Saturday, 9 June 2018

How to Make Dua for Your Children

Allah says (Quran, Ghafir 40:60) what translates as:

Call Me: I will respond to you.

This means that Allah will answer your dua. So if you have a need then ask it of Allah. If you need something for your children or you need help in raising your children then raise your hands and supplicate to Allah.

Here is a little story about a mother's dua for her son. Imam al-Bukhari's mother used to worship and make dua a lot. Allah honoured her and her son remarkably. Her son Muhammad [Bukhari] lost his eye sight when he was young and his mother saw Ibraheem al-Khaleel (the Prophet Ibraheem) in a dream and he said to her: "O you, indeed Allah has returned the eyesight of your son due to your supplicating a lot.’ In the morning Allah had returned his eyesight." [Collected in 'Sharh Usool Itiqaad Ahl ul Sunnah Laalka’aee 9/290] Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

10 Days Parenting Kindness Challenge Download

The last ten days of Ramadan are nearly here so to give you an extra boost to gain as much reward as possible, here is a 10 Days of Parenting Kindness Challenge for you to do. Download the chart below.

Friday, 18 May 2018

One Advice for Fasting Parents

We have entered into Ramadan so I'd like to wish everyone a Ramadan Mubarak. I also wanted to remind all fasting parents with one piece of advice that Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, gave to all fasting persons. 

If you keep this one advice at the top of your mind then it will change your behaviour. And after 30 days of putting this advice into practice then it should become a good habit that will continue even after Ramadan.

What is that one advice?

Friday, 11 May 2018

How to Be Mindful As a Muslim Parent

You read and hear a lot about mindfulness these days as it pertains to your health and relationships. Experts tell you to practice mindfulness to reduce stress, be mindful with others to improve your relationships and the much loved phrase of ‘be a mindful parent’. But how exactly can you be mindful Muslim parent? 

The basic meaning of mindfulness is to pay attention and to focus your mind in the present moment. Our minds tend to wonder off into the past or the future by worrying about it or planning for it but what we should be doing is to stay in the present. To be mindful with your child you’d need to pay attention to what he’s doing and to listen attentively to what he says. If your mind is thinking about something else then you miss these moments with your child.