I’m looking for the manual— you know the one that tells you all about how to raise a kid? Okay, so there’s no instruction booklet for raising children, but there’s still a responsibility to use all the resources we have, right? I’m the least qualified to be handing out parenting tips (I’m not evenRead more about This Thing Called Parenting…[…]
The great tābi‘ī, Hasan al-Basri rahimahullāh once said:
O son of Ādam! You are but (a collection of) days: when a day goes, a part of you goes.
A day that has passed will never return. Every morning at sunrise the day says:
Whoever is able to do some good should do it, for I will never return to you.
Just think! Our childhood days have passed; for many their youth has passed; others have reached old age and are waiting only for death to come. Allāh ta‘ālā says:
…Indeed, when the term appointed by Allāh comes, it cannot be delayed… (71:4) Read more about How to Safeguard Your Time …
The Women’s Mosque of America has started operations in Los Angeles. It is not a mosque per se, but the name of a non-profit organization. It began with holding female only Jumuah prayers, in an old synagogue with Stars of David etched on the stained glass windows. The decision to use this venue was made to “promote peace.”
Creating a separate space for Muslim women is a noble idea. Unfortunately the organizers chose the one event for this project for which it has no basis in the Shariah. Muslim women are not required to offer Jumuah. Read more about Women’s Mosque? Women’s Empowerment? …