Joyfully serving my family and community. A happy Muslimah homemaker.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Spiritually Connecting Our Homes To Allah Part 1
How can we spiritually connect homes to Allah?
A more spiritually uplifting home, gives an iman boost. Pictures of Islamic materials and ayats on the wall fill the home with constant reminders of Allah.
Giving life to our home spiritually through Islamic actions such as praying together, fasting together, and learning Quran helps to make our homes an atmosphere of peace and closeness to Allah.
Volume 1, Book 8, Number 424:
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:
The Prophet had said, “Offer some of your prayers (Nawafil) at home, and do not take your houses as graves.”
What is the feeling of being in a cemetery? Lifeless, cold, not animated...death
Our homes should not be like that. Constant reminders of Allah should be around the home and Quran should be recited or even played through out the home.
Allah says in the Quran that remembrance of Allah gives the heart ease. How much ease will everyone have in their hearts if it is always in a place of remembering Allah?
In our home we love to hang up artwork from the children and put duaas on the wall. One activity we did to teach the children the importance of duaa is let them paint their hands and put them on the paper to look like its making duaa and then we added a duaa around it that they had.
Some days I feel drained and tired, I might need some motivation to get into the groove of my household blessings and homeschooling, so reciting duaas and making wudu helps to refresh me and remember my Lord, asking Him for strength to get through the day.
It is a blessing to be able to stay at home and to not be put in places or work in places that makes one spiritually, mentally, and physically drained.
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things In houses which Allah has permitted to be exalted and that His name may be remembered in them; there glorify Him therein in the mornings and the evenings,- Quran 24 35-36
Filling our homes with the remembrance of Allah is like filling our homes of light, and that is far from feeling like a grave.
Its advantage for us alhamdulilah we can either make our homes for us or against us. Alhamdulilah we play an active role in boosting our teams (family) morale. Our atmosphere is what we make it.
We can choose to turn on Quran or blast the radio. At the end of the day there is more to be gained by reciting the verses of Allah and not the music outside.
Challenge for us this week, I think we do some decorating of Islamic art and hang it on the wall. InshaAllah I will strive to do a part 2 soon.