Alhamdulillah is basically a word muslim will say to show gratefulness to Allah. Thanking Allah for the blessings and everything He has given us.
It is a sign of appreciation and a positive attribution, and it is also to be said with profound sense of love, with utmost respect for all the priceless basic material he Has given us, for free.
And, importantly this attribution is only, and only, to Allah. None other compared to him.
The expression is something like this, “Alhamdulillah, atas kurnian rezeki” or in English, “Alhamdulillah for all that was given!”
When, a person say thank you, it is attribute to the kindness of the person and indirectly show the one saying is respectful and is benefited to that kindness.
So, when a muslim say, Alhamdulillah, he or she is feeling that benefit that Allah has given to him, for whatever it is.
I still remember the saying of Tunku Abdurrahman, the father of Kemerdekaan he said,
This was his word during the Merdeka Day.
Some mornings, we just prostrate and say, Alhamdulillah, Thank God! and that is what we say -wholeheartedly.
Sometimes, when we faced multitude of problems, the only things that we can say “Alhamdullilah, for the things which happened only makes me nearer to you Allah!”
Let it be!
Alhamdulillah also is not exclusive, for the BIG things, you know like buying a new house, getting that IPO, passing MRCP, passing your Insignior ( engineering) or passing your Master cum PhD thesis for English!
It is expansive, and boundless. It precludes, every little things that you do, waking up, having to go to the bathroom , seeing your self in the mirror while brushing your teeth, wearing that nice clothes, combing your hair, and having that morning coffee, enjoying your ride in the car, arriving at work and of course, seeing your patients.
The list goes on, until you retire to your bed! That is how a Muslim be when he is grateful!
It will avoid him from putting that swearing words, you know!
Alhamdulillah, things had been very tough for me. It is one of those days, you didn’t know that you were smiling. Its hard but then Alhamdullillah!
Anyways, thanks for reading!