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Not Safe from Ar-Riyaa…

Posted in Naseeha Notes on March 30, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad said: “Whosoever is saddened by loneliness and feels tranquil around the people, is not safe from Riyaa. [As-Siyar: 8/436]

The Wind can’t erase the Traces of Good Deeds [bi’itnillah]

Posted in Naseeha Notes on March 29, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

…Allah SWT saves the traces of those righteous steps so…motivate yourself to only go towards acts of righteousness as you tread the universe.

And Allah SWT knows Best.

People of Today

Posted in Naseeha Notes on March 23, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

“Those who strive and exert themselves (al-mujtahid) amongst you today are like those who used to play around amongst those before you.”

Cuteness Extreme

Posted in Muslimah PoweR, Naseeha Notes on March 12, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

May Allah SWT bless the Shaykh and the children.Ameen.

I think these videos are at the peak of cuteness mashaa’Allah. I couldn’t find proper references of ahadith but there are so many which show how Rasulalah SAW played with children. The ahadith are so beautiful and they make Rasulalah SAW even more of a great Prophet…an adult who valued children’s emotions despite being so busy in his mission.

Usamah ibn Zaid (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates:

Allah’s Messenger used to put me on (one of) his thighs and put Al-Hasan ibn `Ali on his other thigh, and then embrace us and say, “O Allah! Please be merciful to them, as I am merciful to them.” [Bukhari]

It’s Sunnah to express your love for children, whether they are yours or others. Try it today when you visit the Masjid. This is especially for brothers because we as sisters don’t find it difficult to lift and hug kids. I think it’d be a challenge for us not to do any of that. As we do this, we can make the intention of following the Sunnah and doing that act -which most of us naturally do-would become a means of reward inshaa’Allah.

And Allah SWT knows best.

Are you living to eat? He’s living to do Q.U.L.

Posted in Naseeha Notes, Vaccinations for Dunia with tags , on March 8, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

Ponder this-> Abu Suleymaan ad-Daaraani(R) : If it wasn’t for Qiyaam-ul-Layl (Q.U.L) , I would never have wanted to remain in this world. [Siyar 184/10]

-Br. Aboo Thaabit

A Hajj full of Warmth: Take your Kids along!

Posted in Naseeha Notes on March 2, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

No matter how crazy it gets when dealing with kids,they shouldn’t be left behind when it comes to Hajj and Umrah. I personally feel it as not fulfilling their rights but I guess people who have kids might have different opinions…OR…perhaps they are too used to the blessings of kids that they no longer see them as a form of blessing and Imana. If you’re given a blessing, you’ll be asked about it. It’s a trust. Who knows this journey you take may be so blessed for your child that he/she becomes firm in ‘Eeman and become a leader of Mohsineen. I’m saying that because parents sometimes become lazy and underestimate their capabilities. You just have to be strong and have firm intention and inshaa’Allah He SWT will make it easy for you. Don’t just give up by listening to other people’s bad experiences. Learn from them and prepare beforehand…and of course, make tons of duaa. I also want to say that this is for parents who behave as if they are ‘disabled’ because of their kids. Astaghfirullah. I’ve seen mothers complain as if children are a disease. Please don’t say that. You’re being ungrateful that way. Ask those who don’t have kids. They’d be ready to give their right arms for it, you know?

Besides, taking them along is the best gift you can give them. It gives them a headstart in good deeds because they are not yet accountable for their misdoings. It’s also quality family time. I just thought these few pictures were very cute mashaa’Allah. The wholse idea gives a very warm touch to Hajj and its rites, subhanAllah.

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 The saheeh Sunnah indicates that a child may do Hajj and be rewarded for it, but that does not count as the “Hajj of Islam” (obligatory Hajj). Muslim (2378) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: A woman lifted up a child of hers and said: O Messenger of Allaah, is there Hajj for this one? He said: “Yes, and you will have the reward.” [Source]

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May Allah SWT bless these parents, parents around the world and all parents-to-be.Ameen.

My request: Please include your children in ‘Ibadaat.  Just because they are cute and little, you’d think Shaytan would leave them alone. But no, that’s not the case! They too have souls that need nourishment. They too need to be saved from Shayateen.

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Some relevant info for parents:

And Allah SWT Knows Best.

The WORST Living Creatures

Posted in Naseeha Notes on March 2, 2011 by Ibby'sMom

And be not like those who say: “We have heard,” but they hear not.

Verily!The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allâh are the deaf and the dumb, who understand not. 

 [Surah Al Anfal, 8:21-22]

[For more reading:please refer to Tafseer Ibn Kathir]