Book Review: Alhamdulilah For Series

Book review : Alhamdulilah For Series

For a few days now, I have been living  with the guilt and sadness of having taken a break from my career, for which I have worked since 2006. There are so many factors that made me take this decision. Some days , I feel guilty that all I do from morning to night is change diapers, cook food and clean the house. In my head, I have called myself unproductive or wasting my youthful years inside the four walls of my home.

I realized I needed a battery recharge. Or this might end up taking me down like the severe quarter-life crisis I underwent. I need to protect myself even before it starts.

I remembered the Alhamdulilah For series book I was sent a couple of months earlier. Jotting down every aspect of motherhood I was grateful for might help me to look at my current situation through a brighter tinted glass. The book has beautiful illustration which goes with each of its sections. It is divided into 4 sections where we can jot down about what we are grateful for. Since there are many detailed reviews already, I shall write about how I used the gratitude journal for myself.

Alhamdulilah for the basics

Alhamdulilah for her crossing all milestones.
Alhamdulilah for her first words being Pappa.
Alhamdulilah for her who fills our house with babble.
Alhamdulilah for her being interested in independent play.
Alhamdulilah for her learning how to climb down a bed/sofa.
Alhamdulilah for her who helps me relive a second childhood.
Alhamdulilah for her which taught me to use my time productively.
Alhamdulilah for her learning to eat adult sized food without gagging.
Alhamdulilah for her tiny curls which her great grandma used to call, a sign of blessing.

Alhamdulilah for ties that bind.

Alhamdulilah for a child that unites two families.
Alhamdulilah for my daughter who made me a parent.
Alhamdulilah for a supportive spouse who is an amazing father.
Alhamdulilah for motherhood which makes me appreciate my mother.
Alhamdulilah for the child who is the beacon of hope in a home which has seen so many loss.
Alhamdulilah for hyperactive toddleringdom reminding me to make dua for my grandma – a mother of 8 children.
Alhamdulilah for my child who made me notice a different generous nature of my brother by all the toys he bought.

 Alhmadulilah for Islam

Alhamdulilah for Jannah under my feet.
Alhamdulilah for the coolness of my eyes.
Alhamdulilah for making me a shepherd to my flock.
Alhamdulilah for being able to feed, hawlein kaamlein, inshaAllah.
Alhamdulilah for motherhood for teaching me the meaning of Rahm.
Alhamdulilah for an heir who can inherit from me, like the dua of Zachariah AS.
Alhamdulilah for a person who is commanded to lower her wings of mercy to us.
Alhamdulilah for a mother being worthy of her child’s good companionship, three times over.


Alhamdulilah for everything

Alhamdulilah for having a reason to learn to cook baby food.
Alhamdulilah for having a reason to frequent the parks often.
Alhamdulilah for having a reason to buy toys and board books.
Alhamdulilah for having a reason to find out nearby playgrounps.
Alhamdulilah for having a reason to read all the latest parenting articles.
Alhamdulilah for having a reason to use play-doh, soft toys and lego sticks.
Alhamdulilah for having a reason to buy cutest tiny outfits and matching accessories.

What are you grateful for today?

 (The book was sent for review. All opinions and views are my own)
Book Review : Alhamdulilah For Series. A gratitude journal which can be used for everyday of the month.

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12 Replies to “Book review : Alhamdulilah For Series”

  1. jazakillah khair for such detailed review. LOVE to see how people use the journal alhamdulillah! It has been our honor <3

  2. I love the concept behind these journals mashaAllah and the Ayeina girls are so lovely mashaAllah. Alhamdulillah for places we can keep our reminders of what we are thankful for

  3. Wow… while I have been following the concept of thinking about atleast one thing in the day that they should be thankful for and then discussing the same at bed time, this is a much more detailed and structured.. good stuff!

  4. Allhumdulliah for coming up with this wonderful post….Blessed are our lives but how many times in a day we close our eyes and say Allhumdulliah….Seeing Allah SWT blessing in all is indeed Allhumdulliah….

  5. MashaAllah this is really special. I think I need one of these.. I’m going through my own ‘quarter-life crisis’ and I’ve found that gratitude really helps alhamdulillah. May Allah reward you for sharing this lovely book with us <3

    Sometimes we just say Alhamdulillah without realising the impact. Allah feels so happy when he sees His creation thanking Him for the provision and He wants to give more in abundance!
    Have ordered the book! Cant wait for it to arrive! xx

  7. I can so relate to you! I am always going through conflicting emotions of “what am I doing with my life changing diapers all day” vs “I want to spend every moment watching my daughter grow up”. Reflecting on my true purpose here and taking time out to express my gratitude has really helped me refocus and re-center myself! <3
    Loved reading through your alhumdulilahs!

  8. MashaAllah this is so nice I loved how you gave your personal examples of what you are thankful for. And I also think it’s really awesome that you decided to use it in a time where you knew you really needed to focus on the positives. I pray that Allah grants you ease and rewards you for your decision to do what you think it best, Ameen!

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