Assalamu Aleykum wa Rahmatullah my dear sister,
How are you or as a sister asked me the other day ‘how is your heart?’ 🤎
My response to her was “Sis, I am in a beautiful state of gratitude lately Alhamdulillah!”

What I learned lately is that nothing on the outside needs to change for me to feel grateful. When I am intentional about focusing on the good and on the blessings and favors upon me, I naturally develop a sense of gratitude and feel better for it. Alhamdulillah. This is exactly what I have been doing these past ten days with a group of beautiful sisters. I hosted a 10 day gratitude challenge and it was an amazing experience maa shaa Allah.

We intentionally remembered our blessings, spent some time journaling and writing down some of the blessings we take for granted and shared some of them with each other and on social media to inspire one another. We also revisited on a daily basis, the amazing book of Ibnul Qayyim ‘Patience and Gratitude’ and shared some of the points from the book that resonated with us.

All of that work helped us refocus our mind on the countless favors of Allah Azza Wajal upon us and when you do that, my dear sister, when you focus on the good, you can’t help but feel better. Sisters really loved the challenge for that very reason.

❤️❤️❤️ Eid Mubarak! جزاك اللهُ خيرًا
For this awesome challenge!! Sister Aminata G

In these days of uncertainty with the Covid19, I truly believe this is work we should all engage in. This is why I made the course free of charge. I really want to facilitate this journey for you so go ahead and click on the picture to enroll for free!

I am convinced that this journey of gratitude will uplift your mood and help you gain a wider perspective on whatever you find challenging in your life bi idhnillah.

Below are some feedback from the students. Let me know in the comment section, if you felt good by just reading these gratitude posts below because I know they definitely made me feel good. Alhamdulillah.

Alhamdulilah for my phone, as it helps me stay connected, seek knowledge, having Quran available easily, it helps me as well have dua easily available, all I have to do is take a screen shot, and read them whenever, wherever, Alhamdulilah. Sister Adiatu

Day 5:
1. Alhamdulilah for my sanity because so many people don’t have it since they are born or lose it with age.
2. What touched me in track 5 of the book is that Allah has made patience part of the pillars of islam and eeman. Sister Mariam

Day 6:
1. Alhamdulilah for being in a country where I can practice islam freely.
2. From the book I learned about the beautiful beautiful story of Urwa ibn Zubayr. What a beautiful patience💓. Sister Mariam

Alhamdulillah for the blessing of water 💧
Alhamdulillah for wudu (all purification) Sister Amina B

Alhamdulillah for GPS, for sanity, for me time, for Al An For U
sister Ajara

Alhamdulilah for this sisterhood, you lot increase me in strength to strive harder in getting close to Allah. You all are my perfumers. Really grateful for. So far this is my favorite chapter as a lot of reward is associated with being patient. Point 7 mention Allah will reward those who have patience with 3 fold rewards, guidance, blessing and mercy. Subhaanallah how great is this, with this 3 I can only be a winner. Insha Allah this will stick with me for whenever I find myself not being patient and also to remind others about it. These Audios are great sister Binta May you be rewarded immensely for it Aameen. Sister Adiatu

I am grateful for a beautiful sisterhood, sisters striving for goodness to please Allah I am indeed blessed to be part of it.
I am grateful for the trials I have faced they have strengthen me in many ways. Alhamdoulilah ala kulli haal! Sister Caroline

Many more sisters shared beautiful moments of gratitude with us and it felt really good being surrounded by so much hamd and shukr. Alhamdulillah.

Other comments were posted on social media (FB and IG) and you can access them by following the tag #aa4uhamdnshukr.

If you love to engage in self-contemplation and internal work, you will also enjoy this additional course I put together for my sisters who like to self-reflect in order to reach their highest potential.

Sometimes, we have to do some inner healing and clean out some of the emotions that do not serve us. The self-study course inner healing is perfect for that internal work.

The reason, I want to share this additional course with you is because right now, it is part of a series of courses that are on sale for EID! There is a coupon code ‘guard’ which takes off $15 off the listed price. Use the code ‘guard’ at the checkout and start your journey right away!

Click on the coupon picture below to access the registration page. The coupon also lists the other classes on sale for Eid. The coupon is only valid until tomorrow August 1, 2020 so book it now and get your discount!

May Allah ASh Shakur, count us among the Shaakireen (grateful), may He accept the little that we do and forgive our shortcomings. Aaameen!

Enjoy your Eid my dear sister!!! TaqabalaLLAHU minna wa minkum!🥰

NB: Go ahead and do some good by sharing this post with anyone you think might benefit. 🤩

Binta Umm Yahya is the owner of Al AN 4 U Online Coaching which is an online platform for Qur’an and Islamic studies as well as Lifecoaching for Muslimas and women interested in Islam. She has been teaching for over 7 years now and is an ongoing student of Qur’an with her husband imam Ahmed Abu Suhailah. She loves reciting, teaching and reflecting on the Qur’an. She also coaches sisters helping them gain clarity, focus and understanding of their religion so they live their best lives connecting to their Maker. Whenever she is not teaching or coaching, you can find her staring at the sky, reading or journaling with a big cup of tea. 

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