hope you all are doing well. A week ago, I was traveling
with my family to a village on the outskirts of the city. We
got late as we set off for our return journey. While we were
driving back, the driver informed that the fuel tank needs
to be refilled as it is running low. We had hoped to find a
gas station on the high way but could spot one. Obviously,
we all got worried. It was getting darker and the road did
not have much lightening arrangements on it. The driver
repeatedly kept on telling that the fuel tank is about to
get empty. Finally, my brother spotted a gas station but as
we drove to it, it said ‘out of service’. Oh God! We again
set off. In few minutes the car started jerking indicating
that the fuel tank is empty now. And in no time car came to
a complete halt. And there we sat, with no clue now as what
to do next. We started reciting prayers we could remember.
Finally, a passer by car stopped and offered us help. As
their car towed us to the nearest town, off the highway, a
thought came to my mind.
numerous things on which we depend for our daily survival.
God forbid, what if we had to pay for them all or they had
to be refilled like the vehicles’ fuel tanks. What if we
depended on humans or any creatures for these essential
blessings? The five senses, the digestive system, the
sunshine, the peace of mind, a good night sleep…and so on.
The more I thought, the more thankful I felt for God, who
has blessed us with all these without any tax or payment.
And then I realized what a blessing it is to be able to call
upon Allah without the need of any assistance from any one.
What a direct link we have with Him. You need not ask anyone
else to connect you with Him. You can pray to Him anytime,
anywhere, ask Him for help, for guidance, thank Him for his
blessings most of which we just take for granted. How
difficult if we had to pay for the blessings on which our
daily survival depends.