Be Thankful

Allah has bestowed humans with innumerable blessings and bounties in shape of things or people that we love so much. A person doesn’t realize the importance of something or someone until it’s gone. So what should we do for Allah in return for the blessings that He has given us? The answer is straight forward: be thankful to Him in every way possible. We can thank Him by praying to Him, supplicating before Him, fulfilling religious obligations, doing good deeds etc. Life is short and unexpected, you don’t what will happen next so seize the existing moments and thank Allah now and then. Allah (swt) teaches us in the Qur’an to be thankful:

  • Do you not see that God has made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the skies and whatsoever is in the earth, and has loaded you with His bounties seen or unseen? (31:20)
  • He gives you of all that you ask Him; and if you reckon the bounties of God, you can never count them (14:34)
  • so that you may give thanks (2:52)
  • God will reward the thankful (3:144)
  • If you are thankful I will add more unto you. But if you show ingratitude My punishment is terrible indeed (14:7)
  • (Abraham was) thankful for His bounties (16:121)
  • Assuredly, he (Noah) was a grateful servant (17:3)
  • Few of My servants are thankful (34:13)
  • Mention Me so that I will mention you, and give thanks to Me and do not be ungrateful to Me (2:152)
  • Worship Him and give Him thanks (29:17)

Muhammad (saw) teaches us to be thankful too:

The Messenger of Allah [s] said:

“Surely the faithful who is satisfied with food and drink; and then thanks Allah, is given the same reward as a fasting man. Allah is Gracious and appreciates gratitude.”

 

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