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And Allah has made for you in your homes an abode. (16:80)

…Alhumdulillah for a home where tranquility and peace can be nurtured…where families can live in the shade of the Qur’an and the glow of the Sunnah…where the light of faith is alive in the hearts of all family members…

…and one of the ways to achieve this is for the family that lives together under the one roof to actually share in doing activities together…whether it be of the artistic creative way, or culinary delights, or gardening projects, or picnics or attending relevant exhibitions or museums…and naturally all aspects of Ibadah…and so on…to weave into the weekly or monthly family programs certain activities where the entire family are involved, Insha’Allah…gathering as one unit will promote unity and harmony…and surely this is what we all wish for on the grander social level…if the Muslim home were to reflect love, harmony, contentment, compassion then these qualities would be reflected on a social level and then Insha’Allah globally…

…the sharing can be a platform for discussing all sorts of issues…they may be directly related to the inner functioning of the household or big broader issues…social, religious, scientific, geographic, literary etc etc etc…and of course the crucial role of communal Salat in a corner of the home devoted to worship…a Musalla…reflect on the adage ‘the family that prays together stays together’…

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…this home schooling family has shared an art activity they did together…Masha’Allah…and JazakumuLlahu khairan Katheeran abada…each art piece draws one in, leaving one in a contemplative aura…Alhumdulillah!!!

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…a loved one gifted them these beautiful flowers which inspired the still life subject matter …each member drawing their own interpretation…resulting in these delightful and very diverse compositions…all stunning in their own style…SubhanAllah!!! Allahu Akbar for all the elements that coalesce to bring these art pieces to completion…

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Insha’Allah work at making the Muslim home, where family members enjoy each others company…where kindness prevails regardless of squabbles and arguments…where shared beliefs and values based on Islamic guidelines are present…a home where all are protected and feel secure with the understanding that Tawakkul in Allah Ta’ala is sufficient for them all…

Ibn Abi Aldunia and others have said: “When Allah loves the people of a household, he introduces kindness among them.” Sahih al-Jaami…

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Abdullah bin Umar RadhiAllahu alaihi reported: The Messenger of Allah, SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, said, “Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of the people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects: a man is the guardian of his family and is responsible for his subjects, a woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and of his children and is responsible for them, and the slave of a man is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. Surely, everyone of you is a shepherd and responsible for his flock.” Bukhari…

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Insha’Allah we make effort to make the home a place of protection…firstly for oneself…keeping  away from evil and to keep one’s own evil away from others…Insha’Allah it is the refuge prescribed by Islam at times of fitnah, strife, tribulation.

The Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: “Blessed is the one who controls his tongue, whose house is sufficient for him, and who weeps over his mistakes.” Bukhari

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The Messenger of Allah sallAllahu alaihi wa-sallam said: “Hang the sticks where they can be seen by the people of the house, because it is a way of teaching manners to them.” Tabaree and Silsilah as-Saheehah…indeed…may we all have a rod hanging 🙂 this speck has one in a prominent place for years…and SubhanAllah the wonderful stories that may be told over the years about the huge wooden spoon dangling from a box here…never used…but a mighty deterrent to many a rascally kid, who soon succumbed to good adab, Masha’Allah…

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…making the home a lush garden full of flowers of faith, contentment, tranquility, requires effort…a united and loving effort by ALL members of the family…the rewards will be riches in the Akhirah for all striving on this path of family happiness…may high morals and upright conduct be in the hearts and practiced by all…and gratitude for whatever states the individual or the family may be in…

If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor].  (14:7)

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The Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: “He, upon whom morning comes while being safe and sound, healthy in his body, and having the sustenance of his day, seems as if the entire world has been granted for him.” At-Tirmithi and Ibn Maajah.

…may blessings pour on the Muslim family who realize that to have the world in their hands and not in their hearts, as the Sahabah RadhiAllahu anhum lived, is far better than being attached to worldly conditioning and traps …and may blessings pour on the Muslim family who have the realization in their hearts of this Hadith: “Work for your worldly life as if you would live forever, and work for your Hereafter as if you would die tomorrow.” Ibn Al-Mubaarak in Az-Zuhd…sharing all the words of wisdom as a family will bring comfort and serenity…and angels will dip their wings of obedience and tranquility into the home based on the shade of the Qur’an and the glow of the Sunnah…Ameen.

…two excellent sites on this topic: Raising Muslin children by Umm Sahl, and The Muslim Family.

JUMA’AH MUBARAK!

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

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…dizzying adjusting…

…sooooo looong since appearing…adjusting from one hemisphere to the distinct seasonal changes of another…from the bliss and serenity of Madinatun…

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…transitioning…

…Allah Ta’ala’s system is in constant transition…seasons…tides…celestial orbs and paths…plant and animal kingdoms…from health and wellness to dis-ease…forth and back…back…

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5 Comments

  • Asiyah Reply
    June 14, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
    Mashallah…Beautiful Jumuah post…!!!:)
    Blessed Jumuah Mubaarak to you!!!!
    Much love and dua,
    Wassalaam.

    • almiskenah Reply
      June 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Bint Asiyah,
      indeed a most beautiful post due to the beautiful family contributing to it 🙂
      Masha’Allah! May they forever be blessed and remain a steadfast and loving family, Ameen,
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Rukh-e-Naz Reply
    June 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Mawlaya Salli wa Sallim Da’iman ‘Abadan, ‘alaa Habeebika Khayr il-Khalqi Kullihimi.

    As-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu.

    Ma sha’ Allah sister, your blog posts and articles are amazing and very beautiful. We really enjoy reading them, may Allah bless you and increase you.

    We wanted to ask; in your Ziyarah list you included: “Place where ‘Abdullah (God be well-pleased with Him) father of RasuluLlah SallAllahu alaiHi waSallam was buried.” Can you please post more details regarding this? Where is the Place located? We’re anxious to know more about the Holy Father of the Beloved of God (God bless Him and His House and salute Them with ‘peace!’), so if you could compose a blog post on Him and His Resting Place, we would be jubilantly grateful.

    Jazak Allah Khayran Katheeran ‘Abadaa.

    • almiskenah Reply
      June 17, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Rukh-e-Naz,
      Ameen thumma Ameen and JazakumuLlahu khaira for your kind touching comments.
      Insha’Allah I have noted your request and will Insha’Allah try my best to address this important aspect of our noble lineage.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Asiyah Reply
    June 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Jazakallah for your beautiful dua..Ameen Ameen for you too!

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