Sunday, July 26, 2009

How are really.

I knew a guy who whenever you asked him how he was, he would reply perfect. It always amazed me because this guy wasn't a muslim but he had the attitude for one. When we are asked how we are, we are supposed to say Alhumdullilah; we should be grateful at all times no matter what we are going through. I haven't been able to embrace this since I converted. I've been saying fine if I was or to people I knew didn't really care but otherwise I would tell how I really was, if I wasn't ok. According to an article I just read in GoodHousekeeping (by Valerie Frankel) complaining just creates negative energy and makes things worse for everyone. She then goes on to explain how she tried to go for a week without complaining. Of course she couldn't do it completely but what she learned was that" gratitude stops complaints in their tracks". And isn't Alhumdullilah an expression of gratitude and doesn't it stop complaints in their tracks? Masha Allah. This article really made me realize why we should just say alhumdullilah.


  1. Yeah :) cuz it's like.. "I stumped my foot today and it hurts, but ALHUMDULILLAH my sins are being wiped out because of it!"

    When I saw the title for this post I thought it was a question directed to your readers :D

  2. Thats so true. I also noticed that saying "mashallah" seems to stop envy in its tracks.

    I think it would be the ultimate challenge to try not complaining at all.

  3. Assalaamu alaikum,

    Masha'Allah great post and great reminder. It reminds me of my dear friend who has been having so much trouble with breastfeeding her newborn - mastitis one week, thrush the next and so it goes on and all she says is "Alhamdu Lillah".

  4. Wa Alaikum salaam

    I just saw your comment now. Sorry or I would have recommended she use Gentian Violet for the thrush. After a week you will be fine insha Allah.