Friday, June 28, 2013

Hadith: The Three types of Worshippers

Hazrat Imam Hussain A.S Said:

Those who worship God for the hope of gaining ,
they're not real worshippers ,they're merchants. 
Those who worship God out of fear ( of punishment ) , they're slaves. 
And those who worship God to be grateful towards their creator , 
they are the free people , and their worship is a real one. 

(Bihar al- Anwar, Vol. 78 , P. 117)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rights of Children in Islam

Islam cares about childhood and Muslims regard children as 
gifts/trust from Allah (SWT). Parents will be held responsible 
for this trust on the Day of Judgement. Hence Islam pays particular 
attention to rights of children and to the proper manner to raise them, 
so that they will be equipped to face the difficulties of life. 

We must pay more attention to the best interests of the children. 
All these principles were mentioned in Noble Qur'an and Ahadith, 
which cares about the rights of child even before he or she is born. 
Before getting married, a man should choose the best possible woman 
to be his children's mother.

Children have the right to be fed, clothed and protected until they 
reach adulthood. The child has the right to a good education and 
a stable environment in which to grow up. Boys and girls, as well as 
orphans, possess these rights in full. Nevertheless Allah (SWT) and 
Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) gave parent certain obligations to 
assure children's rights.

Respect for human rights begins with the way that a community treats
 its children. Children's rights cannot be separated from human rights 
because children are the future generation. Taking care of the coming
generation by protecting their dignity and providing them their needs 
is the most important thing for bringing up citizens best equipped to 
serve the community.

On the other hand child abuse weakens a child's ability to study and 
makes them nervous as they lose their sense of security. Many abused 
children go on to commit crimes and end up in prison. 

The family is the most important unit for forming the community by 
bringing up the next generation. So if there are problems in the home, 
children will be affected and the whole family and community will suffer.

O you who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a fire whose 
fuel is men and stones. Noble Qur'an, (66:6)

Parents are obligated not only to see to their religious training, proper 
education but also training in sports and self defense of their children. 
In addition, they must not show preference of sons and suppression or
negligence of daughters.

Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) says: 
"Observe justice in dealing with your children in the same manner in 
which you expect them to observe justice in being kind and good to you."

Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) 
says: "Whoever goes to the bazaar and purchases a present for the members 
of his family and brings it to them is like one who spends on the needy. 
However he should prefer daughters to sons because whoever pleases 
his daughter is like one who frees a slave from among the descendants 
of Prophet Ismail (as)."

Relationship between Parents and Children in Islam:

"Your parents and your children, you know not which of them is the nearer 
to you in usefulness; this is an ordinance from Allah: Surely Allah is Knowing, 
Noble Qur'an (4:11)

The above verse from Noble Qur'an shows the Islamic attitude towards the 
relationship between parents and children. From infancy to adulthood,
 it is unparalleled tender love and care of the parents which brings the child 
from the stage of absolute weakness and helplessness to perfect strength 
and independence.

Conversely, in old age a man becomes like a small child; the mind and body 
turn so weak that Allah (SWT) says in Noble Qur'an: If We grant long life 
to any, We cause him to be reversed in nature: Will they not then understand? 
Noble Qur'an (36:68)

Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) says: 
"The parents are responsible with regard to their children in the same manner 
in which the children are responsible with regard to their parents."

Yesterday, your parents looked after you when you were too feeble to look 
after yourself; today you must look after them. Could we ever dare to think 
about leaving our parents after all they have done so much for us? 
No entry into Jannah without parents being pleased.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to keep your child's Trust or Trust in Islam

Common mistakes parents make that destroy a relationship based on trust
with a child - Tips and advice on how to trust your child and retain his or
her trust and respect according to the teachings of Islam (Tawakkul).

Upon birth, a child loves and trusts his parents implicitly. As the child grows, 
however, things can change because of certain circumstances. It's not enough
that you love your child; your child must also be able to trust you. 

As a child grows older, they notice things like whether or not their parent
lied to them or whether their parent broke a promise. Even if the child
doesn't mention it, they still file these facts away and for some, the
relationship changes. It only takes one lie, for some kids and the child is
never trusting again. No parent wants to lose a child's trust, but we are
all human and we all have had unexpected things to arise, preventing us
from keeping our word.

There is nothing you can do to prevent the unexpected, but all in all,
keep your word to your child, no matter what. Lying is the number one
reason that kids don't trust their parents. The lies don't have to be told
to the child, either. 

The child can overhear you lying to a neighbor or friend and the impact 
could be the same. Breaking a promise, the same as lying, is another 
reason children don't trust. 

A promise is usually made to someone when something is very important. 
The breaking of that promise causes the child to feel as though the subject 
was not important to the parent. Keep your word to your child at all costs, 
but when something unexpected prevents you from keeping a promise, 
sit down and explain the circumstances to the child. Explain how you couldn't 
be in two places at once, and so on.

Never just announce to the child that you couldn't make it and that's 
the end of the subject. Give them an explanation, just as you would 
expect if someone you love lied to you.

Being a hypocrite is another reason a child will lose trust in you. Pretending
to be someone's friend, then talking about the person behind his back,
embarrassing the child in front of people or laughing at the child's ideas are
other ways to kill their trust.

When a child has made a mistake, but comes to you and tells the truth,
make sure he knows how much you appreciate this and be sure the
punishment is much lighter than if he had lied or tried to cover up 

what he did. Once a child sees that he can come to you with problems, 
he will be more likely to trust you with his troubles in the future.
As children grow into teens, many parents have a habit of looking 
through their belongings and their room. This is a definite way to 
get your child not to trust you.

The child expects you to trust him or her and when you search through 
personal belongings, you are telling the child that you don't trust him. 
If you don't trust them, why should they trust you? Trust is usually a 
mutual thing and when one doesn't trust, often, the other won't either.

Basically, if you want to trust your child and have him trust you, treat 
him with respect, keep your word, let him know how much you love him, 
don't break your promises, don't be a hypocrite and take the time to explain 
to the child if something prohibits you from doing what you promised. 
It's important to keep the trust of your child for a future relationship with him 
that is loving and trusting.

Tips for building Trust in Islam:

Trust is so fragile that is hard to put back to its original state when broken.
Trust is like a vase, once it's broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never
be same again. So following are some of the Tips on how to build Trust:
  • Never tell a lie, always tell the truth. And, say it kindly and tactfully.
  • Be real; do not act like somebody you are not.
  • Do not gossip about other people's life. The one you are talking to may
    think you are gossiping her at her back. The worst scene is - she even pass
    what you said to other people too.
  • Never betray a confidence. Do not tell the secrets confided to you.
  • Keep all the promises you made. If you cannot keep a promise,
    better not to promise at all.
  • When you borrow something, always return it as soon as possible on time.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Asma-e-Muhammad (PBUH)- 99 beautiful names of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Here is a list of 99 beautiful names of Holy Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa (pbuh) 

with their meanings in English

Haris AlaikumAzizAbtahiHashimi
SadiqKamilHafizNabi al-Tauba
Habib Allah/HabeebullahKalim Allah/KaleemullahAbdullahAmin/Ameen
Haseeb/HasibKhatam al-AnbiyaSafi AllahNaji Allah
Rasul ar-RahmaMuqtasidShakorMujeeb/Mujib
Salla Allahu alaihi wa SallamRasul al-MalahimShahidShahir

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