A parenting tip: I think making kids read real life stories (prophets, sahaba, imaams, scholars, and other inspirations) is better than showing them fictitious story books which can addict them to more imaginative stories, to animated movies, to eventually real movies. I think connecting them to fiction is our first mistake. Let me know what you think.
It’s possible that you have missed to perform well in Ramadan. It’s possible that you tried but never could you hit the bars like others did. It’s even possible that you have fallen deep into the woebegone pits and seems as though there’s no way out for you. We don’t have to sweep these realities under the carpet; rather we must deal with them.
Feeling overwhelmed by your lengthy list of goals yet the very little time to realistically achieve any of them? Are you worried that your countless responsibilities will hinder you from accomplishing your spiritual goals? Well, one more question, are you wishing for a secret formula that would shift your Ramadan and entire life around? Then read this article to find it out!
Every Muslim does not need to become an Islamic scholar, but we should regularly seek Islamic knowledge. The best deeds are those done regularly, even if they are small. The Prophet was asked, “What deeds are loved most by Allah?” He said, “The most regular constant deeds even though they may be few.”
So, next time you judge a sister for not wearing her hijab properly, or a brother for engaging in sin, take a step back and look at yourself first and then look for alternative reasons why the brother or sister might be behaving this way. Purify yourself first before pointing the finger.