ALHAMDULILAH FOR ISLAM #WEEK 3 CHALLENGE

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Alhamdulilah third week is already over and Ramadhan is quickly winding up. For the past week the challenge was making up a list for the things we are grateful for in Islam.

DAY 15: When you see people like Trump you really gotta thank God for Islam. There is so much fasad in the current world, so many people fighting against Islam and doing kufr. Isn’t it such a blessing that in this century to be a Muslim? Alhamdulilah ala ne3matil Islam. Alhamdulilah for being born in Islam and for growing up within a Muslim family. May Allah make us die in Islam too ya Rab.

DAY 16: I read the qur’an and I feel amazed. Subhanallah there is so much scientific knowledge, miracles and predictions that took years before modern world scientists identified. For example the formation of a baby, how each human being has their own fingerprints, the barrier between salty water and fresh water oceans they meet but never mix, the benefits we can get from cattle and many others. But one amazing miracle of the qur’an that I just learnt lately is from surat Iqra, ayah 15-16 “Nay! If he (abu Jahl) ceases not, we will catch him by the forelock. A lying, sinful forelock.” The area of the front cerebrum in the brain (forelock) is responsible for planning, motivating and initiating good and sinful behaviour and is responsible for the telling of lies and speaking of truth. Thus it is proper to describe the front of the head as lying and sinful when someone commits a sin. Scientists have only discovered these functions of the prefrontal area in the last sixty years yet the qur’an mentions this more than 1400 years ago. Alhamdulilah for this great knowledge. Let’s read the qur’an and understand it. There is just so much for us to learn.

DAY 17: We had a prophet true in his nature, kind in his dealings. His character was the qur’an and became a role model to us. He taught us to be kind to the poor, to cherish our wives, to grow in unity, to fight for Allah, to be humble to our parents. When we check the hadiths of the prophet and the history, there is nothing left un-turned. The prophet taught us even the smallest of details of life; how to behave in the washroom, how to eat, how to drink, how to live with our spouses, how to treat animals and our neighbours, how to behave in all situations subhanallah. Alhamdulilah for such a role model. Alhamdulilah for all that he taught us that shaped our behaviour and character.

DAY 18: There are so many Muslim scholars who discovered and made great inventions that are used to date. Philosophers like Abu Nasr Al-Farabi who wrote one hundred books whose topics ranged from ethics, politics, Music, sociology, metaphysics and natural science. His ideas influenced several other known Muslim thinkers like Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Al-Razi (Rhazes), Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Ibn Khaldun. They were geniuses great scholars that explored different subjects just like Al-Farabi. They made a remarkable history in Mathematics, medicine, physics, philosophy and many other fields. These philosophers transmitted the scientific and philosophical wealth of ancient Greece and made substantial improvements and additions to this knowledge by their own independent work. Alhamdulilah for such amazing personalities in Islam. Alhamdulilah for the Muslim geniuses that made and are still leaving a mark in the current world.

DAY 19: Islam has come with so many stories of past prophets, the pious people, the oppressive kings, the sinful societies. It has come with so many life lessons for us such that we can learn from them. But most of all, we learn from how our prophets struggled and how they were tested; prophet Ayub’s long ailment, prophet Nuh’s son drowning right in front of him, prophet Lut’s wife turning into a rock, prophet Muhammad and his sahaba’s tough journey in spreading Islam etc…we learn to be patient. We learn to accept Allah’s destiny and have faith in Him always. These stories are brought down such that our hearts can be at ease and at peace for what He has tested us with. There are so many moral lessons to learn from these stories. Alhamdulilah for the hope Allah keeps giving us from them.

DAY 20: Being a woman I am grateful to be a Muslim. I am thankful at how Islam has elevated the status of women, at how we are the queens, the daughters and the wives. At how the jannah lies under our feet when we become mothers and how we can be the reason our fathers go to jannah and our husbands too. I am thankful that Islam eliminated the jahiliyyah traditions of undermining the women and burying of girl babies. Islam has made it possible for women to inherit and to own their own wealth and to be the greatest teachers, role models and influencers of all time. Alhamdulilah for being a Muslim woman.

DAY 21: Alhamdulilah for a Merciful God for granting us such a month like this of Ramadhan. Alhamdulilah for all the chances that He gives us so that we can correct ourselves, repent with no limits, spread humanity and love each other honestly. Subhanallah. I mean, how Merciful is our Lord to give us such a flawless month where satan is locked away and gives you all the energy so that you can talk to Him and He, listens to you always? Alhamdulilah for Ramadhan. It is indeed one of the great blessings of Islam.

As we go into the final week of Ramadhan I would like to kindly ask you to remember me in your duas, I will forever be grateful for that. May Allah accept our duas, grant us guidance and the love of Islam. May He grant us the peace of the heart and love of akhirah.

Next week in shaa Allah the topic is Alhamdulilah for everything. Till next week, stay safe, keep thanking Allah and may Allah bless you. Ameen 😊

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