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qisas
04-30-2007, 05:52 PM
Thankful & Content

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Here is something to remind us to be thankful and content with what we have, which may be gone without us realising it. I read from a book of supplications, about a du’a taught by the Prophet himself to Muadz bin Jabal that ask for one to be content, thankful and offering good prayers :

اللهم أعنَى على ذكرك و شكرك و حسن عبادتك

“Oh Allah, Help me so that I will always remember you, be thankful to you and offer prayers to you in the best form.”

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Before you think of saying an unkind word
Think of someone who can’t speak

Before you complain about the taste of your food
Think of someone who has nothing to eat

Before you complain about your husband or wife
Think of someone who’s crying out to God for a companion

Today before you complain about life
Think of someone who went too early to heaven

Before you complain about your children
Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren

Before you argue about your dirty house; someone didn’t clean or sweep
Think of the people who are living in the streets

Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet

And when you are tired and complain about your job
Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your
job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another
Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down
Put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.

Life is a gift of GOD.
LIVE it….
ENJOY it……
CELEBRATE it………
AND FULFILL it……………

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tomtomsmom
05-01-2007, 01:44 PM
Very nice bro, thanks for sharing!
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Snowflake
05-01-2007, 01:52 PM
MashaAllah, that's lovely!
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Abdul Fattah
05-01-2007, 01:57 PM
Selam aleykum brother
Nice post mashaAllah, good way to remind people of just how lucky they are.
I just got one comment though:

Originally Posted by qisas
Today before you complain about life
Think of someone who went too early to heaven
Nobody goes to soon, everybody goes at the exact time that Allah subhana wa ta'ala has destined for them. Although I understand what you mean. And Allah subhana wa ta'ala knows best.


And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down
Put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.
:D
This reminds me of "The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy."
Where it says:
"Things to do when you're about to die:
Remember how good life has been for you and how lucky you are for being around so long. If coincidentally life has not been good to you, which given that you are about to die seems more likely, then think how lucky you are that life won't bother you much longer."
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