The Wedding Gift

I sat at the dinner table with the family, discussing potential gift options for our new nephew. A story hidden deep in my memories resurfaced. It was a lesson for my children about good intentions and sincere actions being more important than the actual monetary value of a gift. I recalled a time, before my children were barely old enough to talk and walk and my dear husband was out of work. It had been months of unemployment. It was difficult for us. While we never lived lavishly, we were … [Read more...]

The List

Abu Said Al-Khudri narrated, "Once Allah's prophet went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) on Eid-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. He passed by the women and said, "O women! Give charity, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were from you." They asked, "Why is it so, Oh Allah's prophet?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands." (Al Bukhari Book 6, Hadith 301)When I first heard this hadith I freaked out. It’s easy to get trapped in the u … [Read more...]


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