Dr. Granny’s advice
Every day that we have our loved ones with us is a blessing. If we please the Creator, the created will follow. We need to get our priorities right. We need to reflect on some of these points.
Remember life is like being in a boxing 🥊 match. When each day begins, we must get up and fight our negativity. Punch 🥊 this negativity with audhu billahi min ash shaytaan ir-rajeem.
You can do it, let’s ask the Creator to give us strength to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative and leave Mr. In-between behind.
Alhamduillah for what we have and alhamduillah for what we don't have. Remember to always say alhamduillah and show gratitude to Allah subhana Wa talla.
Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Purity is half of iman (faith). ‘Al-hamdu lillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fills the scales, and ‘subhan-Allah (how far is Allah from every imperfection) and ‘Al-hamdulillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fill that which is between heaven and earth." (Sahih)
وعن أبي مالك الأشعري رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: "الطهور شطر الإيمان، والحمد لله تملأ الميزان، وسبحان الله، والحمد لله تملآن -أو تملأ- ما بين السماوات والأرض."
Further, while being grateful for what we have, we need to remember to be patient when we endure difficulties in life.
Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him". (Sahih)
وعن أبي يحيى صهيب بن سنان رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم "عجبا لأمر المؤمن إن أمره كله له خير، وليس ذلك لأحد إلا للمؤمن : إن أصابته سراء شكر فكان خيراً له، وإن أصابته ضراء صبر فكان خيراً له."
The Prophet (ﷺ) Being Grateful
Further, we need to remember that even the best of creations, the one whose past and future sins were forgiven, Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) would remember to be grateful to Allah (سبحانه وتعالى). Look this beautiful and very inspiring hadith.
Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (ﷺ) would stand (in prayer) so long that the skin of his feet would crack. I asked him, "Why do you do this while your past and future sins have been forgiven?" He said, "Should I not be a grateful slave of Allah?" (Sahih)
عن عائشة رضي الله عنها أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يقوم من الليل حتى تنفطر قدماه، فقلت له: لم تصنع هذا يا رسول الله، وقد غفر الله لك ما تقدم من ذنبك وما تأخر؟! قال: " أفلا أحب أن أكون عبداً شكوراً؟"
Sometimes we look at the things we have and we think they're not much and others have more. However, we need to remember that even the smallest thing is a blessing from Allah (سبحانه وتعالى). A blessing that He can take away with a blink of an eye. Thus, always remember to be grateful and to say Alhamduillah for everything that you have. These are things that are not guaranteed to us in this dunia and as easily as they came, they can go away.