Ninth Month Oculus Diary – Day Twenty-Three

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Ninth Month Oculus Diary - Day Twenty-Three
God is pleased with his slave who says, 'Alhumdulillah' when he takes a morsel of food and drinks a draught of water.

God is pleased with his slave who says, ‘Alhumdulillah’ when he takes a morsel of food and drinks a draught of water – Hadith, reported by Anas bin Malik
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Hamdan wa shukroh, just seven days to go. It has been by His grace and not our efforts. We are powerless and mightyless, but He is the Most Powerful and Most Mighty.

We are privileged to witness and observe Sawm this month. We need to be thankful for more favours are on the way. We have to be grateful to God. Being grateful is to gratify and appreciate someone who has shown favor. To be grateful to Allah, on the other hand, is to grasp and express that every kind of grace and favor is granted by Allah so far the channel is Halal. One who is not grateful according to the Qur’an, is defined ‘ungrateful’ and it is tantamounts to the term “disbelief”.

Being “Grateful or Ungrateful” is a part of the tests by Allah. Man is surely endowed with favours from Him and is informed about how he should benefit from all these favours. In return, he is expected to assume a submissive attitude towards Him. However, it is again only man himself who chooses to be grateful or ungrateful to Allah. This will define him whether he is grateful or ungrateful. Let us use this remaining days of Ramadan to acknowledge the favours of Allah and gratify Him. All praise be to Allah, the Most Mighty.

By: Haneef Oladejo

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