Advice to Homeschooling Mothers – Remember the Importance of Dua

July 19, 2010




 

Asalaam ‘Alaikum:

Of all the homeschooling advice I can share – I think the most important one is to always remember the importance of Dua.

If we are starting on our homeschooling journey – and we are unsure of ourselves and worried that we can’t do it – MAKE DUA.

If we are teaching our child and our child is not grasping what we are teaching them – we start to become frustrated – MAKE DUA.

If you find that you are overwhelmed by homeschooling and managing the home and your children – and you sincerely want to do the best you can in your home – MAKE DUA.

I can’t emphasize this one enough – dua can make the difference between defeat and success. If you want to teach your children – and you want to share with them knowledge and the beauty of Islam – and you want to be the best mother and wife you can be – MAKE DUA.

On the authority of Abdullah bin Abbas, who said :

One day I was behind the prophet and he said to me:

“Young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice] :

Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you.

Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you.

If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help of Allah.

Know that if the Nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything,

it would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you,

and that if they gather together to harm you with anything,

they would harm you only with something Allah had already prescribed for you.

The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” (At-Tirmidhi)

All the other advice I have shared recently – whether it is in exercising or eating healthy or taking care of yourself – there is nothing more important than making dua. It is something that we should learn ourselves (and practice) and something we should teach our children, insha’Allah. And, the blessed month of Rammadan is soon going to be upon us – what better time to make dua than in that blessed month? But, don’t wait until then to start!



 

Download a Free Dua & Reminder Booklet – Here.

When is the best time to make dua?

Why Isn’t My Dua Answered?

Why Allah May Not Answer Our Dua

Don’t Lose Hope

What Dua Should I Make?

There are many dua books out there but I do have my favorites. In particular, I love reading “Words of Remembrance and Words of Reminder.” I like this book in particular because it actually tells you when some of the stated duas are not authentic. I have other dua books that state the same duas – without any reference to this. I see that there is a new book about the importance of Dua entitled “Dua, the Weapon of the Believer” by Yasir Qadhi. I do not have the book, but I have heard parts of his lecture (with the same name) which is also available on CD. Here is a lecture Yasir Qadhi gave on PeaceTv with the same title (I doubt it is the same as the one sold):

Dua, Weapon of the Believer

I became ill about 2 years ago – alhumdulilah, Allah cured me. It was during that time that I realized the importance and power of dua, masha’Allah. I truly know the difference it can make in your life, alhumdulilah. I have found some beneficial dua in the book entitled “The Medicine of the Prophet.” I also have found some excellent dua in the following online book entitled “Dealing with Worries and Stress” by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid. To find the specific duas, search under the second section – entitled “Islam’s Treatment for Anxiety and Worry.” When you have a chance, I recommend you read the entire article. I think you would find it beneficial, insha’Allah.

If you are a new Muslim or you don’t speak Arabic – don’t worry. Dua does not need to be in Arabic. I personally love to be able to make some of the duas the Prophet (saw) made in Arabic – repeating them in English. I also make dua in English only. Don’t let your language be a barrier for making dua. Allah hears you no matter what your language.

Some Basic Dua

I am sure there may be many websites with dua written in both Arabic and English (or other languages). I love, however, to keep my books nearby so I can make dua anytime. When I have found dua that I really like that are in another book or I find online, I print off the dua and put it inside my dua book. Then, whenever I remember – I can add this to the dua I make, insha’Allah. Here is a website containing some basic dua:

Fortification of the Muslim Through Remembrance and Supplication from the Qur’an and Sunnah

A Reminder:

I’ll leave you with a nice reminder and dua that I found online:

May Allah reward us all for striving to educate our children in the best manner and may Allah make it easy for all of us. May Allah always accept our dua and if there is anything keeping us from having our dua accepted – May Allah make it known to us and help us to overcome it, insha’Allah. Jazak Allah Khair.

Asalaam ‘Alaikum,
Sumayyah Umm SAA

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3 Responses to “ Advice to Homeschooling Mothers – Remember the Importance of Dua ”

  1. Anna on July 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    May Allah help us in teaching our Muslim kids to be good Muslim. Ameen.Ameen. Ameen.
    How are you, sister Sumayyah?

  2. admin on July 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Asalaam ‘Alaikum Dearest Sister:

    Alhumdulilah, I am doing well. Have you finally gotten a chance to rest after a busy year of homeschooling or are you still working? Insha’Allah all is going well. I’ve missed you, but I’ve been quiet because I knew you were working on paperwork etc., for homeschooling. Insha’Allah that went will for you.

    Asalaam ‘Alaikum,
    Sumayyah

  3. hiba on November 21, 2010 at 4:32 am

    assalamo alaykum

    this was amazing to read mashAllah! there were times i did duas in english but i used to think it’s better if i recite in arabic, thus i tried memorizing and etc. however, knowing the fact that arabic is not mandatory was kind of a relief hehe. i don’t mean to make it sound as a burden but since arabic is not the language spoken in my family, it can be tough to stick with a foreign language.

    anyway, this was great mashAllah!
    just wanted to thank u:)

    assalamo alaykum,
    Hiba S.

    PS: for reassurance, can reciting duas after the call of prayer or for supplications be in english as well?

    assalamo alaykum

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