The Prophet would make sure he took a time-out from everything and would go to the Cave of Hira to reflect and contemplate.
In this busy fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be great if we could encourage our children (and ourselves!) to be able to do the same – WITHOUT them complaining that they’re bored?!
I know of one family who especially created a reflection room, and would encourage their children to go and just sit and think for a while (and NOT as a punishment lol)!
ESPECIALLY as we know how emphasised this is in Islam… The Prophet (saw) himself has said: An hour of contemplation is superior to an entire year’sworship” (Tadhkerah al-Haqaiq, p. 29). Indeed, meditation is all the craze now, and for good reason!
Perhaps we can encourage our kids to sit on the musalla for 5 minutes today? And just be still and see what thoughts come to their head?
Am going to try it and see how they do… would love to hear your experiences too!
Let us begin, Inshallah!
This week will be focused on the Prophet in honour of his birthday
As mentioned earlier, inspired by Celebrating the Mawlid: a seven day global experiment, we will be tailoring this concept for children and choosing one characteristic of the Prophet’s that we would like to emulate Inshallah.
This year we have chosen some different characteristics to focus on…here they are!
Monday (today): Take some time out to reflect
Tuesday: Take care of the ill
Wednesday: Say the truth
Thursday: Pray a little extra
Friday: Give sadqa
Saturday: Eat with others
Sunday: Say thank you and be grateful
I will also be sharing some cool activities around the Prophet that have been done by Busy Mummys and Islam From the Start so watch out for those too!