Page 17 - Your relationship with Allah

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It is related by Ibn Abbas radiallahu anhu that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam
said, “If anyone makes it regular (for himself) to seek (Allah’s) forgiveness, Allah will appoint for him a
way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him from where he did
not expect”.
Allah (SWT) is much pleased with anyone’s tawbah and istighfar. Abdullah ibn Mas’ud radiallahu
anhu said that he heard the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam say in a long hadith, “By
Allah! Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His believing slave than the traveler who encamps
at a place that is an inhabited waterless desert where his life is jeopardizes …
Thank Allah
The Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said: “Allah is pleased with the slave who thank Him after
eating and drinking.”
It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah said: When the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihe wassallam
prayed, he would stand for so long that his feet became swollen. ‘Aa’ishah radiallahu anha said: O
Messenger of Allah, are you doing this when Allah has forgiven your past and future sins? He said: “O
‘Aa’ishah, should I not be a thankful slave?”
How can a person thank his Lord for His great blessings? His gratitude should fulfil all the
necessary conditions, which are gratitude of the heart, gratitude of the tongue and gratitude of the
physical faculties.
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Gratitude may be in the heart, in submission
and humility; on the tongue, in praise and acknowledgement; and in the physical faculties, by means
of obedience and submission.
Allah has commanded us to give thanks to Him for those blessings, and not to deny them. He says:
“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My
countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me”
Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah 1332/289
Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim 1334/291
Sahih Muslim
Sahih Bukhari (4557) and Sahih Muslim (2820).
Madaarij al-Saalikeen (2/246)
al-Baqarah 2:152