I happened to attend the completion of 1st juzz of the Quran. Here is something of what I learnt…
The Quran starts with the word ‘Alhamdulillah’.
There are 3 stages of gratefulness.
- First is you don’t even know about it. You don’t even know you’re supposed to be grateful to Allah.
- Second is you start thanking Allah for everything good you have or get.
- Third is you become grateful even for those things that are hard on you, that are against your will. (Why? Because you know they’re from Allah and He SWT always does what’s best for you).
And then even that stage comes when you start disliking someone praising you (because you know all praise is for Allah).
When do we praise someone? When we see some quality (worth praising) in them. When we don’t see the good things we don’t praise either. And when we start ‘recognizing’ then the admiration comes from our hearts.
If someone is not glorifying Allah be worried about that person because he doesn’t ‘know’.
The person who knows about brands and stuff becomes so happy when he comes across a sale. The rest wouldn’t even care.
Know Allah more and more. Know His siffaat (attributes). You’ll get true happiness of the duniya and aakhirah.
Recognition brings gratefulness