REFLECTIONS ON GRATITUDE – THE SEVEN STAGES OF SHUKR

Our pious predecessors have advised us as to the mindset we need to adopt with regard to gratitude;

1. We cannot truly express our gratitude.
2. We acknowledge that we are experiencing innumerable bounties.
3. We realise that we are absolutely unworthy of the immense favours upon us.
4. We thus need to respect and honour the bounties that we have been endowed with.
5. It is imperative that we praise Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله excessively.
6. It is vital that we obey Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله because of the blessings upon us.
7. In the event of experiencing any difficulty, reflect on the moments when we were showered with kindness from Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله