Gratitude


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.

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2 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. You know I once had a very well known daie stayed over at our house for a vacation from his usually hectic days. I won’t mention names and I don’t have to speak about the sacrifices and things we did for him throughout his stay but………………. he didn’t say thank you when left. Do I have the right to be disappointed? I know without a doubt that we did a good job taking care of he’s food and well he’s whole stay! And it makes us feel like we did a bad job. But I know we didn’t. And I’m not a vain person, really, it’s just my sincere and honest opinion. I’ve known him ever since I started practicing Islam. He played a big role in ‘nurturing’ me. I know we’re all humans and we’re not perfect but….who forgets to stay thank you?? I mean even when check out of a hotel we say thank you even though we don’t have to since we’re paying them. It’s so strange. May Allah forgive me for even bringing this up

    • If we fulfil our duties towards someone and they do not show gratitude, we do not despair because Allaah said:
      Verily! As for those who believe and do righteous deeds, certainly! We shall not suffer to be lost the reward of anyone who does his (righteous) deeds in the most perfect manner. [18:30]
      Ask Allaah for your reward inshaAllaah and place your hope in Him.
      As for your comment in the “Beneficial Sites” tab, though the site you recommended has many trustworthy books by the scholars, it also has books by those that have been severely criticised and warned from, like the likes of Sayyid Kutb. Therefore I decided to not put it there for fear of the fitnah, if someone unaware of their deviance went there because of my site and thought them to be trustworthy.
      Jazaaki Allaahu khayraa, wa baarakAllaahu feeki for taking the time to comment.
      Wassalamu alaikum

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