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.
Shaykh Hamza gave a general talk on the changing world around us and the warnings Allah and the Prophet (s) gave us to deal with the sins around us. This was after a special prayer for rain in the San Francisco area which has experienced a serious drought over the several years.
Shaykh Hasan Ali discusses the youth of today in the West and how parents should understand the differences in the culture and the society. He explains how parents should raise their children in Western societies and how communication should be done. The younger and new generation is different and parents should understand it.
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.
As human beings we cultivate relationships throughout our lives. From the day we are born to the day we will die our lives are surrounded by multiple forms of relationships. Some are formal, some are necessary while others are casual . We have relationships with our friends, relationships with our work colleagues, relationships with our neighbors, and relationships, even with our pets but why is there a need to have a relationship with a book that is fourteen hundred years old and for many of us in a foreign language? This is the question! For the answer listen to the lecture and pray for the Shaykh.