My home, my heaven is adream wished for by everyone going thru their lives in this world. However, how do we actually realize this wish when in recent times, we see a large occurrence of issues like child abuse, children beating their mothers, students defying their teachers and many more. Let us together grab this opportunity to rectify the situation of family and society. Parents play a vital role in building the character and morals of their children. Therefore, take advantage of this period of ‘Stay at Home’ with family and educate family members following the perfect mould of Islam.
Being busy at work is no longer an excuse because within this period, Malaysians need to be at home. Let this ‘Stay at Home’ be a chance for us to mend and improve our relation with Allah and with people. In our eagerness to chase for rewards of worship in the month of Sya’ban and Ramadhan, do not neglect our family because Allah SWT decreed:
” O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and
stones… ” Surah At-Tahrim Verse 6.
Also, the prophet Muhammad SAW said, ” The best you are, are the kindest person to his family, and I
am the best person to my family.” (HR. Tirmizi)
The MCO period has been extended, therefore let us together transform our home into a place of learning to nurture ourselves and our family in both the physical and the spiritual aspect by performing congregational prayers, eating together, reciting Quran and hadith, cleaning the house together and many other activities that can be done collectively. Next, let us together keep praying for Allah to alleviate the Coronavirus pandemic, return health to patients, bestow strength to frontliners on duty and grant wisdom to the national leaders in overcoming this hardship.
Included are 2 prayers we can practice. Hopefully with Allah SWT’s blessing, this pandemic will pass and we will be able to observe our fast in a more peaceful and diligent manner. The month of Sya’ban is the month of preparation before meeting the month of Ramadan. Use the available spare time to ready ourselves so that Ramadhan this year will be better than the last for all of us.