Channel: Quran Weekly
Series: Quran Weekly - Quranic Gems
If we show Allah just a little bit of gratitude, He tells us, ‘I will increase you, and increase you, and increase you, I swear to it. If you could only show Me the least bit of gratitude.
Stop Complaining & Be Grateful [Juz 13] – Nouman Ali Khan
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the rubbish everywhere Silly me. Dr. Tommy lasagna poco de fer hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Assalamu alaikum Quran Weekly, I want to share with you the seventh ayah of Surat Ibrahim, this is the 13th juice of the Quran. And I'm just gonna get straight into what Allah says himself, when your master declared that he even if you are the least bit grateful, the in ceccato, even if you are grateful, a little bit, Allah is saying even if you showed a little, little little bit of gratitude, he's not asking for a lot. Now as he then I will increase you increase you increase you and increase you, I swear to it, the strongest language possible is used, if you could
show the least bit of gratitude. And the question is grateful to who you would think grateful to Allah, but I didn't mention himself. So it could be grateful to Allah, grateful to your parents, grateful to your teachers, grateful for your health, grateful to, you know, to friends, grateful to anyone who's done anything for you grateful to your employer for giving you a job, appreciative, if you could just become appreciative, if you could just become grateful, because grateful is not just an act of saying Alhamdulillah grateful is an attitude. It's a lifestyle, it's a way of thinking, right? You're constantly grateful. But if you could show that attitude even the least bit, what does
the law say? law z, then I swear to it, I will increase you. There's no doubt about it, I swear to it, I will increase you and Allah doesn't use it normally in the Quran, he usually uses weed.
And is only in the most intense cases in the Koran that Allah uses. I, he is I hear the question as you know, comes up, increase you in what increase you and what, because you can say a lie, increase me knowledge, increase mean wisdom, increase me and patience. You know, we say don't be Sidney Edelman. We don't just say it'll be Sydney. We don't just say a lie, increase me, we say a lie, increase me in knowledge. Allah says at home imana increase them in faith. It doesn't just say he increased them. In this ayah he says you show gratitude even in the least bit, I will increase you
increase you and why Allah didn't limit what he will increase you in. That's the beauty of this ayah the motivation to be grateful in this ayah is I will keep giving you more and more and more and more and more of everything. You think of it, I will give it to you. If it's beneficial for you, I will give it to you. I'll take care of it. I promise. You just show me gratitude. You know, this ayah was actually part of a speech given by Musashi Sena. And you know, he was giving the speech to the Israelites, and he was giving the speech to the Israelites after they had crossed the water. And when they had crossed the water, they had memories of their children being slaughtered every other
year. These are scarred parents that have traveled that I've seen torture and sacrifice. You know, they've suffered through so many things. And instead of giving them a hotbar, a sermon about patience, because they're in the desert, right? You would think Moosa will get up early saddam and give him a sermon about patience. He gives them a sermon about gratitude, because you will never be able to have patience. If you don't have gratitude. Gratitude comes first. If you can be grateful, Allah will take care of all of your needs, and he'll keep adding more and more and more and more and more now as he doesn't want to incur for them. And if you are ungrateful, unappreciative, you can't
see the good in life.
Allah could have said, and if you are ungrateful, I will take away from you, I will punish you. I like I before he doesn't mention it. He said in other Bella Surely, no doubt my punishment is intense. You know, it sounds like a really harsh IR right? If you're grateful I'll increase you. And if you're ungrateful, my punishment is intense. But actually you know it's not an if then statement it's a nuance of the Arabic language that Allah did not say whether in Kazakhstan in either be Lucha de there's no far. If it was a far that means. If you are ungrateful, then my punishment is intense. For sure. There's no then you know what that means? That means it's not an IF and then statement.
That means Allah did not make it if you're ungrateful, I will punish you. It's not like that, unless it if you are ungrateful
dot, dot, dot, he's not even finishing that sentence, he just went to a new sentence, my punishment happens to be really intense.
He didn't connect it to grammatically. And that itself is something we should be grateful for. That is just the fact that I didn't put a father because if he put a father it would have been if you're ungrateful, then you better know that my punishment is intense. It's not like that. If you're ungrateful.
Nothing, there's nothing.
And then he says, My punishment is really intense. My punishment and he didn't he didn't put a father that just him not doing that is actually something we should be eternally grateful for. That itself. What a beautiful, beautiful idea, and what a motivation that Musashi ceram gave. It was such a powerful hotma you know, that he declared to the bunnies in the villa made it a part of the Quran. May Allah azza wa jal help us learn from the beautiful wisdom of the Quran and make us a grateful people and see the brighter side of things. Stop being so gloomy and up pessimistic all the time. Stop looking at the downside of everything. Stop complaining all the time. stop criticizing
everything. Stop being so cynical, be appreciative of the people around you and your friends, and your teachers and your parents and your school, your health, your physique. Stop complaining, you're too fat, you're too short, you're too skinny. Stop complaining. Stop, start being grateful. Stop complaining that you've been sick for a week. Start being happy that you are not sicker than so many others. So start being grateful and allows I will increase and increase and increase because that is promised now that help us all recognize that promise of Allah and qualifies for it. barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
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