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Always Be Grateful - An Inspiring Story

Always Be Grateful - An Inspiring Story

On the hillock he came across a tent. The tent was really battered, and torn all over, and there was a lot of wind blowing into the tent. So, the righteous man, Abdullah, peered in and saw a very old man. The man had no hands and was blind. On top of that, he was paralyzed. All he was saying as he sat there was…

The Power of the Thankful Heart

The Power of the Thankful Heart

What will people lose if they enjoy the Blessings of Allah with a thankful heart that acknowledges the Bestower and says to Him, “Thank You.” Or is this too difficult? Gratitude is more a feeling than mere movement of the lips, a feeling that was superbly translated into sincere actions

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 …

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 …



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