He loves those who give thanks
“Allah loves His attributes and characteristics, and
He loves to see the effects of His attributes on His slaves.
As He is beautiful, so He loves beauty;
as He is all-forgiving, He loves forgiveness;
as He is generous, He loves generosity;
as He is all-knowing, he loves the people of knowledge;
as He is strong and powerful,
so a strong believer is more beloved to Him than a weaker one;
as He is sabur (patient), so He loves those who have patience;
as He is shakur (grateful), so He loves those who give thanks.
As He loves those who have His characteristics,
so He is with them, and this is a special and unique type of companionship.”
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah