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  1. This article was right on time! I needed something to remind me of the many blessings that Allah has bestowed upon me. It is easy to fall into a state of depression when not focusing on all the things that you have, but magnifying all the things that you lack. I will try my best to use all the suggestions and article.

  2. Also, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

    Look at those who stand at a lower level than you but don’t look at those who stand at a higher level than you, for this would make the favours (conferred upon you by Allah) insignificant (in your eyes). Abu Mu’awiya said: Upon you.
    [Sahih Muslim, Book:42, Chapter: Kitab Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqai’q, Hadith:7070]

  3. BISMI RABBI

    JazakAllah Khair sister Bela and Productive Muslim Ansaars for a wonderful article

    Would like to share a similar “expression of gratitude addressed to Allah SWT” received yesterday on WhatsApp

    The beauty lies in the fact that in here the compiler is expressing gratitude for some very hard, trivial, petty and lowly things and situations which occur only when one is blessed with some specific nai’mah and blessings

    Enjoy!

  4. Alhamdulillah for Allah(swt) and Prophet Mohammed (saw),Alhamdulillah for your article,Alhamdulillah for my family,a roof over my head,Alhamdulillah for my scholar that teaches me Quran,Alhamdulillah for All Allah(swt) has given me and my family.

  5. Just what I needed a reminder that Alhamdulillah I have many blessings to be thankful for. and was feeling exactly what above person has commented. inshaaAllah will try implement this in my life.

  6. May Allah reward you tremendously..

    As today was a difficult day – sat down to listen to Quran, midway through Surah Baqarah an email pops with this article. Alhamdulillah..Allah’s message is received loud and clear..

  7. Alhumdulillah. For this website and all the benefit I have gotten from it. <3
    Thank you to everyone who has been a part of making this website what it is. :)

  8. Ma Sha Allah, at first I laughed at the examples been given and I felt it was ridiculous may be cause I am an African, Precisely a Nigerian and life is … for example ‘He is 17. He has an iPhone, Core i7 Dell, $1,000 monthly pocket money ‘ Whoa the $1000 is my salary for two months I still consider my self lucky (couldn’t stop laughing), you look in to the fridge and there is Pizza, chocolate, ice-cream, fruits and juices and you think there is pretty much nothing to eat, subhanallahi those are luxuries here I can go on and on, but then i thought it isnt ridiculous cos some people really feel that way, lovely article I think we really need to be grateful to Allah he his really merciful, for those who have less at least be grateful for the gift of life and family, I am grateful for the gift of life, my children, my nuclear and extended family and I am grateful for the gift of been able to seek for knowledge and the ability to read and write. Ya Allah alhamdulilah.

  9. loved the article..sooo much..jazakallah khair..m truly grateful for thie read! oops ! isaid grateful :) its showing up right now! :)

  10. Alhamdullilah! I make shukr for this article! Came at an apt time for me, its true, its easy to fall in depression. I’m so miserable at the moment, my life seems to have taken a turn for the bad, but Allah (S.W.T) knows best and This uplifting article is a great reminder. Insha Allah, everything will be ok. I’ve learnt that putting my complete trust in Allah is the best.Jazakallah for a great article! Whoever reads this article, please Remember me in your duaas.

  11. Alhamdulillah…….i am grateful to find this site, i am grateful to have had the opportunity to read this article and am grateful to the author of this article……to add more
    The Prophet says: ‘Whoever does not thank people (for their favour) has not thanked Allah (properly), Mighty and Glorious is He!’ (Musnad Ahmad, Sunan At-Tirmidhî). Shukran wa Jazakumullahu Kheiran.

  12. Salaam, mashaallah this article reflect everything i experienced in appreciating gratitude even though i haven’t experience the scenarios that was mentioned at the beginning of the article. However i do personally feel this still can be applied in any situation. And truly Allah taala increases your blessing when you appreciate every tiny things good or bad and that Allah will test us on these situation. It all come down to sabr and shukr which always goes in hand in hand.

  13. I should be grateful to Allah, who made me read this article. Alhamdulillah! I realized for the first time in my life that how blessed i am when I started my list. Alhamdulillah!! Jazakallh!!

  14. Asalam & Jazakallahkheir it has given me direction in being Gratitude when i was in confused status of what happening around and with me, seriously

  15. I’m grateful for being a Muslim that Allah Swt showed us a favor to seek comfort in our deen where we have all the answers. I’m thankful for my parents who made me into the person I am today. I’m grateful for having such a extensive family. I’m grateful for having a caring husband and children that Allah has bestowed on me that are the coolness of my eyes.
    Great article loved how you gave tips on how to refocus on how you look on life and realise that you might be looking at the glass empty when actually it’s overflowing with blessings!

  16. EXCELLENT ARTICLE. MUST BE READ BY ALL ATLEAST ONCE EVERY WEEK-END MORNING WHEN THE MIND IS NOT OCCUPIED WITH ROUTINE MUNDANES.WILL HELP TO REMIND US ON WEEKLY BASIS THE IMPORTANCE OF GRATITRUDE TO OUR CREATOR TILL IT IS INSTILLED IN US AS A HABIT.

    THANKS & JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR.

    MANSOOR

  17. Jazak Allah Khair …. This article is indeed an eye opener to those (including me at times) who just focuses on what they don’t have instead of thanking Allah who has bestowed his numerous bounties on all of us. I heard from someone that if a man focuses on his body (right from head to toe) and analyses its functioning then he will never be dissatisfied on all those trivial possessions in his life which he couldn’t achieve. Instead he will be thankful to Allah (SWT) for his endless blessings given to him……

  18. Alhamdulillah it is a great post and reinforced the Hadith I just learned today and would like to share it with everybody:
    I really don’t remember the exact words but the gist of it is that if you do four things you get four things:
    If you remember Allah then Allah remembers you
    If you make dua to Allah then Allah accepts it
    If you are grateful then Allah gives you even more
    If you seek forgiveness then Allah forgives you
    May Allah make us of those who remember Him and make dua to Him, give thanks to Him and turn back to Him in sincere repentance… ameen

  19. I am so pleased this was written,whilst reading it I couldn’t help but smile thinking of all the things I am greatful for. So thank you Bela

  20. 1. Parents
    2. My children
    3. husband
    4. Family health
    5. Sisters
    6. I have a job
    7. We have business
    8. Parents have completed hajj
    9. Good food we eat
    10. Able to help others

  21. Alhamdullillah. May Allah bless you all in sharing this fantastic article with us. It reminds us to be always grateful to Allah for everything we have and to be postive in life whatever the situation.

  22. Good article.. Can I give some opinion. I am not really agree with 3rd step of being more grateful, which is by sharing to social media..I’m not a good person. I love to see those kind of gratitude post like in fb for example, however I tend to be jealous when some of my friend share how happy their live with family,kids, good food, vacation..The feel is like ” Wow, God is very kind to you “..(just my silly opinion..hehe)

  23. mashaAllah it is very important 4 a women,cos they really lack this attitude.i m grateful cos i m a muslim,,alhumdullah cos islam is solution 4 my problems.

  24. Assalamu alaikum wr wb brothers and sisters
    I am going through a very hard time in life I need guidance from you sisters
    if there is anyone willing please send me your email id.. I just need someonr to talk to..someone whom I share things with.. if any sister is willing please reply

  25. I am grateful for the ability to stay home and raise my kids, for a husband who pushes me to accept people for who they are without wanting to change them, for my kids who push me to smile no matter what and to enjoy the small things in life, for the ability to wake up for fajr without an alarm and stay awake after fajr. I’m thankful for my intellectual need that pushes me to have high standards for myself and my family and pushes me to try to reflect and understand the Quran everyday. I’m thankful for a fulfilling life filled with family, learning and bettering myself . Alhamdullilah hi rabul alameen.

  26. Didn’t make a list yet but al hamdulillah I’m really grateful for having such amazing brothers and sisters who help us everyday to become better Muslims through that website. May Allah swt give you all Jannah.

  27. I joined this community few years ago while I was in Nigeria (now in Malaysia for my PhD) and have benefited a lot from your articles. However, this particular write up has come to me at the right time when i am currently facing some challenges and will continue to remind me to always be grateful to God. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  28. Thankful that even though I keep a gratitude journal, this article has made me realize something crucial I haven’t really been thankful for. Jazak Allah Khair

  29. Mashallah,very nice article ,I shared with my family.Alhumdulillah Iam grateful for having a very good family,beautiful house,leisure time,good health,productive muslim and benefits from it,………..jazakallah

  30. I have a job of my dreams. My salary is more than my expenditures. I have a beautiful and modest wife. I have 2 beautiful kids. I dont know what else I want? Perhaps to learn being gratitude to Allah.

    • just read your comment :) Alhamdulillah for all that you’ve got,your comment reminded me of somthing i was reading in quran last nyt,and i want to share it with all here.
      CHARITY is gratitude.
      sureh 2
      262. Those who spend their substance in the Cause of Allah,
      and follow not up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or
      with injury,
      for them their reward is with their Lord;
      on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
      265. And the likeness of those who spend their substance, seeking to
      please Allah and to strengthen their souls,
      is as a garden, high and fertile: heavy rain falls on it but makes it
      yield a double increase of harvest, and if it receives not heavy
      rain, light moisture sufficeth it.

      So a man of true charity is spiritually healthy; he is best
      suited to attract the bounties of Allah, which he does not
      hoard selfishly but circulates freely. In lean times he still
      produces good works, and is content with what he has.
      He looks to Allah’s pleasure and the strengthening of his
      own soul.

      266. Does any of you wish that he should have a garden with datepalms
      and vines and streams flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruit,
      while he is stricken with old age, and his children are not strong
      that it should be caught in a whirlwind, with fire therein and be
      burnt up?
      thus doth Allah make clear to you (His) signs; that ye may
      consider.

      The whirlwind is the “wrath to come” the provision
      against it is a life of true charity and righteousness,
      which is the only source of true and lasting happiness in
      this world and the next. Without it we are subject to all
      the vicissitudes of this uncertain life. We may even spoil
      our so-called “charity” by insisting on the obligation
      which others owe to us or by doing some harm, because
      our motives are not pure.

  31. Subhanallah!! Great article,great reminder. I am blessed to be a Muslim,sometimes I feel so sad for non muslim,very nice people but have on Iman.May Allah guide us all and strengthen our iman and forgive all our sins.May Allah grant us all Jannah.

    I am so grateful to Allah that I am now able to read and understand and learning,especially about Islam,may Allah help and guide us to implement it in our lives and increase our knowledge.
    I wish I can a acknowledge, express and show gratitude to Allah for His many blessings.I love when people say Alhamdulilllah in thier intraction,which I am locking.

  32. JazakaAllah, A very nice article indeed, I really appreciate your effort may Allah Subhanhu wa Taala make our hearts firmly on His deen. Aamen.

  33. ASLKM. a very nice article indeed .May ALLAH swt make our heart constant on HIS deen .But i really appreciate the title ” attitude of gratitude” .which reminds me of my life time expirences were i really changed my attitude and by ALLAH swt grace i came more closer to him and it made wonders in my life .May ALLAH swt accept the way of urs spreading dawah. jazakallah

  34. alhumduliallah… for such a wonderful reminder…
    May Allah grant us taufeeq to have this gratitude.
    wasalam. Hena khokhar

  35. Assalamu alaikum,
    Thanks a lot for such a great article ,very beneficial.It made my eyes wet by remembering allah blessings.alhumdullilah for everything allah has given to us.may allah reward n give happiness to the auther of this article who has change my mind.jazakallah khairan.alhumdullilah.

  36. Thank you for this article :) ..
    And the awesome tips to keep gratitude:
    – Make a list of 20 things that you appreciate .. It’s true gratitude attracts happiness & peace.
    – “List at least three good lessons from every painful experience” ..

    Alhamdulilah :)

    One need to refresh the state of gratitude, every now and then, maybe by keeping gratitude journal and following the steps mentioned for being more grateful.

    For it’s very tricky to fall into depression, in thoughts like
    “your imaan is not good enough .. you don’t deserve ..”

    JazakiAllah Khair

  37. Alhamdulillah, I am so thankful to be able to read this article, it’s really wonderful & make me realize that I actually being blessed with a lot of things, and I should be happy and grateful for that :D May Allah bless all the efforts taken by this website. Keep it up! Spread the love & positivity to the ummah.

  38. JazakAllahu Khair, beautiful article. Our Lord is Al Kareem and we shouldn’t forget that. We will live a horrible, miserable, depressing life if we do. Everything from our eyes blinking to eating food is a blessing. The glass is always half full for the believers, but we are too busy on looking to what we don’t have rather than what we do have.

  39. Amazing topic to write on and amazing article! JazakAllah khair :)
    P.S: Just that I feel it’s very important to be vocal about our blessings in a thoughtful manner because somebody (amongst the people whom we are expressing our blessings to) could be wishing for that blessing for a long time and could get hurt.

  40. One of the best articles I have read in a while. Not many articles that combine law of attraction from an islamic perspective. Jzk :’)