Principal's Message

Message from the Principal: Brother Eric Ali-- When guiding our children toward proper Islamic character, we must remember that part of being a wise teacher or parent is being kind and gentle with our children. During the time of the Prophet (saw), a Bedouin urinated in the masjid. Immediately the Prophet’s companions rushed toward the man to beat him. But the Prophet (saw) told them to leave him alone. After the man finished urinating, the Prophet (saw) told him, “Verily, filth and urine are not permitted in these masjids. Indeed, it is for the remembrance of Allah.” The Messenger said to his companions, “I was sent to make things easy, and I was not sent to make things difficult.” And he poured a bucket of water over the urine. Even though our children were raised in Islam, eventually they will have to choose to be Muslims. Let’s help make the proper decision easy for them.-- Al-Madinah School: 1635 South Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, California 90019-- madina@pacbell.net (1-323) 296-5961

Thursday, May 26, 2011

6 Inspiring Jewels on Remaining Patient with our Kids by: Grandma Jeddah

        We all have our moments.  You finally get a chance to go to the bathroom and no sooner do you close the door than you hear a little fist pounding on the bathroom door, "I have to use it." 
You remind your "strong-willed" 12-year-old to put away his basket of clothes.  "I'm not doing it," he responds.
        When our children do things or respond to us in ways that make us want to lash out at them, that's the time for us to withhold our actions rather than act upon our emotions.  Hitting our children during fits of anger is not allowed in our religion, according to religious scholars.  One way to help us control our anger and try to become more patient is by reflecting on passages from Quran and Hadith that encourage us to be patient and tell us of the rewards of those who are patient. Here are six reminders from Quran and Hadith on the benefits of being patient.

1.   You who believe! Endure and be more patient . . .” (3:200)
2.   And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirun (the patient)".  (2:155)
3. "And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives, that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.'' (42:43) 

4Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly, Allah is with As-Sabirun (the patient).'' 2:153)
5. "And surely, We shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the Cause of Allah) and As-Sabirun (the patient)'' (47:31)
6. Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (ra) reported that: Certain people of the Ansar asked the Messenger  of Allah (saw) and he gave to them; then they again asked him and he gave to them until all what he possessed was exhausted. Then the Prophet (saw) said, "Whatever wealth I have, I will not withhold from you. Whosoever would be chaste and modest; Allah will keep him chaste and modest and whosoever would seek self-sufficiency, Allah will make him self-sufficient; and whosoever would be patient, Allah will give him patience, and no one is granted a gift better and more comprehensive than patience".
(Bukhari and Muslim).
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