Monthly Archives: September 2019

Raising Children

Some of the traditional methods of raising children in Tarim (Yemen). This is really beautiful.

Women expecting children would ensure every morsel going into their mouths was halal. Breastfeeding mothers would repeatedly recite Ayah al-Kursi, Surah al-Falaq, Surah al-Nas and du’as of protection over their babies.

When a child first began to speak it would be taught to say:

رَضِيتُ بِاللهِ رَبّاً، وبِالإِسْلامِ دِيناً، و بسيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صلى الله عليه وسلم نَبِيَّاً ورَسُولاً

‘I am content with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion, and with our Master Muhammad ﷺ as my Prophet and Messenger.’

Parents would teach their children the importance of making good intentions and what intentions to make just as they would teach them how to recite Surat al-Fatiha.

Parents would teach their children to call upon Allah in every situation. If a child asked for something, his parents would tell him to perform wudu, pray two rak’ats and then ask Allah to fulfil his need. After he had done this, they would give him what he wanted and tell him that Allah had answered his prayers.

Each child would be allocated a specific task. For example, one child would buy things from the shops, another would clean the house and another would serve guests.

Parents would hold family gatherings in their houses on a daily or weekly basis. They would recite a portion of the Qur’an and read from the books of fiqh and hadith. They would conclude the gathering with du’as and salawat.

Parents would gather their children together before blessed days or months, such as Ramadan, and ask them what good deeds they planned to perform. For example, they would ask them how much of the Qur’an they would recite and how much charity they would give.

When one of their sons reached maturity, the father would hold a gathering to which he would invite the scholars and elders of the community. He would inform his son that he was now legally responsible and that he now had two angels who were recording his good and bad deeds.

Parents would give more attention to the education of girls than boys because girls would spend the greater part of their time in the domestic sphere. In reality, educating and nurturing a woman is educating and nurturing an entire nation.

Parents would marry their children as soon they were ready to ensure they did not commit any acts of disobedience. May Allah bless our children immensely and grant them every goodness in this world and the next.

Credit KQZ institute

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On this blessed path

This path is a lonely path. 

So don’t be surprised when a time comes when you become a stranger among people you thought were strangers like yourself.
The longer you remain on this blessed path, the more the people will see you as someone who baffles them because a person who chases this dunya will always find ambitions for the akhirah strange.

@ummomarr

True Happiness

*The Book Of True Happiness*

The noble Qur’ān, the Book of Allāh (عز وجل), revealed to mankind for guidance and as a mercy, it is the Book of true happiness and succes in this life and the Hereafter. It is a book that contains guidance for mankind, cure for disease, and happiness of this life and the Hereafter.

Whoever seeks happiness by way of other than it, will be wretched, and whoever seeks honor from other than its guidance, will be disgraced, and whoever seeks nobility by other than its path will be humiliated.

[Book: *A Piece of Advice and Admonition for The Women*, p. 23 | By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzāq Ibn ‘Abd al-Muḥsin al-‘Abbād | Translation: Jamīl Finch | Ḥikmah Publications]

Charity

Imam al-Bahūtî (r) stated:

“Before he says du’aa’ he should give charity…..”

Kashshaaf al-Qinaa’ (1/368).

The Muslim can give charity so that he may say du’aa’ if he needs a specific thing, and this comes under the heading of drawing closer to Allaah (tawassul) by virtue of righteous deeds, as is mentioned in the hadeeth about the blind man who asked the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) to pray to Allaah to restore his sight,

so the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) told him:

– to say du’aa’, and

– he told him to do wudoo’ and

– pray (salaah) before calling upon Allaah in du’aa’, and

the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) also prayed for him.

This comes under the heading of drawing closer to Allaah (tawassul) by virtue of righteous deeds.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (r) stated:

“The one who is giving zakaah should say what is narrated in the reports of du’aa’s, such as:

Allaahumma taqabbal minni innaka anta al-samee’ al-‘aleem (O Allaah, accept from me, for You are the All-Hearing, All-Knowing) and

Allaahumma aj’alha maghnaman wa la taj’alha maghraman (O Allaah make a cause a gain, and do not make it a cause of loss).”

●[Al-Sharh al-Mumti’ (6/270)].

Turn to Allah

Brothers and sisters, turn to Allah. Open the Quran and dedicate your whole life to Islam. Our deen is so beautiful and our lord is so merciful.

You walk to your lord and he runs to you. You just have to get up and start walking. The peace you will find is on a different level when you obey your lord.

When you live your life in the way Allah and our beloved prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) have taught us, you’ll find relief. You need to put in the effort and i assure you it will be worth it. Don’t be a stranger in your own religion ❤️

-fazahxd

Ashura

A Series of Reminders About The Month of Muḥarram – No.5

*It Is Recommended For Every Muslim To Fast The Day Of ‘Ashūrā’ Out Of Gratitude To Allāh*

Sh. Bin Bāz رحمه الله said: “Indeed, it has been confirmed that the Prophet ﷺ would fast the day of ‘Āshūrā, and he would encourage people to fast it because it was the day that Allāh rescued Musā and his people, and it was the day that Allāh destroyed Fir’aun.

Therefore, it is recommended for every Muslim, male and female to fast this day out of gratitude to Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic. And it is the tenth day of al-Muḥarram.

● [مجموع فتاوى الشيخ ابن باز ١٥/٣٩٩]

Feqeh Janaez