Women and Fiqh - 22 May 2010
"Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful." [Surah ale-Imran: 31]
AlhamdulilLah, Ustaz Ghazali covered Chapter 6 of Kitab Da'wah Mahabbah, Ustaz touched on special and privileged place the following have in the eyes of Allah SWT and our beloved Prophet SAW - those who love Allah SWT and love others for the sake of Allah Azza wa Jalla, mothers exhibiting unconditional love, those who experienced death of a beloved child, widows and the poor.
What I took away from this session is the need for wives to make managing the household a priority in life versus seeking ilmu (if the husband can provide the Islamic guidance needed), going to work, doing their own business, etc. Truly, the status of a wife and mother is placed high in an esteemed position in the eyes of Islam, subhan Allah.
Afternote: I'm instinctively reminded of mum's advice - to forgive and forget for the sake of Allah SWT. Yes it is not easy to do but if you have good opinion of people and put your trust in Allah (tawaqal ilalLah) and believe in the Day of Judgment, you'll be at peace with things that come your way... ridha, subhan Allah.