Teaching kids to clean-up Masaajids – Guest post by Umm Ruqaiya

5 Reasons why Kids do not clean up the Masjids and practical steps to solve this problem

How can we not talk about Masajid when we talk about Ramadan?! Masajid are filled in Ramadan like in no other month.

Before I begin to talk on the subject, I request you to kindly ask yourself a question and genuinely answer it:

Is Masjid a second home for your children or is it a tourist spot for them?

What answer did you get? Unfortunately, for many, the answer is the latter one; whether your heart is able to admit it or not.

Masaajid are often not taken care of or loved as homes, rather our children treat Masajid as tourist spots. Where they go and do whatever they want and leave it in worse condition than it was before they came in. And it doesn’t seem to bother them or their parents at all. #Painful

It would be such a dream come true when children clean Masajid on their own. #Hopeful #InshaAllah. Some of you might say, “well, they are kids.” True that.

But is a ten year old or even a five year old too young to comprehend the difference between clean & unclean? Do you not expect your children of that age to clean up after themselves when at home? You do! (If you don’t, then there is an even bigger problem you need to solve sister.)

So, for now let’s stick to the age range of 5 years and up. Why can’t these children clean up in Masjid? Or be mindful of not making it dirty in the first place?

In my opinion there are 5 reasons for this problems, I have listed them below with some practical advice to solve them (in sha ALLAH). Continue reading

How Fasting helps in attaining of Taquwah

Originally published at: Muslimah Bloggers


Stages of Human Phyche:

Sigmund Freud, very famous neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, divides Humanpsyche into three parts:

  • Id
  • Ego
  • Super ego

This correlates to what Quran teaches us about ourselves, Quran defined these stages as –

  • our Nafs,
  • our Qalb
  • our Ruh.

Id or Nafs & how it commands to so Sin:

Continue reading the rest of the article.

Kindness to Animals.

My article originally published at Youth club Blog.

Islam encourages kindness to not only fellow human beings but also other living creatures. We are told:

“Verily, Allah is Kind and He loves kindness” (Muslim)

Kindness should be shown to all of Allah’s creatures specially animals because they can not complain back to you about their problems, they are powerless in many ways.

We encounter animals in our daily lives, sometimes we have pets, oftentimes we deal with astray or wild animals and then we have animals for Baqra Eid.

Below are a few easy steps to show kindness and mercy to animals. Continue reading