Allah, Exalted and Praised Be He, increases those who are grateful to Him

I take refuge with Allaah, the Exalted, from the accursed devil.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

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May the Peace and Blessings of Allah Azza wa Jal, our Lord Glorified and Praised be He, be upon our beloved  Prophet, his Family, and Companions.

Allah, Exalted and Praised Be He, increases those who are grateful to Him.

وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ اذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ أَنجَاكُمْ مِّنْ ءَالِ فِرْعَوْنَ يَسُومُونَكُمْ سُوءَ الْعَذَابِ وَيُذَبِّحُونَ أَبْنَآءَكُمْ وَيَسْتَحْيُونَ نِسَآءَكُمْ وَفِى ذلِكُمْ بَلاءٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ عَظِيمٌ

(6. And (remember) when Musa said to his people: “Call to mind Allah’s favor to you, when He delivered you from Fir`awn’s people who were afflicting you with horrible torment, and were slaughtering your sons and letting your women live; and in it was a tremendous trial from your Lord.”)

– وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِى لَشَدِيدٌ

(7. And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks, I will give you more; but if you are thankless, verily, My punishment is indeed severe.”)

وَقَالَ مُوسَى إِن تَكْفُرُواْ أَنتُمْ وَمَن فِى الاٌّرْضِ جَمِيعًا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَغَنِىٌّ حَمِيدٌ

(8. And Musa said: “If you disbelieve, you and all on earth together, then verily, Allah is Rich (free of all needs), Worthy of all praise.”)

Surah 14 Ibrahim Verse 6-8

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

They used to slaughter whomever they could find among their sons and let their females live. Allah delivered them from all this torment, and this is a great bounty, indeed. This is why Allah described this affliction,

(and in it was a tremendous trial from your Lord.) `for He granted you (O Children of Israel) a great favor for which you are unable to perfectly thank Him.’ Some scholars said that this part of the Ayah means, `what Fir`awn used to do to you was a tremendous trial.)’ Both meanings might be considered here and Allah knows best. Allah said in another Ayah ,

(And We tried them with good and evil in order that they might turn (to Allah). ) (7:168) Allah’s statement next,

(And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed) means, proclaimed and made known His
promise to you. It is possible that this Ayah means, your Lord has vowed and
sworn by His might, grace and exaltness. Allah said in a similar Ayah,

(And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending
against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection.) (7:167) Allah said,

(If you give thanks, I will give you more;) meaning, `if you appreciate My favor
on you, I will give you more of it,

(but if you are thankless) if you are not thankful for My favors, covering and denying, them, verily, My punishment is indeed severe), by depriving you of the favor and punishing you for being unappreciative of it.’ A Hadith states that,

(A servant might be deprived of a provision (that was written for him) because of a sin that he commits. ) Allah said,

(And Musa said: “If you disbelieve, you and all on earth together, then verily, Allah is Rich (free of all needs), Worthy of all praise.”) Allah does not need the gratitude of His servants, and He is worthy of all praise even if the disbelievers disbelieve in Him,

(If you disbelieve, then verily, Allah is not in need of you) (39:7) and,

(So they disbelieved and turned away. But Allah was not in need (of them). And  Allah is Rich (free of all needs), Worthy of all praise.) (64:6) In his Sahih, Muslim recorded that Abu Dharr said that the Messenger of Allah said that his Lord the Exalted and Most Honored said,

(O My servants. If the first and the last among you, mankind and Jinns among you, had the heart of the most pious and righteous man among you, that will not increase my kingdom in the least. O My servants! If the first and the last among you, mankind and the Jinns among you, had the heart of the most wicked man among you, that will not decrease My kingdom in the least. O My servants! If the first and the last among you, the mankind and Jinns among you, stood in one flat area and each asked me (what they wish), and I gave each one of them what they asked, that will not decrease My kingdom except by that which the needle carries (of water) when inserted in the ocean.”) Verily, all praise and glory are due to Allah, the Rich (free of need), the Worthy of all praise.

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