The first day of fasting Ramadan is usually difficult for most people. It’s the sudden hiccup in our eating schedule that can often send us into disarray. However, as the days of the month pass, we slowly teach our minds to focus less on satisfying our natural impulses for food, drink, and lusts.
With tears in her eyes, an elderly woman’s gaze falls upon the majestic Ka’ba for the first time. Taken by surprise at its unique splendor, she immediately stops and stares upwards in awe at the grandness of the Ka’ba. Her eyes quickly trace the patterns of fine gold thread intricately weaved into its black robe.
How many times do we react to our personal circumstances without questioning if the extent of our behavior is truly justified?
وعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما عن النبي (صلى الله عليه و سلم) قال: كلّكم راع و كلّكم مسؤول عن رعيّته و الأمير راع و الرجل راع على أهل بيته و المرأة راعية على بيت زوجها وولده فكلّكم راع وكلّكم مسؤول عن رعيّته متفق عليه
The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
Each of you is a person tending to those under his care and each of you shall be answerable to those under his care. All of those in authority are caretakers. And a man is the caretaker over those in his home. And a woman is the caretaker of her husband’s home and the supervisor over his children. Each of you is a caretaker and each of you will be answerable for those in his charge.
(Bukhari & Muslim)