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Being Thankful to Allah…Why It Matters

Being Thankful to Allah…Why It Matters

Each day in our salah, we repeatedly make one humble request to Allah, our Creator and Sustainer: {Guide us the Straight Way.} (Al-Fatihah 1:4) It is only by seeking and staying on the Straight Way, that we can ever hope to attain true salvation and success. What then must we do to ensure that Allah …

`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr is the day of thanksgiving and joy. It marks the end of the month of fasting, and it is when we feel happy and give thanks to Allah that He enabled us to obey His commands. We all fasted during the month of Ramadan, and by the end of the month, we realize …

How the Prophet Expressed Gratitude to Allah

How the Prophet Expressed Gratitude to Allah

In common use, gratitude to Allah is defined as devoting all that Allah has bestowed upon you to that for which He has created you. Hence, gratitude transcends speech to a state of being that manifests in one’s character. Allah Almighty clarifies that this rare quality of spiritual devotion is not at all limited to …

Powerful Strategies for Developing Gratitude

Powerful Strategies for Developing Gratitude

Do not allow yourself to get trapped in a circle of complaining. Take some time to become aware of just how often you complain. Is it every day, or every hour or all the time? Do you express your complaints out loud or are they a constant internal dialogue? Observe the people around. Do they look happy or grateful?

Be Grateful for Your Countless Blessings

Be Grateful for Your Countless Blessings

To increase your thankfulness for your own blessings, do good deeds for those who seem to have fewer blessings. Perhaps you know someone who is struggling financially, and you are able to pay his or her electric bill for a month…

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How Can I Show Gratitude to God?

Short Answer: “Gratitude (shukr) is not only an essence of religion, it is, as a matter of fact, also a secret trait which the individuals who are of the highest rank and of the closest states to Allah possess…” Satan works very hard to make us ungrateful to Allah! “The highest level of gratitude is …

Thankfulness…Why Is It So Difficult?

Thankfulness…Why Is It So Difficult?

Thankfulness or gratitude is a wonderful feeling and a remarkable emotion through which one expresses appreciation for what is given. It is actually a reflection of perceiving that as blessing, or, in other words, an act of “speaking from the heart” and thanking the giver for showing generosity. It becomes more exalted when thankfulness is …

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How Can We Cultivate Joy In The Midst of Sorrow?

Asalaamu alaykum, dear sister, Thank you for sending us this question, as it is a real struggle that many or even most people have. How can we show gratitude to Allah in the midst of so much pain and hardship? How can we find joy and peace and purpose on the days when it seems …

Save Yourself - Episode 19

Save Yourself - Episode 19

In this episode we are taught that we can save ourselves by taking care of our tongue. Our tongue can get us into a lot of trouble if we use it loosely. We are also told that when we are ungrateful, Allah can make us lose everything good. If we show gratitude to Allah we …



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