Alhamdulillah (All praise is due to God)
“In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds
The Beneficent, the Merciful,
The Master of the Day of Judgment
You alone do we worship, You alone do we ask for help
Guide us to the Straight Path,
The Path of those whom You favor, not the path of those who are astray.”
We praise God for granting us life
We praise God for sustaining us
We praise God for empowering us to bring new life into the world
We praise God for taking our lives
We praise God for returning us to our eternal home.
God is not in need of our praise
He is not in need of our prayers
He is not in need of our charity
We do these acts of praise, prayer, and charity for ourselves and for each other, not because they add anything to the infinite knowledge, infinite wealth, and infinite life of God.
I praise God for my caring, generous, and brilliant family.
I praise God for my education and the knowledgeable, dedicated teachers He put in my life.
I praise God for my health.
I praise God for Islam, and Islam is enough as a blessing.