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Ibaadah, Taqwa, Shukr… Mindblowing Relationship

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This is a real ‘gem’ I heard in a khutbah a long time ago from a Shaykh who is very dear to me (may Allah(swt) preserve him), so much of a gem in fact, that it stuck with me after hearing it vividly for a couple of years. It happened that I moved and I was unable to ever track him down and get the references for it until last Ramadan when I was able to meet him and getting the ayaat for what he quoted was one of my top priorities! Check out the relationship

Ibadah of Allah -> Taqwa of Allah

O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious) [2:21]

Taqwa -> Shukr (Thankfulness)

So fear Allah much [abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden and love Allah much, perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained] that you may be grateful. [3:123]

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Shukr -> Increase in Blessings

And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.” [14:7]

Blessings -> Back to More Worship

And We made them leaders, guiding (mankind) by Our Command, and We inspired in them the doing of good deeds, performing Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and the giving of Zakat and of Us (Alone) they were worshippers. [21:73]

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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters and Qalam Institute. He teaches Islamic seminars across the US including Khateeb Workshop and Fiqh of Social Media. He has served in varying administrative capacities for multiple national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow his work at ibnabeeomar.com.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. ِAbu Bakr

    March 22, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    Wow… nice one… ma sha Allah

  2. AnonyMouse

    March 22, 2007 at 3:14 PM

    JazakAllahu khair for sharing that precious information with us! :) I’ve gotta keep this in mind… may it benefit us all, insha’Allah!

  3. Amad

    March 22, 2007 at 3:21 PM

    Mashallah, this gave me the chills (the good kind)… who’s the secret Shaykh so we may homage to his wisdom :)??

  4. abu ameerah

    March 22, 2007 at 4:32 PM

    excellent reminders! thanks. 8)

  5. sister

    March 24, 2007 at 3:45 PM

    may Allah (swt) guide us all and make us good muslims ameen

  6. Medinah

    March 25, 2007 at 7:48 PM

    Assalamu alaikum,

    Mashallah!! Very nice! Jazakallahu Khairan for this, it was very beneficial, subhanallah! Masalaams!

  7. AbuIsmaeel

    March 26, 2007 at 10:21 AM

    Ameen to the ad’iya

    Subhanallah!

    What an amazing connection between the ayat the shaykh has made.. jazakumullah khayran katheeran!

    So yes – like Amad, I too must know: man ash-shaykh, ya akhee??

    -Who- is the Shaykh, o brother mine??

    *smile*

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  12. yasmeen

    June 9, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    asalamualaikum mashaallah very good connection

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