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The Elements of Gratitude

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani takes a very close look at the meaning of gratitude in Sura Ibrahim 14:7 and how gratitude can be shown in every moment of our lives. Why do we obey Allah? Out of gratitude. “Should I not be a servant who is truly grateful?” If we look at the Qur’an, Allah tells […]

The Reality of Gratitude and Its Fruits

Gratitude is not just a warm sentiment that one has. The believers’ gratitude has an object. Our gratitude is to Allah Most High. So the gratitude of the believer is different from other peoples’ gratitude. Our gratitude is also different because we don’t just feel gratitude for some things. The believer feels gratitude for everything.

The Reality of Gratitude – Radical Gratitude Series

What is true gratitude, and how can it make a difference in our lives? In this segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani helps us understand the reality of gratitude. All Gratitude is for Allah As Muslims, our perspective on gratitude is very different from the commonly accepted definition. We practice gratitude for every situation we come across, […]

Day 22: Be Thankful – 30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 22: Be Thankful Thankfulness, or shukr, is a fundamental part of our faith. It’s so integral that its opposite is kufr, which means to cover or hide, but also means disbelief. Some people criticize a person or their community, thinking that they are showing concern. But in reality, they are making the situation worse […]

What Is the Best Way to Express Our Gratitude to Allah?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the best way to express our gratitude to Allah? Answer: Wa alaykum salam May Allah reward you for your question. Expressing gratitude to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is of the greatest deeds and one of the salient characteristics of the Prophets of Allah. Regarding its […]

Overcoming Greed, Opening Yourself To Gratitude, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said reminds us that one of the worst attachments we have is to greed. It blinds us and incapacitates us. How did the men and women before us overcome this? Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said in the Qur’an, in Surah Yusuf (3):  “Indeed We have related to you the most beautiful […]

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Don’t Complain for a Day and Focus on the Blessings (30 Deeds, 30 Days), by Dr. Ingrid Mattson 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every […]

Completion of the Qur’an: Rejoicing and Supplication, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Completion of the Qur’an: Rejoicing and Supplication, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Recorded at the special gathering of prayer, recitation and remembrance on the 27th night of Ramadan with our guests Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and others from across the Greater Toronto Area. Let’s #GiveLight to Millions More We envision a world […]

Will My Intention to Spend My Future Earnings in a Praiseworthy Manner Be Rewarded?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am currently studying to get a job in the future, inshaAllah. Once employed, if I intend to spend my money in the way of Allah, will I be rewarded for both my studies and work? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. […]

Seeking Sincerity: How Can One Strive To Have One’s Actions Accepted by Allah Most High?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam Aleikum, It is scary to imagine that you might THINK you’re doing something for Allah but that’s not the case–that one’s actions may be insincere and therefore not acceptable to Allah. In that sense, is it reasonable to say that there’s nothing we can do beyond praying that […]