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Friday, 01 June 2012 22:04

When Ayyub (alaihis salaam) was tested with an illness, everyone had abandoned him except his wife Rahma. She remained by his side to nurse and take care of him. This is a praiseworthy quality of a loyal wife. Indeed, every husband must have great compassion, love and consideration for his wife. The wife must be totally loyal to her husband in all conditions. It should not be the case of enjoying life with the husband in prosperity and abandoning him when he is ill or in difficulty. There is an expression that says, “When poverty knocks at the door then love flies out through the window.” Nevertheless a Muslim wife should continue to serve and obey her husband solely for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. We should not be motivated by the temporary material world.

 

Beat the children with love

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Monday, 11 June 2012 10:20

Hakeemul-Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi alahi) used to say, : ‘When someone becomes my follower, my main concern and worry is not to reform that person, instead my first concern is to embed my love in that persons heart since if he loves me, he will obey me.’ Similarly, once the child loves his parents, he will be prepared to do anything for them. To get angry with one’s child and to chase him out of the home may not be an effective form of punishment. In fact in many cases the child will be too happy to be away from the angry nagging parents. Yes, if the child loves the parent, then the slight displeasure of the parent is sufficient to stop the child from further displeasing the parent. In this era we need to “beat” our children with love, mercy and kindness or else we may loose them.

 

Surah Qalam

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:13

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#2) - Neatness

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:05

Al-hamdulillah in the last issue, the importance of cleanliness in our homes was discussed. Just as it is important to keep our homes clean and tidy, it is also important to keep it orderly and well organized. The Hadith very emphatically teaches us to be neat and organized in whatever we do.

On one occasion Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum): “You will soon be meeting some of your brothers, so straighten your saddles, and neaten your clothing until you become like a shining star in the sight of the people” (Abu Dawood #4091).

In this Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) explicitly commands the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) to straighten their saddles and neaten their clothes so as to look presentable in the sight of people. 

The following are some points that should be considered:

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White Calico Cloth

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Monday, 11 June 2012 10:07

Consider the following parable which is often a reality. A woman walks into a material store one morning to buy material for a wedding outfit. She does not realise that a few hours later her white calico kafan cloth will be purchased from the same store to shroud her dead body.  While choosing her wedding material, her eyes may have even fallen on that calico cloth, or her hands may have even touched it. Little did she know that in a few hours time she will be covered in that very cloth.

Often some material is given to the dress-maker to sew an outfit.  However before the outfit is complete, the life of the person to wear it has been completed. How many of us may be living the last month of our lives or even the last day? Death is staring us in the face and we are still chasing after the material world!!!

May Allah Ta’ala enable us to always be prepared for the inevitable death.

 

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