Tag Archives: Family

November, 2017

  • 14 November

    Rectified motives and reformed children

    The Honourable Hadith expert of our times, Al-Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) often states that the residents of Madinah Munawwarah regularly make the following du’a: اللّٰهُمَّ أَصْلِحِ النِّيَّةَ والذُّرِّيَّةَ Allahumma aslihin niyyah wadh dhurriyyah   Translation O Allah, rectify my intentions and reform my progeny. This brief yet profound du’a is much needed in the world today. Ponder: One who is bereft of the above two bounties …

December, 2016

  • 24 December

    Sublime “Holiday Spots”

    A man was on his way to a neighboring village when an angel suddenly appeared before him. ‘What takes you to this village?’ Enquired the angel. ‘To visit a brother whom I love for the sake of Allah,’ was the sincere reply. The angel questioned further, ‘do you have any other motive?’ The man replied ‘No’, upon which the angel exclaimed, ‘I am the messenger of Allah and I assure …

November, 2016

  • 15 November

    How to cherish your Husband

    Islam is a balanced religion and addresses all sectors; the employer as well as the employee, the oppressor as well as the oppressed and so on. My previous article was addressed to the husbands, on how to inculcate the noble character of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in the home. This one is an attempt to balance the scale. Hereunder are a few Hadiths that guide the wife on how to cherish …

  • 7 November

    The Best of You…

    One of the great expositions of Almighty Allah’s divinity is the creation of the spouse. The system of procreation is in itself unique as well as divine. Mind boggling is the fact that the entire human race has been extracted from a single couple; Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) and Sayyidah Hawwa (radiyallahu ‘anha).

September, 2016

  • 12 September

    The value of Din (religion)

    In every man’s life, it is his Din (religion) that should reign supreme. Globally today, religion is given the ‘back seat’. The importance that is suppose to be attached to one’s Din, activities and responsibilities of Din is swiftly diminishing. Sadly, people have given importance to everything else but their religion. As Muslims we are trained, taught and reminded that our Din comes first. Here is my lecture on this …

March, 2016

  • 15 March

    Isal-Thawab (Your link to the Deceased)

    Whoever comes to this world has to depart and therefore everyone suffers the loss of a dear and near person at some point in his or her life. One method of reducing the grief felt over that loss is to constantly benefit the deceased through Isal-Thawab, which means: to dedicate the reward of a particular nafl deed to someone; deceased or alive. Isal-Thawab (to perform a virtuous act and dedicate …

October, 2015

  • 20 October

    For the sake of our beloveds…

    Sometimes we make certain choices in life based merely on the fact that ‘if my father/mother/child/wife/beloved was alive, he/she would do the same’ or we do it “for old time’s sake”. This stems from the love that we possess for each other. When one loves someone dearly, then that love extends to everything that is connected to the beloved, especially in their absence. A mother will cherish the clothes of her …

April, 2015

  • 1 April

    Rights of Parents

    A series of lectures on this most vital contemporary challenge, by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (may Allah protect him).   Part one Part two Part three Part four Part five Part six Part seven

February, 2014

  • 6 February

    Like Father…

    My previous post provided a glimpse of Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Azeez’s method of training his children. Now I would like to share the result of this nurturing. The Historians mention that he had fifteen children, three of which were daughters. Each of them grew up to be obedient and pious. The most accomplished of them was: ‘Abdul Malik (rahimahullah) ‘Umar (rahimahullah) says: “My son ‘Abdul Malik is most cherished …

January, 2014

  • 31 January

    It’s our offspring at stake!!!

    Upbringing our children in current times is truly challenging. If nothing is done soon, one cannot imagine how worse it could get. There’s nothing more sad than “losing” your child. Tips by Khalifah ‘Umar ibn’Abdil ‘Aziz I feel that Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz’s (rahimahullah) advice below is very apt and pertinent. :وكتب عمر بن عبد العزيز إلى مؤدب ولده  خذهم بالجفاء فهو أمنع لاقدامهم ، وترك الصبحة فان عادتها تكسب …