Alhamdulillah...All Praise is due to Allah, The Almighty, The Lord of the worlds.
Are we grateful to Allah? Do we count our Blessings? Or do we keep bickering and cursing and complaining constantly about the minute trials we have to face in this world, (which is also a good thing actually as it is an opportunity for us to earn ajar (reward) from Allah, and all we have to do is be patient!) ?
How can we be so ungrateful to Allah, Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem?
If we were to weigh our blessings from Allah Subhanahu watha'ala on one balance sincerely and with gratitude, and the little trials on the other balance of the scale, which one side would be more heavy? Do we really think of the less fortunate, our sisters and brothers suffering in many parts of the world because we are not fulfilling our duties to them properly? Or do we just express our concern for them verbally, and then when it comes to something concerning us, our heart is very heavy?
Allah says in the Qur'an:
وَأَمَّا بِنِعْمَةِ رَبِّكَ فَحَدِّثْ
"And as for the blessings of your Lord, proclaim it!" (Surah Ad-Dhuha: 11)
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِى لَشَدِيدٌ
"And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks, I will give you more; but if you are thankless, verily, My punishment is indeed severe." (Surah Ibraheem: 7)
So, inshAllah, let's pray to Allah SWT, to give us a heart that is Grateful to Him, and with this gratitude, let's increase ourselves in righteousness through our thoughts, speech and deeds.
Alhamdulillah, He has Blessed me with wonderful family, and for all the loving people I have around me. Alhamdulillah for a husband who loves me inspute of all my shortcomings. Alhamdulillah for my children who bring tears of joy to my eyes, even they are a trial too.
Alhamdulillah for the perfect way in which He has created me (outwardly and inwardly), Subhanahu wa tha'ala.
Alhamdulillah for this perfect world, which is so beautiful and just so perfect that words can't describe it.
Alhamdulillah for the air we breathe, the light that enables us to see, the water and food we enjoy, the cozy homes we have, this computer that connects us to the whole world.
Alhamdulillah for the provisions that are only there for us as a Blessing from Allah SWT.
Alhamdulillah for the trials of this life that will make mre more patient.
Alhamdulillah for making me a Muslim, and Blessing me with the Qur'an as an infinite source of guidance. Alhamdulillah, for promising me Jannah if I obey His commands and do righteous deeds, and for warning me to stay away from matters that will lead me to the Hell-fire.
Alhamdulillah, for writing this really made me reflect upon Allah's Blessings upon me. And I hope it will for you too.
And theres always many more bounties from Allah SWTto be grateful to Him for....