About the Book: With bad people always in the newspaper and bad news always on the news channel, it’s hard to always look at the brighter side of things. We tend to discuss negatives way more than we talk about the positives instead of finding a solution to turn the negatives into positives. Contrary to that, we get to see endless forms of blessings poured upon people around us on social media. Everyone is extremely happy – they’re going to different countries for vacations, they have a supportive family and awesome friends, they have all the money in the world, their businesses are a success and most of all, they look so amazing. Everything must be perfect in their life huh? Why is my life so depressing then? you ask! You see, the grass is not only always greener on the other side but it also seems more fresh because of dew and the glistening sun. Do you know those with the greener grass think of your blessings? They think that you have it all and they don’t – Too blinded by their own sunlight!
Alhamdulillah is a lifestyle. Seeing the glass half full – thinking, it could have been empty!
The word Alhamdulillah has two parts: 1) All praise is for Allah 2) All thanks is for Allah
You can praise something or someone but you don’t necessarily thank them every time. While you can thank someone and not have their praise in your heart. When you say Alhamdulillah, you accept all the baggage that comes along with it. You praise Allah and thank Him with all your heart. The more the attitude of gratitude you develop, the more the blessings shower on you – or maybe it’s just that you’ll start seeing the blessings in places you never saw before. This is the reason why we started the #AlhamdulillahForSeries. So we could welcome happiness in our life through positivity while also showing praise and gratitude towards Allah in tiny little things. Things that we sometimes take for granted. It’s a fun series that could be used as great reminders on how important positivity is in our lives. As students of Islamic Psychology, we also understand how important keeping a journal is! How important it is to write – to keep a track of your emotional health (which is as important as your physical health).
But since keeping detailed journals might sound intimidating to some people, we tried to keep your writing part as minimal as possible. Just ONE Alhamdulillah a day. For ONE whole month. A month of helping you develop an attitude of gratitude by taking one baby step at a time in shaa Allah. We tried to keep the size of the book handy, so you can fit it in your bag and it’s easier for you to carry it around because of its lightweight. Basically, to make it easier for you to write in shaa Allah. And also to let your child fill the book with you as well. Since it’s full of handmade watercolour illustrations, it will appeal to kids and help them learn and focus on gratitude and positivity too in shaa Allaah.
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