muhammad rasool allah

The first thing the parents especially mums should be teaching their kids is TAWHEED.

These days people focus on teaching their kids ABCs, 123, animal names, nursery rhymes etc but they FAIL to teach them that which will save them from Hell fire - Tawheed.

Umm Sulaim (radiallaahu ‘anha) would teach her son Anas (radiallaahu 'anhu), saying:

“Say: 'Laa ilaaha il Allaah (none has the right to be worshipped in truth except Allaah).’

Say: 'Ash-hadu anna Muhammad Rasul-ullaah (I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah).’”
This was BEFORE the age of weaning [Siyar A'laam an-Nubalaa (2/305)

So u should be teaching Tawheed even before the age of TWO .

Some tips on how u can Tawheed to ur toddler age & above:

1. Repeat to them the Kalimah La ilaha il Allah Muhammad ur Rasool Allah right from the day they are born all the time until they can pronounce it (doesnt matter if they dont pronounce it correctly as toddlers have limited speech skills)

2. Teach them Tawheed ar Ruboobiyyah - teach them that Allah is our Creator, the Only One.

Tell them Allah Subhaanahu wa ta'aala created everything.

Ask them :

- Who created you?
- Your mum and dad?
- Siblings?
- The animals?

Teach its Allah Subhaanahu wa ta'aala who created everything.

When they look at the Sun or stars tell them its Allah who Created everything. Make them focus on big & small creations.

Even the ant & apple, tell them Allah created it.

This makes them realise that EVERYTHING is created by Allah.

3. Teach them Tawheed al Uloohiyyah - teach kids that we worship only Allah Subhaanahu wa ta'aala we only ask Him for help.

When u pray Salaah & kids imitate to u teach them we are praying only to Allah.

When ur child needs something for example if a toddler is crying for a new toy teach them to make dua & ask Allah Subhaanahu wa ta'aala even for the smallest things.

4. Teach your child Tawakkal to rely upon Allah for everything - when ur chilld is scared or worried them dont tell them “Im here or ur dads here dont worry’ teach them Allah is with u. He is the Best Protector.

He will look after you. This will teach ur child to rely upon Allah rather than you or any other human being.

Even if you die or your sick & your child is lonely, they will learn to rely on Allah and trust Him.

When your child is worried tell them Allah will make things better.

When ur child is sick teach them to turn to Allah to make dua to him & ask Him for shifa.

5. Teach them Tawheed al Asma wa Sifaat- teach ur kids Names & Attributes of Allah Subhaanahu wa ta'aala from an early age.

Ask them where is Allah,tell them Allah is Up- the Most High, above all Heavens. When a child is naughty tell them Allah is Watching them that He sees all.

Always remind that even if ur not there Allah is with them in His Knowledge.

If they throw a tantrum or become angry tell them that Allah Hears them.

If ur child is being impatient tell them Allah loves those who are patient.

When u take ur child to the beach or when they see rainbow tell them Alllah is the Creator, He desgined everything.

Remember the happiest people are the people of Tawheed so if u want ur child to be content & happy both in dunya and akhirah teach them Tawheed right from day one .

You have 2 friends in this life: Allah & those who remind you of Allah.

You have 2 enemies in this life: Shaytaan & those who make you forgetful of Allah.

Be Smart O'Muslim .. Always be with Friends. Not with Enemies

And Allah knows best.

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O Ali, he who visits me during my lifetime & after my death, or visits you, or your two children, I will make sure that on I will save them on Day of Judgment, save them from the Day’s fury and hardship until they are raised with me at my level
—  Prophet Muhammad (ص), Furu Al-Kafi, Kitāb Al-Hajj, Ch.359, H.2, Print: 2005, Lebanon (Translated from my personal copy)

Because many of us think we can live our lives however we want, and then at the time of death just say la illaha illah Allah. But at the time of death, the tongue cannot speak—except what the heart commands. Whatever is in the heart will come out. The impoverished heart, will have nothing but love of dunya to speak of on that day. If or heart is empty of Allah during our life, how can it be full of Allah during our death? If our heart is full of love of this life, love of status, love of wealth, love of the creation over the Creator, it is that which will speak. If the heart was full of grudges, jealousy, hatred…that will speak. But if it was full of the love of Allah, that will speak. If in your life, your heart carried only ‘la illaha illa Allah’…that truly there is no refuge, no shelter, no deity worthy of worship but Him’—then, only then, will the tongue be given permission to say: “la illaha illah Allah, Muhammad rasool Allah. “

Yasmin Mogahed

But at the time of death, the tongue cannot speak—except what the heart commands. Whatever is in the heart will come out. If we don’t remember Allah during our life, how will we remember Him during our death? If our heart is full of love of this life, love of status, love of wealth, love of the creation over the Creator, it is that which will speak. If the heart was full of grudges, jealousy, hatred…that will speak. But if it was full of the love of Allah, that will speak. If in your life, your heart carried only ‘la illaha illa Allah’…that truly there is no refuge, no shelter, no deity worthy of worship but Him’—then, only then, will the tongue be given permission to say: “la illaha illah Allah, Muhammad rasool Allah.“
—  Yasmin Mogahed, Houston Illumination Speech

No, of course no.

Our immediate answer, right?

Well, have we actually thought of our position, our state with our iman? Or do we actually think about it?

Look, I want to share to you a story about one of the greatest soldiers of Islam whose faith is really really an everlasting astonishment to every Muslim.

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His name is Habib Ibn Zaid Radiyallahu Anhu. Yes, you are right he is the son of Nusaybah Bint Ka'b and Zaid Ibn ‘Aasim Radiyallahu Anhum. 

When Musailamah the Liar couldn’t be stopped on spreading his falsehood and slander on the believers and instigating people against them, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam sent him a message in which he picked Habib Ibn Zaid Radiyallahu Anhu to carry it and deliver his message.

When Habib reached his destination and Musailamah the Liar read the letter he was carrying, he went on a rage and became more aberrant and arrogant. He then sent Habib into imprison.

After that, Musailamah called upon and gathered the people to witness his so called memorable day, and this was the day where Habib Radiyallahu Anhu was placed infront of these people to completely humiliate him before the crowd. 

Musailamah then asked Habib, “Do you bear witness that Muhammad is, indeed, the Messenger of Allah?”

Habib answered, “Yes, I do bear witness that Muhammad is, indeed, the Messenger of Allah.”

Musailamah’s face went white with humiliation and embarrassment yet he asked again, “Do you witness that I am the Messenger of Allah?”

Habib scornfully replied, “Nonsense!”

With this Musailamah’s face darkened and started to slap Habib fiercely before the crowd, his slaps became stronger with every blow. He became so violent and called for the executioner.

The executioner then hurriedly stabbed Habib’s body with sword, he consecutively slew him, cutting his body into small pieces, one by one. 

Habib made no sound beside chanting the words, “La illaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasool Allah.”

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Allahu'akbar! Allahu'akbar! Look at the stance and faith of this blessed man! 

Now one will think why I have asked such question that when the oppressor tells you to renounce islam, will you is because I want each and everyone who reads this story to go and have a moment of silence and ponder then ask yourself;

With the state of iman you have right now, do you think you would be like Habib who will stand firm on his faith? or maybe you’ll ask him to spare your life and renounce your Islam and just think to yourself that Allah will understand and He will forgive me?

We all know that saying, it’s easier said than done. Indeed, it is so easy to say No on this question but so hard to justify it. 

One thing that is so beautiful about the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum is that their words were in perfect harmony with their actions, so let us always strive to be like that. 

Realize that this world is like an oppressor who tells you to not go and pray instead just go and do these worldly things, do not renounce your Islam by leaving your obligations to Allah Azza Wa Jall.

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And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall helps us and guides us to be able to practice what we preach and make us able to justify our words perfectly with our actions in complete obedience to Him.

Amin.

Zohayma

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Story taken from Men around the Messenger, pp. 208-209