ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 61
15th Dhul Qa'dah 1437 / 19th August 2016
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"The Best of You"
Rasulullah (ﷺ) has stated, “The best of you is he who is best to his family.” (Tirmizi) 
This is a profound and amazing statement. How often do we hear of people who are diligent in acts of worship but fail miserably as husbands and fathers? This Hadith provides a vital lesson that worship alone is not the criterion for excellence in Allah's court. Being the best Muslim is also dependent on your relationship with your family.
Rasulullah (ﷺ) then states, “And from all of you I am the best to my family.” (Ibid) 
This is another statement that invites reflection. It requires us to familiarize ourselves with the family life of Rasulullah (ﷺ) to gain a better understanding of “being best to your family”. What were the values that He (ﷺ) held? What was his conduct with his wife and children? And what role did material possessions play in the life of the one who was the best to His Family?
Look at the response of Rasulullah (ﷺ) when his beloved daughter Faatimah (Radiyallahu 'Anha) asked him for a servant to relieve her from the heavy toil of her daily labour, Rasulullah (ﷺ) asked her, “Should I not give you something better?” And he instructed her to recite the Tasbeehi Fatimi, 33 times Subhaanallah, 33 times Alhamdulillah and 34 times Allahu Akbar, after every Salaah and at the time of sleep. (Muslim)
Instead of granting her request, Rasulullah (ﷺ) guided his daughter to the remembrance of Allah. Why? Because he was most aware of the temporal nature of the world as against the eternal bliss that awaited his daughter in the hereafter.
In so far as luxuries and material wealth were concerned, there was nothing. Even the basic necessities were at a minimum. However, there was such sublimeness of character and wealth of personality that every worldly possession paled into insignificance. This was the Nabi (ﷺ) who entered the home with a smile, who constantly used the Siwaak and Itr to enhance his hygiene even though his natural odour was more fragrant than musk, who was light-hearted and sympathetic to his wives, who ran races with them in privacy, who understood their shortcomings as humans and never humiliated them for the same.
This was the Nabi (ﷺ) who, despite being the leader of the worlds, never found it below his dignity to help his wives with the domestic chores. He mended his own clothes, milked the animals tied outside and even swept the floor when it was dirty.
He was the Kind Nabi (ﷺ), the Compassionate Nabi (ﷺ), the Tolerant Nabi (ﷺ), the Forgiving Nabi (ﷺ), the Generous Nabi (ﷺ) ,the Openhearted Nabi (ﷺ) and the most Loving Nabi (ﷺ) to his wives. May Salaat and Salaam shower forever and ever on his noble personality!
Today, we have not only forgotten his beautiful life but we have forgotten that we have forgotten. That is why a 'Muslim' husband spits indecent words at his wife, insults her, demeans her in front of her children and even lifts his hand to strike her. Understand well that an abusive husband may escape accountability here but there will definitely be a reckoning when he meets his Maker. Then he will have to account for every vile word and action he subjected his wife to.
It is high time that we took a page out of a life of Rasulullah (ﷺ) to become worthy of the title “The Best of You”

A delegation of 4 members from Kuwait visited the ACJU Head office on the 13th of August.

A special motivation program was conducted by Br. Namees & Dua by Sheikh Nusrath for the grade 5 students & their parents at the conclusion of 'Booster classes' project after completing 6 classes. The event was organized by the ACJU Education Division at Al Hijra Maha Vidyalaya on 16th of August.

The AGM and restructure program of the Hemmathagama Divisional Branch of ACJU was held at Zahriyya Arabic College, Hemmathagama on the 17th of August.

The AGM of the Kollonnawa Divisional Branch was held at the Gothatuwa Jumu'ah Masjid on the 17th of August.

The ACJU Education Division organized a special Training program for Islam subject Teachers which was conducted by the National Institute of Education, on the 18th of August at the ACJU Head office. 

Mu'awiyah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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