وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا لُقْمَانَ الْحِكْمَةَ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِلَّهِ وَمَن يَشْكُرْ فَإِنَّمَا يَشْكُرُ لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ حَمِيدٌ
“And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], “Be grateful to Allah.” And whoever is grateful is grateful for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever denies [His favor] – then indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy.”
[Al Qur’an–Luqman: 12]
Blessing # 1:
Without a doubt, the biggest blessing that I’m grateful for is the blessing of Islam. It’s one of the greatest feelings to wake up in the morning knowing that I am a Muslim. Just knowing this makes every other problem seem insignificant.
Blessing # 2:
The blessing of Islam and the Quran; I could have just been born a Muslim, but Allah blessed me even more, by giving me Quran and guiding me to the correct path. This is the second thing that I am truly grateful for.
The blessing of having a family. Hearing and reading about deaths make me grateful for the family that I have.
The blessing of having certain facilities in life: For example: house, clothes, health and wealth. At the end of the day, no matter what I may be facing, Alhamdulillah, for the bed I sleep in, the roof above my head and the provision of 3 meals a day.
Having a normal body: having all my limbs intact.
I am grateful for everything that I have; however it’s just that I may take something for granted.
For instance, waking up and having an extra day in which I can do much khair. Now that I think about it, each day is like Allah giving us another chance: if we did something wrong, He gives us another day to mend our ways.
Today I have counted my blessings, can you count yours?