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The reality of Thanksgiving in Islam
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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and I send please and blessings on his last and final sender Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Peace and blessings beyond him.
I want to remind myself and knew that Islam is based on two fundamental principles,
thankfulness, to Allah, thankfulness to our Creator, materials are still protected, and thankfulness to all those wonderful people to whom we get to enjoy the blessings of Allah subhanho that
the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if a person wakes up in the morning, if you and I wake up in the money, and we have enough food to eat for the day,
for that one day, we have enough food to eat for the day, we have a roof over our heads. And we have a body that functions
that it is as if the whole world and everything it contains has been collected for that person. He said, If a person wakes up in the morning, and he has enough food to eat for the day,
he or she has a roof over their head, meaning they are in safety. And they have a body that functions meaning they're healthy, then it is as if the whole world and everything it contains has been collected for that individual
hamdulillah all praise and thanks to Allah. That is how I woke up this morning. And I am most grateful to Allah subhanaw taala for that. So that's my reminder to you and me. Think about that every single day, when you wake up in the morning. First thing to do is to thank a lot so Hannah,
for giving us that day, in safety, in plenty. And in good length.
There was a very interesting experiment that was done in the University of
California with chronic patients who were
in chronic depression.
They were asked the tasks that they were given was that every day when they wake up in the morning, the first thing they must do is to write down 10 things to be grateful for me remember this is with bear with with patients who are victims of or who suffer from chronic depression.
Write down 10 things that you are grateful for. And basic simple things. For example, I mean, I can see so I'm grateful for my eyesight, I can speak there's nothing wrong with my with my speech. I'm grateful for the fact that I can speak I can hear
I'm grateful for that whatever it was 10 things that you're grateful for. In one month, they saw dramatic improvement in the condition of those people who are under who are victims of chronic depression.
Now that is the power of gratitude.
So gratitude to the Creator, to God to endless manager who gave us all this
second point, as I mentioned to his gratitude to those to whom we received these gifts, as soon as I sell them.
Our Prophet Mohammed Salah he said, Milan, yes, goodness, la musica de la. He said the one who has not thanked the people has not thanked Allah.
Therefore, we need to be great grateful for and we need to express our sex to all those who are around us, whether they're strangers, whether they are people we know our parents, our teachers, our children, our siblings, our neighbors, our employers, employees, the bus conductor, the train driver, the taxi driver, whoever, anyone we know, or anyone we don't know whether they are strangers or their people we know. We must be grateful to them, and we must express our gratitude to them.
Being grateful is one thing. expressing gratitude is another thing sometimes we are grateful in our hearts, but we don't take the time to express that guide. It's very important that we should do that. People are not mind reader's even if they are mind reader's. This it is still nice to tell them that you are thankful just to say thank you very much. I really appreciate this.
Really appreciate the opportunity. I really appreciate what you've done for me.
I think there is it. I don't want to prolong this session, just these two things, gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala for what he gave us, and gratitude to all those around us, to whom we received those blessings.
I'm most grateful for this opportunity to talk to you. And I thank Allah subhanaw taala for it. I thank the organizers of this program to give me for giving me the opportunity to speak to you. Thank you very much. Have a wonderful time. And I wish on you what the Hudis also was a subset, which is good health, safety, and enough plenty to live in this world comfortably without being dependent on anybody. Thank you very much.