18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Gratitude to Others

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who does not thank people is unthankful to Allah.” [Abu Dawud]

One of the early Muslims said: “Ingratitude for a kindness is one of the enormities. Gratitude consists of reciprocating the kindness or praying for the person.” Thus, thanking a person consists of saying “JazakAllahu khair” and returning the favour or asking Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) to bless the person.

Although Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is the ultimate source of all good, and people are only the channels through whom Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) sends His blessings; nevertheless, it is a part of thanking Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) that we thank the person who does us a kindness.

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