Thankfulness شكر

“You know that I am powerless to offer You a fitting thanksgiving. Then come into me and give Yourself thanks. This is the true prayer of thanksgiving! There is no other!”
— Al- Hallaj

Acrylic, mica pigments, ink, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date6 November 2011

Along with Patience, Thankfulness (شكر) is one of the two parts of faith in Islam, and a maqâm on the Sufi path. When the subject of Shukr is God, the word is understood more as His approval of His servants and reward for their works.

A penny for your thoughts...