(Recognizing the Grace of Allah, yet denying it is disbelief)
Allah the Almighty said: “They recognize the Grace of Allah, yet they deny it (by worshipping others besides Allah) and most of them are disbelievers (deny the Prophethood of Muhammad (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) ”
Mujahid has stated: The sayings of a man as “The wealth is mine. I have inherited it from my elders.”
Aun bin Abdullah says: They say, “If so-and-so would not have been, such and such would not have occurred.”
Ibn Qutaibah said: “They say that these blessings are the result of their deity’s intercession.”
After the Hadith of Zaid bin Khalid (in Chapter 30), in which Allah said: “In this morning, some of My slaves remained as true believers and some became disbelievers…” Abul-Abbas (Ibn
Taimiyah) said: “Such commandments have occurred frequently in Qur’ an and Sunnah. Allah condemns those who attribute His Blessings and Mercy to others whom they associate with Him.”
Some other scholars of earlier days cite its example as -“wind was blowing favourably” and “the sailor was wise and experienced.” And likewise are the statements of most of the people.
Important issues of the Chapter
I) Recognition of the blessings and description of their denial.
2) All types of denials are known to the most of the people.
3) Naming such statements as the denial of the blessings.
4) Combination of two opposites in the heart.