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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:42

A person’s Imaan is tested in various ways in a marriage. Among the many tests is the situation where a couple who already have children from previous marriages are now married to each other. The test of Imaan is to now treat one’s own children as well as the children of one’s spouse with equality. The mother should never show love only to her own children and disregard the husband’s children from his first marriage, or spend freely on her own children and deprive the husband’s children, whereas they are more entitled to their father’s wealth. The demand of a true Muslim mother is that she displays kindness and fairness to all the children under her care. This could very well become the means of her entrance into Jannah.

   

Benefit of Pious Children

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 11:43

Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) used to constantly invite his mother towards the beauty of Islam so that she may also accept it. One day she uttered something against Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) which disturbed him greatly. He went crying to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and said to him, “O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!  Make du‘aa on behalf of my mother that Allah Ta‘ala blesses her with imaan.” Thus Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made the following du‘aa, “O Allah! Guide the mother of Abu Hurairah.” He returned home happily but found the door of the house locked. From outside he heard the dripping of water as if someone was having a bath. When his mother heard the sound of his approach, she asked him to wait. After completing her bath, she opened the door and recited the kalimah. He was so overjoyed that he began crying out of happiness. (Saheeh Muslim #6396)

This is the great benefit of having pious children that they will be the means of our salvation as well. It is our duty to encourage them to acquire the knowledge of deen, and they will become the coolness of our eyes.

   

Pious Mothers for Tomorrow

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Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2013 11:31

There was a time when mothers were so cautious and protective over their daughters that many people in her very own locality were completely unaware that she even existed. Eventually when the marriage of the girl took place, the people of the town were surprised to find out that though they lived in the same town, they had no idea that so and so living in their neighbourhood had a daughter. The current system of education has inculcated the directly opposite aspiration in our young daughters. Today’s young girl wants to be known to the world. Thus she tries to have her name appearing in various publications. She wants the world to hear her on air, etc. The spirit of hayaa in Islam is that a woman keeps herself away from the public eye as far as possible. 

   

Punishment Injured His Pride

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Last Updated on Sunday, 27 January 2013 10:37

When a child does something wrong, the punishment needs to be meted out in such a way that the child develops an aversion to the misdeed and not to the person meting out the punishment. As adults we value our self-respect and we dislike being embarrassed before others. The child as well, likes to preserve his self-dignity and respect.

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Holidays! Will my Child Survive?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 08:57

“Holidays,” in the life of a child, simply means, “Freedom.” The child is no longer restricted by school and madrasah hours. Thus the child feels absolved of all forms of responsibility. This “freedom” makes the child very vulnerable to the attacks of nafs (the desire) and shaytaan (the devil). However our beautiful deen of Islam comes to our rescue. We are reminded of our daily duties as a Muslim. Our salaah, quraan, zikr and du’aa are the forts for our protection. Every parent’s concern is, “Will my child survive this holiday, in an environment of sin and temptation?”

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