Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying:
‘Everyone of you is a guardian and is responsible for his charge; the ruler is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects, the man is a guardian of his family and responsible for his charges, a woman is a guardian of her husband’s house and responsible for her charges, and the servant is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for his charge. Everyone of you is a guardian and responsible for his charges.’
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2558)
- During the current state of lockdown in many cities around the world, one should focus on creating/maintaining a healthy Islamic environment inside the home. That’s our first responsibility, before we focus on anything outside.
- Use this spare time to ‘reconstruct’ your home and homely manners.
- Focus on what was lacking and make efforts to improve on it.
- Spend additional time in dhikr, du’a, tilawah etc in collective gatherings with one’s wife and kids. In addition to drawing Allah’s mercy, this will bond the family immensely.
- Passing time on television and the Internet could cause more devastation than the pandemic itself.
- One should dedicate time daily for Quran recital throughout Ramadan as well as during the lockdown period. The Quran is a cure for all problems. It’s recital also protects one’s mental state from deteriorating.
May Allah Ta’ala grant ‘afiyah to the entire Ummah.