How to show gratitude.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
May Allah bless you for doing the work that you do.
I have asked you many questions in the past and have always received more than satisfactory answers.
Recently, i have been blessed with something from Allah which I have been asking for, for a very long time. I am very happy and am more grateful to Allah than i could ever express in words. What i wanted to ask was, other than nafl prayers, is there anything i can do to show my gratitude?
Besides this, i just want to say to those people who say my supplications aren`t answered; don`t say that! I know it can sometimes take sometime and it is even possible that you dont get exactly what you ask for, but trust me people, Allah knows best. He knows everything. Put your faith and trust in Allah. You wont be dissapointed; i can assure you.
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How to show gratitude
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 27 Surah Naml verse 40:
40 Then when (Prophet Sulaimaan (a.s.)) saw it (the throne) placed firmly before him he said: "This is by the grace of my Lord; to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And if any is grateful truly his gratitude is for his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Free of All Needs Supreme in Honor!"
It is but a sign and an extension and a condition of ones true faith in their Lord Most Gracious, that whenever they are blessed with a favor, one recognizes that the favor is a Mercy from unto their Lord, and they turn unto Him in gratitude. Other than the offering of worship like nafl prayers and observing fasts, one of the best ways to extend ones gratitude unto their Lord is to spend abundantly in the Cause of the Lord Most Gracious.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,