الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
“He does not thank Allaah, the one that does not thank the people” [ Sunan Abi Dawud, Authentic by Al Albani]
We must always remember this. Saying “Alhamdulillah” is not enough if you do not appreciate the people by whom Allaah gives you benefit.
Allaah provided you with a mother to nurture you and raise you, so you do not thank Allaah unless you thank her.
Allaah gave you a father that worked to put food on your plate and clothe your naked back. You do not thank Allaah unless you thank him.
You were given a wife, or a husband to provide security, comfort, and compassion for you. You do not thank Allaah unless you thank them.
We may be neglectful at times in showing our appreciation to people for their help and support, but Allaah sent us a Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) with this beautiful reminder.
If you have had a person in your life raise you with the morals that the Qur’aan and the Sunnah teach, thank Allaah by thanking them.
If they taught you honesty, trustworthiness and sincerity through their actions, before you could read it in the Qur’aan, thank Allaah by thanking them.
This is a reminder to myself before anyone else, that gratitude shown to those we are most neglectful of, is a reason for the Almighty to be praised and thanked for His countless blessings, and this is a reason for our betterment.
May Allaah make us grateful servants, and may His Salaah and Salaam be upon the Final Messenger to mankind.