Once the God-conscious Muslim understands the rights of parents, it then becomes more clear how important the extended family is. The rights of aunts, uncles, in-laws, and cousins who are related to the parents is an issue Islam came to bolster. In this hyper-individualistic society, we often shun those who deserve our love the most.
In a society where the individual is treated more importantly than the society, parents are often the ones who encounter the consequences of this self-centered perspective. The God-conscious Muslim understands the rights and responsibilities towards one’s parents supercedes all other responsibilities. This session will serve as a reminder of the status of parents in Islam and their significance in society.
The family is changing and people are moving away from the blessings of family and community. The world is changing and this is part of our tests in this life. How can we cope with this? This lecture took place at the Divine Legacy event in Melbourne, Australia in December 2019.
We have technology that is suppose to help us manage our time and be more efficient. Yet we find ourselves not having time for Allah, for our family, for our friends and for our community. Why is that?
Relationships are like the tides: they ebb and flow. And when that tide is high, it’s utter bliss—every moment is filled with smiles and laughter and tenderness. But if that tide starts to flow back out? Well, in those moments, you could probably use some much-needed inspiration words from Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf.
This presentation focuses on the Islamic response to a recently published study which suggests a correlation between how parents act on their religious beliefs and the onset of atheism in their children. A number of arguments can be made in favor of the Islamic approach to parenting, the first and most obvious one, the crucial role of parents in instilling faith in their children. The paper takes a deeper dive into how to parent within the Islamic framework, beginning with the need to nurture the fitra, natural inclination at birth toward faith, with sound knowledge and consistent practice. The objective is to show that the most relevant, practical, and effective approach is grounded in the Prophetic model which exemplifies conviction, leading by example, and the balance between discipline and compassion in a manner which builds relationships, mutual trust and faith.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani delivers a series of workshops about the joys and challenges of family life and the critical matters in family that we can leverage as a means to draw closer to God and attain God’s pleasure.
In this four-part series, Shaykh Faraz covers:
1. The purpose and potential of married & family life
2. The perfect model of a successful marriage based on Prophetic teachings
3. Keys to successful parenting
4. Insightful Prophetic teachings to overcome common challenges in married and family life
This workshop was delivered at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California.
Parents are becoming strangers to their own children especially when they become teenagers. Young people aren’t able to talk to their parents. How can we improve the relationships between parents and children in our modern society while protecting their Islam.
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi delivers a beautiful discourse on raising children. Outlining several pieces of advice for all parents and parents to be to take note and act upon. The talk was delivered in Bolton, UK in November 2017.
How much time do we spend with our families? What do we do with our families when we are together? What are the relationships like within our families? How was the Prophet (s) like with his family? Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda shares some stories and lessons to learn from the life of Muhammad (s) and dealing with his family.
Shaykh Hasan Ali discusses how some Muslims today do not show the respect and honor towards their parents. And parents of children have a responsibilty to be loving of them to teach them the way of the Prophet (s). They have come to such a situation there is such a disconnect between the parent and children that they are strangers to each other. Shaykh Hasan reminds us what Allah says in the Quran regarding the status of parents and the importance of raising righteous children.
We claim to follow the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, but do we truly follow him? Do we truly listen to what he said? Mufti Menk discusses the character and example of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, specifically in relation to marriage and spousal relations.
Mufti Ismail Menk speakes at the Independence Stadium in Banjul, the Gambia. He talks about uniting upon Islam and look past our small differences in order to worship Allah and follow the Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. This lecture is from the
Building Bridges Tour.
As part of Domestic violence awareness week 2012, Sister Yasmin Mogahed delivered a powerful, awakening and influential seminar regarding the misunderstanding of sabr and the misconception that sabr equates to suffering in silence.
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.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) is often called The Teacher. In fact, his entire life is a lesson. In this seminar, we explore how the Prophet taught, nurtured and guided children through compassion, love and modelling right action. We will explore how, as parents and educators, we can take this Prophetic advice and use it to nurture children to have good character.
Imam Zaid Shakir discusses in this profound sermon recent insults upon the Prophets (peace be upon them), satanic forces tearing apart families and society as a whole. This sermon was delivered at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California on Friday, March 23, 2018.
Dr. Zainab Alawani’s lecture entitled “A Mother’s Advice to Her Children: The Catastrophe of the Breakdown in Marriage” from the 2nd Annual United For Change Conference themed “Our Families: Our Foundations Conference” in Montreal, Canada.
Muslim families are no different than any other family in our society. All families have similar issues and concerns. What does the Qur’an say about the family and how should we act as a family. Imam Nihal Khan explains.
Among us are youth leaders, activists, and individuals so hardworking that we sometimes get consumed in our community work and neglect our families. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “the best of you are those who are best to your families.” So how do we balance activism and family? Where is the satisfactory medium between service to others and service to our families?
In this Jumu’ah Khutbah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi explains the importance of family ties in Islam, including how this Ayah can be interpreted in 2 ways by our scholars.
In the First Verse of Surah An-Nisa, Allah(SWT) says:
“O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer.”
Have Taqwa in Allah, in whose name you ask people to give you things, It could mean that you ask for help from within the family, and it is also a reminder where family takes care of each other.
Be conscious of the rights of Allah, and be conscious of the rights of the family.
Both of these interpretations are valid in the Qur’an and what they imply is that the family has a high privilege, second to Allah(SWT). The reality is that the rights of the family, comes after the rights of Allah, and from within the family, the parents have the most rights.
The family of Ustadh Usama Canon announced that he has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Tributes from around the world have poured in. Here, he speaks about what it was like to face his own mortality.
Quranic examples of parent-child relationships shed light on many issues that plight Muslim families all over the world today, says Nouman Ali Khan. While the story of Prophet Ibrahim (AS), whose father built idols that he destroyed, reminds us that imaan is not only influenced by the environment in which we are raised, that of Nuh (AS) and his son teaches us that even if you are a Prophet, you may end up with a child who refuses to accept Allah’s message. Although we have a responsibility towards our children, we have no control over the results. Allah has endowed all human beings with the ability to think for themselves which means that once your child reaches adulthood, he/she will have to make their own choices. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) famously told his daughter Fahemah that she should fear Allah because she will have to stand before Him at her own merits, for even he cannot intervene on her behalf. Risking our spiritual and emotional relationship with our children can be avoided if we take a cue from Luqman (AS) who waited for the right circumstances to lecture his son about religion. And to sons and daughters, beware because the crimes you commit against your parents will only lead to perpetual loss and agony both in this life and the next.
How many of us can honestly say we prefer sitting with our family over our friends? Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy talks about the importance of happiness within the family home using anecdotes from his own experiences in this lecture.
Mufti Hussain Kamani shares many examples from the life of the Prophet (s) and the sahaba on how they balanced their life from seeking knowledge, to their familial responsibility, working to provide for themselves and their families and the general community and society.
Countless Muslims are using the search engines of the Internet to search for a spouse. However, a quick perusal of Muslim matrimonial websites reveals how basic Islamic principles are ignored. A person’s income, race, and color – or worse yet, skin tone – are often greater considerations than a person’s piety. The pictures that accompany many “profiles” are indecent. How safe are these sites, especially for women? Why are Muslims using “virtual meat markets” to find a potential spouse? How can our communities facilitate young people’s search for a spouse? What does our religion have to say about contacting perfect strangers of the opposite sex for “love and friendship”? How can we better address the real crisis that lies beneath “Light-skinned Muslimah seeking Muslim doctor to share life with”?
How does conflict start between couples, parents and their children and how can we avoid it? The vicious cycle of conflict. What a a husband and wife need the most from their marriage? Working towards conflict free home. Managing our differences. Come and join us for a thought provoking presentation on marriage and family dynamics in a Muslim’s home.
Sheikh Mokhtar Maghroui discusses the road back home to Jannah, where we once were. Also there is a very important discussion on rectifying our homes in the Dunya so we can have a blessed home in Paradise.
Mufti Nazim Mangera discusses the important topic of domestic violence from multiple Islamic sources. Everyone needs to hear this lecture. In it, he also clarifies some misconceptions about a Quranic verse which is misinterpreted by some Muslims. Also, he strongly encourages the listeners to never hit their wife. The best of us are those who will NEVER hit their wife.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spoke on the absolute impermissibility of domestic violence, the importance of the rights of others, the grave consequences of wrongdoing, and upholding the excellence of character in his Friday Sermon at the Brampton Islamic Centre, December 09, 2011. He shows clearly how there is absolutely no place for domestic violence–nor any unjust or wrongful conduct–in the religion of Islam; and that the Prophetic way is to uphold excellence of character, as a means of seeking the acceptance and pleasure of God.
Imam Suhaib Webb emphasizes the importance of the family. He encourages increase in family bonding and activities during Ramadan and gives some practical suggestions for ways to increase family togetherness.