Driving back from St. Thomas a couple of weekends ago, we stopped by the side of the road to take pics of the beautiful sunset. Life is so hectic sometimes that we don't stop to enjoy nature or smell the roses...or watch the sunset over a lake. SubhanAllah, Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) created all this beauty for us and we humans are sometimes too busy to be grateful to Him, the Lord of the worlds. We need to stop complaining, slow down and give thanks for seeing another sunset. Alhamdullilah !!
And Allâh has brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing. And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to Allâh). (Holy Quran: Surah An-Nahl 16:78)
And indeed We bestowed upon Luqmân AlHikmah (wisdom and religious understanding, etc.) saying: "Give thanks to Allâh," and whoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for (the good of) his ownself. And whoever is unthankful, then verily, Allâh is All Rich (Free of all wants), Worthy of all praise. (Holy Quran: Surah Luqman 31:12)
Nay! But worship Allâh (Alone and none else), and be among the grateful. (Holy Quran: Surah Az-Zumar 39:66)
Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me. (Holy Quran: Surah Al-Baqarah 2:152)