Kids

Attended a Tarbiyah class today and learned a handful of tips when dealing with children. Being a teenager, a sister, a student and a teacher at the moment made me realise the huge role children play in our society and how our behaviour towards them affects them in the long run. The first and most important point that I took for myself was Dua. Just constantly say,

رَبِّ هَبْلِي مِنَ الصَّالِحِيْن

My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous. {Saffat:100}
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The Prophet’s Way of Eating

FIRST THING’S FIRST;

  1. Intention: You need to have a good intention prior to anything because it’s paramount to everything we do
  2. Halal + Tayyib: These two go hand in hand. Your food should be lawful and pure, nutritious and tasty
  3. Quality over Quantity: Your food should be wholesome, organic and simple. This isn’t a guide on how to diet but a lifestyle change altogether.

LEVELS OF EATING; 

  1. Need: A few mouthfuls are enough to satiate your hunger
  2. Sufficiency: A disbeliever eats with seven stomachs while a believer eats with one
  3. Excess: Eat in moderation. Don’t exceed the limits

FOOD COMBINING; 

  • Fruits without meals: Fruits and meals don’t go well together but you can eat fruits’ 20 minutes prior to a meal
  • Melons should be eaten on their own or paired with dates
  • No fish (poultry + meat) with dairy products:
  • Water: Don’t consume water or any other drink with a meal because it dilutes the nutrients

FIVE TOP SUNNAH FOODS; 

  1. Barley: Helps with depression and illness. The Prophet made Talbine 
  2. Honey: Gives energy, helps with diarrhoea and general health. It increases probiotic and prevents colon cancer. [Warm water + honey] is a good combo.
  3. Dates: Have an odd number of dates, it’s rich in fibre and energy
  4. Olives: Are a good laxative, it helps with gall stones and stomach ulcers
  5. Water: Sit and drink in three sips. Have it half an hour before or after meals

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Story Night – ACCUSED

  • The Prophet preached in Makkah for as long as he was able to, up until the persecution of the Muslims reached a great height. He along with the rest of the Muslims, migrated to Medina
  • Not too long after the migration, the first war- the Battle of Badr– took place. The Muslims were victorious, destroying the pride of the Quraysh but soon after was the Battle of Uhud where the Quraysh in return managed to cause some serious damage to the Muslims. In this Battle, the Prophet of Allah was injured badly and the Muslims retreated to a mountain for protection
  • In the midst of this, news spread like wildfire about the Muslims being in a state of weakness and vulnerability. At this moment a tribe that resided in Medina, Banu Mustaliq thought it was a good opportunity to attack them as they were greedy for money. Thus they began their military preparation to take the Muslims by surprise
  • The Prophet got to know of their plans and immediately went after Banu Mustaliq before they launched their attack. This battle was known to be called the Battle of Bani Mustaliq
  • The tribe lost quickly and 100 prisoners were taken. The Prophet however, being the merciful and compassionate man that he was, released all of them which in turn softened the hearts’ of the people. As a result they all accepted Islam and headed back to Medina together but stopped for a water break on the way

 The Muslim army was composed of the; Muhajiroon + Ansar. At the watering place of Al Muraysi where the hypocrites were trying to stir up trouble and destroy the unity of the Muslims. A Muhajir had kicked an Ansari and they got into a heated argument. The Ansar said, `O Ansar! Help me! (calling his tribe) and the Muhajir said, `O Muhajirun! Help me! (calling his tribe). They were ready to kill. The Prophet heard these words being thrown around and called it an ugly word. The words ‘Muhajiroon’ and ‘Ansar,’ are words that Allah has used in the Quran! Yet the Prophet called it ugly because he was teaching us something; a word can be beautiful but if it’s used to divide between Muslims and create a distinction, it’s ugly. Even if it’s mentioned in the Quran

  • Amongst them was a man by the name of Abdullah Ibn Ubayy Ibn Salool. He is an important character in history because prior to the migration of the Prophet, Ibn Ubayy was meant to be the leader or president (in modern terminology) of Medina
  • Medina was called Yathrib before the migration of the Prophet and it was divided into 14 districts. Each district was ruled by a different governor which made arguments’ and disagreements’ a norm. Finally the people decided to settle these feuds once and for all by organising an election. A unanimous king was chosen and he was none other than Ibn Ubayy. The reason for this was because, he was wealthy, popular and powerful. The people were happy to have Ibn Ubayy rule over them but as soon as the celebration and inauguration was over, a new hindrance- in the eyes of Ibn Ubayy- arose
  • The Prophet Muhammad and his followers were migrating from Makkah to Medina and suddenly this called for a re-election! The people in Medina declared the Prophet to be the leader and changed the name of their city, from Yathrib to Medina. Ibn Ubayy was furious but as the saying goes, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them,’ Ibn Ubayy did exactly that
  • He became a Muslim and tried to get closer to the Prophet. Ibn Ubayy wanted to have some political position and so if he couldn’t be president at least vice president would suffice, in his mind. Hence, at Fajr he’d be in the first row and try his best to be near the Prophet. However, the only way to win the Prophet’s heart was through sacrifice. Something Ibn Ubayy was allergic to
  • The close companions around the Prophet like; Abu Bakr and Umar were people who sacrificed tremendously for the sake of Allah and thus their rank was extremely high. As greedy as Ibn Ubayy was, he didn’t want to put himself through so much of pain and hardship to get to what he wanted. Thus at the Battle of Badr he refused to go and at the Battle of Uhud he fled.

{TO BE CONTINUED…}