Islamic concepts

Shakara — to be grateful, be thankful, appreciate

shakara to be grateful shakūr shākir, shākirīn شاكرين grateful one(s)

  • And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.' " 14:7
  • “O Prophet of Allāh, why do you undergo so much hardship despite the fact that Allāh has pardoned for you your earlier and later sins?” He (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) responded, “Afala akuna abdan shakura? Should I not prove myself to be a thankful servant?”
  • “Work, O family of David, in gratitude.” (34:13)
  • Allāh will reward you for being thankful. He (azza wa jall) says, “Allāh will give reward to the thankful.” (3:144)
  • Shukr saves you from punishment. Allāh (subḥānahu wa ta'āla) tells us in the Qur'an, “The people of Lot denied the warning. Indeed, We sent upon them a storm of stones, except the family of Lot – We saved them before dawn. As a favor from Us. Thus do We reward he who is grateful.” (54:33-35)
  • Allāh will be pleased with you. “And if you are grateful, He is pleased with you.” (39:7)
  • hadith qudsi: “When my slave walks to Me, I run to him.”

In one of the hadiths the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “…if the son of Adam has one valley, he will wish that he had a second, and if he had two valleys, he would wish that he had a third. The stomach of the son of Adam will be filled only with dust (i.e., he is never satisfied)…” (Reported by Ahmad, 5/219; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1781).

Gratitude’s importance was emphasized by the Prophet when he took the hand of Mu’aadh ibn Jabal and said: “O Mu’aadh, by Allah I love you, by Allah I love you.” Then he said, “I advise you, O Mu’aadh, do not fail to say this after every prayer: O Allah help me to remember You, to thank You and to worship You properly.” The Arabic version of this Hadith is the following. Let’s ensure that we memorize it and recite it after every prayer: Allahumma A’inni Ala dhikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibadatika

http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?q=$kr

Related concepts

  • Ḥamd expression of gratitude