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An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى promises us in this verse that if we express shukr – gratitude, appreciation and thanks for what we have been given – He will most certainly increase us in blessings. Notice the use of lam al-qasam here, as well as nun at-tawkeed – both linguistic methods of emphasizing the certainty and absoluteness of the truth of a statement. Allah is assuring us that this increase will definitely happen, if only we are grateful.




SubhanAllah, this is such a Quranic concept, as we are told in the Quran:



How can we show shukr? The scholars mention three ways:

  1. Shukr of the heart, by understanding that one’s blessings are from God alone and it is to Him we must be thankful
  2. Shukr of the tongue, by celebrating the praises of Allah, and saying many words of thanks and gratitude, such as “Alhamdulillah.”
  3. Shukr of the limbs, by using our external senses to do good with the blessings we have been given, and to use our blessings in the right way.

Here’s a great way to show your gratitude every morning and evening. The Prophet said that, “Whoever says this in the evening will fulfill the gratitude and thanks due to Allah for the night, and whoever says this in the morning will fulfill the gratitude and thanks due to Allah for the morning.” (Abu Dawud)


اللّهُـمَّ ما أَصْبَـَحَ بي مِـنْ نِعْـمَة

أَو بِأَحَـدٍ مِـنْ خَلْـقِك

فَمِـنْكَ وَحْـدَكَ لا شريكَ لَـك 

فَلَـكَ الْحَمْـدُ وَلَـكَ الشُّكْـر


اللَّهُمَّ مَا أََمْسَ بِي مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ أَوْ بِأَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ فَمِنْكَ وَحْدَكَ لَا شَرِيكَ لَكَ، فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ وَلَكَ الشُّكْرُ.

“O Allah, in whatever blessing I find myself this morning, it is from You and You alone. You have no partner. And for You are all praise and thanks.”

May Allah bless us with an attitude of gratitude and be of those whom He increases! Ameen.




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