Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The cost of OXYGEN

In one day a human being breathes oxygen equivalent to three cylinders of oxygen.

Each oxygen cylinder on an average costs $22.

So in a day one uses Oxygen worth $66 and for a full year it is $24,090.

If we consider an average life span of 70 years; the costs of oxygen we use become a staggering sum of 1.68 Million Dollars.

And throughout our life this uninterruped supply of oxygen is derived free.

In spite of receiving all this oxygen free of cost from God; we are still so ungrateful to him!!

And if you should count the favors of Allah , you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful . (QS.An-Nahl 16:18).

And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favor of Allah , you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust and ungrateful. (QS. Ibrahim 14:34)

Oxygen… The miraculous life source bestowed by Allah …
The invisible and imperceptible elixir of life we breathe into our lungs at every moment....

We use this blessing from Allah every moment, every second. Moreover, this is not something we can ever buy or borrow from someone we know. But there is no reason to go far to find it. It is there ready for us, every moment, everywhere we go.

Oxygen is bestowed on us as a blessing every single moment, as we sleep, work or talk. And we pay no price for it. But could we survive for long without it? Maybe two or three minutes, at most...

Someone deprived of oxygen will first lose consciousness; brain death then begins within five minutes. After that, all the body’s systems come to a stop, just like a machine disconnected from the mains, and death ensues.

Everyone is careful to thank people who do nice things for them. But how often do you give thanks to our Creator, Allah, He Who gave you life?

We have established you firmly on the earth and granted you your livelihood in it. What little thanks you show! (Surat al-A’raf, 10)


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