Assalamu Alaykum.

I’d like to start this post off by saying everything that has been written in this post is a reminder to MYSELF first!

Let me start off by asking you, when was the last time you sincerely got down in sujood and thanked Allah for all that he has blessed you with?

With our hectic busy days with work, children and family sometimes Allah is the last one on our list to take care of but in reality He is the most important one.

We praise others and ourselves for landing that amazing job or promotion, for getting accepted at one of the top college / university, for getting pregnant. We all need to take a step back and remember who gave us all of these blessings.

Say, “He is Allah, [Who is] One. – Qur’an 112:1

As human beings we sometimes take the blessings from Allah SWT for granted.

Let me share one of my all time favourite Hadeeths with you:

‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan Radi’Allahu Anhu reported, “Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “Adam’s descendant is not entitled [to anything in life] except these items:

  1. A house to live in
  2. Clothes to cover their intimate areas (‘awrah)
  3. Dry bread and water


Ya Allah SWT. Those are the only items that we are entitled to in this Dunya. Now I’d like you to look around you right at this moment. Look at the couch or bed you’re sitting on. Look at the furnishings in your home. Think about all of the luxuries that Allah SWT has blessed you with, and by luxuries I’m talking about clean drinking water, a variety of different types of food. (other than dry bread and water) Now let’s all say Alhamdulillah and give 2 Rakat in Shukr to Allah SWT.

It’s okay, finish reading this post when you’re finished your voluntary prayer to Allah. 

‘And whatever blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah.’

Qur’an 16:53

We will never be able to thank Allah [swt c=”black”] enough for all of our blessings however we need to be conscious and grateful for all of the blessings while giving as much thanks as we can. Allah SWT says,  

Will you not, then, take heed? For should you try to count Allah’s blessings, you could never compute them” Qur’an 16:17-19.

Let’s all make a commitment that from this day forward we will all be more conscious of the many blessings that Allah SWT has bestowed upon us. Say Alhamdulillah for everything and sincerely thank Allah SWT in our sujood.

I pray this post acts as a reminder to us all; myself first.

Until my next post,

Umm Johar 




  1. Irum April 15, 2016 at 5:57 am Reply

    What a beautifully written post and the best part I am reading this on Friday. SUBHANALLAH… Pls keep posting reminders like these.

  2. Famidha April 15, 2016 at 7:37 am Reply

    Wa’alaikum Salam sister, this post is a huge Reminder to me too.. I don’t remember to thank as much as I should be. And when I do remember it is never as much as it should be. I have to relook at my priorities and live and pray more consciously. jazaki Allahu khayran dear..

  3. Hina Nafe April 15, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply

    This is something I have been thinking about too recently especially since my mother keep reminding me and also when I look at my daughter and realise what a blessing allah has given me in her form.
    thanks for such a beautiful post

  4. Sainab April 15, 2016 at 10:23 am Reply

    This is such a beautiful post and a wonderful reminder. It’s amazing how busy our lives are but sometimes we’ll forget to simply thank Allah. May Allah make us of those who thank him regularly.

  5. Afreen Zia April 15, 2016 at 11:08 am Reply

    Jazak Allah khair for sharing…These type of posts are necessary for us a reminder….

  6. Amina April 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Subhanallah… We definitely need reminders of this nature from time to time, because man is forgetful.

    If we truly try to count His blessings, we will never be able to finish counting them. May we remain ever grateful and committed to acknowledging His blessings in our lives always.

  7. Sara April 15, 2016 at 7:27 pm Reply

    Thank you for the reminder. It is so important for us to remember Allah in good time also and not only in bad times.

  8. Zainab April 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Really needed this post, was feeling down and this made me feel so much better. Shuran for sharing 🙂 ( &

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