When The Servant Of Allah Says "Alhamdulillah"
Rasûlullâh Sallallâhu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Verily, Allâh Ta‘âlâ is pleased with His servant who thanks Him after eating or drinking.”
“When Allâh Ta‘âlâ bestows a Nimah (favour), little or large, upon His servant and the servant responds them saying “Alhamdulillah” (Thanks be to Allah) in return, verily this hamd (Gratitude, praise) of the servant is better than that Nimah itself.”
Reportedly, Dawud Alayhis Salâm made a dua (supplication):
“O Allah! I ask four things from you, and take refuge in you from four:
O Allah, what I ask from You is:
A tongue that makes dhikr (remembers),
A heart that makes shukr (gives thanks),
A body that observes sabr (patience),
A wife who is helpful to me in my affairs of Dunya and Akhirah (hereafter).
O Allah, what I take refuge in You is:
An arrogant child.
A wife that ages me before my old age,
The wealth that will be a cause of reckoning and punishment,
A neighbour who conceals my favour while revealing my fault (to make me humiliated).
Regarding this issue, our Prophet Sallallâhu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:
“He who has been given (these) four things has been given all the good of this world and the hereafter: A tongue that makes dhikr (remembers), a heart that makes shukr (gives thanks), a body that is patient, and a righteous, believing wife.”