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   :: Ladies Corner
::“Father’s Day(June 18th): Islamic View

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Brother, thank you for your good question and interest to know more about Islam and its teachings.
Generally speaking, a Muslim is required to show kindness, love, and dutifulness to his parents.
Father’s Day is a social and family event that aims at celebrating fatherhood and honoring fathers. Such social and cultural events are not rejected in Islam as long as they don’t promote un-Islamic values.
Dr. Wael Shihab, PhD in Islamic Studies, Al-Azhar University, and the Head of the Shari`ah Dept. of
Onislam.net website, stated,
Dutifulness to parents, both mothers and fathers, is an Islamic value and obedience to Allah. One, therefore, should show kindness towards his parents because Allah Almighty says: “Your Lord has decreed, that you worship none save Him, and (that you show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, say not ‘Fie’ unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word.” (Al-Isra’ 17: 23)
Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was once asked about the best deeds: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) says, ‘Having faith in Allah and His Messenger, then honoring one’s parents.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
In fact, the core meaning of the prohibited bid`ah in Islam is to introduce or invent a devotional or ritual act of worship into religion with no backing fromShari`ah. It is not acceptable, therefore, for anybody to invent a new form ofsalah (prayer) or fasting. `Ibaddat (acts of worship and religious rituals) should be founded on correct Shari`ah proofs.
World Days and events—such as the World Hijab Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Orphans’ Day—are mostly based on cultural and social considerations. They are not meant to introduce new religious rituals or devotional acts of worship.
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries. Father’s Day was created to complement Mother’s Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.
Given the above, Father’s Day is a social event that aims at supporting universal values and morals. It’s not Islamically objectionable in itself as long as honoring fathers—or parents—is not confined to that Day. It’s not a sinfulbid`ah as it’s not meant to introduce a new ritual or `ibadah into religion. It’s a cultural, social, and family Day that aims at maintaining social and family ties.
May Allah help you and accept your and our good deeds!
Allah Almighty knows best.
All About Father’s Day
Father’s Day isn’t just a day for dads to get more ties. It’s celebrated on the third Sunday of June to honor dads, grandfathers, step-dads and all men who act as a father figure. Like most holidays that go way back, the origin is hard to trace but most people will agree that Sonora Dodd played a big part in starting the holiday. This year Father’s Day is June 21st, 2015!
A Little Father’s Day History
Sonora Louise Smart Dodd first brought up the idea of a father’s day in 1909. She wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. When Sonora’s mother died in childbirth with her sixth child, William was left to raise the newborn and five other children by himself on a farm in Washington state. As an adult, Sonora realized how strong and unselfish her dad had been raising his kids as a single parent.
Father’s Day is a special day to say thanks to your Dad - and all the Dads!
Sonora wanted Father’s Day to be celebrated on the first Sunday in June, because it was close to her dad’s birthday. Instead, the first Father’s Day celebration took place on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made the third Sunday of June Father’s Day. It wasn’t until 1972 that President Richard Nixon made Father’s Day a national holiday - about 60 years after Mother’s Day had been made a national holiday.
Favorite Sayings by Dads
Go ask your mother!
Just wait until I get you home!
When I was your age....
My father used to tell me...
I used to walk to school in the snow!
Be home early.

::It’s Your Choice!

Shabnam Khan M.P.C.C.,R.P.C
Family Counsellor

Stop for a moment and think about your life. How’s your health, your relationship and your sense of spiritual serenity? Your experiences today are a result of your past choices, patterns and habits. Are you happy with the way you’re living or have you fallen into a less-than-healthy habit that you just can’t seem to climb out of?
NOBODY’S PERFECT.
We all have at least one pattern of behavior that doesn’t serve us. We eat or drink or work too much. We choose friendships that don’t really honor us, and we react instead of responding in challenging moments. Yet in most cases, we still manage to function. Sometimes our negative patterns have small costs – simply slowing down our progress- and at other times, the price we pay for our poor choices are devastating. These choices can ruin our health, relationship, career or even our family life.
You may be overeating to find comfort, drinking too much to relieve stress, or spending too many hours at the office to avoid tension at home. You have to become fully aware of the situation. The only way to do this is by being honest with yourself. The key to making lasting, positive change is understanding where your negative pattern of behavior comes from. There are healthy and unhealthy ways to meet the needs in our lives. If the decisions are based on unhealthy habits, it moves us away from greater empowerment and happiness.
We can complain all we want, but if we don’t tackle what’s causing us having these unhealthy choices, we can’t address our deeper fears and won’t be able to make true commitment to having more balance in our lives. Without a clear understanding of our motives, we’ll keep trying to break our bad habits from the outside in and then dislike ourselves each time we fail. This leaves us feeling even more hopeless and creates a vicious cycle.
The bottom line: if you want to achieve lasting positive change and become the person you know you can, have healthy choices in your life. It may be time to wake up. It may be time to gradually change direction to implement some healthy choices in your lifestyle!
For any inquiries please email at
shabnam@skcounselling.ca

 

::Goodness, Kindness and Smartness

By Asma Ayyaz, Mortgage Broker

There is only so much we can do at the
end of the day.
Yes, at the end if the day we are human beings. Our intentions, feelings, efforts are huge to us because we want to do a lot of things in our lifetime. Our aims and thoughts can reach the sky but they also come with their own share of limitations. There is a limit on time, efforts, people, availability of resources, accessibility, which results in only a small amount of work and actions being completed at the end of the day.
Small Steps. One at a time.
Let’s aim to do smaller things, steadily and slowly, rather than running and doing everything in haste.
Let’s channelize our thoughts into positive actions for a brighter future for us and our family. All of us whether we are children, adults, grandparents, we need to prioritize our life and live in the moment. However, the present is not an independent time zone. It’s made up of everything we have experienced in the past and is a prequel to the future. Let’s find a balance and hope to fill our memories with the ones we love best. The results is a positive past, present, and future.
Parents are
Captains.
The heavy duty of molding the children and themselves as individuals falls on the shoulders of parents. Many times we see some children are so bright, so clever, inspiring, and promising which results in the same people turning into below average adults. At the same time, children with little bright qualities turn into successful adults. What must have happened?
The answer to that question varies and depends on each family. Many factors such as luck, upbringing, opportunities, ambition, conflict management, misfortunes, financial stability, social environments, and more can be held responsible. But the one thing that plays a greater role than we can admit is the role of parents. Let us aim to raise children to be great adults with everything in our power.

For any inquiries please email at
Email:asmashums@gmail.com

JUST CHILL
I have a question = I definitely have more than one question
I’ll look into it = I forgot. Please wait till I complete it in the next 5 minutes without you knowing.
I will try my best = I will try my bare minimum until I lose interest.
I will be happy to discuss it with you in the future = Please never talk to me about this again.
No worries = You have done enough damage. I am trying to avoid giving you the opportunity to do more.

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