How can we raise our kids to become practicing Muslim pioneers in a non-Muslim country? Do we want kids just because this is the norm in most cultures; or do we intend to have offspring to worship and serve the Almighty?
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Is it ever worth losing our good deeds for a few moments of anger? Is Paradise not worth it as a prize if we can just hold our anger and annoyance just a bit?
Couples seemed to be more down to earth in their matrimonial expectations, they exerted more effort to resolve any marital issue and spouses didn’t need to work so much outside the home.
You’ve changed a lot inside, your heart has changed and now you’re ready to begin changing your life, but your surroundings have not changed. The people in your life have not changed, most likely, so that can provide a number of challenges.
Remember that while you may have been considering your Shahadah for some time, chances are this is all going to be quite unexpected for your family. So while you may be very excited and happy about embracing Islam, try not to come on too strong when you break the news to them.
Did you ever consider that you have been sent to someone else for a purpose, and not them being placed in your life for your benefit?
By inviting the refugees to participate in a meal celebrating their wedding, the couple did more than fill the stomachs of the hungry neighbors. They treated them as their brothers, and honored them as guests.
When spouses tune into each other, they are able to develop healthier relationships with each other, their children, their extended family, friends, neighbors, and the whole community.
Many new Muslim sisters think that marriage is the solution to their education. Although it is ideal, it isn't realistic. When we become close and comfortable with our spouses, we tend to become “lazy” in these matters, with teaching the other something that takes time, at the top of the list.
If we remember this directionality and goal-oriented thinking in our communities and organizations, we can have better unity. Instead we often can only see the small picture and lose sight of the direction in which we should all be travelling, toward Allah, seeking His pleasure, in worship of Him alone as one community.
When you keep yourself busy, you will forget about feeling lonely. Don't put things that do not interest you in your routine, otherwise you will not stick to it. Ask yourself, “What do I like to do, and how can I make it something that will benefit me and my religion?”