Opportunities That Are Not to Be Missed

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Were [a person] to grab a hold of the opportunity, when good things come to him [or] are made easy for him, to show Allāh gratitude for them, just as he eagerly grabs a hold of worldly opportunities, he’d be [counted] among the ranks of the grateful ones.

For how many a good thing has gone away when we [failed to] know its worth and we [failed to] show our Lord gratitude for [having been given] it.

{وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِنْ كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ}

And [recount] when your Lord announced: if you show gratitude [for the good things He has given you], He will most certainly increase you [in His bounties], [but] if you were to show ingratitude [for His favors], indeed My punishment is most certainly severe. (Ibrāhīm 7)

Source: @m_g_alomari. 24 Feb 22. 23:53 GMT+3.