Every time when this sets in,
that there is so much to be grateful for in this life,
there would be so much thankfulness l have for everything in this life.
My family, such great father and mother who has given so much so much to me,
My sister, who has brought so much joy, companionship and laughters,
The teachers who has taught and guided me in times of great need,
Great friends who are so amazing in their own unique ways
In all of these, good or bad times,
God is always there,
He is who has held my hands, all these while
He who has lead me, provided me, cared and nurtured me with so much
What lack is there in life?
What else do I want?
When everything has been provided for
Every person that comes in my life, everyone that I’ve crossed path with,
are such amazing people.
Who else do I seek to meet?
Just to be in this gratefulness
is all I pray to be in this life
Prayer of gratefulness.
Mu’ meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Assalam alay kum brother burhan
May Allah (SWT) guide you and all of us with the correct knowledge and guidance Ameen.
My question is :
I was praying 2 rakat namaz for shukriya (thanks). daily
but in one of the religious lecture , i heard that there is no such prayer for thanks giving, only sukratul sajdah.
can you make it clear in the light of Quran and Sunnah.
Jazak Allah khair.
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Prayer of gratefulness
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
One is at absolutely liberty to do any good deed as a sign of gratefulness or to earn the Pleasure or Good Will of their Lord, regardless of whether it be the offering of nafl prayers, a sacrifice, performing a fast, giving something to charity, performing the sajdah, etcthus if one wishes to offer a two-rakah nafl prayer as a sign of gratefulness unto their Lord for the favors He has bestowed upon them, there is absolutely no harm.
What one should not do is give that prayer a name or a form or a time from themselves when the Messenger of Allah (saws) has not endorsed it himself.thus there is absolutely no harm if one offers a two-rakah nafl prayer daily or as often as one wills as a sign of their gratitude unto their Lord, but they should abstain from giving it a name like shukrana-namaaz or salat-ul-shukr etc., when such a name is not endorsed by the Messenger of Allah (saws).
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam
Friday morning Grant woke up and said let’s go to OKC tonight. We are not that spontaneous so this was surprising. Grant had one goal this fall and that was to see his oldest niece, a senior, do her drum major thing. He was afraid we would miss it if we waited too long to go and see her.
A little packing and a few phone calls later and we had a plan in place. How fun to get out of town for a night! After school and work we got in the car and started driving. The plan was to stop at the McDonald’s on the turnpike for dinner for chicken nuggets in the car and we should make it to the game with a few minutes to spare before it started.
Dinner was ordered and handed out then we were off and stopped. A car pulled out in front of us and for no apparent reason blocked us from going for 3 minutes or so. At the time it was annoying. But we had some extra time and we were in a good mood. I casually mentioned that maybe God was keeping us from being in a wreck or something.
Fifteen minutes later on the turnpike going 75 or a little more we came to an abrupt stop. The kind where wheels squeal and chicken nuggets go flying. We noticed a sign that said construction ahead. But it wasn’t the construction that stop us.
It’s never a good sign when people are standing on the highway and groups of truckers are walking up the road.
Two semis wrecked and rolled over and toilet paper was scattered everywhere. They were only about a quarter of a mile ahead of where we stopped or about 3-5 minutes ahead of where we should have been if that annoying car hadn’t blocked us in at McDonalds. I don’t know for sure we would have been in the middle of those two semis but I’m thankful and grateful that we were not. We got to pray as a family for God’s protection over our family and for the truck drivers who were probably injured.
We made it to the stadium with 2 minutes to spare as the Deer Creek Band took the field at half time. Sydney did great!!! We are so proud of her!
|These three are a mess and loved listening to Sydney’s band! Oh and Savvy’s glass are purely fashion.|
A Prayer of Gratefulness for my Wife
Most loving Lord God I am filled with your countless blessings, in a life of spiritual riches. Thank you for all you have given me, and thank you for allowing me to know you. Among my many treasures, most valuable is my wife, the gateway to all that is good, the mirror who reflects most clearly what is positive and loving in me, what I can be. She is not my better half; she is my guide into completion. She is a light in my times of darkness, a love song amid the cacophony of chaos holding her peace and beckoning me to join her. Among those I know she holds the heart most like you, she brings her unique strength in kindness, quickly accepting whatever life brings with a masterful generosity, always in touch with overflowing loving. Her soul is old but innocent and draws forward the best from whomever she meets. She is an oasis for every traveler in the desert, a cool drink to lift the spirit, and encourage the expression that will inspire and lift each one in need. Like an angel in flesh she guides gently and guards resolutely what lies within her domain as a most trusting, ever loving, true servant of the Lord.