The Shukr Lifestyle - A Gratitude Journal

By Ismail Kamdar, and Roohi Tahir

Shukr (gratitude) is an essential part of Islamic spirituality. There are various levels of piety, and the highest level is to worship Allah out of gratitude. This was the station of the Prophet ﷺ who, excelled in worship, stating, “Should I not be a grateful servant?” (Sahih al-Bukhari #1130, Sahih Muslim #2819)

Reaching a level of conscious gratitude requires effort and consistently building good habits. This journal is designed to develop a gratitude mindset through daily reflections. Every activity in this journal was carefully chosen for its benefits. These activities are a mixture of Sunnah practices and contemporary methods of gratitude building.

What’s in the book

  • 15 unique gratitude building activities.
  • A compilation of Qur’anic verses and hadiths of the theme of gratitude.
  • Journaling space for deep reflections to build a gratitude mindset.


Ismail Kamdar - Author #1

Ismail Kamdar

Ismail Kamdar graduated from the ʿAlimiyyah program in 2006 and completed a BA in Islamic Studies at International Open University in 2014. He specializes in the fields of fiqh, tafsir, and history, and is the author of over a dozen books in the fields of Islamic Studies and personal development. He is the founder of Islamic Self Help, product owner of Yaqeen Books, and the research manager at Yaqeen Institute. He is the author of Productivity Principles of Umar II, Time Management & Barakah in Islam, Self-Confidence: The Islamic Way, Themes of the Quran, Earning Barakah, Homeschooling 101, Qur’an 30for30, and several other books about Islam and personal development.

Roohi Tahir - Author #2

Roohi Tahir

Roohi Tahir has a BS with honors in Computer Engineering from Boston University and is a graduate of the BMAIS higher Bridge to Masters diploma. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Islamic Studies from the International Open University. She is a research fellow at Yaqeen Institute, and also the Founder and Instructor of Nourish Your Soul, a platform for Islamic education.