I didn’t finish reading the whole Qur’an during Ramadan, so I am still reading every day after my morning prayer some verses. These days I was totally thrilled by the following ayat:
“Then tell me about the water you drink. Is it you who cause it from the rain-clouds to come, or are We the Causer from it to come down? If We willed, We verily could make it salt and undrinkable. Why then do you not give thanks (to Allah)?” (Al Waqi’â 56, 68-70)
That is so simple, yet so clear and true: Why don’t we think about and thank more for all the mundane blessings around us and why do we always take them as granted?
Why do we complain so much about things and always wish them to be better or different?
I felt ashamed and it nearly made me crying to realise all the things that actually ARE good around here every single day…
so here is my actual list of gratitude, alhamdulillah:
– I am thankful for all my God-given abilities, my body and my brain,
– I am so happy about all the comfort and the wealth of material we are blessed with,
– I am thankful for the rainbow we saw yesterday and for all the water God sent as a blessing for the plants but without destroying houses or things,
– I am full of gratitude for the fruits, tastes and goods September brings,
– I am feeling a deep thankfulness for having kids, a husband, family and good friends,
– I am feeling so lucky about being able to read and write (so many women around here are illiterate);
– I am thankful for the health and power Allah provides me with to go through my days to fulfil my duties;
– I am so happy to live in peace and personal freedom, masha’allah what a blessing!
– I am thankful that I have been in Germany the night my sister died, and I am thankful that I am finally able to let out the grief these days now when she would have turned 29;
– I feel very gifted to have been guided to Islam by Allah, subhanallah oua tâ’ala, and I could continue this list endlessly…
What are you thankful for?
Blessed Monday, friends.