All praise is due to Allah subhana wa ta’ala, Lord of the worlds.
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, my dear brothers and sisters.
Today, I decided to consciously remember to thank Adam and Daniel for every little act that deserved a thank you with this du’a,’Thank you, may Allah bless you!’ Holding the door open for me (‘Thank you, may Allah bless you!), washing their plates after breakfast (‘Thank you, may Allah bless you!) and waiting patiently for me to get ready (‘Thank you, boys, may Allah bless you!’).
What was amazing is that I started to see both Adam and Daniel, make this du’a, too! When Daniel gave Adam money to pay for his game, Adam said, ‘Thank you, Daniel. May Allah bless you. They both said this du’a to me after taking them out to lunch and letting them buy a game for themselves (though it was Daniel who paid with his allowance).
The very first time I heard this du’a was from a Khalifah Model School student several years ago. It was during iftar and I was spooning rice onto the plate of the student when she said, ‘Thank you , may Allah bless you.’
I was flabbergasted! I had never heard anyone say it before and to hear it from the lips of a young girl was truly an inspiring moment for me. I soon found out that this du’a was a familiar characteristic of the Khalifah Model School students.
Thanks to that young girl’s example and the others from Khalifah Model School, I now make this du’a a part of my daily interaction with others in my life, be it my sons, my mother and even the waitress serving me at the restaurant. To see her look of surprise, followed with a bright smile is definitely worth the extra effort.
“Thank you, may Allah bless you for reading my post.”