rahim    Al-Rahim (1:3)

The Merciful signifies that when man makes proper use of the means and faculties bestowed upon him, God not only rewards his labors but also inspires him with a desire for further good actions, thus opening out to him unending avenues of progress and development.

This attribute signifies that after creating man and endowing him with the means and faculties needed for his development, God made a provision that all labors and endeavors of man should have an ample reward.

The Merciful is One Who shows mercy in response to, and as a result of, the actions of man, but shows it liberally and repeatedly.

The blessings in store for us in the life to come will be given to us as a reward of our actions in this world.