Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Question: Assalam aleykum

A woman who lives with her husband and children in a non-Muslim home, what is her responsibility in safeguarding her faith and the faith of her children?

Answer: [Assalam alaykum]

She is responsible for:

-Filling her heart and the hearts of her children with the love of Allah, The Truth, and His Messenger (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him and his folk)

-Guarding the performance of the obligatory prayers

-Taking on a share of the [consistent] reading the of Quran

-Recitation of the morning and evening supplications

-Frequent recounting of the Sirah (biography) of the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him and his folk), both among the spouses and to the children
[Mention of] the news of returning back to Allah, entering into the life in the grave (barzakh), the Day of Judgment, and Paradise and Hellfire.

-In addition, the parents should arrange for their children gatherings of group remembrance during the week; if not every night.

-On occasion, they should present to them beneficial lectures and recordings of the righteous.

-Vigilant supervision of their children’s behavior and character;

All this is to be done infused with the spirit of mercy, beautiful kindness, intellectual persuasion and gentle demeanor.

Translated by Rayshaud Jameer

Habib Umar bin Hafiz  is a descendant of the Prophet (upon him be Allah’s peace and blessings). Born into a family of scholars, Habib Umar, pursued the sacred sciences from a young age, including Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, ‘Aqeedah, Arabic, and Spirituality. In 1994, he established Dar al-Mustafa, an educational institute in Tarim, Yemem.

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