Benefit: Requirements Concerning the Blessings of Allāh
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Answer: That which is required is to be thankful for the blessings, and showing gratitude for blessings guarantees the continuity [of blessings being bestowed upon you].
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِنْ كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ
And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks, I will give you more, but if you are thankless, verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.”
[Sūrah Ibrāhīm, 14:7]
Gratitude has three pillars of which it cannot be called gratitude without:
Firstly: Acknowledging the blessings of Allāh inwardly, so that you know in yourself and in your heart that all these blessings come from Allāh, and that it is a favour from Him which he has bestowed upon you and the Muslims.
Secondly: Openly proclaim (the blessings of Allāh), Allāh mentions:
And proclaim the Grace of your Lord
[Surah al-Ḍuḥá, 93:11]
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān
Source: الواجب إتجاه النعم
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī