Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“Why should God make you suffer torment if you are thankful and believe in Him? God always rewards gratitude and He knows everything” Surah An-Nisa – QN4:147, reminds us that, giving thanks is the will of God and just as in every insurance policy, there is a provision that, “except it be an act of God,” which many people tend to interpret as, whatever happens, is His will. Without gratitude our faith becomes a hollow religious practice and our love for others crashes and burns, leaving us feeling drained of joy and acting like martyrs.
In other words, every circumstance we encounter is not necessarily His will, but in it, through it and beyond it, He can make it work for good. Giving thanks always gives you a sense of balance and draws good into your life.
So let the knowledge that:
1) Giving thanks infuses joy and resilience into our daily lives while every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and will end up limping along the spiritual road;
2) Muddling and praying our way through the best way we can is not always going to be good enough; and
3) Praying without ceasing introduces a song of praise into every situation;
Teach you, that just as Luqman (a.s) is recognized with the title of “The wise” just because he is always thankful to God; in all things and every situation, just give Him thanks and praise; And watch as He takes over all your activities and turns them all around for your good!
Pray with me: O Allah! My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness deeds of which You approve. Help me to progress and prosper in my ways as I give thanks and praises to You always and admit me by Your mercy into the ranks of Your righteous servants. Amin!
Good morning and have a Blessed week!