Al-Barr (The Beneficent)

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

O you needy servant, keep standing at the door of your Generous Lord, derive power and honor from the All-Mighty and All-Knowing Master, and implore Him by virtue of your obedience to Him; indeed, He is the Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

He will bestow His favors upon you. If you obey Him, He honors you, and if you neglect your duties, He shows mercy to you and gives you respite. If you turn to Him in repentance, He appreciates that, and if you commit sins and act wrongly, He conceals them for you.

Then, how could a person who tasted the sweetness of servitude to Him and love for Him ever be patient to get close to Him?! Or how could a person who found the pleasure of humble submission to Him not be wholly devoted to Him?!

If men’s love for women is so intense

that it captivates the heart and mind,

then what could the love for the Almighty Lord

do to a lover whose heart is filled with longing?!

How truthful is the one who said: “By Allah, how desolate a path is if Allah does not secure one, and how misguiding a path is if Allah is not the one guiding him!”

Glory be to Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful! His benevolence, beneficence, and blessings of every type, apparent and hidden, encompass all the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth, at every moment.

Allah Almighty says:

{...and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and hidden...}

[Surat Luqmān: 20]

Praising His sublime essence, Allah Almighty says:

{...Indeed, it is He Who is the Beneficent, the Most Merciful.}

[Surat at-Tūr: 28]

Our Lord, Exalted be He, is Compassionate, Merciful, and Kind to His servants, and He sets aright their worldly and religious conditions and affairs.

Out of His perfect beneficence, He multiplies the reward for those who do good and pardons and forgives evildoers.

Our Lord, Who is Beneficent and Kind to His servants, intends ease for them, not hardship.

And He is Beneficent to His close servants as He has chosen them for His worship and singled them out for His protection and removal of all kinds of evils, harms, and adversities.

His vast beneficence manifests in what He has prepared for His pious servants in the He reafter:

{Indeed, we used to supplicate Him before. Indeed, it is He Who is the Beneficent, the Most Merciful.}

[Surat at-Tūr: 28]

His beneficence is represented by the great blessings He bestows

upon His servants and the kindness He shows to them.

Beneficence is both an attribute in Him

and is shown in His actions.

He is a Beneficent God,

and He constantly does acts of beneficence to His servants.

Allah Almighty is Kind, Compassionate, and Beneficent to His servants and He bestows ample favors and bounties upon them and appreciates their good deeds and answers their supplications.

{...and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and hidden...}

[Surat Luqmān: 20]

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