We wanted to focus on becoming more grateful to Allah this Ramadan, and compiled the following document in order to better understand the importance of gratitude and what the expression الحمد لله actually means. It is roughly based on ‘The Spiritual Cure: An Explanation of Surah al-Fatihah,’ by Daar us-Sunnah Publishers, 2006, with additional references from the Noble Qur’an and authentic Sunnah. (Full references can be found at the end of the document إن شاء الله)
To download, click the button below:
The file includes a list of ayaat and ahadeeth that relate to gratitude, however, this list is not exhaustive. Rather, it is intended as a starting point for discussion and to become more aware of these and similar ayaat when reciting and reflecting on the book of Allah. The examples were chosen with our family in mind so you may find other examples more appropriate for your own.
You could use this as a framework on which to build a lapbook on gratitude or use it as a supplementary resource to Ayeina’s ‘Alhamdulillah for Series ( A Gratitude Journal for Muslims)’ (currently available in English and Arabic).
All good is from Allah, the mistakes are ours. Please let us know if you spot any errors.