Giving thanks, expressing appreciation and to render one’s thanks to someone who has shown favor is a very important concept day in and day out. However, through experiences I have found that giving thanks to Allah should be done in the good and the bad times. I once had a friend make this statement and could not understand through this sign of faith that gratefulness to Allah is a concept mostly emphasized through many verses in the Quran.

“If you would count up the favors of Allah, never would you be able to number them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Al-Nahl, 18)

O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him you worship. (Al-Baqara, 172)

I have experienced that giving thanks every day is part of my test in this life. It was my expectations to wait for some grand favors or special occasions to render my thanks to Allah. I have learned through hardships that it is only for one to reflect on everything that makes life possible: good health, intelligence, his life, the air that we breathe, our five senses is indeed a blessing.

To reflect on my life is to say that one should never neglect to render thanks to Allah.

See you not that the ships sail through the ocean by the Grace of Allah?- that He may show you of His Signs? Verily in this are Signs for all who constantly persevere and give thanks. (Luqman, 31)


4 responses to this post.

  1. I agree, But i wonder how many of us really Thank Allah daily for the various provisions and things He has blessed us with, instead of complaining about things we dont have ……….. !!!!!!!!!


  2. When you are thankful to Allah , Allah gives you more and more , I have noticed this , When I am thankful the more peace I have in my life .

    ”See you not that the ships sail through the ocean by the Grace of Allah?- that He may show you of His Signs? Verily in this are Signs for all who constantly persevere and give thanks.” (Luqman, 31

    beautiful .


  3. Posted by adikbongsu on January 26, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Beautiful post sister, indeed whether in hardship or in luxury, we must always be thankful to Allah for being able to be given the opportunity to live and see the wonders of His Creation.

    When in hardship, it is the time when Allah test us, like in an exam, if we pass, we will gain rewards from Him that is beyond our expectation. The best and highest rewards from Allah will be His Love and Mercy! Subhanallah….

    Jazakillahu khairan for posting this… 🙂


  4. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Jazak’Allah for the lovely post and excellent reminder.

    If you have a chance to read the book: Patience And Gratitude by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, it covers the same/similiar topic. It’s a really, really good book, masha’Allah. Check it out. And if you really can’t find it, let me know.

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana


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