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Fourth Rule: Tarbiyah of our Families

 

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan:

O you who have Imaan! Save yourselves and your families from the fire (of Jahannum).

We understand from this aayah the importance of the proper Islaamic tarbiyah (nuturing) of our families.

The main cause of children being spoilt is our lack of interest in their tarbiyah. It is the incumbent responsibility of both the parents to bring up and nurture their children Islamically. However, a greater responsibility lies upon the mother, since the children grow up mainly in her care.

Parents should try and gain the maximum out of their children by moulding their behaviour in accordance with the Shariah. Besides benefiting the children it will also benefit us. Whatever good accrues from them, we will also have a share in the reward they attain. Every Salaah they perform, every aayah of the Qur’aan they recite and every other good deed that they may perform, a share of the reward will also be reserved for us as well.

Third Rule: Speaking in a Soft Tone

 

In the Qur’aan-e-Majeed it is mentioned that Allah Ta’ala has made the home of a believer a place of peace and tranquillity. Thus we understand that among the etiquettes of a Muslim home is that members of the household refrain from doing anything that destroys the peace and tranquillity. This includes thoughtless and loud disturbing speech.

On one occasion Sayyidunah Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) stopped the Sahaabah (Radi Allahu Anhu) from even reciting the Qur’aan in a very loud tone in the event that it may disturb others.

It is mentioned in a Hadith that “A Muslim is he, who other Muslims are safe from the harms of his tongue and his hands”. People living in the same house are more than neighbours and more than just friends. Therefore, it is imperative that they should not hurt one another in any way. Among the most annoying and hurtful behaviour is making noise at home or raising one’s voice so loudly that it distresses others. Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Qur’aan about the qualities of His close servants that when they walk, they walk softly and silently so that they do not disturb others with the sound of their feet.

Second Rule: Neatness and Orderliness

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

On one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said to the Sahaabah:

 

In this Hadith, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) explicitly commands the Sahaabah to straighten their saddles and neaten their clothes so as to look presentable in the sight of people.

First Rule: Cleanliness and Purification

 

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Allah Ta'ala is Pure and likes Purity, He is Clean and likes Cleanliness, He is Generous and likes Generosity, He is Hospitable and loves Hospitality, so clean your courtyards and do not resemble the Jews.” (Tirmidhi)

One of the very essential characteristics of a Muslim regarding himself and his home is cleanliness. When a Muslim is particular about cleanliness and purification, he is distinguished from other people. To achieve purity and cleanliness of the soul, a Muslim has to start by purifying his body, clothes, furniture and other things.

Furthermore every Muslim should choose a place in his house for Salaah and Ibaadah. This is so that he may be able to carry out the necessary Ibaadaat such as salaah, tilaawat of the Qur’aan, zikr etc. with great care.

Rules of a Muslim Home

In the present era of trials and tribulations, with evil and fitnah surrounding us in every direction there is no better sanctuary for a Muslim than his home.Once a Sahaabi asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) for the key to success? Among other advices Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Let your home be sufficient for you.” As far as possible one should remain in his home. Allah Ta'ala has referred to the home of a person as a place of sukoon (peace).

Laylatul Qadar (The Night of Power)

One of the most meritorious aspects of the month of Ramadhaan is that it contains Laylatul Qadr, the most blessed night of the year. It is the night which Allah Ta’ala chose to reveal the Holy Qur’aan. The Holy Qur’an has mentioned that this night is better than one thousand months. It means that the worship performed in this night brings more reward than the worship performed in one thousand months.

Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] has mentioned that in this night, Allah Ta’ala directs His special mercy towards the people of the earth, accepts the duas made by His slaves and forgives a large number of people who repent and make dua.

 

When is Laylatul Qadr?

Laylatul Qadr falls in one of the last five odd nights of Ramadhaan i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th. One should spend all the five nights in worship and ibaadah, so that he may find Laylatul Qadr with certainty.

A Gift of Ramadhaan

Most Respected Brothers

  • Our thinking must always be Islamic. It is with such thoughts that our lives will become Islamic. We will be saved from the mindset of others.

  • Value your time and use it profitably. Taking care of one’s time is the crux of Tasawuf.

  • Live a life of shukar (appreciation). With shukar, a person will be able to value the favours of Allah Ta’ala and will result in an increase in favours. You will pass your life in peace. Being ungrateful results in one’s peace being snatched away.

General Advice for those going for Haj and Umrah

 

The following are some advices that were given to some of the students going for Haj

By

Hadhrat Mufti Ibraaheem Salehjee (db), Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Patel Saahib (db) and other Asaatidhah of Madrasah Taaleemuddeen – Isipingo Beach – South Africa. 

 

Purpose and Intention

When embarking on such a trip make the following intentions:

  1. Solely for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala.
  2. To visit the mubaarak Raudha, grave of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
  3. To change your life and the lives of your beloved ones.

The 15th Night of Sha’baan

Allah Ta'ala's blessings and favours are showered upon His servants at all times. However, on certain occasions the mercy, barakah and forgiveness of Allah Ta'ala are showered upon us to an even greater extent. One such occasion is the "Fifteenth night of Sha'baan". It is up to us to take advantage of these occasions and earn the forgiveness of Allah Ta'ala.

It is narrated from Hadhrat Mu'az bin Jabal (Radi Allahu Anhu) that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "On the fifteenth night of Sha'baan, Allah Ta'ala bestows His special attention on His entire creation. He then forgives His entire creation except one who worships idols and one who has hatred for others.

In another Hadith, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "On the fifteenth night of Sha'baan, Allah Ta'ala descends to the nearest heaven. Thereafter Allah Ta'ala announces; 'Is there anyone who seeks forgiveness so that I may forgive him? Is there anyone who desires anything so that I may grant his wish?' Allah Ta'ala then fulfils the requests of all except one who worships idols and an adulterer."

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