رَبِّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ
'My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Jannaah'
(At-Tahreem 66:11)


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In Praise of the Home-Maker


'And I in turn will do the same to my kids...'

It's an icy cold winter's morning sitting in the comforts of my home and enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Suddenly feelings of inner contentment and serenity engulf me. It dawns on me - far too many women feel unimportant, unrecognized and apologetic for being full-time housewives. I prefer the term 'homemaker' - an infinitely better description of a tremendously important role. And so, as an occasion arises with its heavy demands on women, let us reflect upon the vital art of homemaking.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Treating Children Equally


The Prophet  said:
“Fear Allaah & treat your children fairly.”
[Sahîh al-Bukhârî (2587) and Sahîh Muslim (1623)] 

 
       Shaykh Ibn Baaz رحمه الله stated that:
     "It is absolutely forbidden to show preference to some of one’s children over  
      others, and that it is obligatory to treat them all equally, males and females alike,
        in accordance with their shares of inheritance, unless they give permission   
                                              and are adults of sound mind." 
                            (al-Fataawa al-Jaami’ah li’l-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, 3/1115, 1116)

A Bridge is Not a Home


It was reported that (Prophet) Nuh lived in a house made of wool for nine hundred and fifty years. The Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم never put a stone over another [his house was built of mud] and on Umar ibn al-Khattab’s رضي اللّه عنـه garment there were twelve patches. This is because they understood that this world is a bridge and a bridge should not be taken as a home. Thus, whoever fails to be aware of this knowledge will be afflicted with the disease of Sharah1, and should cure himself by seeking knowledge and contemplating the biographies of wise scholars.


Footnotes:
1Sharah: Used for extravagance, and is generally used to refer to gluttony
  • Transcribed from: Disciplining the Soul; Tibb al-Ruhāni | Ibn al-Jawzi
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