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

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Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 16:55

Guests in a Muslim home is a means of attaining great barakah (blessings).

We should make a habit of inviting travellers, family members, friends and especially the ‘Ulama and pious to eat at our homes. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised us saying: “The pious should eat of your food.” (Saheeh Ibni Hibbaan #554) The nutrition that a pious person will receive from the food which he has eaten at our home will aid him in the ‘ibaadah (worship) of Allah Ta‘ala. As long as that nourishment is in his body, then we will also receive the rewards for this ‘ibaadah.

It is well known regarding Sayyiduna Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) that he would only eat if he had a guest to share his meal. Sometimes he would walk great distances in search of someone to join him in his meal.

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#7) - ‘Ibaadah (Worship)

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 06:37

The inmates of a Muslim home should always be engaged in the ‘ibaadah of Allah Ta‘ala.  Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has mentioned in a hadeeth: “Do not make your homes into graveyards, for verily Shaitaan runs away from that home wherein Surah Baqarah is recited.” (Tirmizi #2877)

In the explanation of this hadeeth, some commentators have mentioned that one’s home should not be void of the recitation of the Quraan Majeed. It is well known that Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had apportioned a section in his house wherein he would recite the Quraan Majeed aloud. Many of the Kuffaar took objection to this as their wives and children would be tempted to listen to the beautiful voice in which he used to recite the Quraan, thus drawing them towards Islam.

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#6) - Ta’leem (learning and teaching)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013 11:24

Ta’leem (learning and teaching) should be an integral part of every Muslim home. In the days of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) it was common among them that they would make their homes into places of learning Deen.

The second greatest personality after the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam), Sayyiduna ‘Umar bin Khattaab (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), was inspired to accept Islam because of the same reason. When he visited the home of his sister Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), she and her husband, Sa‘eed bin Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), were learning the Quraan from Khabbaab (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). This led to ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepting Islam.

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#5) - Seeking Permission

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 14:06

A home is a place where one finds peace. Allah Ta‘ala Himself declares in the Holy Quraan that He has created homes for us to acquire peace and comfort. One can only enjoy this peace and comfort if one is safe from unnecessary interferences and disturbances. Islam has taught us a very important etiquette in this regard which is called “isti’zaan” (to seek permission before entering a home). This will ensure that the privacy of the inmates of the home is not violated.  

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#4) - Tarbiyah of our Families (Part Three)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:12

How do we make the tarbiyah of our children (continued)?

5. Cell Phones and Computers: Be extremely cautious about giving them cell phones and allowing them free usage of the computer. If under extreme circumstances they are forced to use the cell phone or the computer, then this should be allowed only under your strict supervision. These modern day tools are like dangerous weapons which can be detrimental to the child’s Imaan. 

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