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Shawwal 1441
Shawwal 1441
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In the name of Allah, the Most compassionate the Most Merciful In an age where the pressure to succeed on every level is overwhelming, one can often prioritise practical needs before one’s spiritual well-being. 

Parenting Goals and Ideas 

"O Believers! Save Yourself and Your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones." [At-Tahreem, 66:6]

This verse points to the goal as well as the required seriousness of our efforts in bringing up our children. The central goal of their education and upbringing must be to prepare them for the future --- the Ultimate and Everlasting Future. One path leads to success there. It is the path of obedience to our Creator. We must protect them from taking any other path for all other paths lead to the blazing Hellfire. Our efforts must have the urgency they would have if we saw flames engulfing our children here.

While this is a universal command to believing parents everywhere, it assumes special importance for those living in non-Muslim societies for two principal reasons:

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Rasing Happy Successful Children

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The Influence of Shaytan 

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrated that Rasulullah (saw) said: ‘When Ramadhan comes, the gates of mercy are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the devils are put in chains.” [Sahih Muslim]
As the holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end, Muslims are aware that Shaytaan will be free to attempt to misguide us. Although the obvious sins are easy to avoid, his whisperings may be clever, thus leading us to unknowingly stray from the right path. One example is the story of Burseesah, a pious man who devoted his life to Allah:


There were three men from Bani Israel who were called to fight for the sake of Allah. They accepted the call, but they had concerns for their sister as she would be left behind with no one to look after her.
After some discussion, they agreed that the best place to leave her would be with the most trusted person in town; Burseesah.He lived in a sanctuary and devoted his entire life to the worship of Allah.
They came to Burseesah and said to him, "O Burseesah. We know you to be a pious and trustworthy man. We have been enlisted to fight for the sake of Allah and we want to leave our sister with you. O Burseesah! We trust no one else in town except you. Please take care of our sister." Burseesah immediately said, "AoothoBillah! (I seek refuge in Allah) Get away from me! I have sworn to spend my time devoting it to the worship of Allah! I do not want to deal with these issues and be burdened with looking after someone" . . .

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A Womans Guide to Sprituality in Ramadhan during Menstruation and Post-Natal Bleeding  




While others will be busy in acts of worship such as fasting, praying, reading Qur'an, etc., most women will spend a portion of Ramadan in the state of menstruation (or postnatal bleeding), leaving them unable to participate in the aforementioned activities.

It is not easy to stay positive at times like these, especially when we see those around us rushing to masaajid for taraweeh prayers, spending time in 'itikaaf and reciting the Qur'an. This can lead us to feeling deprived of the reward of this blessed month, and often this feeling ends up decreasing our spirituality rather than increasing it.

Our menstrual cycles (or postnatal bleeding) are a part of Allah subhaana wa ta'alaa's creation and something that is ordained by Him. Allah subhaana wa ta'alaa tells us in the Qur'an that “He has created us in the best of molds” [At-Teen:4]. We are also told that Allah has “appointed a due proportion” [At-Talaq:2-3] for everything and that “for every matter there is an appointed time given” [Ar-Rad:38]. [1] Thus, to complain about it would be to question the Wisdom of Allah subhaana wa ta'alaa. This is not anything to feel sad or inconvenienced about, but rather it should be accepted as part of the Divine Wisdom.

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Spiritual Goals


Working within the limits of shariah ,parenting , all part of our Islam, and no matter how busy our lives are, we can always make the time to develop weekly spiritual goals that can be nurtured and shared insha’Allah. As Muslims, we should always be conscious of effective time management and accountability to Allah Ta’ala. May all our days be filled with the richness, beauty and contentment that only Islam has to offer, Aameen.


Let us get started on our first spiritual goal and be inspired for many more weeks to come.



GOAL NUMBER 1 - Monitor The Punctuality Of Each Salaah

Our Nabi (saw) says that: Salaah is the pillar of deen. He who upholds salaah has upheld Islam and he who leaves salaah has left behind religion. (Al-baihaqi)

The Holy Prophet
SAW PBUH has said, 'On the day of judgement the first action that a man will be asked about is Salaah. If it is fulfilled he will succeed but if it is incomplete, he will be disappointed and will be in loss' (Kanz-ul-Ummal)

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GOAL NUMBER 2 - Make Dua daily for the entire Ummah, especially those afflicted by poverty or suffering oppression

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And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided (Surah Baqarah)

“The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence.” (Abu Daw’ud and Tirmidhi)

Fellow sisters! Fear Allah and be dutiful to Him. Stay away from sins. For sins destroy. Know that you have a Lord whom you are going to meet and a house in which you are going to live after your death. Seek the pleasure of your Lord before you meet Him and properly build your house before you move into it.

Fellow sisters! We are the Ummah of Qur’an and Sunnah, the Ummah of divine guidance. We are the Ummah of the right path. Belief in Allah is the source of security and peace. And the hearts that are devoid of Imaan are always far from Allah and are full of fright and confusion.

Fellow Muslims! When a man’s heart is full of Imaan, he knows his place of refuge and the remedy for his ailments. For this life is based on toil and man is seldom free from dangers. He suffers ailments and calamities; sorrows and wars; injustice and transgression and all kinds of tribulations. However, Allah is Ever Compassionate with His slaves. He always provides for them relief through a door of His mercy and blesses them with tranquillity and peace of mind. That door is the door of supplication to Allah, humbling oneself before Him and putting one’s trust in Him. For supplications are the security of the frightened, the refuge of the weak and the solace of invocators. Who is He that has sought refuge with Allah and has not been protected and who is he that has relied on Him and has not been given guidance? 


Being able to make Dua is itself a blessing from Allah; there are countless of people who are so immersed in daily life that they cannot even spare the time to make dua for themselves. Remember that Allah wants us to ask from Him and He loves to give! MUSLIM MASSACRE 

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GOAL  NUMBER 3 - Revive the Sunnnah of the Miswak

Revive the Sunnnah of the Miswak

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Parents Rights

Parents Rights


In Islam it is obligatory for us to show kindness, obedience and most importantly, respect to our parents. The position of parents, and the mutual obligations and responsibilities, have been addressed in Islam in great detail.


Abu Umama (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that a man enquired from the Prophet (saw): “O Rasul Allah (saw)! What are the rights of parents over their offspring?” The Prophet replied: “Your entry into Paradise or Hell depends on your good or bad conduct towards your parents.” [Ibn Majah]


This Hadith clearly shows the reward for treating parents with the respect they deserve. Sadly, we are living in an era where children speak disrespectfully to and about their parents. It is the norm rather than the exception. However Islam places great emphasis on respectful and considerate behaviour to even our enemies. So, not upholding the obligations laid down by Allah to our parents is one of the major sins. Therefore, if we treat our parents well, Allah will open the gates of Paradise for us. Fail to do so however, the gates of Hell will be opened we will be consigned to serve as fuel for it.

The following is the advice that Abdullah bin Umar R.A gave to Abdullah ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhuma) regarding how he should treat his parents: “If you talk to them in a polite manner and look after their needs and feed them well, you will certainly be admitted to Paradise provided you abstain from major sins.” [Al-Adab-ul Mufrad] 

Another example can be taken from Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) who once saw two men. He asked one of them, “What is your relationship with the other man?” The man replied, “He is my father.” Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) thereupon advised him, “Look, never call him by his name, walk ahead of him, or sit before he takes his seat.” [Al-Adab-ul Mufrad]

It should be obvious from our demeanour who the parent is and who the child is. It is clear from this example that it is not just their material needs of food, clothing, shelter, and medicine that we need to be mindful of. We also need to show our parents respect and consideration in every deed. We should address them with titles of respect, and make sure that they are comfortable before we make ourselves comfortable.

At times we all fail to appreciate what we have. We can become easily angered or mistreat those we love. However, it is important for us to stop and think about the repercussions of this behaviour.

Something as simple as giving parents their due respect and love provides great reward, for Allah is all giving!

Ibn 'Abbas said "If any Muslim obeys Allah regarding his parents, Allah will open two gates of the Garden for him. If there is only one parent, then one gate will be opened. If one of them is angry, then Allah will not be pleased with him until that parent is pleased with him." He was asked, "Even if they wrong him?" "Even if they wrong him" he replied.

So gain great blessings with the simple act of treating your loved ones with respect and shower them with love for the sake of Allah.

Motherhood - Khalid Baig

In April President Clinton gathered an army of former presidents, state governors, city mayors and hundreds of prominent people from all 50 states to address one of the most pressing problems facing America today. He brought former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, to lead this army. Their task: Solve the problem of 15 million young Americans who are considered at-risk youth. "They are at risk of growing up unskilled, unlearned, or, even worse, unloved," said Powell, who was appointed chairman of President's Summit for America's Future. The problem has "the potential to explode our society," he warned.

He was not exaggerating. 15 million in a total population of about 60 million youth is a huge number. Mostly they come from dysfunctional families and fall victims to the "pathologies and poisons of the street." Every year 3.4 million of them try drugs. Half a million attempt suicide. A lot of them will drop out of high school and will be functionally illiterate in a country with free universal education. Their sexual mores differ little from those of breeding horses. Recently a prominent lawyer and writer, Alan Dershowitz, suggested reducing the age of consent to 15. (Marriage at that age will, of course, remain illegal). Violent crimes committed by these youngsters have become such a problem that in May the Congress passed the Juvenile Crime bill that allows people as young as 13 to be treated as adults in the criminal justice system.

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