Truthfulness a virtue of human behavior

Best Way To Thank Allah

Thankfulness in Islam holds great value and is the highest virtue. As Muslims, we should always be grateful to our only God, Allah SWT for his blessings. When we breathe it’s a blessing. Our families, houses, work, wealth, health everything has been given to us by the Almighty Allah. We should always make dhikr of Allah SWT to prove how thankful we are to Him for everything that He has given to us. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَلْتَنظُرْ نَفْسٌ مَّا قَدَّمَتْ لِغَدٍ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

“O you who believe! Consciously revere Allah and let look every soul what it has sent forth for tomorrow, and consciously revere Allah. Indeed, Allah (is) All-Aware of what you do.” (Surah Al-Hashr 59:18)

Allah loves His creations. He blesses us with everything even though we are ungrateful beings. As Muslims, we should be thankful to Allah for each and everything. From walking on the ground to exhaling each breath. From good to bad. From what has gone to what we have.  For every experience for every breath. He’s the One Who’s the provider of everything and we should say ‘Alhamdulillah’ for whatever he does for us. Allah says:

ثُمَّ لَآتِيَنَّهُم مِّن بَيْنِ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ وَعَنْ أَيْمَانِهِمْ وَعَن شَمَائِلِهِمْ وَلَا تَجِدُ أَكْثَرَهُمْ شَاكِرِينَ

“Then I will certainly come to them from before them and from behind them, and from the right-hand side and the left-hand side, and You (Allah) shall not find most of them thankful.” (Surah Al-Araf 7:17)

Allah has blessed us with countless favours and bounties. His creations, we should be thankful to him at every step. If we remain ungrateful, we would lose our blessing and Allah will not be happy with us. Allah has promised us in Quran, that He will grant us more if we’re grateful to him for everything. Allah says:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ 

“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:152)

Success is a major part of a person’s life. Everybody strives for it but only a few get to the point. Allah grants success to those who have faith in Him. He believes that He’s the only one who grants them success, wealth and well being. He thanks His Allah for making him successful in every walk of life.

Thankfulness is a quality of success in this life and the Hereafter:

  1. Thank you, Allah, for all the blessings great and small
  2. Thankful of the tongue involves the praises of Allah
  3. Thankful to Allah for your comfort and status
  4. Thankful to Allah for your intellectual abilities
  5. Thankful to Allah for everything you possess
  6. Thank you, Allah, for removing from me grief
  7. Thankful to Allah’s unaccountable blessings
  8. Thankful to Allah for your wealth and health
  9. Thank you, Allah, for producing these words
  10. Thank you, Allah, for removing from worry
  11. Thank you, Allah, for forgiving all facilities
  12. Thank you, Allah, for allowing me to see
  13. Thank you, Allah, for each passing day
  14. Thank you, Allah, for the calm of spirit
  15. Thankful to Allah for your peaceful life
  16. Thank you, Allah, for enriching my life
  17. Thank you, Allah, for my pain-stricken
  18. Thank you, Allah, for a place I can use
  19. Thank you, Allah, for the air I breathe
  20. Thank you, Allah, for the food I eat
  21. Thank you, Allah, for placing faith
  22. Thankful leads to Allah’s pleasure
  23. Thankful to Allah for our creation
  24. Thankful for the guidance of Allah
  25. Thankful to Allah for His Blessings
  26. Thankful to Allah to attain Tauheed
  27. Thank you, Allah, for peace of mind
  28. Thankful to Allah gives us a blessing
  29. Thankful to reflect upon your own life
  30. Thankful is a grateful heart that to Allah
  31. Thankful is a quality of success in this life
  32. Thankful someone, make sure you mean it
  33. Thank you, Allah, for never leaving me alone
  34. Thankful to Allah to relieve anxiety and stress
  35. Thank you, Allah, for grace to see another day
  36. Thanks are full of majesty, bounty, and honour
  37. Thankful is a quality of success in the Hereafter
  38. Thankful given the best in this world and the next
  39. Thanks celebrate with praises the name of thy Lord
  40. Thank you, Allah! Thank you, Allah! Thank you, Allah!

Allah SWT listens to all our prayers either silent or loud. When we desperately call upon him He answers her and accepts our supplications. He’s the most merciful and regardless of our ungrateful attitude, He grants us our wishes and accepts our duas. We should be thankful to Him only for accepting our duas by reciting Allahamdulillah and the following dua.

Thankfulness in Islam has been categorized into three types:

  • Thankfulness Bil Qalb (heart): This means to be grateful from the core of our hearts and has Iman In our hearts.
  • Thankfulness bil’ lisan (tongue): This means to be grateful by praising the attributes of Allah SWT from our tongues.
  • Thankfulness bil jawarih ( limbs): This means to be grateful to Allah SWT through our physical faculties.

Stop complaining about the economy, weather, politicians, traffic, or the system. Refrain from blaming your Masjid, Imams, parents, spouse, in-laws, children, or boss. If you think with an open mind, you may find more positives in your circumstances and the people around you than negatives. Allah says:

إِنَّا هَدَيْنَاهُ السَّبِيلَ إِمَّا شَاكِرًا وَإِمَّا كَفُورًا 

“Surely We have shown him the way: he may be thankful or unthankful.” (Surah Al-Insan 76:3)

Blessed are those who can recognize their blessings granted by Allah SWT and be grateful for them. This is also a blessing and a gift from Allah to be able to realize how blessed we are.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • ” If you are grateful, He is pleased with you…” (Az-Zumar 39:7)
  • “… and be grateful to All? h, if it is Him you worship.” (Al-Baqarah 2:172)
  •  “If you are grateful, I will surely give you more and more” (Ibrahim 14:7)
  • “What can Allah gain by your punishment, if ye are grateful and ye believe? Nay, it is Allah that recognizes (all good), and knoweth all things.” (Surah An-Nisa, 147)
  • “O ye who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him ye worship.” (Surah Al-Baqara, 172)
  • “Allah had helped you at Badr when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear Allah. thus May ye show your gratitude.” (Surah Al-Imran, 123)
  • “For surely if it was not for the grace of God on you and His mercy, you would have been among the losers.” (Al-Baqarah 2:64)
  • “Indeed God is the possessor of bounty for all people but most people do not give thanks.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 243)
  • “Then remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and do not reject Me.” (Al-Baqarah 2:152)
  • “Even then We did forgive you; there was a chance for you to be grateful.” (Surah Al-Baqara, 52)
  • “Then We raised you after your death: Ye had the chance to be grateful.” (Surah Al-Baqara, 56)

A lot of times the reason for our ungrateful behaviour is that we are constantly comparing our material success with the wealthier, healthier, and more accomplished. We forget so many obvious blessings that others may not enjoy and we should be thankful for. Allah says:

وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ تَضَرُّعًا وَخِيفَةً وَدُونَ الْجَهْرِ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْآصَالِ وَلَا تَكُن مِّنَ الْغَافِلِينَ

“Remember your Lord in yourselves with humility and in private without announcing it in the mornings and evenings, and do not be among the heedless.” (Surah Al-A’raf 7:205)

Islam is the religion of love. Muslims are loved by Allah SWT. Allah has blessed Muslims in every way but the biggest blessing is that he made us Muslim. He guided us to the right path and chose us to be the people of Islam and the Ummah of Prophet Muhammed PBUH. Allah says:

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ

“Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Verily, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, but the remembrance of Allah is greater.” (Surah Al-Ankabut 29:45)

Surah Fatiha is the first surah of the Quran and it opens with the word ‘Allahamdulillah’ which means ‘All praise due to Allah.’ The reciter of this surah praises Allah firstly which shows the importance of thankfulness In Islam. Allah says:

ثُمَّ تَوَلَّيْتُم مِّن بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ فَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لَكُنتُم مِّنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

“For surely if it was not for the grace of God on you and His mercy, you would have been among the losers.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:2:64)

Allah loves those who are grateful to him. Reflect upon your own life and you will find innumerable occasions when Allah’s `hand’ has been holding you and helping you. So often, believers and even atheists subconsciously use the expression ‘Thank God’, without realizing the full implications of our words.