Ahadith on Gratitude

It was reported that the Prophet, peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, stayed up all night, standing until his feet became swollen. When he was asked, “Why are you doing this when Allah has forgiven all your past and future wrong actions?” He replied:

 ”Should I not be a grateful slave?” (Recorded in al-Bukhari and Muslim)

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, told Muath, may Allah be pleased with him:

“By Allah, I love you, so do not forget to say at the end of every salah, ‘O Allah help me to remember You and to give thanks to You and to worship You well.’” (Recorded in Ahmad and Tirmidhi)

Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“There are four qualities, whoever is given them has truly been given the best in this world and the next. They are: a grateful heart (that is thankful to Allah), a remembering tongue (that mentions Allah often), an enduring body (to persevere through the trials which Allah may send), and a faithful wife (who does not cheat him of her body or his wealth).”

Al-Qasim ibn Muhammad reported from Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“No blessing is bestowed on a slave and he realises that it is from Allah, but the reward of giving gratitude for it is written for him. Never does Allah know the regret of His slave for a wrong action he has committed, but Allah forgives his wrong action he has committed, but Allah forgives his wrong action before the slave seeks forgiveness. No man buys a garment with his own money then puts it on and thanks Allah, but Allah will have forgiven him all his wrong action before the garment reaches his knees.”

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said:

 ”Allah is pleased with His slave if, when he eats something, he thanks Allah for it, and when he drinks something, he thanks Allah for it.” (Recorded in Muslim)

Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, peace be upon him said:

“If any of you would like to see the great blessing of Allah on him, then let him look at those who are less fortunate than him, not those who appear better off than him.”

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