Friday, July 11, 2014

Ramadan Day 13: Some Narrations from the Salaf about Gratitude (Shukr)

a) Abu Huraira -Radi Allaahu anhu- said: ‘Whoever sees someone being trialed and says: ‘All Praise to Allah who has pardoned me from that which you have been afflicted with and favored me above you, and above all of His creation’, then he has indeed given sufficient gratitude (Shukr) for that blessing.’ [Taken from ‘Udat-us-Sabireen’ by Ibn al-Qayyim p.280]
b) ‘Aeysha -Radi Allaahu anha – said: ‘There is no one from the slaves of Allah who drinks pure clean water and it enters your body without harm and leaves your body without harm, except it becomes obligatory upon them to give thanks/gratitude.’ [Taken from ‘Udat-us-Sabireen’ by Ibn al-Qayyim p.281]
c) Muttrraf bin Shakeer -Rahimullaah- said: ‘For me to be pardoned and give thanks for that is more beloved to me than to be trialed and to be patient with that trial.’ [Taken from ‘Zuhd’ by Imam Ahmad p.298]
d) Muttrraf also said: ‘I looked for that which is good with no evil in it, and it is if a slave is pardoned and gives thanks for it.’ [Taken from ‘Zuhd’ by Imam Ahmad p.293]
e) Yazeed bin Maysra -Rahimullaah- said: ‘There is no harm in a blessing that is accompanied by thanks/ gratitude.’ [Taken from ‘Zuhd’ by Imam Ahmad p.462]
f) Muhammad bin Ka’ab Qurthee -Rahimullaah- said: ‘Indeed the Prophet Nuh –alayhi as-Salaam- would say Alhamdulilaah (Praise be to Allaah) if he ate, and he would say Alhamdulilaah if he drank and would say Alhamdulilaah if he got dressed therefore Allaah called him the Grateful Slave.’
[Taken from ‘Zuhd’ by Imam Ahmad p.66-67]
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His praise and peace be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance.

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