Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem

Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem
May Allah increase us in knowledge Ameen

Hadith on knowledge

Rasullah(saw) said: "He who takes the path to seeking knowledge Allah makes easy for him the path to Paradise"

(Abu Dawood)

Islamic Role Models

In the society we live in today where pop stars and athletes are the role models of our children and even adults, both non Muslim and sad to say even our Muslim youth. I believe knowledge of all those pious people that came before us is very very important. Myself personally coming from Jahiliyah in general and from a working class background particularly I lacked any upstanding and clear role models.

Since embracing Islam I have realised I need not look any further, because the Prophet (saw) is the best role model any body would ever need. If we were to emulate this magnificent man, Rasullah(saw) we would surely be the best of creation. So Reflections of the Prophet (saw) will focus on a different aspect of the prophet(saw),his character, his interaction with his family his struggle, his manners and much more.

 Like wise his pious companions Abu Bakr(Ra), Umar(R.a), Uthman(Ra), Ali (Ra); His wives Khadijah(Ra), Aisha(Ra); The great scholars Bukhari,Muslim,Abu Dawood and so many many countless examples of  people from the time of old. So Islamic Role Models will be a weekly microscope that zooms into the lives of these inspirational people.I will write in a way that will enable us to see ourselves in them,to ponder how we can adjust our characters to mirror theirs.

These are role models for all Muslims young and old to emulate. Youth is the most vigorous and dynamic stage in an individuals life. So having good,solid and firm people to look up and aspire to, so its important that we as parents equip ourselves with the knowledge so we can educate our children. We may not be the best of people but if we learn about those who were, we can pass on the most valuable gift to our children, Insha Allah