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It is important that when Allah Almighty bestows wealth on a person or any victory and elevation in position, or any other type of blessing, one should make Shukr to Allah Almighty and continue to increase in his Ibadah.
In Surah Baqarah (2), verse 172, the Holy Qur’an declares that:
یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا کُلُوۡا مِنۡ طَیِّبٰتِ مَا رَزَقْنٰکُمْ وَاشْکُرُوۡا لِلہِ اِنۡ کُنۡتُمْ اِیَّاہُ تَعْبُدُوۡنَ﴿۱۷۲﴾
“O, believers! Eat our good things provided to you, and be grateful to Allah,
if it is He whom you worship”.
In verse 152 of the same Surah, the Holy Qur’an declares:
فَاذْکُرُوۡنِیۡۤ اَذْکُرْکُمْ وَاشْکُرُوۡا لِیۡ وَلَا تَکْفُرُوۡنِ﴿۱۵۲﴾٪
“Therefore remember Me, I shall remember you, and accept My right
and do not be ungrateful to Me”.
Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that, “The person who shows gratitude is like the person who is fasting.” (ibn Majah Shareef)
If there is any loss or trouble that appears, one should still continue to be steadfast and adopt patience. One should not complain or display impatience.
In Surah Ale Imran (3), verse 200, the Holy Qur’an declares that:
یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوا اصْبِرُوۡا وَصَابِرُوۡا وَرَابِطُوۡا ۟ وَاتَّقُوا اللہَ لَعَلَّکُمْ تُفْلِحُوۡنَ ﴿۲۰۰﴾٪
“O believers! Be patient, and excel in patience.”
The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has declared that, “When a Muslim mixes with people and is patient with their harm, then he is better than that Muslim who does not mix with people and does not have patience with their harm.” (Tirmidhi Shareef)
In brief, a person should continue to show gratitude in the Divine Court of Allah Almighty. If one receives blessing, he should not become oblivious of his duties and should actually increase in his Ibadah. If he faces trouble, do not lose hope and seek Divine Help and Assistance. He should increase his Taubah and Istighfaar. If you do not receive something, do not complain but rather look at what you have in the first place. (Uyunul Hikaayah)