<Please regard this as a random passing thought from this sinful slave of God and not in anyway a tafsir-ish thing>
I was checking someone’s reading of surah al-insan.
And so two verses stood out to me.
1) إِنَّمَا نُطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْهِ ٱللَّهِ لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمْ جَزَآءً وَلَا شُكُورًا
(Saying): “We feed you seeking Allah’s Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you.
In other words, recognition. As much as I want to say that I don’t do things to get any form of thanks, yet I can see how my mood changes if someone highlighted that I didn’t do it. Get it?
I did it because I wanted to but because someone did not see that I did what I did and assumed I didn’t do it makes me…..sad.
On one hand, it could reflect my lack of sincerity in doing it.
But on the other hand, it could be…nevermind.
‘She? What can she do?’
‘*Yep. Nothing. I absolutely did not do anything except for sleeping and eating at home. Yep. I am the laziest ever person alive you could ever meet. So do not ever questioned my decision to not have a family. I, after all, according to you, can’t do anything.*’
2) إِنَّ هَٰذَا كَانَ لَكُمْ جَزَآءً وَكَانَ سَعْيُكُم مَّشْكُورًا
(And it will be said to them): “Verily, this is a reward for you, and your endeavour has been accepted.”
And this second verse here.
That what you did still counts.