Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:07:18 AM
The second Ayat of Surat Ikhlas of the Holy Qur'an (112:2) reads:- "ALLAHU SAMAD..."
If Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah, is SAMAD, then we are the SAMADIYYA of Allah. The SAMADIYYA of Allah refers to 2 aspects:-
(1) His Absolute Independence from all things and
(2) Absolute dependence of all things on Him.
Thus when you lift up that cup/glass to drink water, it is only through the MERCY OF ALLAH [as Rahman and Rahim] that your thirst can be quenched... this is the REALITY of things, and the WISDOM of our reciting the 'Basmala [saying: BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHIM] when eating, drinking, driving.. etc
The way we understand and believe affects the way we behave and act. Does water remove thirst? Does the fire have the power to burn?
When Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, was placed in the fire by his enemies, what happened? It became 'BARDAN WA SALAMAAN' a place of security and tranquility... because Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, creates, controls and gives effect every single second, to every single creation, at any time He Wishes.
When we, as slaves of the Creator, say 'BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHEEM' we affirm the REALITY of things... ie that it is only BY and THROUGH THE MERCY OF ALLAH do things happen/occur, including quenching your thirst with a cup of cold water. And by our affirming this with FAITH in our reciting the 'BASMALA, Allah then sends His Blessings (BARAKA) upon the acts we do.