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  1. Mashallah subhan allah nice articke actually makes u think on what we r doing and how ungrateful we are when thanking Allah which rightfully belongs to hom

    • True. Barak Allahu feekum. May Allah [swt] increase us in gratitude towards Him and closeness to Him, and make us among His truly thankful servants and make this a means of purifying our hearts and filling them with peace and contentment. Ameen.

      Here is a beautiful dua from the sunnah to praise and thank Allah [swt]:

      ‘How perfect Allah is and I praise Him by the amount of His creation and His pleasure, and by the weight of His throne, and the ink of His words.” Related by Muslim.

      سُبْحَانَ اَللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ, عَدَدَ خَلْقِهِ, وَرِضَا نَفْسِهِ, وَزِنَةَ عَرْشِهِ, وَمِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ

  2. Assalamu Alaikum sister,
    I was deeply touched with your article. After reading, now I have enough confidence to say
    ALHAMDULILLAH from my heart….for all blessings He has done to me…..
    Thank you so much.
    Jazakallah khair

    • Walaykum AsSalam waRahmat Allah waBarakatuhu! Masha’Allah, what a gift from Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) that you felt this way and were able to connect with Him deeply while saying “AlhamdulAllah”! May Allah bless this gift for you and increase you and all of us in gratitude. Ameen.

  3. The article is beautifull and worth reading once but reading many a times.May Allah subahanau wa talla give you more knowledge in order to write these type of articles more so that your dawa work increase by two folds.

    Jazak Allah khair.

    with warm regards.

    Muhammad Shakir Hussain.

    • Jazana w’yakum, and may He shower you with His blessings too. AlhamdulAllah that you said ‘AlhamdulAllah!’ How beautiful! Barak Allah feekum!

    • Allahu akbar! What a beautiful gift from Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala)! May Allah increase you in closeness and gratitude. Ameen.

  4. Ya Rab please bless this writer with your bounties and peace Ameen
    Reading this article I really found peace Alhumdulliah
    I really hope I can use all the advice in this article in my day to day life Jazakallah Khair

    • What a beautiful, heartfelt thing to say! Masha’Allah! Barak Allahu feeki! May Allah grant you the same and more. May Allah facilitate for you and all of us implementing this in our lives. Ameen. wJazakum Allah Khair too!

  5. Very beautiful article. Gives the Gist of the Spirit of the MESSAGE of the HOLY QURAAN. A MUST Read for all the MUSLIMS who desire to become Good Muslims.

    JAZAAK ALLAH KHAIR SISTER. May ALLAH SUBHANA WA TAALA Bless you for this SERVICE to UMMA.

    • Jazana w’yakum! Immensely grateful to receive such kind dua! Barak Allahu feekum. I witness that Allah is The One who is showering us with all those gifts we’re receiving; knowledge, peace, contentment, ease…. All from Him. AlhamdulAllah! As the Prophet [saw] said: “(All praise is due to Allah, praise which is abundant, pure, and full of blessings, which is indispensable and to which one cannot be indifferent)”

  6. A true eye opener. If one can master this principle, such a person would experience tremendous change in their life. May Allah make it easy for us to be one of those who reap the benefit of this lesson in this world and in the hereafter. Amin

  7. This is by far one of the best articles I have read in a long time about gratitude and it’s positive effects. This article has inspired me to change my perspective of my difficulties. May Allah (swt) reward you abundantly sister. Jazakallah khair!

    • AlhamdulAllah that Allah has inspired you to feel and think this way. What a beautiful gift. Jazana w’yakum. Barak Allahu feekum.

  8. Knowledge is required to complete your Iman. I pray to Allah that we emphasises more on meaning of the Quran. It is very important to read Arabic, but Quran is way of life. More emphasis should be to practice. Wonderful way of dissemination of the meaning of Quran. God bless the disseminator of this piece of work. Ameen

  9. Salam what a beautiful and heartfelt reminder for all of us. In a world very much focused on the wanting and satisfying of the nafs. This was a nice read, a gentle reminder of how important is to ponder on life and creations. Never let anything be taken granted for including the breaths we take, getting up each morning and seeing hearing feeling … It is so easy as human beings to forget and take things for granted

    I enjoy reading the articles which are always relevant and meaningful for us. Very helpful tips and stories to take away to help us to live our everyday lives as true productive Muslims. InshAllah!! Peace and blessings to everyone

  10. Asalamaleikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh I needed this at this point in my life what a beautiful way to positive thinking I will implement it in my life more JazakAllah

    • Walaykum Assalam wa rahmat Allah wabarakatuhu. AlhamdulAllah that He brought what you need your way, and alhamdulAllah that He inspired you to implement what will bring serenity and peace to your heart. May Allah bless your pursuits and make them a means of attaining His closeness and attaining all the best in this world and the next. Ameen.

    • Jazana w’yakum. A truly much needed dua! Barak Allahu feekum for this, and may He grant you the same and more. Ameen.

  11. Assalamu alikum
    Jazakallahu khair, very thoughtful work. 2 days back I was thinking about blind. Den I just closed my eyes for 2 minutes. I tried to think what it vl be like ?? We cant even imagine.. can we imagine a life dat we dont kno how we look like? We dont kno how our beloved look like? We may hear about colours but we dont kno what exactly that means. How many times we should thank Allah for just one this blessing. I cant imagine. That may be the reason Allah (swt) told K’aleelan ma thashkuroon.
    There was a lady who come to visit our proffessor every month cz she ws having valvulat heart disease . She was on medication. She cant do any strenous work. Think about a situation that you r devoloping breathlessness just by climbing upatairs??? What vl b our life like??
    Just by going through head to foot examination of our own we have millions of blessing from Allah. Then how can we think that he dont have a reason to test us?
    Our elders used to say that we should thank Allah in each and everystep of our walking. You kno the truth?? It will take only that much time to say Alhamdulillah. For a normal adult the comfirtable pace with which he can walk is 80 steps/minute. Dat is the speed we r walking in our daily life unless we are too fast or too slow? Then imagin if you say Alhamdulillah in each step how many times we can thank our Almighty a day???. May Allah bless us all

    • Walaykum Assalam wa Rahmat Allah. Subhan Allah, those reflections are very true. May Allah [swt] enlighten your heart and mind always. May Allah help us be constant in our thankfulness and praise and appreciation of Him and His unlimited blessings that He shower upon us.

      Here is a beautiful way of uttering praise of Allah [swt] from the sunnah of the Prophet [saw]:

      Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith (May Allah be pleased with her) reported, the Mother of the Believers:

      The Prophet (ﷺ) came out from my apartment in the morning as I was busy in performing the dawn prayer. He came back in the forenoon and found me sitting there. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Are you still in the same position as I left you.” I replied in the affirmative. Thereupon the Prophet said, “I recited four words three times after I had left you. If these are to be weighed against all you have recited since morning, these will be heavier. These are: Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, ‘adada khalqihi, wa rida nafsihi, wa zinatah ‘arshihi, wa midada kalimatihi [Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with His praise, as many times as the number of His creatures, in accordance with His Good Pleasure, equal to the weight of His Throne and equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words (for His Praise)].”

      [Muslim].

  12. Jazakumullah Khayran. I really appreciate your good work. May Allah bless you with Ikhlaas in every step of your activities.

    • Jazana w’yakum. A truly much needed dua! AlhamdulAllah. May Allah [swt] grant us all from the blessed and pure khair of this world and the next. Ameen.

  13. Alhamdulillah! Jazakallah khair. This reminder is one worth reflecting on. May Allah reward you for your efforts.

    • And may He reward you too abundantly and grant you and all our brothers and sisters from all the khair in this world and the next. AlhamdulAllah for the peace and for the bond that He puts in our hearts towards one another.

  14. Alhamdu lillah.for being able to gain a lot of religious knowledge through reading these invaluable articles. May Allah azza wa jalla bless us to practice this in our short journey in this life. May Allah azza wa jalla reward your service to the ummah.

    • Ameen, and may He grant you the same and even more. AlhamdulAllah indeed, all praise is due to Him, and I witness that all goodness and knowledge and benefit that please the heart all come from Him.

  15. This is very wonderful. I indeed appreciate your wisdom and analytical powers. May Allah continue to assist you to do more for the Ummah of Rasul (SAW). Jazakallahu Khairan.

    Request.
    I am Dai in my state, Edo, Nigeria. I does the calling mostly through publications such as Islamic literature. Am asking for your king permission to use some of your matterials received for my work.

    Your kind approval shall be highly appreciated.

    Jazakallahu Khairan.

    • Yes, please. Share with people. Jazakum Allahu khairan for wanting to share whatever benefits you with others. May Allah [swt] bless and reward this effort.

      Ameen to the generous and precious dua! May Allah grant you and all our brothers and sisters all the khair in this world and the next!

  16. Alhamdulilah , I’m very honored to read this inspiring message. To be frank I was thinking I’ve gotten much to handle but “alhamdulilah ala kuli hal” the blessing bestowed upon me is uncountable.
    May Allah continue to bless us all.
    Assalaamu alaykum……

    • AlhamdulAllah that Allah (subhanahu wa ta’la) has inspired you to feel that way now. Truly a gift from Him! Ameen to your dua, we’re all in need of His Blessings and His Closeness and all the khair that He so beautifully brings our way.
      All praise is indeed due to Allah.

      Walaykum Assalam wa rahmat Allah

    • AlhamdulAllah. I witness that any benefit is truly all from Allah (subhanahu wa ta’la). It is all due to His Kindness and His Mercy to us, and I can witness to that.

      Jazana wa’yakum.

  17. Jazakallahu khairan! Alhamdulillah, hasbunallah wa ni’iman wakin. A codifential article on Allah Mercy. This article really solicited on your trust to Allah without hesitation.

    • Jazana w’yakum. AlhamdulAllah. Indeed, as you mentioned, having trust in Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is one of the best gifts and best medicine would could ever acquire!

  18. I know people who do this On Purpose! I have friends who are constantly afraid of evil eye… So they have to rant about their newly bought house/car/amazing job, so that others don’t crave for it/think they are in a better situation thereby inflicting them with evil eye. What is your advice on this?

    • I understand what you mean, Sister Binte Yoonus. Jazaki Allah khair. There are a number of things to remember here, insha’Allah:

      1- For the people who’re overly afraid of the evil eye: Allah [swt] and His Messenger have prescribed for us the cure for the evil eye and for all harms. We have learned that the two absolutely powerful suras in the Qur’an (Surat Al Falaq Chapter 113 and Surat AnNas Chapter 114) cure and protect the human being against the evil eye and against all such harms. If you read/listen to the tafseer of the two suras, you will realize how extremely powerful they are. While reciting those ayat, you’re basically seeking the help and protection of The All Powerful, The Ultimate Protector, The Source of Protection, The Creator who overpowers all His creation, against the harms of some evil creation. Now tell me, what evil creation could stand in the face of its Absolutely All Powerful Creator? We have to bear that in mind while reciting those ayat. When we’re in remembrance of Allah, seeking His Protection morning and evening through the adhkar, the prayers and the powerful ayat of the Qur’an, then no harm will afflict the person’s heart. The problem is if the person is heedless of Allah, or if the person is not aware of the power of Allah, this is how worry leaks unnecessarily to the heart. So realize the power of Allah, seek His protection and move on with your life, insha’Allah. Even if a problem afflicted you, remember that Allah [swt] says:

      “…Perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.” (Qur’an 2: 216)

      “Say, “Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector.” And upon Allah let the believers rely.” (Qur’an 9:51)

      Now, if you fear problems too much or don’t know how to deal with them, please refer to part 2 of this series. Insha’Allah it could have some tips to help:

      http://productivemuslim.com/finding-peace-and-contentment-part2/#utm_source=ProM-Website&utm_medium=ProM-Website&utm_campaign=Website-Interlinking

      Also, here are links to the tafseer of the two suras of protection. You could listen to them/share them with others to help them remember the power of what we recite:

      http://www.nakcollection.com/surah-falaq.html
      http://www.nakcollection.com/surah-an-nas.html

      2- For the people who’re envying others over things like a house, car, job, husband…etc., through the example you gave, Sister Binte Yoonus, we realize that those things might not really be true blessings since those who have them are in constant state of worry over losing them. Is this really a blessing? To be in a constant state of worry…? A blessing is something that provides the person with a deep state of satisfaction, serenity, peace and contentment of the heart and mind. It’s not about having certain things, or losing certain things. The issue is much deeper and much more sophisticated. Please read the first part of the series “What does it mean to be blessed?” to get more details, insha’Allah:

      http://productivemuslim.com/finding-peace-and-contentment-part1/#utm_source=ProM-Website&utm_medium=ProM-Website&utm_campaign=Website-Interlinking

      3- For the people who’re not envying others, but are offended that other people make them feel as though they are the evil eye…: please don’t be upset or offended. Don’t worry about that. Allah knows. Allah sees your heart. He knows your pure, good intention. He is all that matters, so don’t worry at all about this. Instead, make dua’ for those people who’re too worried of the evil eye. Make dua’ for them that Allah [swt] give them peace. The true blessing that we might get is the sakeena (serenity) and reda (satisfaction and peace). We must be reminded that if Allah gave people something, it could be to test what they will do with it and whether this will take them away from Allah, or bring them closer to Him. That’s the most important thing.

      Word of advice: instead of – as you mentioned- “ranting about what you think is a blessing like car, job, house…etc.”, engage in inquiring about the condition of your brothers and sisters. Ask them about their heart. Ask them how you can be of help to them. Tell them something positive and beautiful about them. Bring out the good in them. Tell them that they’re looking good and healthy, alhamdulAllah. Tell them you’ve learned so much from them on many levels. Make them feel good… honestly and sincerely. Remind them of their own blessings. Help them see the beauty in their own selves and their lives.

      We are here for one another, we’re not here to step over one another. So, love them. Love your brothers and sisters, and ask Allah to show them His love and let them taste it though any condition they might be in. Ask Him to fill their hearts and yours with peace and contentment so that you could really focus on what’s more important in life. Insha’Allah.

      • I love you sister, for the sake of Allah swt :’) You brought tears to my eyes. Yes indeed, what blessing is it if it keeps us in a constant state of worry? And yeah, I’m aware of muawwidhdhatayn and their tafseer. They are really powerful verses and cover almost every evil we need to seek protection from. JazakhAllah khayr for your kind words, now, when my friends talk to me that way, I know what to say them instead of getting offended/acting bored. JazakhAllah khayr for taking out time to answer this, it was much needed. “We’re here for one another, we’re not here to step over one another. ” — This is such a beautiful thought. Yes indeed, we’re here to push each other closer to Jannah.
        May Allah make all your affairs easy for you.
        May Allah be the center of focus in all our troubles, may we meet in Jannah and live peacefully forever in the gardens of shade, Aaameen Summa Aameen

        • I love you too, my beloved sister for the sake of Allah! What a beautiful gift and blessing it is to have such kind heart that softens easily with the remembrance of Allah like yours! Barak Allahu feeki! I ask Allah [swt] to suffice you and bring peace and light to your heart and make you a source of peace and light to everyone around you.

          I ask Allah to grant you -and our fellow brothers and sisters- everything in this precious dua’ that our Prophet Muhammad taught us:

          “O Allah, I ask You for all that is good, in this world and in the Hereafter, what I know and what I do not know. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from all evil, in this world and in the Hereafter, what I know and what I do not know. O Allah, I ask You for the good that Your slave and Prophet has asked You for, and I seek refuge with You from the evil from which Your slave and Prophet sought refuge. O Allah, I ask You for Paradise and for that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed, and I seek refuge in You from Hell and from that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed. And I ask You to make every decree that You decree concerning me good”

          Ameen.

  19. Aswrwb . This was simply beautiful. . I was filled with tears of Alhamdullulah …. JazakAllah sooooo much

    • Walaykum Assalam warahmat Allah wabarakatuhu. AlhamdulAllah for this. May Allah [swt] make those tears a source of healing and purification and cleansing of the heart, and closeness to Him [swt] in this life and the next. Ameen.

      Wajazaki Allahu khairan too!

  20. As a new muslim I have so much to thank Allah , for even leading me to this site
    I got up today, and I have air to breathe , I can see , hear I thank Allah for forgiving my many sins

    • True, true! Beautiful reflections, sister Elizabeth. May Allah fill your heart and mind with light to see all beauty and to enjoy and thank Him for His heart-warming blessings.

  21. SubhanAllah, the story about that sister who got the medication made me cry, Allahu Akbar, Ya Rabb You are so merciful!!!!

    ALLAHUMMA INNI AS ALUQA HUBBAK WA HUBBA MUN AHABBAK WA HUBBA AMALIN UQARRIBUNI ILA

    HUBBIK Aameeen! and jazakallah khair for softening our hearts, alhamdulillah.

    • Ameen to your beautiful dua, sister Fathima. And alhamdulAllah that Allah [swt] softened your heart. It’s one of His most beautiful gifts ever. Barak Allahu feeki.

  22. Jazak Allah kheiran. I got tears for your wonderfull writing. Allahouma A3inna 3ala dikrik wa chokrik wa hosni 3ibadatik. Ameen.

    • Ameen to the beautiful dua!! Jazan w’yakum. Any goodness is from Allah. It’s not my writing, it is the Kindness of Allah and His Aid and Mercy to all of us, and I witness to that. AlhadmulAllah who showers us with His help.

  23. Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah.
    Just wanted to feedback that I found this article very useful and so beautifully written jazakillahu khairan. I have forwarded it on Whatsapp and fb :)

    • Masha’Allah!! Jazaki Allahu khairan, Sr. Donna, for spreading the benefit. My Allah reward you abundantly. Ameen.

  24. Jazakillah khayran for this beautiful reminder. May we be able to honestly and sincerely be grateful for Allah’s countless blessings. Alhamdulillah!

  25. MashaAllah..very inspiring…
    will try and talk more of our blessings than our misery.indeed Allah always looks out for us…

    may Allah grant us hearts that are always thankful to Him….ameen

    jazakillah khair jaza for the inspiring article…

    • Beautiful spirit! May Allah help you with that, sister Khadija! Ameen to your precious dua! Jazana wa’yakum.

  26. Wow!What an article and has sure made me take a look at myself and the fact that we should be thankful for absolutely everything as its ALL from Allah(swt).From the minute ants on the roads to the clouds in the sky,for our mind and bodies,Alhamdullallah

    JazakAllah Khayr for this article to awaken our senses and give us back perspectives on how we should really be looking and thinking about all Allah(swt) has given us.

    • Masha’Allah and subhan Allah, such amazing reflections. Ameen to your dua, and may Allah increase the light of our minds and hearts to be conscious of His blessings and thankful to Him. Barak Allahu feekum.

  27. Internally motivational article about how we can be productive with our education. Really need this, may Allah reward you all with his Welfare and Graditude and Jannat of Paradise. (say amin)

    • Ameen to the precious dua. And may Allah [swt] grant you and all our brothers and sisters the same, and even more!

  28. Truly this article as a beautiful reminder is a blessing from Allah and that Allah is with us through the difficulties

    • And may He reward you with the same, and even more! All praise is due to Allah indeed! AlhamdulAllah.

  29. AsalamuAlaikum Productive Muslims,

    Firstly, I want to start off by saying Thank You. I am an avid reader of these blogs and hope to always be. From time to time, I’ll favorite or save a post that really inspires me, and today, this incredibly beautiful post motivated me and save me reassurece. It reminded me of many things; the most being that Allah SWT is the most forgiving and our #1 giver.

    Secondly, I am really happy that you guys provided real life examples because many of can’t relate with random scenarios but in this case, it touched me deeply. Alhamdulliah.

    I pray she (the Ill sister) heals and wish her the best iA.

    Thank you so much! this post may just be my FAVORITE yet! Mashallah it was well written.

    • Walaykum assalam warahmat Allah wabarakatuhu, Sister Anisa! It’s truly a blessing to receive your thoughtful comment. Jazaki Allahu Khair. Indeed, all benefit is directly from Allah to all of us, to help us all on our journey to Him. AlhamdulAllah, how perfect Allah is and I praise Him by the amount of His creation and His pleasure, and by the weight of His throne, and the ink of His words.

      Jazaki Allahu khairan for making dua for my beautiful friend and sister. Will inform her of this precious gift.

      Barak Allahu feeki, and may Allah [swt] always bring your way everything that benefits you and satisfies your heart. Ameen.

    • Jazana w’yakum. Barak Allahu feekum. The pure excellence, beauty and benefit are all from Allah [swt]. AlhamdulAllah.

    • Jazana w’yakum. May Allah [swt] enable us to be truly grateful to Him, the way that pleases Him.

      As the Prophet [saw] said:
      “How perfect Allah is and we praise Him by the amount of His creation and His pleasure, and by the weight of His throne, and the ink of His words.”

  30. As’salamu alaikum wa Rahmathullahi wa Barakathahu

    Jazakallahu khairan jaza, wa Barakallahu feekum to you for sharing this priceless information.

    It is truly an eye opener. The next time I say Alhamdulillah, I would like to truly mean it and not just utter out of habit.

    May Allah (swt) protect us and guide us always.

    Fi amaan illah

    • Walaykum assalam warahmat Allah wabarakatuhu,

      AlhamdulAllah for this gift and this motivation that He gave you.

      Barak Allahu feekum.
      Ameen to your dua.

  31. Assalaamu alai Kum,

    Jazakallah for the guidence of Allah. May Allah bless with long life, so you keep spreading these messages.

    Kind Regards,
    Shabeena Khan

    • Walaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu,

      Jazaki Allahu khairan for such beautiful and generous dua’. May Allah grant you the same. The beautiful guidance of Allah, alhamdulAllah, He sends it to all of us through so many different means, so you will always find it around you coming from many sources, not just one person. AlhamdulAllah for that.

      Barak Allahu feeki.

  32. jazakallah khair sister..:)Allah bless u to write more beautiful articles …and may He bless for all muslims to aquire more islamic knowledge..aameen

  33. Without the blessings of Allah we are less than ZERO, so we SHOULD ALWAYS thank the GIVER of BLESSINGS for good things in our life and acknowledge that bad things come from our hands.

  34. AS SALAMUALAIKUM
    I needed it at this point to explain to my daughter who was sad after seeing her result
    A beautiful way of positive thinking
    I willimplement it in my life
    JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR

    • Walaykum Asalam wa rahmat Allah,

      Masha’Allah! This is amazing. May Allah [swt] bless and protect your precious daughter and shower her with His mercy and wisdom and light and iman. Ameen.

      Barak Allahu feekum.

  35. Alhamdulillaah! am short of words. may Allaah subhaanahuu wa ta’aalaa reward your effort with jannah my dear sister.

  36. MashaAllah, the lessons from this article is hard to describe, indeed being greatiful is the best fuel to being optimistic, May Allah place more wisdom on you

    • And may He descend His wisdom on you, and all our brothers and sisters. Ameen. Jazakum Allahu khairan and barak Allahu feekum!

  37. Assalamualaikum!
    SubhanAllah!! Amazing article! Allah has surely blessd u with great wisdom sis
    You hav really touched hearrs with ur gud work!
    Indeed the story of irfrnd overwhelemed my heart and increased my emaan
    defnetly inshaAllah i shall start to connect mine as wel as others heart to Allah(swt)
    JazakaAllahu khair
    Alhamdulillah!:)

    • Walaykum assalam warahmat Allah,

      AlhamdulAllah that He blessed you with those beautiful feelings, may He bless you and all of us with the will to implement that in our lives and be steadfast. Ameen.

      Jazana w’yakum. Barak Allahu feekum.

      AlhamdulAllah indeed.

    • All goodness is from Allah and it is totally His Kindness and Mercy that touched our hearts, I witness to that. AlhamdulAllah. Jazaki Allahu khairan, and barak Allahu feekum.

  38. Assalaamu alai kum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu…

    Mashallah!
    First of all i will say JazakaAllahu khair for your spiritually inspiring series of article on “Finding Peace and Contentment”. I have read this three part in a single stretch. After reading part-1, I didn’t resist myself before completing part 2&3.May Allah Subhanawathala give you and all of Us profitable knowledge ( ILMAY NAFIYA) and “QALBUN SALEEM”.

    • Walaykum assalam warahmat Allah wabarakatuhu,

      Masha’Allah! AlhamdulAllah who opened doors of knowledge and learning for you and all of us. May Allah [swt] benefit you with this knowledge and make you a means of benefiting others. Ameen.

      And Ameen to your dua’. Jazakum Allahu khairan.

    • AlhamdulAllah for that! May Allah [swt] enable you and all of us to be more grateful to Allah and sincere about our gratitude to Him.

    • AlhamdulAllah for that, and alhamdulAllah you made this absolutely beautiful dhikr that brings a wealth of rewards. Barak Allahu feekum.

  39. SubhanAllah! I was overwhelmed with guilt after reading this article.Since I was going thru lot of difficulties in my life lately,I complained a lot about my situation without realising the benefits of such hardships that I am afflicted with. Astaghfirullah….. even though i knew in my heart that trials and tribulations in life will help us increase our iman and bring us closer to Allah Subhanawata’ala,I was not practical about it .I was impatient and kept complaining to my family members about my situation.

    SubhanAllah this article was an eye opener for me!! May Allah reward you abundantly Sis Dina, for ur timely article.Can i share these articles with some students attending classes on islamic counselling? Also would u please guide me with the names of some islamic universities giving online courses on islamic guidance and counselling?

    • Jazaki Allah khair, Sister Sumayyah for your thoughtful comment and beautiful spirit. AlhamdulAllah who filled your heart with gratitude and desire to draw even closer to Him.

      Yes, definitely, please share with the students you mentioned. May Allah [swt] reward you abundantly for sharing what benefits you with others. This is such a great, thoughtful and productive thing to do.

      Regarding the online universities, I did not have a thorough direct encounter with any thus far. However, I asked my colleagues and they named the following institutes:
      http://www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/
      http://islamiconlineuniversity.com/counseling/counsel.php
      http://kiu.org/website/
      https://azharegypt.net/landing/elearning/index-en.html
      http://www.iera.org.uk/

      Hope this helps, in sha Allah! And I’m certain that if you made dua’ to Allah [swt] and you sincerely asked Him to facilitate the pursuit of knowledge for you, He will most certainly open doors for you…

      “And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.” [Qur’an 29:69]

      Barak Allahu feeki!

  40. Masha Allah. Jazak Allah khair sister. It helped me a lot to reflect on the blessings of Allah that He has bestowed on me. May Allah give us taufeek and hidayah to practice fully in our lives. Ameen.

    • AlhamdulAllah for such beautiful reflections you had! May Allah [swt] continue to inspire you and open doors for you. Ameen to your beautiful dua. Jazakum Allah khair.

  41. Salam sister,
    Thank you for your comforting words. I was going through something lately and realized how ungrateful I am. You are right, we humans should be much more grateful to Allah(SWT). May Allah reward you.

  42. Masha Allah, i don’t even no what to say,
    All thanks and praise be to Almighty ALLAH for all he has done for me and still doing for me, am just so grateful.
    May Allah richly bless you in abundance for this wonderful article of yours, i have really learnt a lot from it.
    thank you

  43. Assalam-o-alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu!
    Alhamdulillah when i was reading the story of university student my eyes filled up with tears.
    ma shaa ALLAH This article is very inspiring. jazak ALLAH Khairan May ALLAH (SWT) Bless You.

    May ALLAH (SWT) increase our staate of imaan and give us sabr and taqwah. (Ameen)

  44. Jazakillahu kheir sister. MashaAllah well said!
    its true we are not grateful to Allah as we are suppose to. Just observing the blessings around us, like how Allah created day and night so that we can rest after our daily struggles. SubhanaAllah!! He is indeed the greatest!!!

  45. Assalamalaikum
    Mashallah an eye opener!!…
    I can’t say how I felt after I have read this…..
    Tears were rolling down… Smile on my lips and heart filled with sukoon..
    Jazakallahu khair

  46. Jazakumullahu khairan. I am really grateful. What if during the time I was being tested, I hurt some people really bad and because I was going through a rough time so others around me should feel the same way I feel? Pls, I would love to know your take on that and how we could repair the broken relationship that resulted from that?

    • Salam alaykum Sister Nabeela! AlhamdulAllah that you want to repair and mend relations with people you might have intentionally or unintentionally hurt. This is a good first step, insha’Allah.
      How about you try the following b’thn Allah:

      1- Make sincere dua to Allah that you want Him to facilitate for you all your affairs and to facilitate for your seeking forgiveness from the people you hurt.

      2- Feeling deeply sorry and regretful at heart is also needed as a sign of sincere repentance.

      3- Do a lot of istighfar.

      4- Now, try to think of creative ways to ask those people to forgive you. Maybe send them a short but sincere message. Send them flowers. Send chocolate… or anything you know they love and might cheer them up. Send them a note simply expressing how good and beautiful they are as human beings and how much they give and how much goodness they bring to you and others…

      So, repentance at heart, trying not to hurt or commit injustice against the self or others again, making dua for aid and inspiration to amend relations, then making simple thoughtful moves that could bring happiness to those people’s hearts.

      Insha’Allah, Allah will help you so long as you’re sincere. We all slip, but we can make things right again and Allah helps us again and again and so we should also help one another.

  47. Subhana’Allah..It is so beautiful. Al hamduli’Allah we have Allah :’) It’s extremely comforting. I want to love deeply Allah..and constantly. It’s a feeling that comes after reading for example articles like this one, and then it goes when returning to worldly life…May Allah makes us from those who will be in His ever so warm and ultimate company so that we can constantly and for eternity love Him. Baraka’Allahu fik for reporting the blessings and favors of our compassionate and merciful master and creator :’)

  48. Alhamdulillah… alhamdulillah jzk sis this is truely inspiring article sister and i was in badly needed to it…alhamdulillah i get it at the right time…i actually overcome my worry and anxiety by it.. now i feel relieved and satisfied..

  49. I really learned a lot from this article , it deeply touched my heart and soul , it is a cause to lobe Allah more and to have more confidence that Allah is nearer and more merciful compared to people that we put our hopes in fearing their loss . Alhmdulelah may it be a cause to increase my faith and hope . May Allah bless and bless the one who write it janut Al-Firdous .