One of the important teachings of Islam is that on receiving anything, we should be grateful to God in acknowledgment of His bounty and utter these words: ‘All praise and thankfulness is due to God, the Lord of the worlds.’ Praise of God, in its true spirit, is the essence of the Quran. After having accepted Islam, a believer’s innermost feelings find expression in these words of praise.
Man’s existence is a blessing of God. Man’s extremely complex and balanced body is a blessing of God. The entire world created so favourably for man is a blessing of God.
When this reality dawns on man and he realise God’s immeasurable blessings upon him, his soul is filled with a feeling of gratefulness to God. His heart and mind are overawed by His greatness. At that moment words of acknowledgment of God—‘Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds’ spontaneously comes to his lips.
When man discovers God with all His attributes, his soul lies prostrate before Him.