Living a Thankful Life
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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In Alhamdulillah Hina Meadow who want to stay in who want to still feel when we let him in shallowly? unforseen our CEO, Dr. Molina Mija the healer who fell down the ninja woman, Lil fella Heidi Allah, wa shadow Allah, Allah illallah wa Jalla wa now Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam either for in the hiral howdy ticket Allahu Allah. Wa here Alhaji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Chevelle ohmori mo de tu Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata and at infinity
we praise and thank Allah subhanho wa Taala and we asked him,
to help us and assist us And forgive us and protect us from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we do. Indeed who serve Allah guides no one can lead us astray and who serve Allah leads astray no one can guide
and I've ever witnessed that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone and then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is asleep and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bit and everybody dies. misguidance and every misguidance will be in hellfire.
What does it mean to be thankful?
And why should we be thankful
that attribute or quality of thankfulness
is first of all, an attribute of Allah azza wa jal
and name of Allah is a shocker Anna Shaku
The one who when people worship Him, rewards them abundantly more than what they deserve a lot more than what they deserve. Even when they do a little bit a lot as though did never forgets it.
This is an attribute and equality of a loss of Hannah who were to Allah but Allah also wants it to be a quality of humanity, a quality of the believers
because in contrast to shook stands at the other end
and cough or if you want to understand it at the very basic level is a lack of thankfulness.
It could be a small type of gopher wave the person does not recognize the blessings of Allah azza wa jal does not use the blessings of Allah the way that Allah wants them to.
But eventually can graduate into a major coffee with a person associates others with Allah azza wa jal when he wants to thank or stops altogether thanking Allah for these blessings.
Allah says anish cruelly will attack for room
thank me, but do not respond with cough. to contrast, sugar to cough and that is good for is really the lack of sugar and sugar is the opposite of
an alarm. Allah azza wa jal says in search for rufina lohani eunan qumola Erica Hill cofee says if you're going to disbelieve if you're going to do cough, Allah does not need you. He's self sufficient does not need anybody but he is not pleased when you commit cough, but he says we're in touch Guru yahoo.com but if you thank Allah, he'll be happy with you.
So thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala is a man
is escaping from disbelief.
And that is probably the way that disbelief starts where people start rejecting Allah subhanho wa Taala is that these forget about thanking him. Forget about all the reasons why they should thanking him for
Get above the numbers that are like give it to them. The numbers that they're enjoying at this particular moment, they only focus on the negative, what is wrong with their lives and what is wrong with this world and so they graduate from a
discontentment that is personal to a discontentment that is general to our discontentment with the creator and ultimately people start denying Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because the only thing that they can see is the negative.
And they don't think Allah subhanho wa Taala for what they have.
And Allah azza wa jal tells us that one of the plots of the shaytan is to stand between you and thankfulness to be really grateful.
Because the shaytaan promise,
similarity and no mean by any ID moment of fame, I'm gonna go and attack them from the front and the back. One a man he won Shema in him and from the right and from the left meaning from every possible direction. Then he says, Well, I said, you do a thorough home shaqiri and uniform, you're not gonna find that most of them are going to be thankful that this is a plan from the shaytaan recorded in the book of Allah azza wa jal that we all could read, and keep reading to understand what he is trying to do. He says, I'm going to surround them from every direction so that they don't thank you. They don't recognize whatever you have given them, they do not appreciate it. And they do not Thank
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So you can understand that a person who wants to be closer to Allah will think a lot more and will see the beauty behind what Allah is doing and what he had given to him. And the person who's following this ethos will grow more and more thankless. not seeing any benefit any favor in his life from Allah zodion. But constantly looking at what is negative and what is wrong with their lives.
And that is one of the thing as I said, that she tries to do, if Allah azza wa jal, as some of the pious predecessors have said,
he said, the shaitaan will come to you after Allah zodion had saved you from something
saved you from harm to get away from you. And he will try to play down, belittle the favor of Allah by saying, Well, it wasn't that big of a deal. It wasn't really that serious, it would have had gone by itself, so that you will stop thanking Allah and being grateful for the great that he had done you. But rather, he should say to himself, that man that pious man is saying but rather you should counter these types of thoughts by saying it could have been a lot worse. But Allah saved me from it.
But here the shaitaan is trying to stop you from thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala and wants to blind you. And the difficulty here is that we also have this tendency in us not to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala In fact, not to thank in general.
So Allah azza wa jal
mentioned mentions in the Quran in more than a year that this is in fact is gonna be the attitude of humanity or Khalid Ahmed Abadi a shocker few among my servants, are truly thankful
when I came
around, but most people do not think
and here before we proceed subpanel I want you to think about it that if Allah azzawajal is saying that few people only thank Him, and He is the one who had given us everything, but only few will thank him. Don't be surprised if people do not Thank you. If you do something to help, and people are less than thankful, grateful or not thankful at all, or they forget about what you've done, don't be surprised because if they have that done that with Allah azza wa jal, why would they not do that with you? So don't expect people really to be grateful and thankful and appreciative all the time. They don't do it with the Almighty, they're not going to do it with you.
But they we have this tendency with it within us not to think most of us Allah says most of humanity are not thankful. If they don't see the name of Allah and they do not thank him subhanho wa Taala for what he has given them.
And in this timeless wisdom, this is built within us there's timeless wisdom of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he said Oh, can I live near them? I didn't mean to have left our DeAnn he says if the child of Adam has a valleys fill of gold, he will seek the
So there is this something within us within us, plus modern culture.
What is within us is that whatever you give us,
we constantly become dissatisfied with it.
And we start looking towards the next thing. And the next thing, and the next thing.
We don't pause, we don't appreciate what Allah has given us what we have, but rather as soon as we get it, and this is the greed that we have built within us part of our DNA is greed that we have to fight.
If we have what one Valley fill of gold, more than one, you do that, what do you ever need, you're not going to even be able to spend that you're not going to stop there, you want the second Valley. And if you have the second Valley, you want a third valley of gold and so on, and so on and so on. In an appetite, the two will never be filled until death.
So we have that within us.
We look always at what we don't have now what we have, but also modern culture as well has taught this hatari this very well, had taught us to be dissatisfied with whatever we have, because as soon as we get it, they tell you look at the other thing, by the next thing. So we get but our happiness with what we receive is short lived.
And again, we have not taught ourselves to be appreciative to thank Allah azza wa jal for the little things that we have.
And so we grow more and more upset and angry and dissatisfied with our lives with what we have lost with what we have missed.
But in fact, you find that Allah azza wa jal tied a man to sugar and sugar tea man, that is if you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala you should be aware of all the numbers that he had given you, you should take the time to count these numbers and thank Allah zildjian for them, from the nurses that are small to the numbers that are big.
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Allah zildjian says that in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of day and night are science for those who have minds allatheena the Quran Allah Thea Morocco una vida Karuna sumati will or those who remember a lot constantly standing sitting on on their sides, and they contemplate ponder the creation
of this universe of Panama naka de Botton Subhana, Allah you did not create this for nothing, meaning that those who believe in Allah azza wa jal are not blind to what is around them. They see the greatness of Allah His power and everything, his wisdom and everything.
And they thank Allah for it.
Well, who Allah Allah Allah Allah when alpha demon Aurora, the Aurora, Aurora hora, it is he Allah azza wa jal who had made the name, night and day to alternate, so that you will have an opportunity in them to remember and be thankful. And this means two things. One that when they alternate, you can think a lot in the morning and the evening, remember him in the morning and in the evening. And also it means that the passage of time, when you look at it, will cause you to remember Allah zildjian and remember his power and remember his blessing. So just the mere observation of things that are around you, summer and winter, fall and spring. That in itself is an AMA from Allah azza wa
the stars, the sky, the sun and the moon NEMA from Allah azza wa jal.
The family that you have around you
know, from Allah azza wa jal, the ability to eat the ability to drink, health, safety NEMA from Allah subhanho, wa Taala. And all of these things that are small and that are big, require a pause, meaning I should take the time, just simply slow down.
And not so completely be in a hurry in a rush to satisfy but pause and sit and see let me look at the numbers around me where I am.
That I'm as in my parents than I am as in my spouse than in my children than me or my house, then that met in my vehicle. Then in this then in that and start saying Alhamdulillah for this Alhamdulillah for this and make it a habit to repeat the phrase
And the think of Allah azzawajal often and hamdulillah for this a thank Allah for this, I praise Allah for this. And you will notice a transformation within Israel because now you can see what you are missing. You can see the blessing. And Allah xojo surrounding you, even in the smallest of things. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Once, when he goes went out from his home hungry,
and he met Abu Bakr and Omar and all of them were hungry, and he went, and they were hosted by another Sahabi. And I'm sorry. And he gave them some dates to eat, and he gave them some cold water and they were sitting in the shade. He sits a low, I mean, he was alone, these three things that you've just got, that shade, the cold water and the dates are from the Naeem are from the blessings that Allah will ask you about on the Day of Judgment, that is, this is an AMA.
This is an AMA take a time to actually when you sit and you're sitting comfortably, and you eat something, it doesn't need to be expensive or fancy, but you eat something and you can eat and you can digest and you drink sips of cold water.
And you say unhemmed enough for this. Because it I may not have enjoyed it otherwise, and ham did Allah that Allah made it possible.
And you will see how Allah subhanho wa Taala will change your heart and change your life. Because of it. This is from the net aim that Allah will ask you about, did you think it something as small as this? You say I don't have I don't have an I don't have.
But Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when asked about having come, I mean a few syllabi, wife, and he just said to me, he said he had a theory here. He says if you wake up in the morning, and you are safe and sound, you're not afraid. And you're healthy. And you have enough to eat for your day. It is as if this entire world has been wrapped, and given to you.
As if you're a king on this earth, because everything that a king may possess boils down to these three things. Anything else is extra. You think about it. You need safety. Now when you woke up today, where you save?
where somebody after you? Did you feel secure? Why not then asked a law surgeon or thank him for this number? How do they know that this is the case?
Alhamdulillah Why am I saying Alhamdulillah because I want that number to be preserved to be protected. I don't want it to go away. And hamdulillah I want to keep seeing it day after day. So Alhamdulillah for this and you woke up today and you're healthy? Or let's say at least mostly healthy. You're not in the hospital?
Shouldn't I think a lot as well. For this rather than say why did I wake up? what reason did I wake up rather than complain to just recognize there is no pain in this arm or disarm or this leg or that leg or in my head I woke up and I'm healthy and hamdulillah it could have been a lot worse with a lot given me health today. And then you have enough to eat your fridge is full Alhamdulillah or you have enough money you can go and you can buy food. You're not panicking because you have to feed your kids because you have to feed your family. No, you have enough. This is this and
if you start saying Alhamdulillah to all of this, it will bring you a lot of peace of mind and peace inside your heart and satisfaction. That can never happen until you start thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for it. We are blind to the names of Allah around us. So we need to start rediscovering them. And you start rediscovering them by start saying Alhamdulillah and now start looking for what should I thank Allah zoned for? Hola, como esta la de
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Hamden? Kathie Lee Ivanova confy he will suddenly Wolseley manasu Lee Mohammed SOT Allahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.
Now a person may say, Well, I'm going through very difficult times.
How and can I thank Allah azza wa jal during these times do
and we say that it all depends on how you look at it and all depends on how you interpret these rough times.
If you ask us
No matter what you're going through, could it be worse?
And that is a pivotal point in you recognizing the mo of Allah upon you, even when times are rough. Ask yourself, could it be worse? And if you say to yourself, yes, I could imagine it being a lot worse
than then recognize what Allah has saved you from.
recognize how Allah has merciful with you, and with me how he is Latif, gentle with you and me, even when we are being tested, that Alonzo did is also yet and never stops being kind. Could it be worse? Yes, it could be a lot worse, I could be suffering a lot more. And now your heart will start recognizing Yes, there is this area that I should thank Allah for more, because it could get a lot worse.
Then ask yourself,
Is there benefit behind this problem?
As as much as I'm in pain, as much as I want to go with it for it to go away, and I pray that it goes away. But there could there be a benefit behind it? And there might be worldly benefit behind it that you and I cannot see. So we'll leave that trusting Allah Subhana Allah that while that will be revealed at the right time. But if you think about it,
is Allah azzawajal? If I become patient, will Allah take away my sins because of this trouble? And if the answer is yes, you start seeing that Allah azzawajal is cleansing you through it.
And if you want to be given the choice, like that pious Sahabi, the tongue of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was sick, and the Prophet gave her the option, I can make dua for you, and you will be well, or you go to Jenna, if you endure, and you'd be patient, and she said,
I'll be patient.
There is if it is an exchange between
being in pain and this life, but knowing that Allah with every with every moment is taken away as sin of yours, and it's bringing you closer to Jenna. Would you exchange that for happiness here?
But then when you meet Allah azza wa jal, you will be in debt, because of all the bad things you and I have done. And I will tell you, no, you have to spend some time in jahannam. Would you take that instead of some pain here. So if you think about it, that little pain, which does not compare to being burned in Hellfire, that little Bane pain right here is actually helping you in me.
It's actually saving you and me from a lot of harm.
So then you can start saying,
maybe I can start thanking Allah xojo. For this. Even though it's difficult, I can start thanking Allah because I know that when he makes a choice, his choice is the best choice. And if you start now thinking about what Allah will grant you in Jenna, will grant me this beautiful thing and this beautiful that then you will see whatever pain I go through,
whatever it is brief or long is worth it.
So you start thinking a lot as though did not only for the so called bounties, but also the difficulties whatever Allah gives, you will start being a thankful servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala every single time and you ask yourself, Well, how do I do this? You say I do this? by first, recognizing that it's important recognize it that it is actually part of my email, not irrelevant to it. Part of my email, it preserves it, recognize it, that it repels the punishment of Allah azzawajal recognize
that if I want it, I need to seek it and part of seeking it is asking Allah for it part of the law of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which alila shikara Allah make me a very thankful person. Look at the camera remembering you often. So yeah, Allah make me a thankful person and part of the do is that we say that we are taught
which was to lie so Allah Allah lohani usnm taught Aloma in Neolithic our Chicago office near abetik Yala, assist me to remember you and to thank you and to worship you well, and here, pursue the lifestyle allow Alia was in them combining these three, remembering Allah and thanking Allah and the good worship of Allah He joins them together because they are connected.
You do not think a lot until you remember him and if you remember Allah well
You will thank him and you're not going to be able to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala well until you are a thankful person.
So we magnify the negative in our lives, we harp on it. But if you become thankful for the past and the present, you're not going to worry about the future. Your anxiety about the future inshallah will evaporate, busy because you are filled with what satisfaction, meaning that tomorrow, like today and yesterday, whatever Allah gives me is good, and I'll thank him for it, you'll not be afraid.
And rather than regret the past this mistaken that mistaken this person did that to me or said that to me, rather than this, knowing that Allah azzawajal put it there for a good reason. So thank Allah azzawajal for that experience, and ank Allah so that he can teach you from it and with it, then that bad experience also evaporates. And whatever remains is gratitude to Allah zodion gratitude for the things that he gives, but also gratitude for the things that he does not give. So thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah, Allah will keep blessing you and his blessings will keep increasing and increasing and you will feel better on the inside. And you will be closer to Allah subhanho wa
Taala. So if asked Allah, Allah, Allah minea Allah make us of the thankful who remember you often all the time. And thank you often and all the time we ask you out but I mean to allow us to thank you for all your numbers. Allow us to thank you for your religious numbers and for your worldliness. Allow us to thank you for your major nightmares and the minor nightmares. Allow us to thank you and thank the people around us who are vehicles and delivering these blessings to us. Allow us here but allow me to always recognize your blessings and not be trapped by our difficulties allow us Europe and Ireland in a repentance that cleanses internally and externally allows us Europe Balala me to
rush back to you and accept this yahama Rahimi accept our accept our forgiveness accept us in general and protect us from Hellfire protect us and our spouses and our children and our families from hellfire. yahama rahimian and grant us and Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Heaven, aloha Medina for dunya has no earthly allottee has no Athena either and now
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