1. What is the best way of showing shukr to Allah Ta’ala and the best Hamd to recite?
2. Regarding listening to music, the punishments are known. However what is the reward when one abstains listening to music?
1. Shukr for different occasions are different. Like there is shukr for after eating, there is shukr for after relieving oneself, there is shukr for when you get up from sleep. There are masnoon du`aas for these respective occasions that are to be recited and part of the shukr is the recitation of hamd.
2. When a person leaves out haraam for the love of Allah then he is actually paving his way to jannah. In this world Allah will give him the sweetness of the heart.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)