Here is why you should be grateful today

Life is nothing but a strenuously draining and overwhelming struggle so why GRATITUDE?

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‘If you are grateful, I will increase you in provision’{Surat Ibrahim 14 : Verse 7}

Often when we talk about Gratitude, the first reaction is definitely not pleasing. When we ask people of their issues, there will be a never ending list, probably the pages of the book and the ink of the pens will run out but if asked to be grateful, we get answers like, really? ‘’My mother is terminally ill’’, ‘’my husband drives me insane, we are always in the war zone’’, ‘’my kids yell at me’’, ‘’I failed pathetically! My carrier is ruined’’, ‘’I lost the one I loved’’ and the countless other incidents that have taken place in their life which has shaken them down, and  kept wondering, what really are they thankful for?

Life is nothing but a strenuously draining and overwhelming struggle so why GRATITUDE?

Here is why you should be grateful:

For being alive and fitYes! Alhamdulillaah, for being completely fit, physically and mentally without any life threatening diseases! How many in the world, don’t have a limb or an eye or a hand? How lucky are you that all your sensory organs are intact and you are a healthy working human with fascinating skills, unique features without any defects, just like Allah created you, ie., in the best of fashion (Ahsani Taqweem).

For a Loving Family and Righteous CompanionsNot everyone have been given this joy, visit the orphan homes and perhaps the humility shall touch you. Where family, is what completes us, righteous friends are where we confide in, what more a mu’min could ask for? The comfort and love a family gives you is priceless, and whoever grows up without a family feels a void that is very difficult to fill.

For Basic NecessitiesShow gratitude for the roof above your head, for the clean water running in your taps and the pure water that nourishes your being. It’s all gifted, from the magnificent air that escapes your lungs to the education that qualifies you for the job that you are doing which is a source of your Rizq.

For a Fitna Free landSome countries and places are not having it easy at the moment, be grateful. Unlike Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine, where you never know when a missile is going to be dropped in your home and you see the corpse of your beloved right in front of your eye anytime soon.

Splendid and Serene – The NatureHaven’t you felt true delight in the solitude of your room, gazing out of your window? It is a calming experience to simply ponder over the flawless creations of Allah, from the green grass to the blue cloudy skies, from the chirping birds flying towards their nests to the soothing rains that wets the thirsty earth bringing it back to an awakening. The silent hushes of the flowing rivers to the huge mountains that stands erect, from beautifully changing seasons to the diversity of gorgeous flowers, everything a sign of the most benevolent God, praise him, Thank him for the beauty around you.

For Easy Access to Beneficial KnowledgeInternet is LOADED with the things you can benefit from and can change your life forever. Quranic tafaseer, tajweed sessions, Islamic lectures, thought provoking Islamic reminders, Easy Arabic learning methods and courses and much more. The list of opportunities is endless. Everything at out fingertips and a click away SubhanAllah!

For the Doors of Tawbaah (repentance) always being wide openA million chances are thrown at us, no matter how many times we fail. An opportunity to start afresh after being overpowered by filth and sins is overwhelming. A Simple Dhikr of “SubhanAllahi Wabihamdihi – 100 times” cleanses you of your sins even if they were as huge as the foam of a sea. Reflect on some of these reminders.

“Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.”{Surat Al Furqan 25 : Verse 70}

For RamadanIn this month, Muslims get a chance to renew their faith, increase their good deeds, fast, and seek forgiveness for all of their previous sins. Every time Muslims make it to another Ramadan, their heart is filled with gratitude. Our connection with Qur’an is renewed. Our Qiyaam routine becomes flawless. In Ramadan we are blessed with Laylatul Qadr, a night where your ibadah equals the ibadah of 1000 nights.

For the mechanism of SleepImagine if your body and soul had no time to rest? To refresh and rejunevate. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.Studies show that a good night’s sleep improves learning. Night and Sleep are from amongst the signs of Allah.

It is He who made for you the night to rest therein and the day, giving sight. Indeed in that are signs for a people who listen. {Surat Yunus 10 : Verse 67}

For experiencing Beautiful moments, variety of emotions, perfectly planned phases of life which later become cherishable memories.

For happy times, after the storms, yes! The long waited Ease, which makes us forget the scars.

The list is endless, we can go on and on and on but truly we have so many things to be grateful for. Adopt the attitude of gratitude today.

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