Daily Thankfulness


Originally published in the Dallas Morning News

Thanksgiving is a time to remember the blessings bestowed upon us, but we shouldn’t just keep one day aside, remembering all we have been given.

In Islam like many other religions, I was taught that we should be thankful every single day. In the Holy Quran, it is stated, “Surely, Allah (God) is gracious towards mankind, but most of them are not thankful ….” (10:61).

We are very blessed to live in a country that offers so much and gives us so many rights from freedom of speech to freedom of religion, and everyone is entitled to education; these opportunities should not be taken for granted.

We should also remember those who are less fortunate than us and provide them with whatever they may need. It is mentioned in the Holy Quran, “And they feed, for love of Him, the poor, the orphan ….” (76:9)

As an Ahmadi Muslim, I am taught to always be thankful for the things I have been given, and I wish to share that with others. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Haseeb Sheikh

Haseeb Sheikh is a 16 year old from Allen, Texas, and is currently in 11th grade. After finishing high school and then college, he plans to attend medical school.

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