Saturday, August 18, 2018

On being a mother

It is very challenging nowadays to be a mother of young kids. Kids need a lot of time, energy, attention ,love, care, discipline and a lot more.
Being a mum has its own perks but it comes with a lot of pressure and frustration as well. I am blessed to be around my kids, attend to their needs, enrich their minds and souls every day and watch them grow.
Yet, at some days I feel really drained, I look up to a break; mental, physical and emotional. Especially that I'm a person who derives my energy from solitude, only then I'm back to life to face the world.
Dealing with kids all day can be draining, yet rewarding. It takes a lot of stamina to stay sane and keep a healthy happy environment at home.
Sometimes I blame myself that I am short in performing acts of worshiping but then I remind myself that
"كلكم راع و كلكم مسؤؤل عن رعيته"
“Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them"
This is my duty now as a Muslim mother to raise happy balanced educated and pious children who will grow up one day into successful Muslim productive adults. If I didn't raise them well now, and instill deen and manners, no one will.
What I find heart warming about our religion is that العمل عبادة (Work in Islam is a form of worshiping) I try to renew my intentions throughout the day. I'm trying to be the best mother I could be for the sake of Allah. And the Amanah he has given me for which I am fully responsible for.
Lets share together, what Nawaya (Intentions) do you take all day while spending time with your kids or doing house chores?

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