what is home for a Muslim

been reading people miss home,
don’t know if Muslims know what home is,
all I hear are words wasting space,
does your husband know what ‘home’ means?
fathers sitting waiting to be served,

uneducated Muslims reminding me,
remembered words of Aisha (ra),
“The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:
‘When Allah (SAW) wills some good towards the people of a household,
He introduces kindness among them.’

(Reported by Imam Ahmad in al-Musnad, 6/71; Sahih al-Jami, 303)

we don’t have to look out windows,
many of us won’t be honest,
afraid to tell the truth,
don’t wanna’ look like were not practicing,
i’m a student of knowledge,
seeking forgiveness everyday,

looking into Muslim households,
no respect given,
husbands and wives joke of divorce,
joking means officially divorced,
man of the house don’t equal boss of the house,
gotta’ share duties,
Aisha (ra) continued,
“He was like any other human being:
He would clean his clothes,
Milk his ewe and serve himself.”

(Reported by Imam Ahmad in al-Musnad, 6/256; al-Silsilat al-Saheehah, 671)

husbands don’t require servitude,
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) served himself,
wives not maids,
partner in crime,
spread happiness not commands,
kindness not infamous signs,
positive remarks and actions,
“He used to serve his family,
Then when the time for prayer came,
He would go out to pray.”

(Reported by al-Bukhari, al-Fath, 2/162).

Muslims least expect,
if you meet the standards,
may Allah bless you,
but don’t forget about charity,
four walls don’t mean your home,
your confused whose rich?

know them by the mark,
rough soles,
patched hands,
solemnly swear,
not in boxes nor park benches,
sitting outside establishments,

“(Charity is) for Fuqara (the poor),
Who in Allah’s Cause are restricted (from travel),
And cannot move about in the land (for trade or work).
The one who knows them not,
Thinks that they are rich because of their modesty.
You may know them by their mark,
They do not beg of people at all.’
(2:273)

Muslims confused
need reminding,
we got palaces,
i’m a nomad,
bedouin,
earth my home,
every river, valley, canal, and canyon,

ending story with a story,
Hakim bin Hizam (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated,
I begged Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and he gave me;
I begged him again and he gave me.

I begged him again and he gave me and said,
“O Hakim, wealth is pleasant and sweet.
He who acquires it with self-contentment,
It becomes a source of blessing for him;

But it is not blessed for him who seeks it out of greed.
He is like one who goes on eating but his hunger is not satisfied.
The upper hand is better than the lower one.’

I said to him, “O Messenger of Allah, by Him Who sent you with the Truth I will not,
After you, ask anyone for anything till I leave this world.’
So Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) would summon Hakim (May Allah be pleased with him),
To give his rations, but he would refuse.

Then ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) would call him but he would decline to accept anything.
So ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) said addressing Muslims:
“O Muslims, I ask you to bear testimony that I offer Hakim his share of the booty,
That Allah has assigned for him but he refuses my offer.’

Thus Hakim did not accept anything from anyone,
After the death of Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam),
Till he died.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

home has a special place with those who beg,
learning self-contentment his or her blessing,
those who seek greed do not acquire fulfillment,
one who eats without feeling hunger,
learn these words,
remind yourself,
home isn’t 4 walls…

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