The Universal Weakness In The Disposition Of Man

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

The universal weakness in the disposition of man is that he does not properly appreciate the value of a gift until it is withdrawn from him. The world is provided with beauty in abundance and of comfort for man. This very abundance renders him insensitive to their value in life. The Qur’an repeatedly draws attention to this common place expression.

“Of everything which ye ask him, giveth He to you; and if ye would reckon up the favors of God, ye cannot count them! Surely man is unjust and ungrateful.”

Surah: Ibrahim (Abraham) – Chapter: 14 – Verse: 34