On Cultivating Gratitude (Shukr) in Sufi Virtue Ethics by Atif Khalil

Gratitude or shukr is one of the most central of Islamic virtues, the importance of which
is underscored by the fact that the defining notions of “faith” and “disbelief” revolve
around the pivots of shukr and kufr (= ingratitude). The article focuses on treatments of
the virtue within the Sufi tradition, and even here, with a concentration specifically on
the importance attached to its cultivation within the inner life of the spiritual aspirant……
(link below)

On_Cultivating_Gratitude_in_Sufi_Ethics – Khalil