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The Power of the Thankful Heart

The Power of the Thankful Heart

What will people lose if they enjoy the Blessings of Allah with a thankful heart that acknowledges the Bestower and says to Him, “Thank You.” Or is this too difficult? Gratitude is more a feeling than mere movement of the lips, a feeling that was superbly translated into sincere actions

Thankfulness…Why Is It So Difficult?

Thankfulness…Why Is It So Difficult?

Thankfulness or gratitude is a wonderful feeling and a remarkable emotion through which one expresses appreciation for what is given. It is actually a reflection of perceiving that as blessing, or, in other words, an act of “speaking from the heart” and thanking the giver for showing generosity. It becomes more exalted when thankfulness is …

Being Thankful to Allah…Why It Matters

Being Thankful to Allah…Why It Matters

Each day in our salah, we repeatedly make one humble request to Allah, our Creator and Sustainer: {Guide us the Straight Way.} (Al-Fatihah 1:4) It is only by seeking and staying on the Straight Way, that we can ever hope to attain true salvation and success. What then must we do to ensure that Allah …

`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr is the day of thanksgiving and joy. It marks the end of the month of fasting, and it is when we feel happy and give thanks to Allah that He enabled us to obey His commands. We all fasted during the month of Ramadan, and by the end of the month, we realize …

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Why Do We Fail at Being Thankful to God?

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”- Bram Stroker While fretting over my ailment, I logged in to check my Facebook account. Alas! I was taken aback by what I saw. A friend had …

Those Who Thank Allah

Today we tend to look at what we don’t have and compare it to the blessings we do have and this is wrong. If we count our blessings from Allah, we will never be able to finish.

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What If My Family Serves Alcohol at Holiday Dinner?

Short Answer: Try asking the host not to serve alcohol, or to let you know before they do so you can leave beforehand. Suggest hosting Thanksgiving (or whatever family event) at your house. Above all else, be kind and gracious, and remember that just as alcohol is forbidden for a Muslim, so is being rude and …

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What American Muslims Think of Thanksgiving?

On Thanksgiving Day be sure to pass the halal turkey and top the sweet potato casserole with pork-free marshmallows because Muslims from all across the 50 states will be sitting down to a meal on Thursday during this most American of holidays. “Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays,” said Shauna Merbouhi, who …



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