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5 Heartfelt Duas to Express Gratitude This Thanksgiving

It’s true that as Muslims, we don’t wait for Thanksgiving to be grateful, as our Lord tells us to always be thankful and grateful — and thus we’re always doing our best to show our gratitude all year round through our duas. 

However, on Thanksgiving, it’s like it brings the best in everyone around us, regardless of their faith. It’s the time when you feel like the whole country is in synchroneity and harmony, where everyone gravitates toward gratitude and thankfulness.

So for Thanksgiving this year, we have a list of duas that you can use with your family and friends to express your gratitude and thankfulness.

Thank Allah for all His blessings

الْحَمْـدُ للهِ حَمْـداً كَثـيراً طَيِّـباً مُبـارَكاً فيه، غَيْرَ مَكْفِيٍّ وَلا مُوَدَّعٍ وَلا مُسْتَغْـنىً عَنْـهُ رَبُّـنا

Abu Dawud: 3849, Al-Bukhari: 5458

Alhamdu lillahi hamdan katheeran tayyiban mubarakan feeh, ghayra makfiyyin wala muwaddaAAin, wala mustaghnan AAanhu rabbuna.

Allah be praised with beautiful abundant blessed praise, ever-lasting praise, praise which we will never bid farewell to, and indispensable praise, He is our Lord.

Thank Allah for Fulfilling our Needs

الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا، وَكَفَانَا، وَآوَانَا، فَكَمْ مِمَّنْ لَا كَافِيَ لَهُ وَلَا مُؤْويَ

At-Tirmidhi: 3396, Abu Dawud: 5053

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee ‘at’amanaa wa saqaanaa, wa kafaanaa, wa ‘aawaanaa, fakam mimman laa kaafiya lahu wa laa mu’wiya.

Praise is to Allah Who has provided us with food and drink, sufficed us, and gave us an abode, for how many are there without provision and without a home.

Thank Allah The Way That Suits His Majesty

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ عَدَدَ خَلْقِهِ، وَرِضَا نَفْسِهِ، وَزِنَةَ عَرْشِهِ وَمِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ

Abu Dawud: 1503

Subhaanallaahi wa bihamdihi ‘Adada khalqihi, wa ridhaa nafsihi, wa zinata ‘arshihi wa midaada kalimaatihi.

Glory and praise to be to Allah, to the number of His creations, and in line with His Pleasure, the weight of His Throne and the extent of His Words.

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ، وَلَا نَعْبُدُ إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ، لَه النِّعْمَةُ وَلَهُ الْفَضْلُ وَلَهُ الثَّنَاءُ الْحَسَنُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

An-Nasa’i: 1340

Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay ‘in Qadeer. Laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘illaa billaahi, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu, wa laa na’budu ‘illaa ‘iyyaahu, lahun-ni’matu wa lahul-fadhlu wa lahuth-thanaa’ul-hasanu, laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu mukhliseena lahud-deena wa law karihal-kaafiroon.

None has the right to be worshiped but Allah alone without any partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise. And He is Able to do all things. There is no power or might except by Allah. No one has the right to be worshiped but Allah, and we do not worship any besides Him. His is grace, and His is bounty, and to Him belongs the most excellent praise. None has the right to be worshiped but Allah. [We are] sincere in making our religious devotion to Him, even if disbelievers detest it.

Thank Allah for His Guidance

الحَمدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهتَدِيَ لَولا أَن هَدَانَا اللَّهُ 

Qur’an 7:43

Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee hadaana lihatha wa ma kunna linahtadiya lawla aan hadaana Allah.

All the praises and thanks to be to Allah, Who guided us to this, and never could we have found guidance, were it not that Allah guided us.

Do you include duas when observing Thanksgiving, if you observe? Slide in our DMs at @Muslimgirl and let us know!

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