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9) Mercy prolonged in the direction of moms even throughout the Salah
Messenger of Allah ﷺ stated, “I stand as much as lead Salat with the intention of prolonging it. Then I hear the crying of an toddler and I shorten the Salat lest I ought to make it burdensome for his mom” [Bukhari]
The kutbah was all lovely and peaceable that day. My 1yr previous was a contented child sitting together with her 3yr previous aapi (huge sis) having fun with the tranquility of the mosque. The imam stated takbir and the gorgeous silence prevailed. We completed the primary rakah after which got here the second…Because the fatihah began, it obtained muffled by the continual crying of a distressed child…And I realised it was MY BABY!
The very second I stated my tasleem, I rushed to select her up and hugged each of my youngsters. I might sense the stares. After which I heard the imam saying by means of the speaker… “I hope that the aged ones like me and the remainder of the daughters shall be affected person with this nice mom who selected to convey such little child together with her and didn’t maintain again. Let the children develop love for the masaajid.”
I discovered myself with buckets of tears rolling down my cheeks drenching my youngsters’ hair as they cradled in my lap. I want I might bear in mind each phrase he stated that made all these irritated stares flip into pleasure and encouragement, nevertheless it was all an emotional haze after these few phrases…
Steady experiences and interactions make issues simpler for each events. If we take youngsters away from the mosques, they are going to by no means discover ways to accommodate different folks and folks won’t ever discover ways to accommodate the children!
Might Allah develop the love of masajid in our youngsters’s hearts as a result of one of many 7 who shall be underneath Allah’s shade in aakhirah would be the individuals who worshipped Allah from a younger age! Might Allah make our children a kind of!
10) Jannah awaits us (in shaa Allah)
Jibreel got here to the Prophet ﷺ and stated, “O Allah’s Messenger ﷺ! That is Khadija coming to you with a dish having meat soup. When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of her Lord (Allah) and on my behalf, and provides her the glad tidings of getting a Qasab palace in Paradise whereby there shall be neither any noise nor any fatigue (bother).” [Sahih Bukhari 3820]
As I walked whereas rocking my inconsolable new child in my arms, tears crammed my eyes pondering of a palace in Jannah that was promised to Khadija رضي الله عنها – a palace with out noise or fatigue.
The Arabic phrases used within the hadith are:صخبmeans a mix of noise, shouts, and cries.نصبmeans misery, fatigue, to exert to the utmost, wrestle arduous, stand upright, being in a vertical place, sickness, and sorrow.
Having younger youngsters means you’re probably surrounded by all that. Whereas drowned in ‘sakhab’ and ‘nasab’ myself, I realised that Khadija was additionally a mom of younger youngsters again then. And a glad tiding of a palace with none noise and fatigue should have been such a well timed joyous second for her. It’s additionally a reminder for us that we do that all for the sake of Allah. We don’t do it so our children develop as much as serve us. We don’t do it so we will have a sure standing in society. We don’t do it so we now have somebody to rely on in our previous age. Might all of us do not forget that we do it for Allah alone. And that intention fuels the motivation to maintain going.
We regularly see dad and mom striving so arduous to encourage youngsters towards Jannah whereas forgetting themselves within the course of. These ladies are wonderful examples of those that strove in the direction of Jannah themselves and impressed their youngsters in the direction of that lovely aim too 💞
11) The significance of a mom over fard kifaayah (communal obligation)
It was narrated from Mu’awiyah bin Jahimah As-Sulami, that Jahimah got here to the Prophet (ﷺ) and stated:“O Messenger of Allah! I need to exit and battle (in Jihad) and I’ve come to ask your recommendation.”He stated: “Do you may have a mom?”He stated: “Sure.”He stated: “Then keep together with her, for Paradise is beneath her toes.”[Sunan an-Nasa’i 3104]
When it’s arduous to stroll and the burden of my womb swells my legs, I remind myself Jannah is beneath my toes.After I disguise within the lavatory simply to shed all of the drained tears I’ve been holding onto all day lengthy in entrance of the children, I’ve to remind myself that Jannah is correct beneath my toes.When the infant is up all evening lengthy and I get up drained and sleepless despite the fact that I’ve been in mattress for 10 hours, I shut my eyes one final time to affirm that Jannah is certainly beneath my toes.When folks requested me what I did all day lengthy and I wished to reply “tried my greatest to pave my means in the direction of Jannah”, I reminded myself that Jannah is beneath my toes however they wouldn’t perceive.After I learn the hadith the place Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) stated, “…Paradise is surrounded by all types of disliked undesirable issues.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6487], I reminded myself that motherhood just isn’t all sparkles and smiles, however these undesirable issues put Jannah beneath my toes.
After I grew to become a mom and realised why my very own mom was so apprehensive about me even once I was all grown up and impartial, I reminded myself that she too has Jannah beneath her toes.And once I take a look at all of the moms round me struggling day in and time out with none appreciation or assist, I console myself that one high-quality day, with the Mercy of Allah, their hardships shall be changed with ease. In Jannah that was all alongside wrapped beneath their toes.
My Prophet informed the entire world by means of his hadith that Jannah was beneath the toes of a mom, but I couldn’t perceive why everybody requested if I used to be “only a mom”?Sure, I’m! I’m only a mom! And if being one for the sake of Allah places Jannah beneath my toes, I’m completely satisfied to be simply that!
Simply. a. mom.
12) A mom comes thrice earlier than the daddy
Abu Huraira reported that an individual stated:
Allah’s Messenger! Who amongst the folks is most deserving of my good remedy?
He stated: Your mom, once more your mom, once more your mom,
then your father…
[Sahih Muslim 2548b]
Each time I shifted in my sleep due to reflux throughout being pregnant and noticed my husband sleeping quick asleep, I thanked Allah for my ranks thrice increased.Each time I wobbled like a penguin whereas my husband reached the vacation spot in half the time, I thanked Allah for my ranks thrice increased.Each time the contractions obtained worse and my husband couldn’t do something however reassure me, I thanked Allah for my ranks thrice increased.Each time I awoke at evening sacrificing my sleep to nurse the infant whereas my husband drifted off into his desires, I thanked Allah for my ranks thrice increased.Each time I cried by means of the preliminary ache of nursing whereas my husband felt helpless as a result of it was solely my physique able to such a miracle, I thanked Allah for my ranks thrice increased.Each time I awoke with ache throughout my physique feeling like 10 years older as a result of I’ve had no sleep for years whereas my husband felt 10 years youthful, I thanked Allah for my ranks thrice increased.Each time I noticed these nursing little eyes evident again at me whereas my husband couldn’t expertise all of these lovely moments, I thanked Allah for this honour of carrying and nurturing His amaanah and for my ranks thrice increased….
It’s simpler to undermine our roles as moms based mostly on what we’re being fed by society. Figuring out my self-worth means recognising the honour Allah has granted me – that He has not granted any man on this earth. It’s HARD! No surprise Allah calls these levels “wahnan ala wahn” within the Quran (hardship upon hardship), however no excessive rank comes with out its challenges. When Allah has put us three ranks increased, it’s a disgrace that we hold placing ourselves down and hold ourselves final on the checklist of every thing.
13) Allah’s Mercy and Love is way past a mom’s love
Messenger of Allah ﷺ stated: “Allah created 100 items of mercy on the Day He created the heavens and the earth. Every considered one of them can include all that’s between the heaven and the earth. Of them, he put one on earth, by means of which a mom has compassion for her youngsters…” [Riyad as-Salihin 420]
How can one thing take a lot from you but offer you a lot is past me.I do know it’s proper after we say that motherhood has taken a lot from us. But it surely provides us a lot greater than what we ask Allah for.It saps our vitality however provides us double the ability.It wears us down, but in addition provides us the flexibility to face up again once more.It makes us further emotional, nevertheless it additionally grants us that further emotional power.
It seems like a royal maternity depart that began means earlier than this duty was really given to us. Yearly, Allah provides us greater than 80 days off of prayers with out the expectation of creating them up afterward. Though we might haven’t chosen this obligation of bearing youngsters by the tip of all of it, we got all the advantages as our our bodies ready for this large honour. Or we might haven’t been given this obligation of childbearing in any respect by Allah Himself and but we might nonetheless be eligible to enter Jannah as a result of ibaadah is available in so many varieties…
SubhaanAllah, that is only a fraction of His Mercy…The vastness of all of it baffles me…Might all of us be amongst those that are showered 99 components of His Mercy in Aakhirah too!
14) To not reward or observe unrealistic beliefs
It was narrated from Aishah (رضي الله عنها) that: The Prophet ﷺ got here in to her and there was a lady together with her. He stated: “Who is that this?” She stated: “So-and-so, and she or he doesn’t sleep.” And he or she informed him about how she prayed an ideal deal. He ﷺ stated: “Cease praising her. You need to do what you may, for by Allah, Allah by no means will get drained (of giving reward) till you get drained. And probably the most beloved of non secular actions to Him is that by which an individual persists.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i 1642]
STOP PRAISING HER…Since I’ve learn this hadith, I can’t get it out of my head.
The phrase “cease praising her” is EVERYTHING! As a result of that’s the place our shallowness and our self-care are threatened. Every time I reward somebody on one thing so unideal, I recall this hadith and ask myself – the folks I’m praising (particularly in entrance of my youngsters), are they sacrificing one thing that they shouldn’t with a purpose to obtain this stated greatness? As a result of I’m additionally setting unreal requirements in entrance of the children by praising them.
Prophet ﷺ stated “Cease praising her” as a result of she was consistently sacrificing her sleep to wish whereas Allah gave her that physique as an amaanah. Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was impressed by her, however Prophet ﷺ requested her to cease idealising her as a result of she was purported to maintain her physique too. Her time was for her household too.
If you wish to do one thing constantly, it’s so essential to not go overboard. Know your obligations so you aren’t preferring nawafil over fara’id. Your primary sleep and fard Salah come earlier than nafl prayer. Your prayer comes earlier than your small business. Your loved ones comes earlier than your group.
Each time you are feeling out of stability, ask your self in case you are sacrificing issues that you simply shouldn’t? Are you sacrificing your primary wants since you need to meet these unreal requirements? Is that coming from listening to society’s fixed appraisal of one thing unideal?
It begins with YOU! Cease praising her. Cease praising him. Cease praising them. If they’re sacrificing the incorrect issues, no matter is constructed upon that gained’t maintain a lot worth in entrance of Allah due to the dearth of basis beneath. So cease praising them. Cease praising him. Cease praising her!
15) Each effort counts
Prophet ﷺ stated…”all that’s good is Sadaqah.” [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1970]
After I really feel like I’m not doing something for the world at giant as a mom of small youngsters – a mom who seems like her existence has no “greater goal” however to assuage a fussy child, to place drained youngsters to sleep, to hug a frightened soul, to feed a hungry abdomen, to be a crying shoulder, to show fiddly legs to stroll, to settle down a pressured toddler, to play and nourish the little minds, to scrub their messes time and again and over, I remind myself that sadaqah is available in so many varieties. Our intentions are sufficient to show any on a regular basis activity into sadaqah.
So subsequent time you smile at your youngsters despite the fact that you simply cried within the lavatory, think about it a sadaqah.While you hug your youngsters despite the fact that you’re too exhausted to maneuver your limbs, think about it a sadaqah.While you chunk your tongue despite the fact that you need to scream on the youngsters as a result of they’ve stepped in your each final nerve, think about it a sadaqah.While you nurse your teething baby the entire evening whereas sacrificing your relaxation, think about it a sadaqah.While you do the mundane duties day in and time out, which nobody appreciates, however you retain doing them for the sake of Allah, think about all of it a sadaqah.
You could have empty pockets, however you may have a coronary heart that offers and offers and offers.
So I make dua that every of those sadaqah is multiplied manifolds in reward and also you see a forest the place you planted only one seed.I make dua that you simply’re in a position to really feel the breeze from jannah beneath your toes when the burden of this world crushes your shoulders.I make dua that you simply depart your legacy within the type of righteous human beings, a legacy which leaves an affect not solely in your youngsters however all of your generations and people they affect.
Aameen thumma Aameen!