As you grow older so do your responsibility and sometimes you become so busy that you forget about yourself. We all know the saying you can’t pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first. Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean giving yourself a couple hours and relaxing by doing nothing. It could be a deed that you do in private that gives you a sense of self-gratification. Allah SWT tells us in Surat Ghafir verse 60 وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Something as small as pouring your heart out to Allah SWT can be so therapeutic and help you destress.
“While having confidence in our opinions, we should consider the possibility of the goodness in the other side as well. Having dIfferences is part of Allah’s plan in the creation and it should be looked at as a source of enrichment not conflicts. We should consider cooperating on our common grounds and not to cut off relations. What are the ethical code at times of differences?” – Imam Al Shafii
The trials we face in life have the capacity to leave deep emotional scars, making it increasingly difficult to go through life. We start having thoughts like why does Allah allow us to experience this pain if he is the most merciful? How do we reconcile these thoughts before they manifest as spite and anger toward Allah?
As Muslims, it is not enough to say “We are Muslims because we are born Muslims” or “We are Muslim because that’s what our family practices.” Islam truly is a complete way of life that gives us the roadmap to integrate god-consciousness into everything we do.
Our families are broken. Our youth are facing issues we’ve never seen before. There are many struggles in this world for the family. How do we overcome these tests and save ourselves. Dr. Suzy Ismail reminds us on ways we can protect ourselves and our families.
Lets Draw lessons from these versus: “So by mercy from Allah , [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah . Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him].” (Surah Nisa, verse 159) Dealing with children and specially teens with love and compassion. Pardoning and forgiving our teens will bring them closer to us. Recognizing that it is only Allah that guides and no one else and seeking Allah’s guidance for ourselves and our families.
Problems related to marriage in today’s society and their solutions. Discuss the process of choosing the right spouse, understanding the rights and responsibilities of spouses and how to bring harmony to one’s home. The session will elaborate on concepts such as “Mawaddah”, “Sakeenah” and “Rahmah”. The session will also address questions such as: – Why young men and women, these days, don’t want to get married. They site reasons such as: – Fear of divorce – I need to complete my education and start a career before I can get married – Uncomfortable and fearful of a life long commitment – Fearful of not being able to choose the right spouse. – Worrying about the cost and finances – The search for Mr. or Miss Perfect !