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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:37

In many cases married life has boiled down to moaning, groaning demanding and complaining. Let every wife ask this question to herself: “When last did I sincerely say a heartfelt “Jazakallah” to my husband? If one cannot recall when last one did this, the question is: “Why can’t you remember? Should this not have been a regular aspect?”

Unfortunately we have forgotten the lesson of gratitude to a very great extent. If he says or does just one thing against our temperament or desire, often our immediate response is: “You have never done anything for me”. Yet the husband may have done so much for us.

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In Praise of the Home-maker

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Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2012 11:25

(By a Sister)

It's an icy cold winter's morning, I am sitting in the comforts of my home and enjoying a hot cuppa coffee. Suddenly feelings of inner contentment and serenity engulf me. It dawns on me that far too many women feel unimportant, unrecognised and apologetic for being full-time housewives. I prefer the term 'homemaker' - an infinitely better description of a tremendously important role. And so, as the occasion arises with its heavy demands on women, let us reflect upon the vital art of homemaking.

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Spend to get More

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:04

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Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) addressed Asmaa (radiyallahu anha) and said, “Continue spending (in the path of Allah Ta’ala) and do not count and hoard, or else Allah Ta’ala will count and give you.” (Saheeh Bukhari #2591)

In counting and accumulating our wealth, it becomes an everyday concern of how much do I have and how much do I still need? This results in depriving the needy while at times one’s own needs are neglected. This is not the manner of the people of Imaan.  At the time of giving as well, do not “count” and give. This simply means that do not have a strict rule that, for instance, you will only spend R50 a month in the path of Allah Ta’ala. Once this is exhausted, not a cent more will be spent. Or for example, a beggar asked to be given something. You put your hand into your wallet and out came a R1. You immediately put it back and start searching for a 50 cents coin since that is your “budget” for the beggar. Avoid this and give the R1. Allah Ta’ala will bless you with much more. By hoarding, the blessings are removed. The “buying power” of such wealth diminishes. Therefore, according to your capacity, give as much as you can. Allah Ta’ala will continue to shower you with much more.

 

A Mountain of Courage-Hira

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:58

Below is the transcript of a true story of a girl called Hira. Born a Hindu, she accepted Islam at a very young age, but was persecuted mercilessly by her family for this. The story is narrated by her uncle.    

Hira’s uncle relates: If I was to say that since the world has been created, the world has not seen a more sinister tyrant, a more vicious predatory animal, yet at the same time an extremely fortunate individual, then this will be an accurate description of myself. 

I was born 42 to 43 years ago into a Hindu household. My family were known for their criminal behaviour. My father and uncle were amongst the leaders of a criminal group. Theft, violence etc. was in the family blood. In 1987, during the Mayroth riots, I was with my father to assist our tribe in the riots, Together we killed 25 Muslims with our own hands. 

After this I joined Bazrandil, an extremist group after becoming influenced by the hatred and enmity towards the Muslims. Infact, I killed many Muslims during the riots that broke out in 1990 at the time of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Furthermore, I killed many more Muslims in Udhyanwe in 1992. 

A true famous Muslim used to reside in ljrara. In my eyes however, he was a criminal as he was a Muslim. All Non-Muslims in the area were petrified of him. With the help of my friend I shot him dead as well.

Enmity towards the Muslims caused me to carry out such a tyrannous and violent act that I believe has not been seen, heard of and thought of under the sky and on top of the earth.

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Travelling in the same Direction

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2012 08:28

Imagine a family wishing to travel together. However, each person has a different destination. Thus the husband wants to take a turn towards the east, the wife wants him to turn towards the west and the children want to go south. Can you imagine the arguments and the tension in that vehicle? The arguments and tension could sometime even lead to an accident. The same is the case of daily life. In order to avoid the arguments and tension, everyone must have the same direction.

The only direction that leads to every success is Deen. Therefore, the husband, wife and children must all adopt one direction and have one goal, to earn the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. Whenever the family is confronted with the issue of whether to turn left or right, all should simply ask: “What will make Allah Ta’ala happy?” This approach will Insha-Allah make the journey of life peaceful and enjoyable. 

 

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