Monday 28 April 2008


We in the western hemisphere have what most of the world do not, health, wealth, spouse, children, education, family, home, employment and freedom. We take for granted things that our grandparents would never have dreamt existed. Death and pain are often so far from us and so sanitized for us that we think ourselves invincible.

I should remember that our wealth is a very great test for us. I should ask myself what do I share of what I have with others? How do I avoid arrogance, pride and snobbery?

I need to overlook the faults I see in others, especially those that have less than me. I need to learn to forgive, to forget, to be patient.
I have to thank my Rabb at every turn, in every moment and in every place. I can never thank him in enough.

I have to behave as the grateful behave – with joy, kindness, generosity and humbleness and by sharing what I have.

I also have to learn to behave as a grateful slave of a beneficent master should; by obeying Him and His word.

“If you are grateful, I will certainly give you increase, but if you are ungrateful, My punishment is severe.” Al-Quran 14:7

"Therefore remember Me, I will remember you, and be thankful to Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me." Al-Quran 2:152

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Strange is the affair of the Mu'min (the believer), verily all his affairs are good for him. If something pleasing befalls him he thanks (Allah) and it becomes better for him. And if something harmful befalls him he is patient (Saabir) and it becomes better for him. And this is only for the Mu'mmin "


  1. Mashallah, What a beautiful post sweety. This is exactly what every Muslim needs to learn; Thank Allah in whatever condition you are in; Look at the people below your status, and than Allah that you arent among them

    May Allah guide us all, Ameen.


  2. What an excellent blog sis - I'm wondering with my experience with my terrible manager is to do with the fact that I'm not thankful to Allah? Inshallah I will try to learn from this advice. Do you think complaining about someone is haram even though they hurt you?