Browsing the "children" Tag

A vow to restore personal balance

December 4th, 2015 | by Omar

I don't usually comment on the acts of immense carnage that are more frequently taking place by misguided/deviant/ignorant "Muslims" because no one is accountable for what was done other than the perpetrators themselves. However, this latest event really shook me. To see people who had just been blessed with a child feel that their child was better off without them (especially after committing such a heinous act) is highly disturbing

Naming our children

August 27th, 2014 | by Omar

Reflections on the state of women in our ummah 1400+ years after the departure of the Prophet ﷺ and how far we've regressed towards jahiliyyah

There is no honour in perpetuating oppression

October 2nd, 2012 | by Omar

I've written a number of times about how human beings very easily lose their humanity at the smallest opportunity. The latest in this is the turmoil taking place in Syria. The fact that women and children are being targeted is the most abhorrent part of this civil war

Shame Based Cultures and Islam

November 16th, 2011 | by Omar

I've been re-reading Purification of the heart in an attempt to rid myself of the several diseases my heart is inflicted with but more pressingly due to the fact that I want to improve my manners and thereby impart good manners upon my children. In reading the book I came across this section shame based cultures. We often hear of the various honour killings that take place in various cultures (not just Muslim cultures). It seems that we as Muslims have not grasped the above concept correctly and simply adopted the cultural interpretation of shame.

Raising a child isn’t easy especially…

October 27th, 2010 | by Omar

Raising a child isn't easy for anyone but especially those with disabilities. I saw a blind couple taking their son to school. I can't imagine how the were able to take the baby home and take care of him. I have a hard time changing a diaper and I can see...I can't imagine being able to do so without being able to see.

A son’s love for his father

May 3rd, 2010 | by Omar

My father passed away just over 2 weeks ago after a year and a half battle with cancer. I saw my strong and very independent father have what he prided himself with most ripped away from him...that being his independence. But Allah did not take away his strength (though he could have if He had chosen to). My father was not necessarily the most religious man and before he got sick I truly worried for him. However, after seeing the pain and suffering that he faced over the last year and a half I feel at ease that Allah's blessings for how my dad withstood the hardship with strength and grace will absolve him of any and all misdeeds he may have performed or things he may have not partook in.

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