Worldliness & Ingratitude: A Tafsir of Surat al-Adiyat [Surah 100]

Worldliness & Ingratitude A Tafsīr Of Sūrat Ul ʿĀdiyāt – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 5th July 2013 at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)

Allāh has bestowed upon man higher intellect than any of his creation. The commentary of this sūrah draws attention to a beast that becomes totally subservient, servile and compliant to his master only because he shows a few favours towards it. Despite mans understanding, whilst being blessed with innumerable and immeasurable favours, he remains extremely ungrateful to his lord. Man is never satisfied and is forever complaining.

The insatiable greed for wealth corrupts the mind and character and leads to the disobedience of the creator. We are reminded to always prepare and think ahead for the hereafter. One should ponder and reflect on the purpose of life and remember that one will have to rise from the grave and account for his deeds before his lord. His pursuits in the world will all be terminated.

These notions will help eradicate all ailments of the heart and make a person more grateful, satisfied and obedient to his creator.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

7:28 – Charging battle horses
16:10 – The Duāʾ when boarding a mode of transport.
23:45 – Is man ungrateful to his Lord?
33:57 – Who is a Qanūd?
37:16 – How is our gratitude shown?
46:44 – Can man ever get enough wealth?
55:56 – What wealth does man have in reality?
1:04:23 – The earth will testify against man on the Day of Judgement
1:10:54 – Man should remind himself of accountability.

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