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Musa (as) and how he had ihsan with his family by Alima Ashfaq
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  Mūsa and Iḥsān with Family with Alima Ashfaq  Mūsa and Iḥsān with FamilyMūsa and Iḥsān with FamilyMūsa and Iḥsān with FamilyMūsa and Iḥsān with Family By Alima Ashfaq alima@iamalima.org The Aim of this workshop The Aim of this workshop The Aim of this workshop The Aim of this workshop Discuss the lessons we can learn from the life of Prophet Mūsa on iḥsān and family. The ! e#ti$es of this workshopThe ! e#ti$es of this workshopThe ! e#ti$es of this workshopThe ! e#ti$es of this workshop %.   Gain an appreciation of the family of Mūsa (a) and how they played a role in his success as a dā’i. &.   Discuss the importance of meeting the rights of your family to !e a!le to !e the !est dā’i in your community as a successful dā’i is a successful family mem!er. '.   Discuss the importance good character plays in !eing a successful son daughter si!ling hus!and and wife. (.   Discuss the importance that women played in the narrati e of Mūsa. Introd)#tion Introd)#tion Introd)#tion Introd)#tion Prophet Mūsa (a) is mentioned se enty three times in the #ur’an. $e is mentioned in many conte%ts and incidents he e%perienced !ut today & want to discuss Prophet Mūsa and the lessons we can learn a!out iḥsān and the family. The story of Mūsa has many di$erse e*amples of men+ and womenThe story of Mūsa has many di$erse e*amples of men+ and womenThe story of Mūsa has many di$erse e*amples of men+ and womenThe story of Mūsa has many di$erse e*amples of men+ and women that are related that are related that are related that are related to family lifeto family lifeto family lifeto family life.... 'ach e%ample is full of a!undant lessons you can deri e that will ena!le you to life with &hsan with your family. hey nurture empathy understanding and educate you to !e more appreciati e of the different challenges you will fact as you grow as a person and enter different roles. e ha e the wife of Mūsa that we don’t hear much of especially after Prophethood. Profoundly enough we learn lessons from *mm Mūsa !ut we are unaware of her hus!and. $e is hardly mentioned in the narrati e. he #ur’ān is a !oo+ which changes our perspecti es. &t has men and women who are e%ceptional role models from all wal+s of life. &t is not a!out, men s. women. &t is a !oo+ which mentions e%ceptional men and women to refine redefine and re olutionise our world iews. ,mmi Mūsa,mmi Mūsa,mmi Mūsa,mmi Mūsa   –TheDevotedServantofAllāh  -he was a spiritually conscious mother who was dedicated to her children. llāh (/) is instilling empathy within the reader0 $e wants you to feel her pain and understand that you are $is and $e will always protect you if you put your trust in $im. s a mother who on two occasions almost lost her children not to the  Mūsa and Iḥsān with Family with Alima Ashfaq  soldiers of Pharaoh !ut to illnesses & can empathise with the mother of Mūsa. 1ou may ne er thin+ you will !e in her position !ut llāh is e2uipping with the spiritual tools to ha e iḥsan within your trial. -essons from ,mm M)sa -essons from ,mm M)sa -essons from ,mm M)sa -essons from ,mm M)sa %.   In order to ha$e righteo)s #hildren yo) need to !e spirit)ally #ons#io)s parents. This !egins when yo)re yo)ng+ as this is the age to #)lti$ate taqwa that will !e#ome stronger as yo) mat)re and !e#ome yo)r fortress that will ena!le yo) to li$e a life of iḥsān. &.   /$en in yo)r most diffi#)lt #hallenges0 ne$er gi$e )p hope and )nderstand0 Allāh has a plan for yo)+ 1is is with yo) and 1e will gi$e yo) ease after hardship+ )st like he ret)rned Mūsa !a#k to his mother. Allāh 234 said0 5And the heart of Moses6 mother !e#ame empty 7of all else8. 9he was a!o)t to dis#lose 7the matter #on#erning8 him had :e not !o)nd fast her heart that she wo)ld !e of the !elie$ers.; Al<=asas+ &>0%? '.   The !est pla#e for a #hild is to !e with his lo$ing mother+ as we learn from !a!y Mūsa. /$en as a !a!y he was a!le to re#ognise his mother+ as she #arried him for nine months. 1e knows her s#ent+ her $oi#e+ her warmth and he #hose her a!o$e e$eryone else+ !e#a)se the lo$e of a mother is irrepla#ea!le. (.   The importan#e of the mother and the role she plays in #)lti$ating and n)rt)ring her #hildren. Fathers+ also play a #riti#al role in #are<taking+ !)t in this story Allāh 2s4 spe#ifi#ally fo#)ses on the mother for se$eral reasons0 de$elop appre#iation for the role women play in #are<taking and how her spirit)ality sa$ed her #hild from the e$il plot of haraoh. .   n the day of )dgement Allāh 2s4 will not look at yo)r degrees+ #areers or a#hie$ements+ 1e will look at yo)r sense of awareness0 Cod #ons#io)sness and how yo) f)lfilled ea#h role yo) were gi$en and if it was done with iḥsan0 to the !est of yo)r a!ility. D.   The mother of Mūsa made a sa#rifi#e for Allāh. 9he p)t her tr)st in Allāh and 1e did not e*pe#t her to !e a sa#rifi#ial lam! who gi$es )p e$erything at the e*pense of herself+ rather in 1is wisdom he ret)rned her son+ and ga$e her moreE an in#ome. Mūsa Mūsa Mūsa Mūsa     Anunemployedsingleman   hen Mūsa (s) ran away from 'gypt he headed for Madyan. $ere he e%perienced unemployment financial difficulties and in his frustration and time of wea+ness he called out to llāh (/) and made du’a0 ﻤِ   ﻲِِ   ٌﺮﻴِ ﻓ   ٍﺮْﻴ ﺧ   ْﻦِﻣ   ﱠﻲ ِ   ﺖْ ﺰﻧ ﺃ   GMy -ord+ indeed I am+ for whate$er good Ho) wo)ld send down to me+ in need.G  l3#asas 45046. The The The The a)ghters oa)ghters oa)ghters oa)ghters of ff f    9h)ay! 9h)ay! 9h)ay! 9h)ay!  Mūsa and Iḥsān with Family with Alima Ashfaq  hese were wor+ing women who despite !eing surrounded !y men assisted their father in care3ta+ing their home. hey stepped out of their comfort 7ones !ut still maintained themsel es their faith and their professionalism. Despite the challenges they fulfilled their tas+s and in turn llāh (/) pro ided them with an aid Mūsa (a). -essons from the da)ghters of rophet 9h)ay! -essons from the da)ghters of rophet 9h)ay! -essons from the da)ghters of rophet 9h)ay! -essons from the da)ghters of rophet 9h)ay! %.   ne of the p)rposes of marriage is to #are<take yo)r families+ !)t as long as this #are<taking is f)lfilled then e$erything o)tside of this #ir#le is permissi!le+ and in some #ases en#o)raged.   &.   The parti#ipation in so#iety is an essential part of a healthy so#iety. This engagement sho)ld !e respe#tf)l and p)rposef)l0 from men and women. '.   These women had the strength and a!ility to take #are of their father+ !)t Mūsa appre#iated their diffi#)lties in f)lfilling it with iḥsān+ so he aided them+ !e#a)se he was a gentleman. 1e fa#ilitated them and ena!led them+ whi#h they appre#iated. These women were not damsels in distressJthey were hardworking womenJwho appre#iated a helping hand and were wise eno)gh to know that Mūsa wo)ld make their li$es easier and fo#)s on other goals.   (.   They were ad$isors to their father. espite !eing a prophet they #o)nseled him+ and he a##epted their #o)nsel. 9he arg)ed that Mūsa was responsi!leresponsi!leresponsi!leresponsi!le and dependa!ledependa!ledependa!ledependa!le+ two #hara#teristi#s essential for a happy family. KsiyahKsiyahKsiyahKsiyah  8siyah was a !elie ing wife and step3mother. -he could not ha e children !ut this did not lessen her status in the sight of llāh (/) in any way. 8siyah was also in an a!usi e relationship and the importance of mentioning this is that Pharaoh despite lo ing and feeling attracted to her was domestically a!usi e due to his ego and cruelty. $e had no concept of iḥsān and this lead to pain !eing inflicted on a !elie ing woman who deser ed so much more than $im. -essons from Ksiyah-essons from Ksiyah-essons from Ksiyah-essons from Ksiyah %.   Iḥsān to family is not pro$iding for them monetarily+ this is a d)ty+ ih3ān is to treat yo)r family respe#tf)lly and respond in the !est way d)ring #hallenging times+ espe#ially as h)s!ands and fathers who ha$e !een gi$en the role of the Lmaintainers of the homes. &.   haraoh a!)sed his right as a h)s!and and his rights were re$oked. =iwamah is a not a pri$ilege+ it is a responsi!ility. '.   As yo) em!ark )pon family lifeJyo) will !e tested in different waysJ)nderstand these are tests to help yo) grow spirit)ally+ not defining fa#tors. ifferent e*amples are mentioned to #)lti$ate an  Mūsa and Iḥsān with Family with Alima Ashfaq appre#iation that not e$eryone will ha$e the same opport)nities+ !)t this does not mean they are not worthy+ or in#omplete. (.   omesti# $iolen#e is one of the #hara#teristi#s of a tyrant+ and Allāh 234 says0 5For the transgressors+ a pla#e of ret)rn 2-iāghNna ma a!a4.; 9ūrah An<Oa!a+ P>0&&. Men ha$e to remem!er they ha$e !een #reated as sla$es and not masters. They ha$e !een #reated as leaders in their homes+ seeking shūrah+ like rophet 9h)ay! and not tyrants like haraoh. rophet 9h)ay!rophet 9h)ay!rophet 9h)ay!rophet 9h)ay!   Aconsciousfather    Prophet -hu’ay! fulfilled his role as a wali !y see+ing a good hus!and for his daughter and a responsi!le employee. $e also appreciated his daughter’s opinions of them and through their ad ice understood they would welcome Mūsa as a hus!and. Mūsa accepted and as a son3in3law went a!o e and !eyond what was e%pected of him as an employee. $e stayed for ten years rather than the contracted eight0 he aimed for iḥsān. -e-e-e-essons from rophet 9h)ay!ssons from rophet 9h)ay!ssons from rophet 9h)ay!ssons from rophet 9h)ay! 9.   Marriage is not only a #ontra#t !etween a h)s!and and wife+ !)t it in$ol$es !eing kind+ )st and appre#iati$e of the families of yo)r spo)se too. 4.   The wali is an essential #omponent of a marriage f)ll of !arakah. QQQQārūnārūnārūnārūn  a s)pporti$e !rother. llāh (/) could ha e gi en Mūsa any supporter !ut llāh (/) in $is wisdom ga e him his own !rother. Ron#l)sion Ron#l)sion Ron#l)sion Ron#l)sion he family is the cornerstone of a healthy happy and empowered society. &!n l3Mu!āra+ reported0 Muḥammad i!n :8l; l3<ā2ir may llāh ha e mercy on him said0 5:hoe$er has q)alities of #hara#ter and kindness has !een gi$en all that is good and #omforting. 1is sit)ation will !e pleasant in his life and in his 1ereafter. And whoe$er is depri$ed of q)alities of kindness and #hara#ter+ then it will !e a means of e$ery e$il and ad$ersity for him+ e*#ept for those who are prote#ted !y Allāh Almighty.; =ilyat al3wliyā >?95@ =)estions=)estions=)estions=)estions 9.   hen it comes to iḥsān and family, what would iḥsān loo+ li+e for you if you achie ed a tenA a.   -pouse !.   Parents c.   Bhildren 4.   hat three things can you do to increase iḥsān with your familyA

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