Being kind to one’s daughters..

جاءتني مسكينة تحمل ابنتين لها فأطعمتها ثلاث تمرات فأعطت كل واحدة منهما تمرة ، ورفعت إلى فيها تمرة لتأكلها فاستطعمتها ابنتاها فشقت التمرة التي كانت تريد أن تأكلها بينهما فأعجبني شأنها فذكرت الذي صنعت لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال إن الله قد أوجب لها بها الجنة أو أعتقها بها من النار

Aisha (رضي الله عنهن) narrated:

One day a poor woman with two daughters came to me and I gave her three dates so she gave each of them a date. She then raised the date to her mouth to eat it, but her two daugherts wanted it so she broke the date and gave each of her daughers half. Thus I was truly amazed by her act of kindness. So I mentioned to him (صلى الله عليه وسلم) what she did, and he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Because of that Allah made it incumbent that He enters her into jannah (paradise), and He saves her from the fire.” And in an other narration it states, “Whoever is tested with these daughters, and he/she is kind to them, then that will be a protection for him/her against the fire.”

Bukhari (1352) and Muslim (2629).

Nurturing Eeman in Children

Dr Aisha Hamdan
A plethora of parenting books on the market these days covers every aspect of dealing with your children. From the terrible twos to the troublesome teens, you will have no problem finding multitudes of books claiming to point you in the right direction when it comes to raising your children.

Whether you’re aiming to raise a baby Einstein, or just looking for some hints on how to handle an unruly tyke or teen, you will no doubt find plenty of advice.

Nurturing Eeman in Children, however, addresses an aspect of child-rearing that is vitally important, and is not touched upon in the mainstream selections that we are so familiar with. In her book, Dr. Hamdan clearly and in no uncertain terms explains the importance of instilling in our children a strong connection to their Creator and a love for the religion that He has chosen for us and them. From this book, you will learn the what, why, and the how of raising a righteous and faithul Muslim child.