Assalamualaikum wbt to all,
I want to share some really meaningful verses from the AQ. It's very good to bear these in mind at all times:
16:53 -- And whatever you have of favor - it is from Allah . Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help.
2:243 -- And Allah is full of bounty to the people, but most of the people do not show gratitude.
14:7 -- And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.' "
Malay equivalent -->
"Apa jua nikmat yang kamu peroleh, maka ia datangnya daripada Allah." (QS. an-Nahl: 53)
"Sesungguhnya Allah sentiasa melimpahkan kurnia-Nya kepada manusia (seluruhnya), tetapi kebanyakan manusia tidak bersyukur." (QS. al-Baqarah: 243)
"Dan (ingatlah juga), tatkala Tuhanmu memaklumkan: Sesungguhnya jika kamu bersyukur, pasti Kami akan menambah (nikmat) kepadamu, dan jika kamu mengingkari (nikmat-Ku), maka sesungguhnya azab-Ku sangat pedih." (QS. Ibrahim: 7)
So, let's acknowledge Him and not continue to be ignorant fools, thinking that it is all due to your own self for all the good things that happen. Say you study really hard and memorize a whole book, but if God has fated you to not remember it during the exam, you will still be unable to do the exam or to excel in it. What's important is our DEPENDENCE on ALLAH !
ps: verses are credits to hana