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  1. Jazakillahu Khayran to the writer for a well written piece. Indeed we must always have this consistency in appreciating all that has been given to us. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah.

  2. Indeed, that is true. The feeling is of being grateful is a precious gift that one could ever have. By feeling grateful, which that is the source of true happiness from our inner heart. Not many people could have that feeling even if one has millions dollars not a guarantee that he/she would be granted that feeling. Plus, a lot of wealthy people dont have that true happiness and cause inner destruction to them! May Allah always protect and guard our heart to be always longing to HIM and be in HIS blessing. Aammin!:)

  3. I love love love this article! Allahumma baarik! May Allah Azza wa Jal make us from His grateful servants. Ameen. Thank you! Jazaakillahu khair for the beautiful reminder.

  4. Djazakallah Keiran.Every thing that happens in our life is under full controle of Allah swt. He only knows even the smallest whispers of our thoughts. When I was just asking Allah swt, when I woke up before the alarm in the early morning for the Tahajoud salat, how could I be greatfull to HIM,by concentrating during my salat, L asked HIM sincerely to help me to begin my anotther additional DAY, before the final DAY, Allah swt gave me the chance to read your article on “gratefulness”. Nothing happens by chance, Allah swt has full controle over everything that happens in our lives , be it indidually or collectively . HE loves each one of us, 70 times more than our mother. Djazakillah keirah. Words are not enough to convey my deepest thoughts. Allahs swt knows better. Please continue for Allah swt.

    • I’m beyond honored to be a reminder or a sign that Allah listens to your prayer Nazir… Thank you for your encouraging words and wisdom. Comments like yours are the reason I will continue writing with passion inshAllah. Just please pray for me to stay on this path
      (Okay I sound very selfish

  5. I begin by thanking Allah for giving me the opportunity to read this article, then to the author for giving us such a wonderful reminder. I’ve been looking for ways to be a batter Muslim and this really helped. Jazakillahu khairan.

    • You’ll never know how even hinting that I might help you become a better muslim means to me! I’m humbled and truly honored. Thank you Zainab for your precious words….

    Masha ALLAH , am speechless i have never really thought of this things, hmmm i don’t even know where to start and how to start, but in simple words i like to say GLORY, GLORY, GLORY, a very big thanks and glorification goes to the Almighty ALLAH, My Lord, My creator, My Owner, My Master, My Provider, My Protector, and the one whom my soul shall return to when it time on earth is due.
    The Almighty has done a lot for me, and am very grateful for all that he has done and still doing for me,
    and may he richly bless you guys for such a wonderful reminder, am very grateful.

  7. What an inspirational writing, jazaakillaahu ahsanal khayran jazaa’ yaa ukhtii…

    Love it, sista, esp this part <3
    "….When you put ALL your faith and trust in Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), He will never let you down….."

    Keep Hamasah and istiqomah yaa ukhtiiii
    Thank you so much for writing :)

  8. Assalamualeykum
    Baraka Allahu feekum for this article. The way I am thankful to Allah in daily things is for example writing down things i have others may not have, like a warm bed, a family which loves you deeply and cares about you, enough food. Another way is not to use something you usually use like your shoes. Because often you feel the Ne’ma when you dont have it anymore. And a last way is just to share love and happiness with all the people around you and make them happy by showing gratitude.

  9. Assalamualaikum warehmatullahi wabarakatuhu :).
    Wow! Amazing article indeed :). MashaAllah it opens my heart and makes me feel happier counting the bounties provided to us by Allah Swt. Indeed we tebd to ignore all the blessings from Allah. This is a true eye opener. JazakAllah khair for sharing.

  10. Alhamdulilah!!!
    that sound great…
    so wonderfull Article,i like your explaining way
    it so interesting nd easy to understand
    i love that article
    may Allah succeed you all the way

    • Your comment is truly inspiring… I’m both grateful and overwhelmed by all these compliments. Thank you so much Shairaz

  11. Assalamalaikm even we must be thankful that He has given us a balance body,our organ systems are working right,we are using all our five senses even sixth one and if we reflect more,there is so much to thank for.

  12. Assalamualaikum and barakallahu fikum… I am extremely grateful to Allah that He made me read this article even though I was not really in the mood to read… but alhamdulillah who gives us things which we really need:):)
    From the title to the end… this article really made me feel like I was learning about being grateful for the first time!! Maybe its because it is so very practical as well as thought provoking…
    I feel like my inner feelings have been brought out into the broad daylight for me to inspect them and see how much grateful I am or otherwise…
    splendid way of writing and wonderful guidance till the last word… may Allah bless you dear sister and may you continue to write beautifully and sincerely for His sake… ameen

  13. I am a born muslim, and also a drug addict for 30 years. Hope ALLAH swt, forgive me and all muslims of they sins, ameen. Thank ALLAH swt, for this wonderful statement which you wrote. May ALLAH swt, reward you in the best way. salaam wa alia kum.

    • Your honesty is inspiring Hazrat Ali. Trust in Allah that He forgives His servants. Perhaps you can write about your story and experiences to help those who need your guidance. Thank you for your lovely words….

  14. Assalam o alaikum, dear author.
    Ok, honestly speaking, I always get mails from productive muslim but I never open them and today I was a bit too upset at something I didn’t have and I wanted it really very badly. I even cried last night for it and in the morning when I wake up I find this mail of something about being grateful so for the first time I click to read the full article and I find out that firstly, ALLAH wants me to thank Him first for whatever I have (and if u knew how much I did, u’d say that was enough, but I wanted more. I wanted something ELSE) anyways, so I got to know that if I would thank Him I would really DO get more. Secondly, I realised that ALLAH actually loves me. Isn’t that the exact reason why he made you write it and then email it to me and then He put it in my Heart to open it? Obviously! So how can He withhold from me a blessing which is so dear to me, which I love so badly. I am sure He has His own reasons. So I will just thank Him till the time He either gives the blessing to me or I get it in Jannah. But one thing is for sure, I will certainly ask Him why He withheld that blessing. I ll do that in Jannah. Because I know He has His reasons and “they plot and plan and ALLAH too plans, but the Best Of Planners is Allah” ( that’s a quote from the Quran, though I don’t exactly know the Ayah number) :D
    So alhamdulillah :) I trust my Lord and I know He can never be wrong. In fact nothing can be right but Him and whatever He does for each and every one of us. Jazakumullah u Khairan kaseerah

    • If I were asked to explain why I wrote this article and what I wish people would benefit from it (myself included) it would be exactly what you said in your comment. Thank you for taking the time to read it, and for taking the time to analyze it and then for taking the time to share with us your thoughts. I’m truly grateful….

  15. Assalamu’alaikum,
    Thank you for writing this wonderful article. May it benefit others as it has benefitted me Alhamdulillah! Jazakallah Kheir to you and your entire family.

    • I asked Allah if He would kindly make at least one person benefit from this article… And now I see Allah has given me so much than what I originally asked for. Thank you for your prayers Latif… And I hope you’ll always remember us all in your du’aa.

  16. Masha Allah tabarak Allah! Jazak Allah khair for a brilliant n beneficial article. Fabiayyi aala iRabbikuma tukadhdhibaan

      • Assalamu alaikum sister thank you and may Allah swt reward you for your reminder and inspiration. May I ask, what is the meaning of this “beautiful ayat” you are referring to in your comment above so that inshallah I might benefit from it too?
        Thanks again in advance, Noor Jannah

        • I applaud your eagerness to learn Noor. MashAllah it’s a sign of success….
          The Aya is from one of the most beautiful chapters in the Holy Quran named “Al Rahman” (The Most Merciful) (Chapter 55)
          Allah talks about all the blessings He gave us: teaching us the Qur’an, creating us, teaching us eloquent speech, creating the sun and moon, the stars and trees, the skies and the Heavens, the earth and land, the fruits and Palm trees, husked grain and scented plants… All the things around us that serve us yet we barely notice or appreciate them. The Aya Nazneen kindly quoted translates to:
          “So which of the blessings of your Lord would you deny?”
          It honestly sums up the whole article, and that’s the Glory of the Qur’an
          We talk and talk and talk, and Allah puts a hundred meanings in a few words… All praise be to Him alone….

  17. JazakAllah khairan. AlhamduliAllah. So inspiring, eye opening article about our lovely relation with Allah SWT. May He increase your knowledge & wisdom to write more meaningful article like this. Ameen

  18. May Allah bless abundantly for sharing this article and may we increase our knowledge and practice of gratitude and being thankful for many blessings we have each and every moment of our lives. Ameen

  19. A wonderful article. May Allah reward you.

    I am grateful to Allah for all the blessings that He has sent upon me and my family, but I would like to mention here three related ones:

    1. Elhamdulilah that I am a muslim
    2. Elhamdulilah that I can understand this English article, even though it is not my native language
    3. Elhamdulilah for having the time and patience to read this article.

    I have started to write in the morning in a physical journal 3 specific things that I am grateful for, and elhamdulilah that is a great way of changing my mood and attitude.

  20. Alhamdulillahi Rabbil A’lameen…

    Thank you sister Lilly for this beautiful reminder…JazakaAllah Kheir…


  21. Alhamdulillaah! am so grateful to Allaah for everything. My life, energy, and motor abilities especially the fact that am a muslim. That is the most precious thing anyone can ask for..Alhamdulillaah

  22. Another good idea I wanted to share is to offer the Sunnah swalaa- a 2 rakat prayer- Swalatu-Shukr (Thanksgiving Swalaa)- everyday. Most people have the concept of offering this prayer only when they have achieved something big, like they finish studies, they passed their exams, they got something that they have been wanting for long, etc..

    But this should not be the case…every single day…mostly at the end of the day…ponder…think..on one thing or perhaps two, or three, that you are really grateful for in that day. Offer this prayer and mention it at the sujjud position or at the end..tell Allah…” Ya Rabby…am praying this swalaa to show You my gratitude…for (the thing that you are grateful for)…” and you can say it in your own language or way.

    Once you do this everyday, you will form a habit of always realizing or acknowledging the small/big things that you have. Alhamdulillah for Allah’s blessings….share this idea with your family…and also asks your children to name one thing that they have as a blessing…this is to put them in the habit of realizing that everyday, we should be grateful for this and that.

    Today I am grateful to Allah for blessing me with the ability to read this article and to share my experience and contribute to it as well.

    Alhamdlillahi Rabbil A’lameen…

  23. Thank you for reminding me. The way you explain about gratefulness is awesome. We should be grateful because Allah make us relize to be grateful. May Allah bless us. Amin

  24. Assalamu Alaikum, Being grateful is a realisation that we understand that we owe everything to the Almighty Creator. It’s a beautiful feeling. Jazak Allah Khair for the lovely article. May Allah swt guide all of us to remember Him

  25. A beautiful reminder. We give glory, thanks and praises to Allah Azza wa Jalla for the air we breathe, physical strength in our bodies, the feeling of wellness in our being, serenity in our surroundings and the goodness in our relationship with Him and our fellow beings. We remain eternally indebted to Thee for all Thy blessings and mercies as Thou continually grant to us even as much we deserve not. Yaa Allah be with us till the end of time. And unite the faithful under Thy Shade on a Day when there will be only Thy One Shade. Amiin
    Alhamdulillah for granting the writer wisdom to remind the true believers. Yaa Allah Bless her the more. Keep us all on Thy righteous Path. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah….

  26. That’s one beautifully written article, delivering beautiful meanings and an eye opener as well.
    Loved the way it was written, with the subtle humor in it and that you actually make it interesting that I want to know: what’s coming next?
    One major thought that overwhelmed me throughout this article was: Alhamdolellah for the blessing of being a Muslim. That’s something we should be thankful for

  27. Great article indeed jazakallahu khaira sister.
    I am grateful to Allaah that he makes me muslim & umati of prophet Mohammad pbuh, gave me good health n physique, make me educated n handsome & many other countless blessings upon me for which i am highly grateful to Allah Alhamdu lillah :) .
    I write every day in electronic word docx atleast 3 good things which i did on that day.
    It really gives me good feel,hope & encouragement to do more good things each passing day.

  28. Thank you for the remarkable and exhilarating piece of writing!
    JazakAllah Kharian, You’re an inspiration to many people who you will never even meet.

    What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?
    It is not happy people who are thankful; It is thankful people who are happy.

    Thank you for the valuable reminder Lulls.
    What a special pleasure to be your friend!

    • One of the most things I’m grateful to Allah for is having you in my life Julia… You are the family member I chose for myself… May Allah keep you safe for all of us. Thank you for always believing in me and never giving up on me pursuing my dreams. You are a blessing in all our lives ❤️

  29. Tnx for the reminder. May Allah reward you abundantly. Our speech are never stored in any part of our body but each time we open our mouth the sound is always out, others understands and appreciates these sounds.

  30. Thank you fot posting such a wonderful I ‘ve read many articles of remembering allah.but soon I would forget.I realised the importance of thanking allah.I like to thank him for remembering me to thank him:-) .I expect more articles from productive muslim.jazakumullahukhair!

    • I hope you will keep remembering this one and give me hasanat in the process (yes I’m a greedy girl lol) Thank you for your lovely comment Faheem.

  31. lily

    thankyou for a great article. for better learning the din go to google HAKIKAT KITABEVI and read all the great books on islam on the website of HAKIKAT KITABEVI BOOKSTORE, ISTANBUL (TURKEY), especially the books in six volumes entitled “ENDLESS BLISS” which is the english translation of the great medieval era saint Mujaddid Alf-e-Sani Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi (RA).

  32. Jazakallah khairan,
    A billion gazillion times. Growing up i used to be more grateful. I always remembered this verse in the Quran 4 vs 147. Where Allah relates gratitude to lack of punishment. But now that i’m grown up and now involved in wordly pursuit, i keep forgetting to show true grattude. Sure i say Ahadulillah daily but i don’t really reflect on what i’m really grateful for. Thank you so much. I wish there was an app that helps us remember all this.I’ll start with the three things every night and move from there.
    Jazakallah khairan again

  33. Jazakallahu khairan, Definitely, focusing in your salah and trying your best to keep up with your daily athkaar is the best way to keep yourself in a constant state of thankfulness. But one thing that’s been helping me as well lately is writing in a journal. I spend a couple of minutes in the morning and night just jotting what I’m grateful for and what would make today great. I include my intentions for why I do what I do. And it keeps me positive.

    May Allaah make us all from His thankful servants!

  34. May almighty ALLAH reward the writer and help us to make our heart in constant gratitude to him, words can express how much am grateful and thankful to almighty ALLAH for everything, the ones I can see and the ones I can’t even see, above all am grateful that he has made me a Muslim, that’s priceless..salamualekun brothers and sisters

    • My 11 year old daughter is also my dedicated editor and critic so I’m trying hard to impress her :)
      May the new generation lift up this beautiful ummah and be genuinely proud of their Islam

  35. Alhamdulillah, Barakallahu fikum, it may seem like a easy task thanking Allah for all the blessing around us, but very few of us realize how to go about it. It is a blessing to remember to thank Allah every time of our life, may Allah grace us with such Blessing.
    At the masjid today we were we told of a leper, cripple, and blind man thanking Allah for his blessings. A man was amazed as to what he has to be grateful for? The leper said shouldn’t I be grateful for the tongue giving to me to thank Allah, a body that has endures,a heart the pumps blood and has contentment, and the Blessing of been able to thank Allah.

  36. Jazak Allahu khayran, sis Lilly for this article. We need to thank Allah Subhan wa ta’ala for every breath but most of the time we do forget. It’s a great reminder for all of us. I have sleep apnea and have to use a CPAP machine every night. The mask connected to the machine is very cumbersome and hurts a lot. But I’m grateful to Him that I don’t have hypertension or diabetes, cancer or some other deadly disease. Alhamdullillah, so what’s the problem in wearing a mask? I hope this will help other brothers and sisters to be thankful to Him for all the blessings that He has given us.

    • Thank you for sharing your story Fahmeena. You put the rest of us to shame. May Allah grant you more Reda and reward you for your patience. May He cure you and make your life full of blessings. Amen

  37. MashaAllah!thanks a lot for the great reminder.if only we could count the blessings of Allah swt,all our worries would have ended.we want n expect a lot from others but never stop to be great full for all the bounties showered upon us without asking!
    Let us count each n every blessing of HIS!
    Every breath is a blessing!
    Our sight,our hearing,our feeling u go on n on u cannot count them.
    Let us be great full that we r alive to worship him!
    JazakiAllahu khair sister.

  38. Assalamu alikum sis lily,
    Jazakallah khairan for such a beneficial article.may allah give strenghth and health to write such articles.i thank allah for the life he has given and alhumdullilah i am a muslim and for everything what he has provided.our daily salah ,daily adhkars,duas which we say before every activity which our prophet (saw) has taught us like duas before eating,drinking,wearing clothes,going out and inside the house and there are so many duas and each dua is thanking allah for evry activity we are doing .if we see our surroundings there are lot of people who are suffering with health,wealth and the poorpeople children, muslims around the world ,may allah help them all and make us among the people of alhumdullilah and sabr.

    • May Allah help all our sisters and brothers all around the world and may He wake up this ummah and help us unite. Thank you Nikhath

  39. A thought provoking article consisting of wonderful examples reminding us about the significance of ‘Shukr’. However, I do have a question about the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving. As this is a right place to put forward a question, also, I am new to the website hope this does not anger anyone. My question is that IF someone makes preparations for Thanksgiving, I personally do not feel anything bad with the idea of praying on a single idea to thank the LORD. Although it is true that we do thank HIM, in prayers or after every meal or work (Al-Hamdulil-lah) but if someone does put a turkey on the table and thank the GOD for everything He has bestowed on us, there does not seem to be any inconsistency. So could anyone clear this doubt?

    • I apologize for replying so late I guess your comment got jumbled with the others and I never got a notification for it, so please forgive me.
      While Muslims try to avoid non-muslim traditions, I believe the way you pictured it makes sense coz it has more to do with the intention rather than the act itself. I humbly believe we might wanna make a big deal of Islamic celebrations before anything else, but again it all depends on our lifestyles and people shouldn’t judge. So if you feel like eating turkey on thanksgiving day I personally believe it’s not a sin. I just worry it will give our kids and families a confusing idea about our holidays and festivals as Muslims that’s all.
      I apologize again for the late reply Bleach. Hope this answer helps although I’m not a scholar. It’s just my personal humble opinion.

  40. MashAllah you’re so lucky Shyma for having such a beautiful soft heart. Hellfire will never touch the eyes that tear for Allah’s sake and out of love for Him. And that’s our Lord’s promise! So please remember to take us with you inshAllah. We are all in need of your prayers!

  41. May Allah bless you sis lilly for writing this and painstakingly replying almost all the comments. May Allah bless us all for reading.

    • You all took precious time out of your lives to comment on my humble piece of writing. I’m grateful for every single comment. Thank you for your lovely words Maryam

  42. Salam alykum warahmatuallah, May Allah reward you for this wonderful wonderful article….i am sure it will help hundreds of people as it has helped me. I was so depress today and you made my day. Please remember me in your prayers. Jazakallah khair

    • May Allah take all your sadness away Riz… It warms my heart to know I was a reason to make you feel better. May all your coming days be full of joy inshAllah

  43. Assalamu alikum….May allah reward you for this. Your articls really direct inject to my heart … now am starting to say Thanks to Allah during to daily communications with my frnds their also inspird from my change, one more thing nowadays when i get mail from productive muslim really i am opening mail with excitement, this is really changed my life style….Thanks to Allah to meet Productv Muslim…..

  44. This is the sweetest comment ever! Thank you so much Hidayathulla. I’m truly honored to have an effect on your lifestyle. And you’re so right… The writers here are all very talented and unique, and I’m proud to be part of the Productive Muslim Team. May God bless their efforts

  45. Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu to you and all the muslims on this page. Ma shaa allah this article was amazing, jazaaka’Allah khayr for sharing your wisdom and beautiful message and reminder with us. I saw this during my break between class and it made me use that time to show gratitude to my creator swt. So thank you for that. I needed this in ways i cant articulate in words. I pray that Allah swt to accept your effort and reward you eternally. May Allah swt reunite us all in jannah al fardousa with the company of our beloved prophet saw ameen.

    • I got goosebumps when you said “fardous” and I pray we all meet there inshAllah… Not because we deserve it, but because Allah is the Most Mercifuo and Most Kind. Thank you for your beautiful words Sadia

  46. JazakAllah this was a truly inspirational writing. brought tears to my eyes. Allah S.W.T bless you. I see your humbleness where you have replied to every other comment.

    • Your beautiful eyes see it as humbleness but the truth is I’m grateful to all the readers here in a way that I can’t describe… And the lovely comments I received are too much I don’t deserve all this praise. I’m grateful to Allah for giving me the ability to write what He taught me, then letting this wonderful website publish it and then letting people read it and benefit from it…. Too many gifts and blessings that leave me speechless….

  47. I had tears in my eyes while I started counting my blessings! Thank you for reminding us to be more grateful for all the things God blessed us with! God bless you…

  48. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you
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  49. Alhamdulillah for all this information May Allah reward you abundantly i love every bit of this articles they grow me up spiritually

  50. Alhamdulillah………………….a another beautiful piece of writing…. Sis Lilly May Allah bless you more in words and in actions, also may Allah bless us all taufiq to be HIS true servants. Ameen.

  51. Jazak Allahu Khaira…. I have realised a lot of things in my life and am really thankful to Allah swt for giving me hidayath, as every one don’t get this pleasure of knowing Allah swt. And your quotes are really inspirational to become a better and better Muslim. Thank you so much. May Allah swt always be with you. :)

  52. Keeping journals are not only psychologically uplifting but also let you be aware of your own feelings when you write them down.
    Keeping a gratitude journal was a transformational journey for us. Kick of positivity all day err day :D #AlhamdulillahForSeries