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The Children’s Rights in Islam -part 3

The Children’s Rights in Islam -part 3

Author: Ustadz Abu Ahmad Said Yai

20. Train him to use his wealth properly according to his needs, and get him used to save it and avoid extravagant lifestyle

Parent should pay a close attention to this point, because wealth is something that Allah entrusted and therefore should be kept and use wisely. This training is not exclusive for the rich, even the poor should train their child to do it. How many child who was poor, and when they grow older and become rich, spend their money carelessly? Whereas we all know that spending money carelessly is not allowed in Islam.

The Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,

( إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَرِهَ لَكُمْ ثَلاَثًا قِيلَ وَقَالَ وَإِضَاعَةَ الْمَالِ وَكَثْرَةَ السُّؤَالِ (

“Indeed, Allah loathes for you to do three things: saying, “Some said…some said..”(gossiping), wasting (your) wealth, and too much questioning.” [1]
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The Children’s Rights in Islam part 2

The Children’s Rights in Islam part 2

Author: Ustadz Abu Ahmad Said Yai

10. Provide his living until he reaches adulthood

A child also the right for his living to be provided, such as his food, drink, clothes, and house. The Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,

(كَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ إِثْمًا أَنْ يُضَيِّعَ مَنْ يَقُوتُ)]

“It is considered as a sin for a person to neglect the living of people he supposed to be supported.” [1]

(أَفْضَلُ دِينَارٍ يُنْفِقُهُ الرَّجُلُ دِينَارٌ يُنْفِقُهُ عَلَى عِيَالِهِ وَدِينَارٌ يُنْفِقُهُ الرَّجُلُ عَلَى دَابَّتِهِ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَدِينَارٌ يُنْفِقُهُ عَلَى أَصْحَابِهِ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ)

“The best money that a man donated is the money that he spends for people that he is supposed to provided, money that he spends for his mount (to do jihad) in Allah’s Cause, and money that he spends for his friends (who are fighting) in Allah’s Cause.“[2]

11. Teach him useful knowledges
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Author: Ustadz Abu Ahmad Said Yai

Before we realize it, the month of Ramadan has passed. It is too bad that we’ve to leave it for now, but it is a must; we ought to bid farewell to it, while waiting for the next Ramadan. And now we’re in the month of Syawwal, in which we are advised to fast for six days. It doesn’t have to be in consecutive, as it may be done separately, as long as it is still during the month of Syawwal. The Messenger of Allah –peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said, :

( مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَهُ سِتًّا مِنْ شَوَّالٍ كَانَ كَصِيَامِ الدَّهْرِ )

“Whoever performs fast during (the month of) Ramadan, and then (fast) six (days) in the month of Syawwal after that, then it is as if he has performed fast the whole time (one year, -ed).” [1]
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Just Fifty Minutes a Day, my friend!

Just Fifty Minutes a Day, my friend!

Just Fifty Minutes a Day, my friend!

Author: Ustadz Said Yai et al. , at UIM

That very precious ritual is a red line between a slave and its Lord. That very noble ritual is like a crystal-clear river that washes away and purifies sins of a slave who frequently baths in it. That is, as you’ve guessed, the five compulsory prayers.

However, despite its plenty of virtues, still a lot of people today abandon and neglect it, including some of our citizens. As if abandoning prayers is a common habit and a trivial sin.

If some muslims these days was asked to do a sin, such as kill people, rape a woman, steal something, or drink intoxication, most of them would fiercely reject the request, with the reason that those are major sins,

Don’t they realize that the sin of abandoning the five daily prayers is much more severe than all the sins above?

The Messenger –peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,

« الْعَهْدُ الَّذِى بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُمُ الصَّلاَةُ فَمَنْ تَرَكَهَا فَقَدْ كَفَرَ »

The pact between us (muslims) and them (disbelievers) is the prayer. Whoever leaves it has committed infidelity.” (Narrated by Imam At Tirmidhi no. 2621, and classified as valid hadith by Sheikh al Albani).

This hadith points out that the sin of a person who abandons the prayer is far more severe compared to the others sins that we’ve mentioned earlier.

Whatever the condition is, a muslim is obliged to perform his prayer, be it in grim sickness, long journey, war, or other difficult conditions.

Allah the Glorified and Exalted decreed,

“Be watchful over the Prayers, and over praying with the utmost excellence, and stand before Allah as would utterly obedient servants.” (Chapter al Baqarah/The Cow: 238)

However, in several circumstances, Allah the Exalted has granted us various dispensation in the ritual or steps of prayer that lightens it, but not abandons it wholly. Such as in grim sickness, for example, we are allowed to pray while sitting, and if we’re unable to, by lying on our right side, if we’re still unable to, we may lie on our back, and if we are still unable to do it, then it is enough to be considered as valid prayer by the hand or eye gesture.

Likewise, in a long journey, We are allowed to, and even suggested to shorten the four rak’ahs prayer into two rak’ahs. Likewise, we are allowed to – when in need- unite two prayers into one time, namely the dhuhur prayer with ashr, and the maghrib prayer with isya’, to be done in one of the two times of those prayer.

Allah has given us plenty of dispensations. In short, the obligation of performing prayer will not be lifted from a muslim except until he died and been shrouded and prayed upon by the muslims.

To be honest, if in one prayer we just need 10 minutes to accomplished it in minimum, then we multiply it five times, the result is only 50 minutes. Subhanallah! Lesser than an hour from the 24 hours in a day, Allah the Exalted asked us to spare that time to worship Him Who has given us all of His favors! Is it appropriate for us to be stingy with out time to Him?

Allah the Exalted revealed to us about the conversation of the residents of the hell,

“What drove you to Hell? They will answer: “We were not among those who observed Prayer,” (chapter Al-Muddatstsir/The Cloaked One: 42-43)

May we are not included among people who sacrifice the eternal pleasures in the hereafter to pursue the illusionary beauty of this temporary world. Amin.

May this writing benefits us all.

How to Be Grateful of the Provision from Allah (Friday Sermon)

Friday Sermon

How to Be Grateful of the Provision from Allah (Friday Sermon)

Sermon I


Dear audience – may Allah have mercy on you-,

Allah the Glorified and Exalted ordered us to be pious and fear Him. Know, O audience, piety or God-fearing is a very light word to utter, yet very hard to carry out. Just for today, try to remember how many sins that we’ve committed, how many sins that our heart have committed? For example, have our hearts been saved from jealousy with others whom Allah have bestowed upon seemingly more favors, i.e., wealth in abundance and plenty of sustenances/provisions?

Know that Allah’s provision comes down as the rain, it isn’t evenly distributed. Sometimes it pours down on the mountain, and not on the desert. Rain may bring many favors, yet it also may bring damnation.

Remember when Allah drown the people of Prophet Noah -peace be upon him- who were defying him! How did Allah destroy them? By sending them rain and heavy flood.

That’s the wealth! that’s the world! Allah distributes it unevenly to everyone. Some may be rich, some may be poor, and some others may be living sufficiently. Sometimes it benefits people, and sometimes it brings doom upon them.

Dear audience, peace be upon me and you all,
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