Sunday, 22 September 2013

gratitude


"and Allah will reward the grateful." Quran (3:144)

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

So, have you ever paid attention to this particular verse in surah Ali Imran ? Basically it talks about us being grateful and then getting rewarded for it. Has it ever crossed your mind that you do this tiny thing ; be grateful and you actually get rewarded for it ? And then ask yourself again, how many times do you say Alhamdulillah or even felt grateful to Allah SWT for everything he has given you ? Once a day ? Once a week ? Or at least once a month ?

What do you see or think of or do that makes you remind yourself of being grateful to Allah ? Is it when you get what you want like the guy/girl of your dreams ? Or is it when an exam goes well for you ? Is it when you eat your favorite food and you post it up online with a caption that probably says something like "Alhamdulillah for this great food" ? Why are we not grateful when we are in the midst of desperate or hard times instead ? Have you ever got wounded (emotionally/physically) so bad before that it eventually leads you to Allah SWT ? And have you ever been grateful for that wound or do you complain ? Think about it. And insyaAllah we'll learn to be more grateful to Allah SWT.