Thanksgiving in Islam

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Mirza Yawar Baig

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smilla Rahman Al Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam O Allah Sheena freedom ba were mousseline, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallahu wa sallam to Steven Catherine cathedra

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I begin In the name of Allah subhana wa tada

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and declare that there is nobody worthy of worship except Him.

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And I send peace and blessings on his last and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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from Abbado and thereafter

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I remind myself I knew

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that when we think of thanksgiving

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in Islam, we remind ourselves that the basis the fundamental principle of Islam, is that of Thanksgiving. Allah subhanaw taala.

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In his revealed word,

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the last and final of his messages, the Quran Al Karim.

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He began

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the book with this word with this ayah

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Alhamdulillah Robert alameen Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

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Al hamdu, lillahi, rabbil, aalameen. All praise and all thanks, are to Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is the creator, the Sustainer, the maintainer, the protector of the entire universe, all that we know, and all that we don't know.

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Thanksgiving in Islam is based on two fundamental principles. The first to thank the one who gave us the blessing, whatever it is,

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this refers to Allah Subhana, WA, taala, to God, from whom everything originates. And it also refers to those people, those people in our lives who give us anything.

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It begins with that, to thank those we receive from and the second principle is to share that blessing with others. It is a combination of these two, that make that that is the backbone of Islam, to thank the one who gives us anything good, no matter how big or small, and to share that with others.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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a lot of glorious and magnificent is the source of all blessings that we have, in these days of COVID. What I am conscious of literally with every breath that I take is the fact that I can breathe.

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Without any hindrance, I can breathe freely, I can breathe comfortably, because people who are afflicted with Korea COVID and we pray to Allah subhanaw taala to relieve us from the suffering of this of this terrible illness.

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People who suffer from COVID they suffer from breathing difficulties, people who die of covid they die of respiratory failure.

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This is where thangs begins, literally with every breath that we take.

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As far as thanking people is concerned. Our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah please and peace and blessings be on him. He told us that the one who has not thanked the people has not thanked Allah.

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Let me ask Allah Mascarenhas lamb Yes, could be that he said the one who has not thanked the people and remember he didn't say the one was not saying the Muslims, anybody.

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Thanks is due from a Muslim, from a person to any other person who did them any good. No matter who that person was, no matter what they believe, no matter their religion, no matter their race, no matter their culture, no matter the origin. Thanks is due from us to everyone. And the second principle, as I mentioned to you is to share that blessing with everyone. In Islam, charity is not only encouraged, but charity is a fundamental principle of the faith. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, which is a cat, which is mandatory, which every single person who has a certain amount of money is bound to pay to and give to the poor. The basic fundamental principle of Islam is charity.

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And we see this not only we see enormous amount of that in Ramadan, both our festivals as well as an eagle fitter, the Festival of the sacrifice which is

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commemorates the memory of Abraham Abraham Ali Salaam and his son is by his is a festival of charity.

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And the either fifth or the festival at the end of Ramadan, again is a festival of charity. The whole of Ramadan is all about charity. And the life of a Muslim, as I mentioned to you is all about charity. Charity is encouraged to be given not only in Ramadan, but throughout the year. Thank the one who got it from and share that blessing with everybody else. This is the fundamental principle of thanksgiving in Islam. Thank you very much for listening. I wish you all the very best. And I wish that from you emanates goodness for all those who surround you. wa salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh