New Islamic Directions

By Imam Zaid Shakir

Thank You Allah!

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Thank you Allah for the mind that produced these words.
Thank you Allah, for private thoughts, shared with only You, unheard.

Thank you Allah for gracing me to see another day.
Thank you Allah for blessing me with the ability to say…
“Thank you Allah.”

Thank you Allah for the air I breathe and the food I eat.
Thank you Allah for my pain-stricken, but still usable feet.

Thank you Allah for a place I can call home.
Thank you Allah for never leaving me alone.

Thank you Allah for 20/Something vision that allows me to see.
Thank you Allah for quickening me by your awesome command, “Be!”

Thank you Allah for all the blessings great and small.
Thank you Allah for enriching my life with the ability to still shoot, kick and throw a ball.

Thank you Allah for placing faith, however defective, in my heart.
Thank you Allah for blessing me to know where all blessings start.

Thank you Allah for bringing those who love me into my life.
Thank you Allah for a concerned, loving, believing wife.

Thank you Allah for peace of mind and calm of spirit.
Thank you Allah for sending a Messenger with a call, and for my ability to hear it.

Thank you Allah for elevating me though no special virtue I possess.
Thank you Allah for removing from me grief, worry, anxiety and stress.

Thank you Allah for friends who have stayed by my side.
Thank you Allah for the strength to withstand the waves of disbelief, rising in our world like a red tide.

Thank you Allah for the gift of gab which allows me to say,
“Thank you Allah, every second, minute and hour of each passing day.”

Thank you Allah! Thank you Allah! Thank you Allah!

Imam Zaid Shakir


By amoxil on August 27, 2016 at 2:22pm

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By amoxil on August 27, 2016 at 2:56pm

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By Islamic organization on March 24, 2017 at 10:31pm

May Allah give you more influence to write post like this post has got a place in my heart.

By Slave on April 4, 2017 at 4:08pm

Been coming to this blog ever since it was created. I've read almost everything posted on this blog and have enjoyed and learned from it! Thank you Ustad Zahid shahkir!

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