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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Is the world thankful enough?

Taken from a posting from a user on Yanhoo Answers

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 (PBUH) 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

(Allahumma a'inni ala dhikrika, wa shukrika wa h usni iibaad-at'ika)

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

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 left this world young

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……