Muslims give up time to feed and water the old and young

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More great role models 🙂

“THESE are the stars of Brilliant Bolton — giving up their time to feed and water young and old in the town.

Dozens of volunteers are this week making free packed lunches to feed youngsters during the school holidays

And last week — when 18,000 homes had their water supply cut — these four young men took it upon themselves to deliver 1,500 bottles of water to elderly residents across the borough.

Their kindness has been hailed by leaders in the town who said their actions are an example of Bolton’s cracking community spirit.”

Read the full article here: http://m.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/13505378.display/

And here’s another example of Muslims doing the same in Detroit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/08/muslim-group-detroit-water_n_6437506.html

Muslim Adventurer Omar Samra

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A Muslim adventurer! Another role model for our children 🙂

“I really believe in the transformative power of the type of travel that we do. We basically take people out of their comfort zone, whether that’s on a physical level, mental level or spiritual level, and get them close to nature to reconnect, explore how far they can go and find out who they really are as a person. As human beings, nature — no matter if it’s mountains, deserts, seas, or jungles — is our natural habitat. When we live in big cities, in all the concrete and asphalt and buildings, we get disconnected.”

http://muslimobserver.com/adventurer-omar-samra-conquers-earth-space-hearts/

Salaah Idea 7: Model it yourself!

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It sounds so obvious but unfortunately (am telling myself first!), we often forget to model the best behaviour ourselves.

Here’s what someone sent in: “Start through actions rather than words. Many of us have grown up with parents who would tell us to go pray but they would be finishing up cooking in the kitchen or cleaning, etc instead of going to pray.”

Simple things like stopping whatever we are doing at Salaat time, taking some time to recite Azan and Iqamah beforehand, and the tasbeeh and duas afterwards. If however, we are grumbling at how early Fajr salaat time is during the summer or how we have a million things to do…this will also have an effect.

My own first memories are listening to my dad recite the Fajr dua out loud after Salaat…he wouldn’t force us (in fact, we would usually be asleep on the musalla straight after finishing!), but that recitation has stuck in mind and now when i recite it, i can often hear his melody in my head

Hina Khan-Mukhtar has said:

“No one recognizes hypocrisy quicker than a child. The truth of the matter is that you can encourage and teach a child to pray all you want, but if you’re not going to pray, the chances are highly likely that he/she’s not going to pray either. And letting a child witness that you pray isn’t always enough either. What about how you pray? Are you rushed and distracted? Do you drag your feet when the prayer time comes in? Are you nonchalant if you miss a prayer? I know of an adult who remembers his own father weeping when he once missed a prayer, and that reaction made more of an impression on him about the importance of prayer than all the lectures in the world ever could.”

From: http://muslimobserver.com/six-tips-to-guide-children-to-the-straight-path-of-prayer/

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