7. Ponder over the fact that Allah Ta‘ala has blessed us with the gift of sight, hearing, health, wealth, and so much else. He has also granted us the gift of respect. However, what Allah Ta’ala gives, He can also take away. He has clearly stated that ingratitude for His gifts will draw very severe punishment. So, is sin not abuse and ingratitude for the gifts of sight, of heart, of mind, of limbs? Allah Ta’ala says in the Quraan Majeed:
“If you are grateful, I will most certainly increase for you (My favours) but if you show ingratitude, My punishment is indeed severe.” (Surah Ebrahim v7)
Through a little contemplation on the consequences of such behaviour and a little bit of mujaahadah (striving) – which entails ‘not doing’, the sicknesses will be cured.