The Imperative of ‘Shukr’ in Islam

Reflection delivered on November 23rd, 2018

The concept of ‘thankfulness’ is embedded within the Dīn of Islam and the teachings of our Prophet ﷺ. We give thanks multiple times a day, in one form or another, in acknowledgment of our very basic physical disposition as well as for the constant fulfillment of our needs. As Muslims, we extend our shukr one step further by being conscious, thankful, and prideful of the blessing of Islam and for being amongst the Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – as these particular blessings extend far beyond this world, into our graves and becomes the very reason for our entry into Jannah.