Alhamdulillah for every breath, we take

Praise Allah On All Conditions

Muslims believe that Allah is the all-powerful Creator of a perfect, ordered universe. Allah said: “Invoke Me, I will respond to you”, so from His mercy, for His slaves, He has promised to respond to their invocations but for those who do not invoke Him, He has promised punishment because the invocation of Allah is an act of worship and refusing to invoke Him ( disbelieving in Him or having doubt in His ability to answer the invocation) is a refusal to worship Him. Allah says:

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

“And said your Lord, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you. Indeed, those who (are) proud to worship Me will enter Hell (in) humiliation.”  (Surah Ghafir 40:60)

Praise be to Allah is used by Muslims to thank Allah (God) for His blessings. The blessings of Allah are innumerable. We should not try to find a reason to thank Allah, but we should be grateful and continue to thank Allah for all we have said “Alhamdulillah”. Note that if we remember Allah, Allah will remember us. So continue to thank and remember Allah. Allah hears and listens. Allah says:

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ

“Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Verily, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, but the remembrance of Allah is greater.” (Surah Al-Ankabut 29:45)

Praise be to Allah is an example of your deep faith in Allah. Allah’s blessings are countless. We should not try to find a reason to thank Allah but we should be grateful and keep thanking Allah for everything. If you are praised Allah, He will increase your blessings and rewards and give you even more than what you ask for, that is the beauty of our Allah.

Allah the Creator and Knower of everything:

  1. Praise Allah that Allah turns life into happiness and prosperity
  2. Praise Allah for the bonuses, He has given us everything
  3. Praise Allah and fear of not living up to one’s repentance
  4. Praise Allah for helping me to follow today and always
  5. Praise Allah, no matter what happens God is with me
  6. Praise Allah that Allah has saved me from every evil
  7. Praise Allah, and do not make mischief on the earth
  8. Praise Allah for his mercy and forgiveness
  9. Praise Allah for all, even the trials
  10. Praise Allah for a healthy life
  11. Praise Allah for all that I have
  12. Praise Allah for every breath, we take
  13. Praise Allah for hidden and apparent blessing
  14. Praise Allah for helping me to become righteous
  15. Praise Allah, to seek help through sabr and salat
  16. Praise Allah, and you will find Him in front of you
  17. Praise Allah for bringing me out into the darkness
  18. Praise Allah, we live in help for relief and protection
  19. Praise Allah, He has given us more than we expected
  20. Praise Allah for the trials that brought you back to Allah

Allah asks us to turn to Him and to ask for anything we want. Allah awaits us to call on to grant our wishes. However, the one thing Allah asks for in return is for His blessings bestowed upon him. As humans, when we want something we pray to Allah day and night, asking Him to grant it to us and if we end up getting it, we forget the one who granted it to us in the first place. Allah says:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ 

“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you, and be grateful to Me (for My countless Favours on you) and never be ungrateful to Me.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:152)

Allah created human beings as equals. Allah created every human soul with some knowledge of His existence. Allah is a powerful and strict judge, who will be merciful toward followers depending on the sufficiency of their life’s good works and religious devotion.

Our goal is to build a habit of everything to God:

  • If you have been blessed to experience beauty this day or night, praise Allah
  • If you have books to read and pens with which to write, praise Allah
  • If you have food each time that you open the fridge, praise Allah
  • If you are in a cold climate yet have a warm home, praise Allah
  • If you have running water healthy and clear, praise Allah
  • If your loved ones are safe and near, praise Allah
  • If you have been blessed with good health, praise Allah
  • If you lack any of the above yet still love Allah, praise Allah
  • If you have ample resources or adequate wealth, praise Allah
  • If you have clothing that is clean and appropriate, praise Allah
  • If you live without the fear of bombs raining on you, praise Allah
  • If your speech is judicious and your words are always true, praise Allah
  • If there is no threat of harm from someone seeing Islam differently than you do, praise Allah

Allah is the Master of all the universe, the Creator and Controller of the heavens and earth and all that is between them and that which the human mind cannot even fathom and have absolutely no knowledge about. We all will be tested by Allah and therefore we will pass through times that would seem difficult to us. Humans cannot see Allah directly, that is a fact but that in no way means that He is not close. Allah says:

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

“Those who believed and find satisfaction their hearts in the remembrance (of) Allah. No doubt, in the remembrance of Allah find satisfaction the hearts.” (Surah Al-Rad, 13:28)

Allah constantly reminds us in the Quran to reflect and ponder over His blessings and creation. The knowledge about Allah leads man to know that he is created to live according to Allah’s way as revealed to the last Messenger Muhammad. This Revelation contains a complete code of life. Everything that is beneficial or harmful is established.

Here are some facts about Allah Almighty that all Muslims should know:

  • Allah is the Loving One: “And Allah loves the steadfast.” (Quran 3:146)
  • Allah is All-Knowing: “And Allah loves the doers of good.” (Quran 3:134)
  • Allah is the Delayer: “If you are grateful, I will give you more.” (Quran 14:7)
  • Allah is Unique: ” If you are grateful, He is pleased with you…” (Quran 39:7)
  • Allah is a Friend: “… and be grateful to All? h, if it is Him you worship.” (Quran 2:172)
  • Allah is the Most Merciful: “And whoever does a wrong or wrongs himself but then seeks forgiveness of Allah will find Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (Quran 4:110)
  • Allah is the Maintainer of life: “And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.” (Quran 15:23)
  • Allah is the Impartial Judge: “Allah – there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names.” (Quran 20:8)

All thanks to Allah for taking me out from the shade of darkness to the shade of light. Be mindful of Allah’s blessings and look at those who are not as fortunate as yourself, it puts things into perspective and helps one realize how merciful and kind Allah has been to us and how ungrateful we can be. Say Alhamdulillah for it is an excellent expression of sincerest praise to the Almighty. Even if we spend all day, every day in praise and gratitude, it would still not be enough.  Allah says:

دَعْوَاهُمْ فِيهَا سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَتَحِيَّتُهُمْ فِيهَا سَلَامٌ وَآخِرُ دَعْوَاهُمْ أَنِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

“Their call therein will be Glory to you, O Allah. And their greeting therein will be peace. The close of their request will be: Allah praises are due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.” (Surat Yunus 10:10)

We should consciously thank Allah from the smallest of things to the biggest of things. We should always say “Alhamdulillah” and praise the one who made it possible for us. It is Allah’s mercy if we find ourselves being saved from calamities and difficulties in life, it is not our own doing. Allah loves those who turn to Him and praise him and in turn, Allah gives us even more. Allah says:

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

“Say: He is Allah, The One and Only.”Allah, the Eternal, Absolute.” He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.” (Surah Al-Ikhlas 112:1-4)

We must have firm faith in the doctrine that everything that happens is made to happen by the power and will of Allah. Along with this, the need and importance of prophets, saints, and angels cannot be denied too. And in any case, whenever a Muslim encounters trouble he should immediately seek the help of Allah and should impart his complete belief in support of Allah and consider him the only controlling power.