Yeah, right. A story about ‘sleeping’ for hundreds of years teaches Muslims about productivity?!
Well, let’s recap the events together, shall we? A number of young men are guided to believe in the One and Only Lord and because they lived in a city of disbelievers they decide to escape to the cave, fearing execution after calling people to monotheism. Allah makes the boys fall asleep for 309 years (300 solar and 9 lunar years), and then they wake up to a new society filled with faith. It’s a miracle and it’s amazing but hey, as far as the story goes, that is it! We learn so many lessons from it but ‘productivity’ isn’t one of them, since the boys were actually sleeping! Isn’t that what some people would think?
Actually, there is more to this story than that, and that’s what we’ll explore in this article.Continue reading →
In the previous parts of this series on parenting lessons from Surah Luqman, we addressed the essential prerequisites of parenting (Part 1), how to teach our children to avoid shirk (Part 2) and being obedient to our parents and grateful to Allah and our parents (Part 3), thereby establishing a connection with Allah .
In this article, we will talk about the next piece of advice that Luqman gave to his son: being in a constant state of consciousness of Allah , hence strengthening the bond between us and our Creator.Continue reading →
We communicate with people on a daily basis, and what’s better than learning some important types of etiquette that could improve our daily interactions! I personally worked as an elementary school teacher in Sharjah for a period of time. After Allah blessed me with my third child, I couldn’t get back to work and I didn’t miss the work environment much except for a few wonderful things that used to happen. I reminisced all those small, lovely things and especially remembered the peace greetings.
In previous parts of this series on parenting lessons from surah Luqman, we talked about the essential prerequisites of parenting (Part 1), and the importance of instilling tawheed and iman in our children, so they can avoid committing shirk (Part 2).