they ignore Allah for the gift of everything from oxygen to breath, food to eat, and eyes to see. May Allah allow us to be grateful Ameen.