Companions of the Garden
Indeed, We have tried them as We tried the companions of the garden, when they swore to cut its fruit in the [early] morning
Without making exception.
So there came upon the garden an affliction from your Lord while they were asleep. [Al Qalam: 17-19]
When Allah swt provide from His blessings, we mostly react in two ways, either we are grateful for it or we are ungrateful. But most of the time we are ungrateful. We dont even acknowledge the blessing to be from Allah swt let alone gives thanks. When I look at the companions who owned the garden that Allah mentions and their way of thinking toward the blessings they had, I was thinking SubhanAllah they were in such a delusion. They were so absorbed in their properties that in this process they angered Allah swt. They didn’t even imagine that one day they will be deprived of it if they don’t use it to please Allah. So a message in this for us to acknowledge the blessing Allah has given and use it in the right way to obtain benefits from it.