Friday Gratitude 29/07/16

Salaam Alaikum Everyone!

This week my Friday Gratitude is on Health. I’ve been down with a cold all week, and more recently I’ve started developing rashes and painful bumps as well so please pray for me. One of the reasons why I hate getting sick is because I can be annoying to be around. I think I kept waking the whole house up earlier this week when I had difficulty sleeping because of build ups in my throat. While it might sound dreary, getting sick is often a great reminder of how much we take for granted. We’re generally so used to waking up every day with good health that sometimes we forget to be thankful for the way our body harmoniously functions. The hadith below was a great reminder throughout the week for me to be in  a state of gratitude even with sickness.

Ibn Mas’ud said: “I visited the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, while he had a fever. I exclaimed: ‘O Messenger of Allah! You have a high fever! ‘ He said: ‘My fever is as much as two among you [might have]. ‘ I asked: ‘Is it because you have a double reward?’ He replied: ‘Yes, that is right. No Muslim is afflicted with any hurt, even if it is no more than the pricking of a thorn, but Allah wipes off his sins because of it and his sins fall away from him as leaves fall from a tree.” Bukhari 7:564

This hadith beautifully reflects the mercy of Allah SWT and one of the best things about Islam is that it encourages us to have a positive outlook about all our experiences. So less complaining and more gratitude!

Copy of FRIDAY

‘And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor] – Qur’an 14:7

Hope you’ve all had a great week!





  1. The last couple of years have been a little difficult for me health wise, so I empathize with your current predicament sister. May Allah aza wajal give you long and good health, Inshallah. I find that Illness has a way of teaching us patience, resilience, and most of all gratitude for what we have.


  2. I hope you start feeling better, dear! I was sick a few weeks ago and you’re so right. Our health is something many of us take for granted. But it is not a privilege many eve have throughout the world. That hadith is a beautiful reminder of faith, and how even in your seemingly dark moments, Allah swt always has your back!

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