You are in charge and accountable

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying:

Everyone of you is a guardian and is responsible for his charge; the ruler is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects, the man is a guardian of his family and responsible for his charges, a woman is a guardian of her husband’s house and responsible for her charges, and the servant is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for his charge. Everyone of you is a guardian and responsible for his charges.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2558)

 

Commentary

  • During the current state of lockdown in many cities around the world, one should focus on creating/maintaining a healthy Islamic environment inside the home. That’s our first responsibility, before we focus on anything outside.
  • Use this spare time to ‘reconstruct’ your home and homely manners.
  • Focus on what was lacking and make efforts to improve on it.
  • Spend additional time in dhikr, du’a, tilawah etc in collective gatherings with one’s wife and kids. In addition to drawing Allah’s mercy, this will bond the family immensely.
  • Passing time on television and the Internet could cause more devastation than the pandemic itself.
  • One should dedicate time daily for Quran recital throughout Ramadan as well as during the lockdown period. The Quran is a cure for all problems. It’s recital also protects one’s mental state from deteriorating.

 

May Allah Ta’ala grant ‘afiyah to the entire Ummah.

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