Channel: Bilal Philips
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
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,
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.
This verse addresses the need to be grateful to Allah, if we are sincere in our worship.
So the first point of reflection is
being grateful to Allah for all the blessings in our lives.
This is the natural consequence of sincere worship.
Worship which is only lip service will not produce an attitude of gratitude
and gratitude to Allah is a clear sign of disbelief.
And Allah himself calls in gratitude, disbelief
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.
This is from sorry, Brahim, verse seven.
Allah has given us a warning here
that there is punishment if we are ungrateful.
So we have to be very careful
to not be grateful for what Allah has given us in our lives, and only be complaining, and only being dissatisfied, and only being
desirous of other than what we already have.
Or more on top of what we already have.
The second point of reflection,
is gratitude creates a positive personality,
a personality able to navigate the ups and downs of life.
That's what the reality of life, there are ups and downs.
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.
The third point of reflection is that ingratitude leads to dissatisfaction, jealousy, doubt and depression.
That is why those who come to me depressed, dissatisfied, doubtful, I tell them
have you done? So dude, a shocker. Recently.
Mostly people say what's the Judas sugar? It is the prostration for gratitude
for giving thanks to Allah, whenever anything good comes to you.
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
we are not
grateful to Allah. It's not in our DNA.
We have not made it a part of our lives.
And that's what we need to get back to.
reintroduce the prostration for gratitude.
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.