Whoever among you wakes up (in the morning)
safe in his property, tranquil in his heart,
healthy in his body, and has his daily nourishment,
it is as if all of this world has been chosen for him.
— Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
A thought-provoking quote by the most pious soul to have ever lived. In this world of wars, enmity, falsehood, lies and deceit, having the basic necessities of life fulfilled should be nevertheless considered as a blessing from Allah(SWT). Remembering, accepting and counting every blessing Allah (SWT) has bestowed on us, only teaches us to be more thankful for all we have in our lives that many others only yearn for.
I volunteered to review this journal, as I found it way to awesome to resist. The journal “Alhamdullilah for series” (A Muslim’s mini gratitude journal), is a product of the website Ayeina. The website is run by two very artistic sisters from whose names the portmanteau word ‘Ayeina’ is derived. If your mother tongue is urdu, then you will know for sure what ‘Ayeina’ means — A mirror. And that is exactly what the motto of the website is “Believer is the believer’s mirror”.
I have seen these lovely posters of the Alhamdullilah series via Facebook and on other blogs as well. I was instantly attracted to the whole idea about thanking Allah for random things that we often seem to take granted for. The water color illustrations make the book a unique one. With such creativity, both adults and kids alike are sure to enjoy reading the journal and learn to say Alhamdullilah for every gift in life.
The book is divided into four categories.
1) Alhamdulillah For Basic Necessities
2) Alhamdulillah For Ties that Bind
3) Alhamdulillah For Islam
4) Alhamdulillah For Everything
There is a page at the end of each category to fill in all our personal Alhamdullilahs per week. 🙂 This journal is based on a monthly pattern of random descriptions of showing gratitude to Allah (SWT). Through this book every Muslim will for sure learn and adopt the habit of saying Alhamdullilah.
An Alhamdullilah a day,
keeps scarcity away!