Gratitude as a Lifestyle
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local Hadith the Kitab Allah will hire al Hadi Hadean Mohammed in sal Allahu Allahu wa salam, in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful All praises due to Allah. We then witness that no one is worthy of worship what Allah And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is indeed his final messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah Subhana Allah make us amongst those who listen to the best of speech, the book of Allah and follow its commandments. And may Allah make us amongst those who come to know the best of ways the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and make us amongst his followers Allahumma Amin Allahumma Amin, Allah Allah,
Ya Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who Ali but Damaraland Al Quran shall see it Lachman Alehissalaam. In the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah speaks about Lokman alayhi salam, the man is not a prophet, but he was a wise man. So the Quran introduces Lokman to us. And Allah says Walcot tener la command el hecho Metternich quarterly LA. Indeed we have bestowed wisdom upon Lachman, and that wisdom was in the form of Enesco Lila, be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala wama yesh for for enamel your Scottoline FC, and whosoever is grateful they do so for their own good. Allah Subhana. Allah introduces new Alayhis Salam and he tells us in who can I be doing shakoora indeed new Alayhis
Salam was a servant of ours. That was absolutely grateful of the names of Allah in the Quran, that Allah in Nara bene la hora en Shaku indeed our Lord is Most forgiving, and indeed he is Shaco of grateful and appreciative subhanho wa taala. A direct command was given to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, belly love Abu welcome Mina Shakira in May but worship Allah and be amongst those who are grateful. And then we have this dialogue that's taking place between Musa alayhis salam and his and his people. And in it he reminds them, where is the center of the Asia cartoon as eaten knuckle? Well, the Inca Khartoum in Azerbaijan Russia did. Indeed your Lord proclaims Musa alayhis
salam tells his people, that if you are grateful I shall increase you. And if you are ungrateful, then indeed know that My punishment is severe. May Allah Subhana Allah save us from His punishment Europe, Ireland mean
by no means we are celebrating Thanksgiving, what this idea of people talking about it's Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving data. Man, this is part of our deed to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa taala. So much so that we said that one of the attributes of Allah that Allah describes himself as a Shaku subhanho wa taala. But we like to take a different perspective on it today. In psychology, my brothers and sisters, we know that what people look for usually is we want to, we want to be happy. It's even in our Constitution, the pursuit of happens, people want to be happy.
And here's what we do. People look all over the place to be happy, just we just we just want to be happy. You know, the seven keys of happiness to this and the 10 keys to happiness and B, that's all good.
But here is what psychology tells us as a result of human observation. They say that the quickest way between anybody unhappiness, the shortest line between anybody unhappiness is gratitude.
is a is the shortest got to feeling happy is to be grateful.
And that's where Allah Subhana Allah said what are your score? For innama your score holiness, see, if you are grateful, you do so for your own good. You Allah does not feel better because you showed gratitude to him. Allah is not disappointed because remember, we cannot make Allah greater than how great he already is. subhanaw taala there is nothing that we can do to add to the greatness of Allah or to diminish the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala however if you do Allah Subhana Allah is pleased with you but he's not waiting for it. And if you do you do so Allah tells us for your own for your own good woman your score for enamel your scarily enough see you do that and you do it for
your own good.
And then the Quran tells us something really interesting. What is the as an Arab bucola in Jakarta Mala as Eden Nico, your Lord proclaims, announces that if you are grateful, I shall increase you.
Increase you in what?
What is Allah going to increase me for? What when I am grateful? What is Allah increasing? See, the Quran does not say what Allah who will increase you with. And sometimes the Quran speaks in this way that we call it is vague. And that vagueness is intentional, not to confuse people, but to make people think Allah said he will increase me, but he did not tell me in what way I am going to be increased. So people came up with different interpretations opinions. One says, Allah who will increase you in whatever it is that you're grateful for. If you're grateful for your wealth, Allah will give you more and we say, You know what, that is good. But sometimes that may not necessarily
be the case all the time, you can be grateful for something, and it might be taken away from you, despite the fact that you are grateful.
Other people have said,
what happens is, you show gratitude and Allah Subhana Allah will increase you in contentment,
that you become more content. People say that is also beautiful interpretation.
And then there is a third interpretation says, if you are grateful, if you show gratitude, Allah will increase you in your ability to even see more things to be grateful about. Allahu Allah, Allah knows best. This sounds like the wisest interpretation. And they say that the more gratitude, remember, gratitude assumes it must be preceded by acknowledgement of good that you have. And the more you acknowledge of the good that you have, and that's why they say, if every man counts their assets, they will always show profit.
Everybody counts, their assets, their real assets, they will always show profit. And that's why they say gratitude is the currency that we can mint for ourselves. And no matter how much of it we spend, we can never go bankrupt. I love this man who Allah who this is beautiful. Gratitude is a currency that we can mentor ourselves. And no matter how much of it we spent, we will never go bankrupt.
You want to be happy,
show gratitude. But in order to show that gratitude, you must acknowledge how good things are see grateful people are not blind, they are aware of what is missing. They are aware of what is not best, they are aware of this, but they choose that their energy, their time and their effort is not going to be spent on that which is lacking, they are going to spend it on that which is present. And that's why they say a man who has never been grateful for what they have. How do you know that they will get they will be grateful for what they will get? If you have not been grateful for what you already have? How do you know that you will be grateful when you get it again? That is part of our
DNA. And then it just gets more beautiful when Allah says, Well, my score for Indium is Coralina. See, whosoever is grateful, they do so for their own good. And then they say, you know, show gratitude for the little things. Because as time passes by, and you look back, you find out that these little things
Were actually the big things. But we never took the time in enjoying them.
We were too busy thinking that some way is greener than where we are. And that may be the case. But right now, if everybody counts their assets, say that everybody is going to show Prophet, Allah Subhana Allah makers amongst those who are grateful. And may Allah Subhana Allah make an increase in understanding our parliament. Apolo only heard about stuff that Allah had you were looking for so if you will.
wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Mustafa, while I'm in the authority of Darfur, see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam led by example. And he's Allahu Allah who
would wake up in the morning. And the very first thing that we he would do so Allahu Allahu wa salam. Unlike a see we wake up in the morning and the first thing that we do is that we want to complain, man, my back hurts Fajr came too soon. I had nightmares. My hands are numb, and I did not get enough sleep. I can't believe it's the morning, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wakes up and the first thing that he does is celebrates life. And hamdulillah Hilary
hamdulillah Tierra de la roja all praises due to Allah was given me my soul back hamdulillah who has given me permission to make a mention of him again. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes to bed. What's the last thing that he says? hamdulillah the abominable was the ANA wanna walk Asana for come in Milan Whoa, Yahoo Allahu Allah cough. All praise is due to Allah, who for this day has given us something to drink, something to eat a shelter to protect us in loved ones to care for us. For there are many tonight Who is Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam would say for come and how many are without a shelter to protect them. They are without loved ones to care for them. They have none of that, but
we do. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say show gratitude for these little things. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam says in Allah, may Allah handle Abdi is actually Athleta Oh Sherry was shared with an Yamaha ally, that Allah is pleased with a servant. And when a when they take a bite, they take a morsel, they take a sip, they show gratitude for this what is going on the point is not to be simplistic brothers and sisters. The point is that somebody is enjoying every little thing that is going on around them. Because remember that the shortest distance between us and happiness is to show gratitude
Wallahi the shortest distance between us and gratitude is to show appreciation and to show gratitude. Very quickly. We show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala grateful to Allah subhanaw taala prophets Rosalind finishes so Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah is a critical issue critical has never your Allah has given me the ability to increase me in the ability gave me your aid your help in worshiping you better in being more grateful to you and imperfect in my worship option. We show gratitude to those who are around us. Mela, your score in us, like us Karela. If you do not show gratitude to people, you don't show gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala because Allah facilitates
people to get things to you. And if you do not appreciate these immediate facilitators for that good, how is it that you are expected to show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala sha Allah has a practical outcome of this is, gratitude is not words that we utter, but it is a lifestyle. When Allah He granted us is a lifestyle. And once we embark on that lifestyle, once we start imbibing this virtue in us, life is beautiful.
Lovely life becomes more beautiful.
What happens? Because I have no problems? No, you are aware of it. But then again, you choose to invest your effort, your time and your energy on the good, not because you're blind, because that is where you choose to invest your energy, your time and your effort.
Please express gratitude to those who are around you. sha Allah has finished with this study. They invited people for
two weekends. They had a group of people they had a you know, they wanted them to do something. And then the other group was asked just not to do anything. And the group of people that was asked to do something they said
Think of 10 people
who have done your favors in your life. And you want to say thank you to them. Think of writing them a letter of appreciation and gratitude. So you must physically be writing a letter. And you must be thinking who these people are, and why it is that you want to express appreciation and gratitude to them. Two weeks later, they studied the 100 people who are given this task and the 100 people who were not given that task. What did they find? The people who were given the task of finding somebody 10 people to be grateful for, they all unanimously showed that they were happier.
And that's incredible. They were happier what was happening, said, because the idea of expressing gratitude, you think that you know, it's my professor, my teacher that I want to, you know, the public feel good when they see no, remember what Allah said, when they Yeshe called for in the Myers Coralina. See, when you express gratitude, who is the first person that immediately benefits from this, the person who is expressing the gratitude, not taking away from the recipient of the gratitude, but we are taught that you do that. And the very first beneficiary of that are those who express appreciation. Make it a habit, express appreciation, and don't be stingy. I know that we're
very good with words when we're becoming critical and we're scolding and blaming. Let's see if we can change that. Let's see if we can only express appreciation and always just expressing gratitude to those who are around us. Those around us would love us even more. They would find our company to be more pleasant. May Allah Subhana Allah increase us in good Allah?
May Allah Subhana Allah make us good people inside and outside as well your problem? May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who spread happiness and good positive energy wherever we go. You're up alanine, may Allah Subhana Allah makers amongst those who are grateful, both in their words in their actions. Melis handout help us in imbibing and embarking on a lifestyle that is full of gratitude and appreciation Europa Alameen May Allah Subhana Allah make us amongst those who appreciate and are appreciated. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who are appreciated by him on the day of judgment. That I mean, if any of us or our loved ones are not feeling well, may Allah
grant them speedy recovery. If any of us or our loved ones are going through difficult times, may Allah ease our pain. If any of us or our loved ones have lost the way militant Allah brings us back to his way. If any of our loved ones have passed away, may Allah subhanaw taala bless their souls, Allah who mean the guy who in the room to Hibbeler fourth icon Robina kenotic dunya haciendo orthodox Hudson Penofin either know about Allah in Allah Hi Maura will address any later. When Han Sasha will mocha your brother you're able to look into the Quran says could Allah have Coco wash Kuru Harlan yummy? Yes it could. Whether the crew Allahu Akbar Allahu Allah Mata Simone, welcome