“If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.” [14:7]
Such an uplifting verse from Quran. It teaches us the power of gratitude. Allah Subhan Wa Tala mentioned this 1400 years before our existence. Of course, who can best understand human psychology than the Creator HIMSELF. Be thankful to Allah no matter what happens in your life.
The great thing is, in Quran, unlike any other book on the planet, there is a problem and then there is the solution to that problem.
Here Quran mentions how to make peace with your heart when a calamity hits you.
Pain is natural to every human. But how we respond to that pain is what makes all the difference.
“I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.” Anonymous
Not everyone can remain calm in pain. Every human is hard-wired differently. Some humans can tap-into their alpha state of mind and do wonders. Others tend to leave everything in the name of their faith.
Why Being Thankful to Allah is the only way out?
It was first mentioned in Quran, sadly Muslims didn’t take it seriously. While others took leverage by reading & applying what was mentioned in Quran.
The best-selling authors whether it be The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy, What to say when you talk to yourself by Shad Helmstetter, The Secret By Rhonda Byrne they all have one thing in common: Gratitude
An excellent video by Brother Nouman Ali Khan on How Gratitude Shapes our lives
When faced with calamity, you can curse the darkness, or you can lit a candle. Be thankful to Allah no matter what.
Your success in life will ultimately depend upon how well you manage to keep calm when your heart feels like dying from inside.