This is a reminder for you and for me.
Anyone can choose to be ungrateful. Some of us look at others and we wish we had their looks, their height, their wealth, the number of children they have or don’t have, their education, their talents, their…, their… and this can cause negativity and ungratefulness for the “blessings” we have supposedly missed out on.
‘A’isha reported: I heard Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There is nothing (in the form of trouble) that comes to a believer even if it is the pricking of a thorn that there is decreed for him by Allah good or his sins are obliterated. Sahih Muslim (Book #032, Hadith #6241)
Allah (swt) Says in the Holy Qur’an:
“…Allâh is pleased with them and they (pleased)with Him. That is the great success (Paradise). (Al-Ma’idah 5:119)
But how can we achieve this ?
“Do not look to those above you. Look to those below you, as it will more likely remind you of Allah’s favors bestowed on you.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Lets all work hard towards being of those who are pleased with what Allah (swt) has decreed for us.
Imagine how happy and at peace you will be when your last best friend rings you to let you know she is getting married or the most expensive sports car is parked at your neighbour’s drive and you are truly and from the bottom of your heart happy for them.
May Allah (swt) Forgive us for our shortcomings and may we be of the grateful ones.
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