I am so excited to be featuring the two talented sisters behind Ayeina.com to talk about their #Alhamdulillah For Series. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and if not, you’re missing out!
The #Alhamdulillah For Series is a mini gratitude journal for Muslims, designed to inspire a lifestyle of gratitude to Allah (swt). In my last post I touched on gratitude and the profound effect it can have on our health and well-being. Writing that post really opened my eyes to how amazing gratitude really is physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
So, when I was asked to review the book I was super excited. I loved it so much that I asked the sisters if I could interview them and they kindly agreed.
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I deeply believe that being grateful is one of the most important aspects of being Muslim. While this is true, gratitude isn’t something that comes naturally. We must practice it, we must learn it, we must condition ourselves to be able to say “Alhamdulillah” in both the good and the bad times.
This book is a great means to starting your lifelong journey of gratitude.
Here is what the sisters had to say.
How did ayeina.com start? What did you hope to achieve?
It started amidst light-hearted jokes like: “oh let’s start a blog instead of guest posting here and there.” But it soon turned into a full-time serious job for us.
We wanted to focus on the works of da’wah through different means of art. Writing, #Alhamdulillah For Series, typography, etc.
Based on public demand, we introduced the products and started selling our ad space as an alternative to Google ads.
InshaaAllah we hope to achieve Sadaqah jaariyah through it and halal income for us and other Muslimah’s, in shaa Allah.
I am in love with your #Alhamdulillah For Series! How was this series born? What was the aim?
This verse: “…If you are grateful, I will increase you…” Hence, a page is dedicated to this verse in the journal as well.
And We love YOU!
I really like how the book is interactive. Why was that important to you when creating it?
To instill positivity through practicality and to help develop an attitude of gratitude. Although seeing positive quotes and reading them out has an impact, journaling is important to track your emotions. To focus on positive aspects of your life. To take action.
One of my favorite parts about this book are the pictures! They are fun for both kids and adults! How do you come up with the images?
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At first we used to draw and paint each and everything on our own and it was extremely time consuming. The whole process of painting, scanning and then converting into digital clip arts…
So now we use mixed images (all legally). Some are hand painted by us, some are user submissions, some from bought stock, some from our old art pieces. But all in all, the final design is by us.
What does the word “Alhamdulillah” mean to you?
Cure in hard times and humbling amidst joy.
What do you hope people can get out of this journal?
A positive mindset in shaa Allah. Welcoming joy and abundance in life as a result.
Can you give some tips on how we can use this journal to forge a life-long habit of gratitude?
If you actually use it for a month, filling one space every single day – Just one Alhamdulillah, you will automatically be living it beyond a month in shaa Allah. And your thoughts are all that matters even if you stop journaling.
With every negativity that you may consume through news, social media etc. we’d suggest you to write something positive to combat it. Even if not everyday, at least make it a weekly habit. Or as needed within a week.
We personally are using the journal beyond several months already. By taking out prints of the weekly-Alhamdulillah page and filling it out categorically. Once the page is filled, we replace it with another print-out. In shaa Allah we will do a detailed post about it soon on ayeina.com.
Have you ever used a gratitude journal before? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!
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