At the time of the Prophet (SAW), there was a young man named Alqamah. He was very diligent in obeying Allah by engaging in prayer and fasting and spending in charity. Then he fell ill and his illness became serious. His wife went to the Prophet and said, ”My husband, Alqamah, is on his deathbed. I therefore came to tell you, Messenger of Allah, about his condition.” The Prophet (then) sent for Ammar or Suhaib and Bilal, and told them to go to him (Alqamah) and have him repeat the Shahadah. Thereupon they went to him and found him in the agony of death. They asked him to say, “La illaha illa Allah,” but his tongue was unable to pronounce it. At that, they came and told the Messenger of Allah that he was unable to repeat the Shahadah.
وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنْ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
And set righteousness, for my sake, in my progeny. Of course, I repent to you, and truly I am one of those who submit to You. (46:15)
Significance: A person whose children are disobedient, he should recite the above verse after each prayer. They will lnsha Allah soon become obedient.
Very informational animated video specially for children on how to offer Salah.
Hadhrat Fudhail Bin Iyaadh (rahmatullah alayh) said: “It does not behove the Haafiz to involve himself in sport and amusement with those who indulge in such futility. He should not join in the company of people who are involved in carelessness.”
Futility, sport and amusement are anathema for Ilm-e-Wahi (the Knowledge which stems from Divine Revelation). Indulgence in sport and futility in entirety effaces the Noor of Ilm, and severely contaminates the Noor of Imaan. Minus this Noor, the molvi remains a jaahil. Such jahl camouflaged with textual or book knowledge is compound zulmat (intense spiritual darkness) which will become a great humiliating calamity in the Aakhirah.
رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنْ لَدُنْكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعَاءِ (3:38)
“O my Lord, grant me from Your own (power) a goodly progeny. Verily, You are the One who listens to the prayer.”
Significance: A person who desires to have a virtuous and righteous son, should recite the above mentioned verse excessively.
Whosoever recites the previous verse 3 times after every prayer, Allah will grant him good and righteous children.
“And Allah has made for you in your homes a place of rest…”[An-Nahl:80]
This may seem like an unusual question and your automatic response may be “Why, of course my home is an Islamic Home!! My family is Muslim and that makes our home a Muslim one!!”
Go through this short checklist to determine if your response should really be in the affirmative.
I Have Chosen a Good Spouse
TASHABBUH BIL KUFFAAR (emulating and imitating the kuffaar) is haraam even for children. The motivation underlying such Tashabbuh is love and preference for kufr. It is a subtle love which lurks in the very inner recesses of the heart. Even the person in who lurks this malady of kufr fails to detect it. However, the sin of the Tashabbuh of children settles on the parents. Even seemingly pious and Deeni conscious people are extremely careless and even indifferent regarding the prohibition of Tashabbuh in relation to children. While the parents may not emulate the dress styles of the kuffaar, they unhesitatingly adopt all the latest, lewd and immoral dress styles for their children, especially for the girls.
(The following is the text of a speech that was delivered by Shaykh Muhammed Saleem Dhorat in Urdu.)
As the Holy Month of Ramadhaan comes to an end, the minds of all those who have some connection with a Madrasah either as students or tutors, will automatically turn towards their respective institutes. Parents and children will become mentally prepared for the forthcoming terms of education and will be concerned about the possible requirements, whereas the tutors will focus on making their own preparations for the coming year. Furthermore, the staff and principals of these institutions will be engaged in their own consultations and meetings to
plan for the commencement of the new term.