Al-ḥamdu lillāh (Arabic: الحَمْد لله) or alḥamdulillāh is an Arabic phrase meaning “Praise be to God”. Frequently used by Muslims of every background, due to its centrality to the texts of the Quran and the words of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. But also spoken by some Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews. (translated definition sourced from Wikipedia)
What did you say alhamdulillah for today?
Often our days are so jam packed with activities, events and responsibilities that we can easily forget to be thankful and show gratitude for all that we have.
I was lucky enough to be gifted the #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal for Muslims by AYEINA. This was really exciting because it is a fantastic learning resource. And an activity that my daughter and I could sit down and do together. I received the digital copy as well as the soft cover copy. This was fantastic because it allowed me to have a copy for reference and a copy that my daughter and I could use as a workbook to record our thoughts.
The book is filled with beautiful illustrations and things that we can say ‘alhamdulillah’ for. The book’s illustrations are sectioned into four categories of gratitude – basic necessities, relationships, Islam and general. Within these categories are worksheets where you can record things that you are grateful for. You can sit down and complete the worksheets in one sitting or record one thing every day over a month. We worked through ours over the month by sitting down and completing 1 worksheet, once a week.
It was so humbling for me to sit with my daughter and discuss what we are thankful for. Yes, she gave me the general kid like replies of TV, iPad and lollies. But she also said alhamdulillah for things like her baby sister and her dad.
The gratitude journal we completed together will be placed into her memory box for us to reflect on in the future. I hope it will prompt happy memories of her and I sitting, laughing and talking together.
You can purchase your own #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal here.