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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

How to Properly Practice Gratitude

There are 2 types of gratitude that we need to feel daily. One is to Allah and the other is towards people.

Allah says:
And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], "Be grateful to Allah ." And whoever is grateful is grateful for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever denies [His favor] - then indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy. (Quran, Luqman 31:12)
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever does not thank people has not thanked Allah.” (Sunan Abī Dāwūd).

Saturday, 4 July 2020

5 Ways to Build Resilience

How do we teach ourselves and our children to have patience and perseverance during trying times? How do we continue to struggle through and carry on without breaking and being uprooted? I think part of the solution to patience and perseverance is resilience and hope. Resilience is what will bounce us back up after being blown and pushed down and hope is what will carry us onward.

I was listening to a lecture and the presenter was telling us not to ask Allah for patience because when you do Allah will give you trials upon trials to cleanse your heart so that you will learn to be patient. Instead, we should ask Allah for a solution or cure to our dilemma. Subhanallah.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

5 Ways to Teach Kids to Care for Others

Islam does not condone racism. This is something that Prophet Muhammad (s) spoke against in his last sermon.
"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves."
To ensure that our children don’t grow to be racists but to care for all people no matter what they look like or where they’re from, here are 5 ways.

Invest in Experiences with Children

As you look for gifts to buy for your children for Eid, consider experiential gifts rather than material gifts. The material things you buy will become old and forgotten quickly but memories will stay with your children longer. We all know this instinctively. The Science of Happiness says that if you invest in experiences, stop to savour them and show gratitude then you'll be much more happy.