Obligation of Gratitude for Favor from Allah

Islamic Rule: Hi all readers! In this article I will explain about the obligation of gratitude for the 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 about that we should know about.

As usual, before I explain further the obligation of gratitude for the favor from Allah, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith 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.


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There are some important things about the above hadith that we need to know;

  1. The hadith explains, that gratitude after getting the favor from Allah is obligatory.
  2. One way to give thanks for the favor that Allah has given to His servants is to manifest it in the form of food and clothing and then offer it to those who need it.

All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the obligation of gratitude for the favor from Allah and one way to doing it. Allah is very happy to see the effect of pleasure that He has given us. That’s why we must be grateful. Now, do you all understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful!

See you again in the next article!


Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 141-142.


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