Assalaamu alaikum guys and gals!
So, I'm very excited. Ask me why. Oh, why, you ask? It's because I just created a brand new website called AHL Moments, and it's already becoming a hit, AHL!
So what's it all about, you ask? Well, with the growth in popularity of "FMyLife.com" and similar sites, I find people constantly complaining about the difficult situations they face, highlighting the negative and ignoring the positive. Not only do they emphasize their misfortunes, but they conclude with FML (which stands for "F My Life"). Seriously, do we even think about how messed up that is? Do we ever take a second and think, "How does this constant expression of negativity effect my outlook on life?" I wanted to provide people with an alternative to FML, an outlet to express their frustrations, as well as their happiness, in a way that's actually uplifting, rather than detrimental, to their emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. That's how AHL was born.
As you might have guessed, AHL stands for alhamdulillah (Al-Hamdu-Lillah) which for those who don't know means "Thankful Praise belongs to God" in Arabic. While it comes from the Islamic tradition, the phrase can be used by anyone, whether you're Jewish, or Christian, or if you don't really have a set religion. What is unique about this phrase is that it is meant to be used in response to both pleasing and displeasing circumstances in our lives, the idea being that, whether things are going well or not so well, I will stay positive and ALWAYS give thanks and praise to the Creator.
The Prophet Muhammad (saws) is reported to have said, "Wondrous are the affairs of the believer. There is good for him in every affair, and that is only so for the believer. When something pleasing happens, he is thankful, and that is good for him. When something displeasing happens, he is patient, and that is good for him." So when you live your life with AHL on your mind, good is good and bad is good, and you can begin to look at every moment as an opportunity to remember God, to be thankful, and to be patient, and God is the ultimate goal.
So please help by sharing www.ahlmoments.com with your friends. If you'd like to share your own story on the site, check out the Submit a Moment page. Just follow the quick and easy instructions and you'll be on your way insha'Allah!
Jazakum Allahu khair for your help in bringing this site to the world. I'm very excited about it's growth so far AHL and I look forward to seeing what we can do with it together, insha'Allah.