Monday, 7 November 2016

SONNET: Maintaining Family Relations

In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Alhamdulillah from my father's side
Are cousins and aunties I can talk to.
We may not see each other day and night,
But in my du'as their names I include.
Now from the side of my dearest mother -
The relatives I'm in touch with are few.
Some live far but to connect don't bother.
Maternal cousin friends - not even two.
Though we may be in different cities,
Whether you're on my mom's or father's side,
I'd still say salaam, with you be friendly,
And if necessary you I'd invite.

For Allah maintain your family ties,
Don't choose to be with shaytan and his pride.

The Meaning Of Maintaining Family Ties

Family Problems In Islam

Allah the Almighty knows best.

Note: Allah's noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam taught us that God Allah is pleased with those believers who maintain family ties while He is displeased with those who cut off family relations, especially out of being too arrogant to forgive or admit one's faults. Allah will Insha-Allah question that woman who neglected her aging mother and father, that man who deleted his relatives' contacts wanting to have nothing to do with them, those youth who refused to help their cousins or siblings when they were able to, and those members of a family who on coming across each other's paths look away and don't even exchange a simple yet rewarding salaam. Maintain family ties even if you try to visit each other once a month, send a friendly message or call them asking how they are doing. Insha-Allah you will be rewarded for trying your best to obey Allah's Command in taking care of your relatives out of mercy for Allah's sake.

May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, forgive all our wrongdoings, answer our du'as and reunite us with our Muslim loved ones in Jannatul Firdaus next to Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. Allahumma Innaka 'Afuwwun Kareemun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annaa. Ameen.

Mariam M.