All praise and thanks is due to Allah, the Mighty, the Merciful.
Saturday, 21 February 2015, proved to be remarkable display of togetherness, commitment, love and empowerment. The programme went off well, the ladies enjoyed the qasa'id, recitals and address by Banoo Abdullah. Her talk was truly inspiring to us as women, wives and muslims in the world as it is today.
The perfect example of commitment to a common goal-fulfilling Allah's command-was a valuable lesson that could be learnt from the talk. Often, we under-estimate the power of genuine concern for and commitment to one another. We learnt on Saturday that Allah proves to us that He places divine love in our hearts for Him and a special kind of love in our hearts for our spouses or dear ones when our main aim is to please Allah. Prophet Muhammad (s) revered his wife Khadijah because of her piety, obedience and personality.
Our beloved Rasulullah was chosen by our Lord, we were chosen to follow his example and so many pious and exemplary women were chosen to be part of his life.
Yes, this day was set aside to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, but at the same time we could learn a profound yet very concise lesson from his character and interaction with his beloved wife:
As women we have a major role to play in our religion and a place in society. We must remember that we are the vehicle of Allah's mercy, when a miraculous journey takes place inside our wombs. We are vehicles and residences of comfort for our loved ones because it is in our very nature to comfort and console. We are ambassadors of Islam and the teachers in our homes. Allah has granted us an elevated status because we just are who we are.
Let us remember the following:
Abu Hurayra stated, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women."