by Karimah bint Dawoud
What good I tell you is from Allah and what is bad or wrong is from myself, please make 70 excuses for this sister.
“I gave you eyes ,ears and hearts, what little thanks do you give”
As I read this words from the quran, the guilt clanged through my heart and from that day onward I have thanked the Creator at least once a day for this tools of perception.I was blessed a few years ago to read a letter from the decease Sheikh Albani , raheemu Allah who also said that he had been thanking Allah regularly for these attributes of firasa/perception.
There is a warning though, when we inshallah begin to see more and hear more and feel more, we do not always see, hear and feel what we like and this is where your feet must stand firm in faith with Allah the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the seen and the unseen and all that exists in between
Chapter (23) sūrat l-mu’minūn (The Believers)
Sahih International: And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.
Pickthall: He it is Who hath created for you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!
Yusuf Ali: It is He Who has created for you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, feeling and understanding: little thanks it is ye give!
Shakir: And He it is Who made for you the ears and the eyes and the hearts; little is it that you give thanks.
Muhammad Sarwar: It is God who has created ears, eyes, and hearts for you. Little are the thanks that you give.
Mohsin Khan: It is He, Who has created for you (the sense of) hearing (ears), sight (eyes), and hearts (understanding). Little thanks you give.
Arberry: It is He who produced for you hearing, and eyes, and hearts; little thanks you show.