Gratitude is knowing that whatever we have is from Allah. Gratitude helps us focus our minds on Allah, something that has unfortunately become so difficult today on account of life’s distractions and attractions.
Gratitude, therefore, corrects our perceptions by reminding us that everything that happens to us doesn’t happen because of its own volition and thus we shouldn’t take matters for “granted”.
Allah says in the Quran:
Surat An-Naĥl (The Bee) – سورة النحل
وَمَا بِكُم مِّن نِّعْمَةٍ فَمِنَ اللَّهِ ۖ ثُمَّ إِذَا مَسَّكُمُ الضُّرُّ فَإِلَيْهِ تَجْأَرُونَ
“And whatever you have of favor – it is from Allah . Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help.” [al-Nahl 16:53].
He also says,
Surat Ađ-Đuĥaá (The Morning Hours) – سورة الضحى
وَوَجَدَكَ عَائِلًا فَأَغْنَىٰ
“And He found you poor and made you rich (self-sufficient with self-contentment)” [al-Duha 93:8].
Let’s therefore constantly remind ourselves of Allah’s bounties by expressing our gratitude to Him in prayers and at other times.
Aamiin Ya Rabbii 🙏🏻😇🙏🏻😇