In the light of the Holy Hadith
With Gratitude Comes Peace
The Prophet Muhammad (saw) says, ‘Those who do not thank people do not show gratitude to Allah.’
(Tirmidhi, Birr, Hadith No: 35)
One night while performing prayer, Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) cried so much that the tears running down his beard reached his chest and fell off to the ground. Seeing this, Aisha (RA) was surprised and asked him, “O Messenger of Allah! Allah the Almighty forgave your past and future sins. Why do you still cry?” Thereupon replied the Prophet Muhammad, “Should I not be a grateful servant of Allah and show gratitude to Him?”
Allah the Almighty states in the Holy Qur’an as follows: “So remember Me, and I shall remember you; give thanks to Me and do not be ungrateful to Me for My favors!” (Baqarah, 2/152). Allah is al-Wahhab, al-Razzaq, al-Malik, and al-Karim. Every human being, whether young or old, rich or poor, strong or weak, sustain their lives only through the means and offerings bestowed by Allah (SWT). It is an indispensable requirement of being a believing servant of Allah to be aware of this fact, to know its value, and to express gratitude to the Owner of Blessings.
A Muslim feels, expresses, and demonstrates his gratitude to Allah thoroughly. They are thankful in their hearts and know that they are indebted to Allah. They express their gratitude in words by always praising Allah. They demonstrate their gratitude physically by using their hands, tongues, eyes, and ears in good and keeping them clear off any kind of evil. They know that the gratitude for the mind is expressed through having faith and producing beneficial knowledge; gratitude for knowledge through teaching and implementing what is known; gratitude for wealth through sharing it with those in need; and for health through making all the efforts to become a benevolent human.
The Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) says, “Those who do not thank people do not show gratitude to Allah.” Then, a Muslim never underrates a favor done to them, nor do they show ungratefulness or arrogance. They get happy by giving thanks to all people who have done a favor to them, including primarily their parents, spouses, and children.
Jobayer Al Mahmud, Istanbul, Turkey