Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the obligation of gratitude for favor from Allah. As Muslims, we must believe, that all the favors that we feel are gifts from Allah. He is God who has given all things to us. And, as His servants, we are required to be grateful for it all. There are some important things that we should know about.
As usual, before I explain further the obligation of gratitude for favor from Allah, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.
Hadith About Obligation of Gratitude for Favor from Allah
The hadith about obligation of gratitude for favor from Allah that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ حُصَيْنٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : إِنَّ اللهُ يُحِبُّ إِذَا أَنْعَمَ عَلَى عَبْدِهْ نِعْمَةً أَنْ يَرَى أَثَرَ نِعْمَتِهِ عَلَيْهِ . رَوَاهُ الْبَيْهَقِيُّ
From Imran bin Hashin radliyallahu ‘anhu, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Verily Allah is pleased to see the effect of the favor that He has given to His servants.” The hadith was narrated by al-Baihaqi.
There are some important things about the above hadith that we need to know;
One: the hadith explains, that gratitude after getting the favor from Allah is obligatory.