Wednesday, January 23, 2013

0 Selected Morning and Evening Duas

الحمد لله وحده والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبى بعده

All praise is due to Allah alone, and peace and blessings be upon him after whom there is no other Prophet.
And pronounce the name of Allah morning and evening. [76:25]

Islam is a true religion which shows the mankind the way to achieve success happiness and goodness in both the worlds. The master both the worlds Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم was so concerned of his ummah that he not only told seek protection from harm, he himself taught the ummah supplication for each and every action at the beginning and the end.

In this way the supplication said in the morning and evening is a powerful weapon against all harms. The example of making mention of Allah often is like a man being pursued at speed by the enemy until he reaches a protected fortress and so protects himself inside it. Likewise is the servant, he can only protect himself from shaitan through remembrance of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic.

Alhamdulillah this small dua card designed by Abi with some selected supplication for kids, as it will be interest for them when it come with colors and decorations. The wise parents are those who teach their kids to remember Allah often which make one attain nearness to the Almighty.

Ahadeeth (PDF 80kb) Download link
Du'a Card (PDF 10mb) Download link

Saturday, January 12, 2013

0 The Best of Creation

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الحمد لله وحده والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبى بعده 
All praise is due to Allah alone, and peace and blessings be upon him after whom there is no other Prophet.

 And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds. [21:107]

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضى الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ ‏ إِنَّ مَثَلِي وَمَثَلَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ مِنْ قَبْلِي كَمَثَلِ رَجُلٍ بَنَى بَيْتًا فَأَحْسَنَهُ وَأَجْمَلَهُ، إِلاَّ مَوْضِعَ لَبِنَةٍ مِنْ زَاوِيَةٍ، فَجَعَلَ النَّاسُ يَطُوفُونَ بِهِ وَيَعْجَبُونَ لَهُ، وَيَقُولُونَ هَلاَّ وُضِعَتْ هَذِهِ اللَّبِنَةُ قَالَ فَأَنَا اللَّبِنَةُ، وَأَنَا خَاتِمُ النَّبِيِّينَ (رواه البخارى)

Narrated Abu Huraira رضى الله عنه : Allah's Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said: My similitude in comparison with the other prophets before me, is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully, except for a place of one brick in a corner. The people go about it and wonder at its beauty, but say: 'Would that this brick be put in its place!' So I am that brick, and I am the last of the Prophets. [Bukahri]

Alhamdulillah, We have entered into a blessed month (Rabi al-Awwal) in which the bearer of glad tidings, The Warner, The Radiant Lamp, The Prophet and mercy whom Allah clothed with the garment of honor and acceptance, master of both the worlds Muhammed صلى الله عليه وسلم was born.

The success of both world lies only in complying with the commandments of Allah in the way shown by Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم .

Today the world is corrupted so much that the immature hearts of our innocent children are being attracted towards sin and immodest lifestyle of kuffar. So, it is a must upon every parent to inculcate the love and the lifestyle of our beloved Rasulllah into their hearts. Also to teach the biography of the blessed and his family members.

Love of Allah's messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم  is better than the blood which flows in ones body. (as life in this temporary world depends on the blood in our body, whereas the eternal life on the hereafter is doomed if one does not possess love for the prophet.

Another point to consider is to teach them on how to invoke blessings on Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. There are several blessings and virtues mentioned in Ahadeeth.

It is narrated that Abu bakr used to say invoking blessings on the prophet extinguishes sins more than the cold water extinguishes fire and sending peace on him is better than freeing slaves.

Subhanallah, A wonderful book that enraptured my heart, Manifestations of Prophet Muhammad's Beauty complied by As-Sheikh Yusuf Motala. Sheikh everything in detail about Rasullah صلى الله عليه وسلم His Family members, Clothing, Camel, Goat, Food he like etc.... A great book to read together with kids.

Masha Allah, Another computer program found about Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم for children. To make them understand the characters of Nobel Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in an interesting way. We have uploaded a demo on our YouTube channel including download link.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

3 Birth Story

We have created man from an extract of clay. Then We made him a sperm-drop ain a firm resting place.Then We turned the sperm-drop into a clot, then We turned the clot into a fetus-lump, then We turned the fetus-lump into bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh; thereafter We developed it into another creature. So, glorious is Allah, the Best of the creators. [23:12-14]

Allah has brought you forth from your mothers’ wombs when you knew nothing, and He made for you ears, eyes and hearts, so that you may be grateful. [16:78]

قال صلى الله عليه وسلم : ( وَالمَرْأَةُ تَمُوتُ بِجُمعٍ شَهِيدة ) رواه أبو داود
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The woman who dies in pregnancy or childbirth is a martyr. [Abu Dawood]

عن فاطمة رضي الله عنها، أنَّ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، لَمَّا دنا ولادُها، أمرَ أُمَّ سلمة وزينبَ بنتَ جحشٍ أن يأتيا فيقرآ عندها آية الكرسي، و {إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ اللَّهُ} [الأعراف: 54] إلى آخر الآية، ويعوّذاها بالمعوذتين. الأذكار للنووي
At the time of labor of Fathimah رضي الله عنها , holy wives of Prophet  Ummu Salamah and Zainab binth Jahsh رضي الله عنهن were sent and were asked to recite Aayathul Kursi, 54th ayah of sura A'raf. Surah Falaq [113] and Sura Naaz[114].

Alhamdulillah, my husband and I are currently the proud parents of 4 wonderful children. I began my journey into motherhood on 1425AH (2005) when I discovered I was pregnant with my first child.

My husband had the deep desire within himself of giving birth to his valuable children at home. He didn’t let me know of his idea at the beginning, since truly a natural childbirth was a foreign concept in our society. I can still remember the way my loving husband presented his wish to me in a calm and pleasing way when I was in my second trimester. At that time I was a teenager and didn’t have any knowledge of pregnancy or birth but I knew deep in my heart my husband loves me and always wanted to provide me the best.

Masha Allah, as his wish all my children were delivered right into their father’s hand. We chose homebirth because we wanted our children to be welcomed into this world in a peaceful and loving environment surrounded by those who will love them the most.

Arrival of My Cute Baby Girl 3 Weeks Ago

I woke up that morning with a feeling may be this would be the day. I planned to finish my house chores early, so the things will be bit organized. Did the cooking & laundry and leaned on the wall when I got the cramps. Alhamdulillah I managed to finish the work around 12:00pm and spent some time with kids asking their lessons while walking around the house. both my daughters were aware that something is happening to me and they knew the baby is coming today. I made everything ready we will need after delivery and the baby’s stuff.

As the moments passed the cramping continued, my loving husband served me with a hot tea we enjoyed a snack together listening to my favorite nasheed. Then I prayed talking to my loving creator asking for his help there is none other than him we can seek help.  By 05:00pm I had my water break down and the contraction were strong, requiring complete concentration. I took a sip of water between my contraction kneeling on the bed on the hand and knee position, my dear husband was so supportive and encouraging.

Subhanallah………..The final stage, I didn’t know what happened at that moment I grabbed the pillows  & PUUUSHED! The head emerged and with the next push her beautiful little body came out. Hubby put his arms underneath her and gently brought her up to the surface Alhamdulillah! Our 2.4kg beautiful baby girl with headful of hair emerged peacefully into the dimly lit room with a sweetest cry at 6:25pm. 15min later my placenta popped out with a huge push.

My children got impatient on hearing the baby’s cry to see their new sister they came in watching everything what is going on with their eyes wide open. We hope that our children will have a good foundation when time comes for them to have their own children, Insha Allah.

The memory of my children's births are my most precious memories. May Allah grant them health and bless them with long life.

The same loving creator who knows how to grow an egg and sperm into a human being knows how to get it out. Relax and let your body do the work it was design to do. We ask Allah’s help to bring up our children in a way that will please him and to make them the coolness of our eyes!

My Lord, make me steadfast in Salah, and my offspring as well. 
And, Our Lord, grant my prayer.
As a midwifery student I'm grateful to my teacher for educating me in this field, the knowledge I gained from her are priceless. May Allah accept all her good intentions and kind teachings.
Few books that helped me to learn more about pregnancy, childbirth & postpartum: