Thursday 21 May 2020

Ramadan 2020/1441: Ramadan Gratitude Journal Day 27

What passage or quote of the Quran makes you grateful?
It’s difficult to choose, over time, different verses of the Quran have moved me or impacted me in different ways.  But just a few include:

“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” ~ Quran 94:5-6
There is so much hope in this verse and there is a beautiful promise to hold onto when things feel too painful or hard.

“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear” ~ Quran 2:286
Again, a reminder for when it all seems to much or you start to fall into “why me?” thinking.

“But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.” ~ Quran 8:30
Whenever it feels as if the attacks against my beautiful faith have become too relentless, this verse reminds us that Allah (SWT) has it all under control. I also always think of this ayah every time I see some unexpected good news or something good come from a difficult situation.

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) not but as a mercy for the Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)”. ~ Quran 21:107
I love how the blessed Quran speaks about our beloved Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)

“Do what is good. Allah loves those who do what is good” ~ Quran 2:195
As simple as that really, a call to our work in this world, and a reminder whenever we get side tracked, tempted or act in way that is not from our best intentions.

“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” ~ Quran 13:28
Whenever the world or things are getting me down, this one verse reminds to put it all aside and go back to my purpose: finding peace in dhikr.

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” ~ Quran 49:13
I work in the area of diversity and inclusion, and this quote informs my work and reminds how far ahead of it’s time this faith was and still is.

What passage or quote of the Quran makes you grateful?

You can find the original Ramadan Gratitude journal challenge here and my take on it here.


  1. Anonymous22 May, 2020

    Two of those quotes -- the one about ease with hardship and the one about Allah being the best of planners -- truly moved me. And I am not Muslim.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to say so, I hope it brings comfort.