Zayn al-Abideen ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn (d. 712) on Gratitude

by Imraan

Do we dare then, in light of these jewels He has provided to us through his saints, forget what utter gratitude we owe?

I have sometimes quoted passages from this wonderful collection of supplications; it is edifying beyond all comprehension, and seems to be unlimited in its supply.

“O Lord, my thanksgiving is small before Thy great boons, and my praise and news-spreading shrink beside Thy generosity toward me!
Thy favors have wrapped me in the robes of the lights of faith, and the gentleness of Thy goodness have let down over me delicate curtains of might!”

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