The Most Superior Way of Asking for Forgiveness

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O you who believe, be thankful to your Lord …

Being Thankful to Allah

Sumayyah Bint Joan

Produced by the Alharamain Foundation


[Very slight change has been made to the wordings]

The other day while watching a network news program, I saw a Muslim woman in Kosova with her six-month-old infant, who was covered in sores and suffered from a malady of illnesses, all because it had not had a bath since its birth.

The mother explained that because of the heavy fighting, she and her family had been on the move constantly, and that luxurious such as decent food and clean water were not available to them. As the mother of a six-month-old infant myself, this struck to the very hart of me. Bath time for my son and I, is a very special time filled with play and laughter. It’s a ritual we share everyday, and the fact that I would have clean water with which to bathe him, was something, until then, every time I bath my son, I try to remember to thank Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala (How far from imperfection is He and He is the Most High), for His Mercy to me. It also reminds me to be thankful for all the other “little things,” that I take for granted everyday.

From the very beginning of Man’s creation, the issue of gratefulness and thankfulness to Allah has been debated. After refusing to bow to Aadam (Adam), Iblees (Satan) said,

“Then I will certainly come to them from before them and from behind them, and from the right-hand side and from the left-hand side, and Thou (Allah) shall not find most of them thankful.” [Qur’an 7:17]

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