With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 34 (Saba– Sheba)
*Only Allah is worthy of praise*
“Praise be to Allah, to Whom belong all things in the heavens and on earth: to Him be praise in the Hereafter: and He is Full of Wisdom, acquainted with all things.”
The Arabic word hamd is used both for praise and for gratitude and both the meanings are implied here. When Allah alone is the Owner of the whole universe and of everything in it, then inevitably He alone deserves to be praised for every beauty, perfection, wisdom, power and excellent skill and design shown and manifested by it. Therefore, every inhabitant of the world must thank AIlah alone for any benefit and pleasure that he draws from anything here. For when no one else is a partner in the ownership of these things, no one else deserves to be praised or thanked.
Cross reference Surah 17 verse 44
“The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; and yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbearing, Most Forgiving!”
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…