If it is said: but Habib ibn al-Shahid reports al-Hasan as saying, 'al-Hamdulillah is the imbursement of every favour and La iliha il-Allah is the imbursement for Paradise.'
The meaning of this statement has also been reported from the Prophet on the authority of Anas, Abu Dharr and others. Even though the isnads of all these ahadith contain weakness, the meaning is supported by the saying of Allah,
Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their wealth in return for the Garden: they fight in the Way of Allah and they kill and are killed. It is a promise binding on Him in the Torah, the Injil and the Quran and who is truer to his contract than Allah? Rejoice then in the bargain you have made. That is the supreme triumph. [Quran, Tawbah: 111]
Here, Paradise has been appointed the imbursement for self and property.
The response to this is that Allah, Glorious and Exalted is He; through His beneficence, mercy, kindness, and generosity; has addressed His servants in a way that would encourage them to obey Him, using language and concepts that they can readily understand and relate to. He placed Himself in the position of a buyer and debtor, and placed them in the position of sellers and creditors. This then encourages them to answer His call and rush to His obedience. In reality, however, everything belongs to Him and is granted by His grace and mercy: the self and property belong to Him and this is why He commanded us to say at the onset of calamity,
To Allah we belong and to Him are we return. [Quran, Baqarah: 156]
Despite this, He commends those who expend their selves and properties for His sake, comparing them to sellers and creditors, Therefore man is likened to someone who has property which he can sell and give as a loan to someone else who does not possess it.
In the same way, all deeds come about as a result of His grace and mercy, yet He commends those who perform them, attributes the deeds to them, and appoints them to be a show of gratitude, and return, for His favours.
The Great Principle
Al-hamdulillah is the Imbursement of every Favour
Elucidation of the Meaning of Favours
Both Paradise & Deeds are from the Grace of Allah
Misery and Felicity Occur through His Justice and Mercy
Allah's Blessings can Never be Truly Repaid
One of the Greatest Blessings is Gratitude
Acknowledging the Grace of Allah
The Most Beloved Deeds to Allah
The Meaning of "Saddidu wa Qaribu"
A Noble Principle
The Ease of this Religion
The Meaning of "the beginning of the day", "the end of the day," & "a portion of the latter part of the night"
The Meaning of Moderation
Travelling the Path of Allah, Mighty and Magnificent
Deeds are by their Conclusion
The Excellence of Drawing Close to Allah
The Types of Reaching Allah
Islam, Iman, Ihsan
The Periods of Morning and Evening
Those who Hold to the World and those who Hold on to the Hereafter
The Unexpected Confrontation
The Types of Actions that will be as Scattered Dust
Sadness in the World & Misery in the Hereafter