Why must I solat, Ummi?ย 

10 Nov

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. 

Salam Jum’ah everyone! May Allah grant us the barakah of Jum’ah and accept all our du’a in this special day. Amin! 

Dear mummies, 

Have you ever broke down before?

Have you ever thought that you are the worst mom?

Have you ever felt regret after scolding your kids? 

This week is quite a challenge for me. 

In this journey to Allah, 

I am reminding myself to take care of my priority well.

Solah and Selawat is my first priority. 

Husband is my second priority. 

Parent is my third priority. 

Children is my fourth priority. 

Work is my fifth priority.  

So before I go out to work, to teach and train the mummy, I will ensure that my other priorities are well taken of. 

When we take care of Allah, 

Allah will take care of us. 

When we take care of Rasulullah, 

Rasulullah will take care of us. 

Whatever are you going through with your kids right now, reflect on your priorities. Something is wrong somewhere perhaps because we might have neglected our relationship with Allah, or with our husband, or even with our parents. So bismillah! 

Ok enough. 

Let’s proceed to my sharing today. 

How do I teach my kids to pray?’ 

This is easier said than done. But I hold on to the Prophet’s advice:Teach your kids to pray at 7 years old and discipline them at 10 years old if they don’t want to pray. 

We can only understand this if we internalise the 3 basis step of Islamic Parenting :

0-6 years –  LOVE  the kids

7-14 years old – DISCIPLINE the kids

15-25 years old – BE FRIEND the kids

So basically, this is what I did with my 2 and 4 years old kids to introduce solah:

1.We take wudhueverytime we bath. We make it a routine to take wudhu every bath so that the kids know the importance of having to be in wudhu’ even without wanting to pray. 

2. Spray bottle is a must! This is needed when we are outside and we need to solah. Yes i feel! To pray on public with kids is so stressful, what more when you are alone and need to take wudhu’ at public toilet. So, I will take wudhu’ and give tge spray bottles to the kids for them to play and take wudhu’. 

3. Personalised their prayer outfit. I made for them a customised  prayer mat wheren I can write their names on it. You can get yours at @buatsimanja!

4. Go to the masjid. I feel that mosque is the best place for kids to learn to pray. The see and experience solah in a mashaAllah environment. So bring your kids to jemaah prayer in a mosque cause that is a lesson by itself MashAllah! 

5.Read aloud during solah! This is the best and effective of all because they will memorise all the Surahs, the tasbih in ruku’ sujud, and even the tahiyat without us teaching them to memorise the traditional way. 

Then what’s next?

This is crucial mummies! 

Cause my daughter then asked me:

Why we must pray? 

And I am like oh no! What should I answer?

I tried to answer the following, but ya Allah may Allah gives openings to my kids and your kids too to LOVE and WANT to solah. 

Why we need to solah, Ummi

1. We solah Because we need to talk to Allah.

Daughter : But I cannot see Allah, I don’t know what to talk to Allah? 

Me:Surah Fatihah is what you need to talk to Allah about. 

Daughter : How? 

Me: Every verse you say, Allah reply you back. 

You say:Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin, 

Allah says:Thank you for praising Me. 

You say:Arrahmanir Rahim, 

Allah says:Thank you for praising me. 

You say:Malik yaumiddin, 

Allah says: Thank you for praising me. 

You say:Iyyakanabudu waiyyakanastain,

Allah says:Whatever you want I give. 

You say:Ihdinassirotil mustaqim, 

Allah says:Whatever you want I give. 

Daughter :WAAAAH! Surah Fatihah is like du’a toys Ummi? 

Me:Yes, it’s very very powerful!

2. We need to solah Because we want to ask something from Allah.

Daughter : You mean the du’a toys we did? Ah that’s great! 

3. We need to solah Because we need to remember Allah.

Daughter :But when I play games I remember Allah too what. 

Me:Are you sure?

Daughter :hehehe! I don’t remember Allah when I play games. 

Me: When it’s playtime we play, when it’s solah time, we solah. 

Daughter :Will Allah be mad at us when we never remember Allah? 

Me:No. When you forget Allah, just remember Allah back.  In Surah al-Kahf verse 24 Allah said:

“Remember Allah when you forget and ask: Oh Allah show me the guide so I am close to the Guidance.” 

Daughter : Allah so nice like Ayah. When I do wrong, Ayah never scold me. (she’s trying to say that I always scold her when she do wrong!MashaAllah im learning too!) 

4. We solah because solah make us stronger, smarter and healthier 

Daughter :Huh?! You mean solah can make me clever? 

Me:Yes! Solah is like your phone. 

You love your phone because your phone makes you learn something new, dance something new, hear something new. 

You too must love solah because:

Your Fatihah makes you stronger! (inner strength) 

Your ruku’ makes you smarter!(the more we ruku’ the more we must feel humble towards Allah) 

Your sujud makes you healthier! 

Daughter :Seriously Ummi! 

Me:Yes ‘Aqilah! 

I hope she gets it inshaAllah. 

5. And the last one, we solah because we need to Syukr and say Thank you to Allah for all the things Allah gives!

Daughter : Quiet. Let’s make pancake Ummi! 

Phew. 

I thought she would ask me unexpected questions, but Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah.๐Ÿ’š 

You see it’s truly not easy to teach them solah, but I guess when we solah, the k8ds will follow. 

So yes, 

Take care of our Solah, 

And Allah will help us take care of our kid’s solah inshaAllah. 

I hope this sharing helps inshaAllah. 

Now, it’s making breakfast time! 

See you in my next post and please keep me in your du’a! 

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How to start teaching Islam to my kids at home?ย 

3 Nov

Bismillah Alhamdulillah.๐Ÿ’š 

A beautiful Jum’ah I always look forward too mashaAllah! 

It has been 2 weeks since we moved in 5o our new house alhamdulillah. And mashaAllah, it really felt Subhanallah and Astaghfirullah at the same time. But above all, Alhamdulillah for all! 

Ok yesterday, 

All my educational books item had arrived. If you ask me where I got my resources from, here’s a list of my favourite educational resources must-buy for kids:

1. Buat si manja! I love their Asmaul Husna inspired princesses stories. They come in a set if 4 with oins and bookmarks. If you buy from @intanpayung_ku, she will surely give you the best service or even a door delivery. MashaAllah! Thank you awak for always entertaining me and my kids! 

2.Smart Khalifah sg! I love their arabic books and Obey Allah series!and many many other educational  toys too. Go get them! 

3. Little Ms Rainbow! All handmade busybooks,  finger puppets and brooches. They even sell this Iqra blocks which is so so good and exciting! Go get them!

Ok, Just want to tell you I am not affiliated with any of them, but I share because sincerely their products and service are very good and worth it. 

Ok now you have all these resources. 

How do you then start to teach your kids? 

1. Start with YOU

You can’t tell Sirah Storytelling to your kids if you yourself do not know. 

You can’t share with them bedtime stories if you yourself  do not know.

You cannot teach them Iqra’phonics if you yourself do not know. 

Learning and teaching go concurrently. 

We learn together with our kids. 

So start bringing your kids to attend Majlis Ilm. 

Start to bring your kids to the masjid. 

Start to bring your kids to Qasidah and Selawat. 

2. Start with Iqra’phonics

The next thing we must teach our kids before ABC, is the Arabic Alphabets. Use the resources yoy bought to teach them. Find the one timing that you think that you can teach them consistently. If after Maghrib is the best time, do it consistently. If aft Subh is the best time, do it consistently. 

3. Start with Surah Memorisation

Reading and memorising Quran can learn hand in hand,meaning together at the same time. I teach my kids Surah Memorisation using Little Quran Kids kinesthetic sign language. Where I use movements to describe the meaning of the Quran words. After Memorisation, I will extend the session with sensorial, painting and activities to relate with the Surah they have memories. 

For example :Surah Mutoffifin talks about to beware of those who cheat in counting and scaling. So we did a baking cupcake session where the kids will learn to scale the flour and etc. Here we are actually instilling honestly in the kids heart. Best kan? I have few more #juzammabooklet left. If you want to get them, do whatsapp Dhia at this number 84998742. 

4. Start with storytelling. I believe that kids love stories. So instilling Tauhid, Fiqh and Sirah in a storytelling work best! 

For example Wudhu’. I can start teaching them wudhu’ with the story of Sayyidina Hasan and Husin. They were small boys when they saw an old man did not perfect their wudhu’. So instead of twlling that old man his wudhu was nullified, they asked the old man to see if their wudhu’is correct or not. From there, the old man realised the rightt way to take wudhu’. You then can use tge spray bottle as a start to teach your kids wudhu ‘. And they you are!

5.Start with Adab! This is the most important subject of all. Manners! Everyone knows manners, but not everyone practice them at home. 

Eat and sit. 

Sleep on your sleep. 

Wake up and read du’ a. 

Du’a and Istinja’. 

Play and recite du’a. 

These are easier said than done. 

And I feel these are the most beautiful lesson of all. 

So yes, I hope this little sharing help you to begin the journey of learning and teaching with your kids at home inshaAllah. May Allah forgive our sins as parents and guide us to become parent whom Allah please inshaAllah amin! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

A du’a Rasulullah taught Sayyidatina Aisha Bint Abu Bakar.ย 

13 Oct

Salam alaikum everyone! Blessed Jum’ah. I hope you are looking forward to Jum’ah every week just like how my kids are looking forward cause Jum’ah is a Toy day!

Today..  allow me to share a quick sharing on one very important du’a.

You see,

I realised that human come and go in our life. They make us happy and leave us. They teach us something and hurt us. They build us up and break us down. 

This include our children and husband. 

So as I am mothering, 

I am learning to let go of my kids and focus on the One who will never come and go in my life. The One who will make me happy and never leave me. The One who will teach me and never hurt me. The One who will build me and never break me down. 

 The One God. 

The One Allah. 

The Most Merciful and the Most Passionate. 

Subhanallah. 

I have a mother who asked this question : “How do I be a perfect servant of Allah and a mother and wife at the same time. It’s just so difficult. Sometimes I find my duties so worthless. Can you share with me some hadith about motherhood and treating children?”

Oh darling I know it’s so hard. 

We can’t be perfect. But we can be the best for Allah. How?

Take care of our priority. 

We can only become a good mother if we are a good wife. 

We can only become a good wife if we are a good daughter.

We can only become a good daughter if we are a good servant of Allah.

Juggling Ibadah and wifey-mummy responsibility is not easy. But we can renew our intentions and look Ibadah in a different perspective. 

Cooking is an Ibadah when we zikir Asmaul Husna in it. 

Parenting is an Ibadah when we recite Ayat Kursi in it.

Changing diapers is an Ibadah when we read du’a of Istinja ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุทู‡ุฑ ู‚ู„ุจูŠ ู…ู† ุงู„ู†ูุงู‚ ูˆุญุตู† ูุฑุญูŠ ู…ู† ุงู„ููˆุงุญุด.

Waking up in the middle of the night for breastfeeding is an Ibadah when we recite Surah Yasin while we feed the baby. 

Cleaning the house is an Ibadah when we pray 2 rakaah Dhuha and recite the du’a Dhuha.

Noon naptime is an Ibadah when we recite Surah Nuh in it.

Playground time is an Ibadah when we recite Surah An-Naba’ aft Asr prayer.

Dinner time is an Ibadah when we recite Surah Waqiah and take care of our 6 rakaat  Sunnah Awwabin.

Bedtime stories is an Ibadah when we recite Surah Mulk and hug the kids. 

Marital intercourse is an Ibadah when we intent to please Allah Ta’ala. 

The focus is Attach ourself to Allah.

Focus our life for Allah. 

Give our time for Allah. 

I know with the kids around it is very difficult to Ibadah. But we can focus on one Ibadah and do it consistently. 

If you think you can wake up for Tahajjud, focus on Tahajjud and do it consistently. 

If you think you can take care if Sunnah Rawatib, focus on Rawatib and do it consistently. 

If you think you read Surah Mulk, focus on Surah Mulk and do it consistently.

MashaAllah inshaAllah, we can. 

So here, 

Allow me to share a very beautiful du’a which Rasulullah taught Sayyidatina Aisha.

ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุงู†ูŠ ุงุณุงู„ูƒ ู…ู† ุงู„ุฎูŠุฑ ูƒู„ู‡ ุนุงุฌู„ู‡ ูˆุงุฌู„ู‡ ู…ุง ุนู„ู…ุช ูˆู…ุง ู„ุง ุงุนู„ู…ุŒ ูˆุงุนูˆุฐุจูƒ ู…ู† ุงู„ุดุฑ ูƒู„ู‡ ุนุงุฌู„ู‡ ูˆุงุฌู„ู‡ ู…ุง ุนู„ู…ุช ู…ู†ู‡ ูˆู…ุง ู„ู… ุงุนู„ู…. 

ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุงู†ูŠ ุงุณุงู„ูƒ ู…ู† ุฎูŠุฑ ู…ุง ุณุงู„ูƒ ุนุจุฏูƒ ูˆู†ุจูŠูƒ ูˆุงุนูˆุฐ ุจูƒ ู…ู† ุดุฑ ู…ุง ุงุนุงุฐ ุจู‡ ุนุจุฏูƒ ูˆ ู†ุจูŠูƒ. 

ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุงู†ูŠ ุงุณุงู„ูƒ ุงู„ุฌู†ุฉ ูˆู…ุง ู‚ุฑุจ ุงู„ูŠู‡ุง ู…ู† ู‚ูˆู„ ุงูˆ ุนู…ู„ุŒ ูˆุงุนูˆุฐ ุจูƒ ู…ู† ุงู„ู†ุงุฑ ูˆู…ุง ู‚ุฑุจ ุงู„ูŠู‡ ู…ู† ู‚ูˆู„ ุงูˆ ุนู…ู„. 

ูˆุงุณุงู„ูƒ ุงู† ุชุฌุนู„ ูƒู„ ู‚ุถุงุก ู‚ุถูŠุชู‡ ู„ูŠ ุฎูŠุฑุง.

Allahuma Inni asaluka minal khairi kullihi ‘ajilihi wa ajilihi ma alimtu minhu wa ma lam a’ lam. Wa a uzubika misy syarri kulli ‘ajilihi wa ajilihi ma alimtu minhu wamalam a’ lam.

Allahuma inni as aluka min khairi ma sa alaka abduka wanabiyuk. Wa a uzubika min syarri ma a’aza bihi abduka wanabiyyuk.

Allahumma inni as alukal jannah wama qarraba ilaiha min qaulin au amalin, wa a ukubika minan nari wama qarraba ilaihan min qaulin au amalin.

Wa as aluka an taj’ala kulla qadhain qadhaitahu li khairaa.

Oh Allah, I ask You for all the good in this world and the hereafter, what I know and what I do not know.

Oh Allah, I seek refuge with You from all evil in this world and the hereafter, what I know and what I do not know.

Oh Allah, I ask You for the good of what Your slave and Prophet ask for. And I seek refuge with You from all evil which Your slave and Prophet sought refuge.

Oh Allah, I ask for Jannah, and for which brings one closer to it, in word and deed. And I seek refuge with You from Hell and for which brings one closer to it, in word and deed.

And I ask You to make every decree You decreed concerning me, good!

Amin. 

Allah hears our du’a, even if it’s not uttered.ย 

6 Oct

Bismillah! Salam Blessed Jum’ah everyone!

How have you been doing? May Allah make us a happy, grateful and success people both in dunya and Akhirah amin. 

Have you ever feel that your du’a has not been answered? 

 Have you feel tired of asking Allah what you want and it is still not answered? 

Have you feel like giving up asking du’a because it is still not answered? 

Dear my sisters in Islam, 

Just know, 

Allah Ya Sami‘ is the Most Hearing. 

Allah Ya Hakim is the Most Wise. 

Allah Ya Mujib is The Responder. 

But why are still all our du’a are still not answered. 

There are 3 reasons to this:

1. Our sins

2. Our ties with people 

3. Our food we eat

The narration of a slave continues to be grantes as long as he does not suppicate for a sinful thing, or for something that could cut off the ties of kinship, and he does not grow impatient. It is said: “Oh Rasulullah, what does grow impatient means?” Rasulullah said: it means one ia saying I supplicated again and again but I do not think my answet will be answered. Then he becomes frustrated and gives up supplication altogether. – imam AlBukhari and Muslim.

So my sisters,

Never ever give up in du’a.

Never ever lose hope in du’a.

Keep making du’a.

Keep repeating the du’a.

Keep asking the du’a.

Because Allah hears our du’a even if it’s not uttered.

Lastly,

Allow me to share with you this powerful beautiful du’a to zikir every day from Surah Al-Qasas verse 24 and may Allah grant all your du’a inshaAllah.

How to control our anger with children the Rasulullah’s way?

29 Sep

ุฆBismillah Alhamdulillah.๐Ÿ’š A Jum’ah I always looking forward to! 

How have you been?

How have your heart been?

Are you feeling calmer and happier?

MashaAllah, sometimes in life we need to say goodbyes to unnecessary worries and embrace the uncertainty of life by focusing on helping others and Quran.

MashaAllah, yes i was very worried about my children this pass few days. But when I start to renew my intention, help other children and focus on my relationship with the Quran, Allah just.. mashaAllah. Indded, it is so true when we take care of others, Allah will take care of our needs. Subhanallah Subhanallah.

Ok today, allow me to share with you sharing we had on our #mummiesnights last night. We shared about 5 zikir and 5Surah to recite every day after our 5 solah.  Here’s the summary of the zikir:

๐Ÿ’šAft Subh:Surah Yasin + Zikir ุณุจุญุงู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆุจุญู…ุฏู‡ ุณุจุญุงู† ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุนุธูŠู… ูˆุจุญู…ุฏู‡ุŒ ุนุฏุฏ ุฎู„ู‚ู‡ ูˆุฑุถุงู†ูุณู‡ ูˆุฒู†ุฉ ุนุฑุดู‡ ูˆู…ุฏุงุฏ ูƒู„ู…ุงุชู‡. 

๐Ÿ’šAft Zhuhr:Surah Nuh + Zikir ู„ุง ุงู„ู‡ุงู„ุง ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ู…ู„ูƒ ุงู„ุญู‚ ุงู„ู…ุจูŠู† 

๐Ÿ’šAft Asr:Surah An-Naba’ + Zikir ุงุณุชุบูุฑ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู„ู„ู…ุณู„ู…ูŠู† ูˆุงู„ู…ุณู„ู…ุงุช

๐Ÿ’šAft Maghrib :Surah Al-Waqiah+Selawat

๐Ÿ’šAft Isya’:Surah al-Mulk+Zikir ุญุณุจู†ุง ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆู†ุนู… ุงู„ูˆูƒูŠู„

As we were discussing, the kids are messing up the room with 1kg of flour mashaAllah! And all mummies then share how we control (and most of the time we cant control!) our anger with the kids. Are you like us too?

When we talk about anger,

Know that anger comes from the Syaitan.

Know that anger has a negative and long term effects.

Know that ‘do not be angry’  is one of the best deeds advice by Rasulullah.

So here are 7 ways how to control our anger with the kids the Rasulullah’s way:

1.Seek refuge with Allah from the syaitan by reciting : ุงุนูˆุฐ. ุจุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุณู…ูŠุน ุงู„ุนู„ูŠู… ู…ู† ุงู„ุดูŠุทุงู† ุงู„ุฑุฌูŠู…. Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Fusshilat verse 36: “When you find the evil whispers of Syaitan influencing you, seek refuge with Allah.” 

2. Change your position. Rasulullah says:”If one of you gets angry while he is standing, let him sit down. And if he is still angery, let him lie down.” (Imam Ahmad) 

3. Be silent.  Rasulullah says: “If one of you becomes angry, be silent.” (Imam Ahmad) 

4. Take wudhu‘. Rasulullah says : “Anger is from Syaitan and syaitan is from fire, and fire is extinguished with water. If one of you is angry, let him perform the wudhu’. (Imam Abu Daud) 

5. Say Ya Latif Ya Halim 1000x. This was advice by Hubabah H and my teaxher Prof W. I tried this and been applying this every day before I start my day. MashaAllah. Never ever underestimate the power of Asmaul Husna. 

6.Say Istighfar.  Take the tasbih and start zikir. 

7.Solah Sunnat Taubah. Make intention Ipray Sunnah Taubah 2 rakaah for the sake of Allah. Recite Surah Fatihah and Surah al-Kafirun on the first rakaah. Recite Surah Fatihah and Surah al-Ikhlas on the second rakaah. On the last sujud, say Sorry to Allah for we have sinned by not taking care of our responsibilities to take care of our kids wbom Allah loan them to us. 

MashaAllah mummies, I know these are easier said than done. Just want to let you know, you are not alone in this journey. Let’s help one another and keel each other in our du’a. 

This is Ustazah Salbiah, my Quran teacher. And i never ever see her angry in class at all. May Allah bless and protectall our teachers and may Allah put them all in the highest place in Jannah amin! 

5 Jobscope of a mother!ย 

15 Sep

Bismillah.

Alhamdulillah praises be to Allah for another Jum’ah. Allahumma solli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa’ala alihi wasohbihi wasallim. 

Wah! Last night #mummiesnight on the topic of Who is Rasulullah Ummi? was amazing. Subhanallah Subhanallah Subhanallah. 

Because through Rasul, we learn to love.

Through Rasul, we learnt to forgive.

Through Rasul, we learn to worship.

MashaAllah.

This week, Allah sent me 3 parents who made the effort to meet me and share their concern.

Parent A came to share about how she prepared her 3 daughters to Madrasah. I am awed by her determination MashaAllah. Not only that, she sent her kids to swimming, taekwondo, math and Malay classes. She knows how important it is to keep the kids occupied and fill their time with beneficial knowledge because living in Singapore needs education. Thank you parent A for mashaAllah MashaAllah priceless sharing. A good role model you are! May Allah increase your rank Amin!

Parent B came to share her concern about how important the Ukhrawi subjects. Her son is in Madrasah and she wants her son to be a good Muslim who live life to please Allah, to learn religion and seek knowledge. She shared that when our kids grow up, they will go through ‘competition’ and she fears that these kids will forget the core reason why they learn. MashaAllah. Her sharing leads me to what I intent to do next year, Little Quran Madrasah for primary school. inshaAllah will update when the time comes. Thank you Parent B for making time and effort to meet and share with me the bigger picture of education. MashaAllah!

Parent C came to share about Archery, a Sunnah sport and how they first involved in traditional archery and how they got their kids involved too. The arrow, the bow the focus, the aim. All have their Sunnah. MashaAllah, next year we will be including archery in our little Quran kids child minding inshaAllah. Let them feel the Sunnah and presence of Rasulullah inshaAllah Amin!

So as I am writing and reflecting,

The most thing that I worry is my children. What path should I put them in?

And the words from a beloved friend cum parent came to mind:

“Please remember to LOVE them. We are busy with our daily routine and the kids homework, and we forgot to become their mother. Love them. Love them. Love them.” Thank you D for the personal sharing by the pool. Playdates soon at kampung inshaAllah!

MashaAllah.

So here, allow me to remind myself first and foremost the 5C Jobscope of a Mother:

1. Cook! Yes I think this is Very important. To cook for the kids because whatever they eat will be in their blood and that’s how we take care of their brain and heart. I know we do not have the luxury of time to cook Every day , but at least we can cook once a week inshaAllah. And do make sure it is Halalan Toyyiban Mubarakan food. Okay?

2. Care๐Ÿ’ž oh! This is easier said than done. With all that fast-paced society we tend to overlooked this. So now learn to care for our kids feeling. Show care when they are wearing their shoes. Show care when they are studying. Show care when they are playing. Because they will remember how we make them feel. 

3. Clean! Yes. This is very important. To ensure they are clean. Their nails, their teeth, when they istinja’ and etc. Because cleanliness is part of faith. And above all, clean their heart with zikir, du’a and Quran inshaAllah!

4. Cry. Yes, it is part of our job as a mother to cry! There are moments of disappointment and breakdowns with the kids. So it is okay to cry, and cry with the kids. Got it?

5.Create. Create anything and everything because we are our kids university. We create lesson plan, we create birthday party, we create weekend family time and what not. Just know that as we are creating things for our kids and family, feel that it is Allah who move us to do so. Recite Ya Nur Ya Hadi Ya Haq Ya Mubin. Oh Allah You are the Light, You are the Guide, Show us the right path. 


With all being said,

I know it is not easy to walk through parenthood in this times.

Take a breath,

Hold a tasbih,

Hug the Quran,

inshaAllah all is well.

Keep each other in our prayers !

Love,

Su’aidah

Dear daughters, Redha is a sign of gratitude.

3 Sep

Bismillah Allahumma solli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa’ala alihi wasohbihi wasallim taslimaa..

MashaAllah.. it’s already the ending of Ayyam at-Tasyreeq, the 3 days after Eid Adha. 

These 3 days are the days for us to take care of the Takbir on every Solah.

These 3 days are the days for us to do the Animal Qorban.

These 3 days are the days the Hujjaj to celebrate and worship.

Sub0hanallah, as I am writing this blog post in this MashaAllah heavy rain, I chose to feel so syukr and Blessed. I felt overwhelmed with Allah’s blessings.

Every year of Eid Adha, me and husband will go to celebrate Eid at the husband’s kampung in Melaka. 

This year though was a bit hectic. With our new house renovation to settle, our Little Quran Kids 2018 open house, our September Holiday collaboration, and administration things to be done. We need to submit and give way to Eid Adha at Kampung with the family. 

But Allah is and has always been the best planner. Usually we celebrated the first Eid of Raya and then we went back home. But this year, we stayed kampung till the 3 days of Tasyreeq because the Qorban is on the 3rd day instead. So our 3 days are filled with basically silaturrahmi.

So after that, as we were on our way back home, my husband decided to go for a one night resort. We went to experience Water fall and moutain climbing. 

MashaAllah Subhanallah the verse of Surah Ar-Rahman kept playing on my ears “Which favors of your Lord would you deny?”.

From last Eid till this Eid, Allah did not increase your salary, but have you Syukr cause there are people who do not have a job?

From last Eid till this Eid, Allah did not put your kids in hospital, but have you Syukr cause there are people whom their kids are in coma till now?

From last Eid till this Eid, Allah did not increased your children, but have you Syukr cause there are people who are are yet married?

Look into the story of Sayyidina Ibrahim and his son Sayyidina Ismail alaihimassalam.

It is Allah’s plan that Sayyidina Ibrahim and  Sayyidatina Sarah do not have a child. And they redha.

It is Allah’s plan that Sayyidina Ibrahim married Sayyidatina Hajat and have a son Sayyidina Ismail. And they redha.

It is Allah’s plan that Sayyidina Ibrahim was ordered to leave both his wife and son at the desert alone. And they redha.

It is Allah’s plan that Sayyidatina Hajat ran from Safa to Marwa, never give up to find something for her beloved son and Zam zam water was given. And they redha.

It is Allah’s plan that Sayyidina Ibrahim was commanded by Allab to sacrifice his son. And they redha.

It is Allah’s plan that Sayyidina Ibrahim in the end was given a lamb as a sign of passing Allah’s test. And they redha.

You see.

Our Qorban for Eid Adha, is a symbol of our gratitude to Allah.

Our Qorban for Eid Adha, is a symbol of our love to Allah.

Our Qorban for Eid Adha, is a symbol of our wants to be closer to Allah.

It is not merely a meat to eat.

It is not merely a meat to give the poor.

It is not merely a meat to cook.

You got it?

Yes Qorban is Sunnah.

But if we do have the financial ability to do it every year, MashaAllah what is $500 every year for Allah right?

May One day, Allah fill our hearts with the real sacrifice inshaAllah.

Ok that’s it for now.

Hope Allah ease all our affairs both in this dunya and Akhirah. Thank you for reading and always giving support and encouragement to me. Keep each other in our du’a, even in silent okay?

Hugggs:)