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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

4 Virtues of Fasting 6 Days in Shawwal

4 Virtues of Fasting 6 Days in Shawwal

On the Day of Judgment, our voluntary acts of worship will compensate for the shortcomings in how we carried out our duties. Most of us have deficiencies in our observance of our Ramadan fasts and we need something to cover up for those deficiencies.

`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 …

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 …

Save Yourself - Episode 14

How can we prove our gratitude to Allah? Mufti Menk discusses this topic in this episode of Save Yourself. When we show gratitude to Allah, through praying, we will reap rewards. However, if we fail to show gratitude then we will not get anything good. When we show gratitude, it benefits us.



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