Embracing the Strangeness: A Muslim Mom’s Guide to Guiding Her Children on the Righteous Path
Ever wondered how a Muslim mom can keep guiding her children on the right path in a world where everything seems increasingly complicated? 🤔
As Muslim moms, we’re often juggling an array of responsibilities. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, guiding our children through the path of Islam can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. ✨
Islam: The Beautiful Strangeness 🌙
“Islaam began as something strange, and it will return as something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers.” This is what the Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said.
Remember, being a ‘stranger’ doesn’t mean we’re lost or unwelcome. In fact, it signifies our uniqueness in upholding our Islamic values and rectifying ourselves and others in times of corruption. 😊🌸
Encouraging the Right Path 🛤️
Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) drew a line for us [in the dirt] and said, ‘This is the path of Allaah.’ Then he drew other lines branching off to the right and to the left and said, ‘These are the paths at the end of which is a devil calling people to it.’ Then he recited: ‘This is my straight path, so follow it and do not follow the [other] paths, for they will separate you from His path.’
Being a Muslim mom isn’t just about feeding and clothing our children. It’s also about showing them Allaah’s path and how to stay on it. Our role includes guiding them away from the multitude of distracting paths that lead them astray. 💪
The Gift of Unity 🤝
Mu‘aawiyah ibn Abee Sufyaan (radiyallahu anh) once warned about divisions in faith. He cited from the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) about how the People of the Book split into many sects. As Muslim moms, we must instill in our children the importance of unity and the beauty of our ummah (community). 🌍💖
Invitation to Goodness 📜
When the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) sent Mu‘aath ibn Jabal (radiyallahu anh) to Yemen, what did he instruct him? He instructed him to first invite people to the oneness of Allaah, then the importance of prayers, and then the obligation of charity. We can take this as a lesson to educate our children about these crucial pillars of Islam, starting from the oneness of Allaah. 🕌
Embracing Gratitude and Righteousness 💚
Emphasize the importance of being thankful and choosing the right path. Instill the love of Allaah and righteousness in your child’s heart, just as in the story of the two young men in prison with Yusuf (alayhis salam). He taught them about the worshipping Allaah Alone and also about the Grace of Allaah to humankind. 🙌
The Beauty of Worship 🤲
“I have not created the Jinn and Mankind except to worship Me.”, Allah has said in the Quraan.
Make your children understand the beauty of worship and the importance of believing in Allaah. It’s important to create an environment where our children feel comfortable asking questions about their faith and find joy in worship. 😌🕌
Honoring the Creator 💫
Even the kuffaar of those days – “If you were to ask them who created the heavens and earth, they would most certainly say: ‘the Mighty, the All-Knowing has created them’”
Help your children appreciate the marvels of Allaah’s creations. Showing them the beauty of the world around them can be a wonderful way to foster their understanding about the Creator. 🌳🌼🌟
The Singular Focus of Worship
Allaah has said, “Verily! I am Allaah, none has right to be worshipped except Me, so worship Me.”
Teach your children that there’s no deity worthy of worship except Allaah. Instilling this belief early in their hearts ensures a lifetime of faith and devotion. 🕋💖At least you’d have done what you had to do and Allaah will take care of the rest.
Conclusion: A Muslim Mom Guiding Her Children
So, dear Muslim moms, guiding our children on the righteous path may seem challenging, but remember, we’re not alone. With love, patience, and constant prayer, we can help our children grow into strong Muslims. And while we may feel like ‘strangers’ in today’s world, we’re simply the loving architects of the next generation of righteous believers. 😊💪
May Allaah bless us all in our noble journey of motherhood. 🤲💖
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