How to Thank Allah SWT
(The main obligation of a servant is to be grateful and grateful)
To be grateful means to be grateful. In the Qur’an, there are lots of instructions on how to thank Allah SWT. Because, indeed, His blessings are infinite every moment in our lives: “Wa in ta’udduuni’matallahilaatuhshuuhaa” (If you count the blessings of Allah SWT, you will not be able to count them) (Surah Ibrahim verse 34 ).
Surah ar-Rahman asserts that the highest favor that Allah SWT has given as proof of His love is the revelation of the Qur’an, even that is higher than the blessings of human creation. Allah says: “Arrahmaan ‘allamalqura’aan, khalaqalisaan” (Allah is Merciful, who has taught the Qur’an, and created humans).
From the order of mention of favors in this verse, it is clear that the blessings of the Qur’an take precedence over the blessings of human creation. This means that the highest of the blessings contained in the universe is the favor of the Qur’an. That human life becomes meaningful if it is with the Qur’an.
That is why Allah SWT describes that the main obligation of a servant is to be grateful and grateful. Because, if not, he will fall into kufr: “Another syakartumlaaziinankumwa another kafartuminna ‘adzaabiilasyadiid” (Surah Ibrahim verse 7).
The verse juxtaposes the word gratitude as the opposite of kufr which means a servant who is not grateful and grateful to Allah SWT automatically falls into kufr. At least kufrunni’mah (denying the blessings that Allah has given).
In surah al-Fatihah, Allah SWT teaches how to be grateful by saying “Alhamdulillah rabbil ‘aalamiin”.
In surah al-Fatihah, Allah SWT teaches how to be grateful by saying “Alhamdulillahirabbil ‘aalamiin” (Surat al-Fatihah verse 1). This is a very great way of thanking Him. Because Allah SWT directly taught it, so servants do not need to be confused and look for other ways to express their gratitude.
In Surah an-Nasr, Allah SWT added a way of thanking you for the blessing of the opening of the City of Mecca. That it happened because of Nasrullah (God’s help). The trick is to multiply glorifying (purifying Allah SWT), tahmid (praising Allah SWT) and istghfar (begging forgiveness from Him): “Fasabbih bihamdi rabbika wastaghfir innahuu kaana tawwaabaa”.
In the Quraish surah, Allah SWT teaches the Quraysh of Mecca to be grateful for the blessing of being saved from the attack of Abraha and his elephant army by worshiping Allah the Owner of the Kaaba: “Falya’buduu rabbahaa dzal bait”.
In the month of Ramadan, we are taught to be grateful by multiplying with the Koran. Therefore, Allah SWT says in verse al-Baqarah verse 185: “Syahru ramadhaanall adzii unzila fiihilquran hudallinnaasi wa bayyinatin min alhudaa wal fuurqaan”.
The mention of the word “Ramadan” is specifically coupled with the Koran, showing that the glory of Ramadan is due to the revelation of the Koran in it. So, to be grateful for it, we must multiply it with the Koran, namely by always reading it, understanding its content, memorizing it, practicing it, and preaching to it.
That is why at the end of the verse it is emphasized: “Wala’allakumtasykurun” (so that you are grateful).