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Quranic Reflections #36

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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My dear brothers and sisters, this is another verse from the Quranic reflection series. And it is from Surah Al Baqarah. The second chapter of the Quran,

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watch curule Allah He in Khun tomb II, Yahoo, taboo Dune, give thanks to Allah, if it is truly him that you worship. This is verse 172.

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This verse addresses the need to be grateful to Allah, if we are sincere in our worship.

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So the first point of reflection is

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being grateful to Allah for all the blessings in our lives.

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This is the natural consequence of sincere worship.

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Worship which is only lip service will not produce an attitude of gratitude

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and gratitude to Allah is a clear sign of disbelief.

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And Allah himself calls in gratitude, disbelief

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in Chicago, Joomla as he then accom were in kufr tomb in either be Lasha did, if you are grateful, I will surely increase you in favor. But if you are ungrateful, Allah uses will incur far too. If you disbelieve or deny Allah's favors, indeed, My punishment is severe.

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This is from sorry, Brahim, verse seven.

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Allah has given us a warning here

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that there is punishment if we are ungrateful.

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So we have to be very careful

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to not be grateful for what Allah has given us in our lives, and only be complaining, and only being dissatisfied, and only being

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desirous of other than what we already have.

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Or more on top of what we already have.

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The second point of reflection,

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is gratitude creates a positive personality,

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a personality able to navigate the ups and downs of life.

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That's what the reality of life, there are ups and downs.

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If we don't have a positive attitude, a positive personality, then whenever any difficulty comes, it breaks us down. We're not able to ride the waves, we are swallowed up in the waves constantly.

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The third point of reflection is that ingratitude leads to dissatisfaction, jealousy, doubt and depression.

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That is why those who come to me depressed, dissatisfied, doubtful, I tell them

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have you done? So dude, a shocker. Recently.

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Mostly people say what's the Judas sugar? It is the prostration for gratitude

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for giving thanks to Allah, whenever anything good comes to you.

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So if you're not doing that, which was the Sunnah market of the prophets of Salaam, he did it regularly. If we're not doing that, then it means

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we are not

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grateful to Allah. It's not in our DNA.

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We have not made it a part of our lives.

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And that's what we need to get back to.

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reintroduce the prostration for gratitude.

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When, whenever, no matter how small, a good thing comes to us in our lives, give thanks to Allah. Baraka Luffy comm was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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