Mentioning and Being Thankful for Your Blessings

  • Gratitude may be in the heart through submission and humility.
  • Gratitude may be on the tongue through praise and acknowledgement.
  • Gratitude may be in the physical faculties by means of obedience and submission.

Madaarij al-Saalikeen (2/246)

Hence, some of the people of the past said: Whoever conceals a blessing has denied it, but whoever manifests it and spreads it has given thanks for it.

Ibn al-Qayyim (rh) said, commenting on that:

This is based on the words: “When Allah bestows a blessing upon a person, He loves the effect of His blessing to be seen on His slave.”

Madaarij al-Saalikeen (2/246)

It was narrated from ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez (may Allah have mercy on him) that he said: Remind one another of blessings, for mentioning them is gratitude.

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What Is Shukr To Allah?

Shukr is being grateful to Allah by thanking Him with the tongue, and admitting one’s blessings by the tongue.

It’s also with love in the heart for the blessings Allah has given and obedience to Allah with the limbs with acts of worship. This is mentioned by Ibn Qayyim (rh).

There are 5 principles for gratitude:

  • Submission of the grateful one to Allah
  • Love for Him
  • Admitting the blessings
  • Praising Him for that and
  • Not using the blessing in disobedience to Him.

This is why the Prophet (saw) would stand all night in prayer and when asked why, he said should I not be a grateful Slave!

What Is Shukr To Allah?

Shukr is being grateful to Allah by thanking Him with the tongue, and admitting ones blessings by the tongue.

It’s also with love in the heart for the blessings Allah has given and it’s obedience to Allah with the limbs with acts of worship. This is mentioned by Ibn Qayyim (rh).

There are 5 principles for gratitude:

  • Submission of the grateful one to Allah
  • Love for Him
  • Admitting the blessings
  • Praising Him for that
  • Not using the blessing in disobedience to Him.

This is why the Prophet (saw) would stand all night in prayer and when asked why he said, should I not be a grateful Slave!