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Rules of a Muslim Home (#8) - Hospitality in a Muslim Home (Part Two)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014 15:38

Some important etiquettes for the host are:

1. Treat your guest with honour and respect.

2. Personally serve your guest (keeping within the laws of hijaab).

3. Don’t spend too much time and wealth in preparing lavish meals for visitors. Present the best that is easily available and be simple. In this manner, one will be able to maintain this blessed sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

4. Abstain from unnecessary formalities as this takes away the barakah (blessings) from the food.

5. Present the food quickly. Don’t delay as often happens in weddings and waleemahs nowadays. 

6. Ensure that the guest is provided with what he/she prefers to eat.

7. Eat with the guest as the guest may feel shy to eat alone.

8. Check that the serving utensils are refilled in time so that the guest does not feel the food is finished. Refill the utensils without removing them (i.e. bring the food in another utensil).

9. Accompany the guest to the door of the house when he/she leaves.

May Allah Ta‘ala bless us all with the ability of opening our hearts and being hospitable towards the guests that visit our homes, aameen.

 

Equality Breeds Disunity

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Remember well! In the smooth running of our worldly and religious matters, there has to be a system where one is a leader and the rest are followers. The basis of unity and conformity is when one person who is accepted as being the leader is obeyed and the rest obey. There will never be unity and conformity if everyone wishes to be the leader and no one wishes to follow, or everyone is claiming equality, that everyone is a leader and nobody is a follower.

Thus for unity to exist in a marriage, one partner has to lead and the other has to follow. There is no concept of equality between husband and wife as this is the root cause of disunity. Thus justice demands that the husband is followed and the wife is the follower.

 

For Eliminating Coughs

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Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 15:28

1. Braise 1 tsp cake flour with 1 tsp butter. Add 1 cup milk and allow to boil for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 tsp honey and a pinch of salt. Drink as hot as possible.

2. Take 1/4 cup boiling water; add 1/2 tsp butter and 1 tsp sugar, a pinch of salt and 1 tsp honey. Drink it hot.

3. Boil 1 cup milk with 3-4 strands of saffron and honey and drink before sleeping.

 

Banana Pudding

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014 07:47

1 litre milk

3 tsp falooda powder mix with water

2 tbsp Nespray

1 ½ tbsp custard powder

Boil and set

When cool, add:

1 tin condensed milk

1 small tin Nestle cream

Stir the above into cool mixture.

Serving:

Set in bowls and top with Nestle cream and banana slices.

 

In Privacy, Not Public

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:07

It is natural that couples now and again become irritated and angry with one another. However one should never lose oneself in public and end up shouting and insulting one’s spouse in front of others. This will definitely be a means of embarrassment for the spouse and will create much bitterness in the marriage. More important than giving vent to ones anger and frustration is keeping the heart of one’s spouse. We need to control and contain ourselves, and train our minds to solve all problems and differences within the privacy and confines of our homes. 

 

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