HADITH OF THE DAY:
THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
"Saying 'Praise be to God' is the beginning of thanksgiving. For anyone who does not praise God has not thanked Him."
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 729
Once when the Prophet was praying, he stood for so long that his feet became swollen. His wife Ayesha saw this and asked him:
"(Why do) you do this (in spite of the fact) that (all) your sins have been pardoned (by God)?" The Prophet replied:
"Ayesha, should I not (therefore) be a thankful servant (of God)?"
Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1311