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These are the key points from my Jumua Khutbah (Friday service). When I go digital someday I may include the audio of further speeches too :)

Thanking Allah (s.w.t.)

Part I


  1. Initial Supplication


I seek refuge with Allah from the Accursed Shaytan

In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

All Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds

And peace be upon the greatest among the prophets and messengers

Our master and leader Muhammad…..


And upon his righteous and pure progeny. 


As-Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuho!

The Peace, Mercy of God and the Blessings of God be on you!


  1. Starting with a verse from the Holy Qur’an (the Final Testament)


Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem

In The Name of God, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful


فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُواْ لِي وَلاَ تَكْفُرُونِ


[2:152] Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith.


  1. Why do I think Allah says this?

    1. Bringing up children - give them everything but they are not thankful. They become thankful with maturity as they realize the significance of what you gave them
    1. Complaining is the opposite of being thankful - it is a negative emotion. One cannot be happy if one complains
    1. I.e. you cannot be happy unless you are thankful AND you cannot be thankful unless you are happy
    2. Gratefulness comes from awareness!


  1. The importance of giving thanks to Allah s.w.t.

وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا لُقْمَانَ الْحِكْمَةَ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِلَّهِ وَمَن يَشْكُرْ فَإِنَّمَا يَشْكُرُ لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ حَمِيدٌ


[31:12] We bestowed (in the past) Wisdom on Luqman: "Show (thy) gratitude to Allah." Any who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul: but if any is ungrateful, verily Allah is free of all wants, Worthy of all praise.


a.      Allah s.w.t. guided Prophet Luqman (a.s.) - being thankful profits us not Allah (who is free from all want (gani = rich)

b.      Prophet Luqman (a.s.) gave guidance to his son

                                                        i.            "O my son! join not in worship (others) with Allah: for false worship is indeed the highest wrong-doing."

      • First lesson is the Oneness of God

                                                       ii.            And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents - Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal

      • Next is the combined lesson to be good to parents and showing gratitude to God and parents

                                                     iii.            obey them (the people who try to make you commit shirk) not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to me (in love):

      • Third lesson is a re-emphasis of the Oneness of God, i.e. don’t obey those who try to get you to act otherwise – but be just in dealings with them

                                                    iv.            … then subsequent verses go on to talk about Salaat (prayer) and Zakat (alms giving) and Amr Bil Ma'roof (enjoining what is good) and Nahi anil Munkar (discouraging what is bad), etc.

  1. Example of the Prophets
    1. Story of Luqman (a.s.) and the bitter melon he was given but which he ate as if it was the most delicious fruit ever.

"O Friend, the pleasure of knowing that it comes from your hands has changed the bitterness of the melon to sweetness"


b.      We should be thankful always to Allah s.w.t. irrespective of the situation

c.      When we are thankful - we are happy, we are positive, we bask in the remembrance of Allah s.w.t. and enjoy his bounties

d.      Salaat (Muslim prayer) is full of praise - the prayer Allah s.w.t. taught us through the Prophet Muhammad (p.u.b.h.&f)

e.      Gratefulness requires us to remember Allah s.w.t. and His Bounties - therefore we become humble towards Him


O Allah! Make us among those that are ever thankful to you!


Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate from the truth after You have guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Your grace. Verily You are the Giver of bounties without measure.



s.w.t. = May He be Glorified and Exalted

a.s. = Upon him be Peace

p.u.b.h.&f = Peace be Upon him and his family


- Mujtaba Khambatti, Oct. 26, 2006

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