The Importance And Need For Being Grateful To Allah

21st April 2014
Every Muslim believes in the Supremacy, Authority and Lordship of Allah Almighty. They regard Him as the Ruler and as the Creator of the whole universe. Therefore, there can be no doubt in the fact that Muslims submit to Allah only and for them He is the only personality worthy of being worshiped and be submissive to. However, the one element, which Muslims need to observe in their expression of submissiveness, is being grateful to Allah Almighty.

Being grateful to Allah Almighty is one of the major elements of the life of a Muslim and the essence of worship and submissiveness to Allah Almighty cannot be complete without being grateful to Him. The lines below discuss the importance of being grateful to Allah Almighty and a few of the plethora of reasons for being grateful.

In Quran Allah Almighty says:

“We bestowed (in the past) wisdom on Luqman: “Show (thy) gratitude to Allah.”. Any who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul: but if any is ungrateful verily, Allah is free of all wants, worthy of all praise.” (31:12)

From this ayah of Quran, it is clear that being grateful to Allah Almighty is nothing that matters to Him, rather it is something which a person does for the betterment and profiting of his or her soul. If a person is grateful to Allah, the benefits of it come in the form of development and transcendence of his or her soul. On the other hand, if a person thinks that by his or her not being grateful there comes some harm to Allah or it matters to Him, it is totally wrong as Allah Almighty does not depend upon people to praise Him or to be grateful to Him. Therefore, being grateful is in the spiritual benefit of a person.

At another place through The Holy Quran Teaching, it is addressed that:

“Nor can a soul die except by Allah’s leave the term being fixed as by writing. If any do desire a reward in this life, We shall give it to him; and if any do desire a reward in the Hereafter, We shall give it to him. And swiftly shall We reward those that (serve Us with) gratitude.” (3:145)

From this ayah also the thing that becomes clear is that people who are righteous and who compliment their righteousness with gratitude are the ones who receive swift reward from Allah Almighty, whereas the in other cases the giving of reward rests upon the will of Allah Almighty. Therefore, this hadith proves that gratitude helps in quick reception of reward from Allah the Magnificent.

Although there are countless number of reasons for which a person needs to be grateful to Allah, however, there is one single blessing and gift of Allah that supersedes all His blessings, mercies and gifts, and that gift is of being human. In Quran, Allah says:

“It is He Who created for you (the faculties of) hearing, sight, feeling and understanding; little thank s it is ye give!”

Therefore, being grateful is not optional if a Muslim is truly understanding and knows about the reality of things will automatically be grateful to Allah Almighty and will always praise Him and thank Him for all that He has given.
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