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The aura and sensations of Ramadan come to make the heart eager to reach it and take benefits of its days, and the multiplicity of acts of worship.  Some young women compete in the fast and the multiplication of worship, and set schedules and plans, strive to organize their time, and arrange their rooms, and prepare to receive the holy month with determination and resolution. It is one month in the whole year, but Allah gave to this nation a night in it which is better than a thousand month and that is equivalent to 83 years.

One of the best and most important things you(young girls) can prepare in reception of the holy Month is to be helpful to the most deserving one of your good companionship; your mother. It is a big mistake, for some people to think of approaching Allah through only extolling His remembrance (zikr) and prayers (Salaat), because the prayer that is characterize with humility and the true and real remembrance of Allah both pushes  a person to do good deeds and avoid sin, and goodness and kindness towards parents is among the greatest and best kinds of worships in Islam.

Do not think my beloved sister that your victory in the month of Ramadan is linked to the number of times of completing the recitation of the Qur’an, or the length of standing (in prayers), and excessive remembrance of Allah (zikr), these deeds undoubtedly are some of the greatest acts, but goodness and kindness to the Mother and helping her, precedes the non-obligatory acts( naafil), because it (goodness to parents) is obligatory.

On the authority of Abdullah bin Masood - may Allah be pleased with him - he said: «I asked the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him): what deeds are most beloved to Allah? He said: « Prayer on its time », I said: Then what? He said: "Then kindness to the parents ." ( al-Bukhari.) Hence, kindness to parents comes immediately after the obligatory prayer.

Allah made it come along Monothiesm and united it with it; He the Almighty said:

وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا

“Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and that you be good to your parents. If either of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, nor scold them, but say to them kind words.”(Al - Isra: 23).

There is no mother who does not need the help of her daughter, even if she had maidservants. Help and assistance varies according to circumstances. There are Mothers with young children who do all the housework alone. They need ample determination and resolution in Ramadan, in addition to other duties and also with her desire to devote herself to devotions and worship. hence, when she feels that her daughter serves as a support and helper to her, life shines in her face, and she overcomes the difficulties.  the girl who hastens to the pleasure of her Lord is the one whose mother does not need to demand her, let alone to wait for repetition of request for her eyes are always at watch out for the comfort and assistance of her mother.

Even if the work of the house is few, or the mother has her help, she still needs to feel her daughter's support even in the simplest things. The mother will always have many burdens and multiple tasks that she cannot trusts to anyone. However, when she finds you, she will be tranquil and will entrust to you some tasks.

Do not grieve for the time that passes in the work of the house, the goal is acceptance and satisfaction of Allah, a girl may precede another girl with her kindness  to her mother even if the other girl does acts of worship excessively, let us always remember that Allah's pleasure is the goal.

It is not only help that your mother needs from you, but she needs your smile and kindness with her, and your eager to know about her conditions and your care such that she feels your love for her . read something beautiful her to her that reminds about Allah, or something nice you read on the Internet, or think with her in preparation for anything that concerns her.

Ramadan is approaching.. And the doors of paradise will be opened, get close to your mother oh my dear daughter, for Paradise is beneath her feet.

 

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