On patience and peace in the life of Sayyidah Khadeejah


On patience and peace in the life of Sayyidah Khadeejah

“Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.” Much happens in life that is sad and unfair. Both personal and public tragedies are an integral part of life. Nevertheless, we know that all that happens in a lifetime is but an episode of a to-be-continued story. That how we react to destiny is a matter of choice. When a baby with a severe chromosomal abnormality is the first-born to a religious young couple, when a cruel disease sidesteps the comatose elderly patient and seizes the young mother, when the bliss of a family is twisted into misery by what seems to have been a needless, careless act, when natural disaster or monstrous deeds reap lives in incomprehensible numbers, it may shock and shake us – but it should not leave us bewildered –for such is the stuff of life.

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Hajar: A Woman at Peace


Hajar:  A Woman at Peace

Assalamu alaykum and Eid Mubarak!  May Allah accept your good deeds and bring the hujaj back home safely with their sins forgiven and their haj accepted. Ameen. W ith peacespective.org being about women and about peace, and it being the season of haj, I thought it would be appropriate to begin with highlighting two incidents in the life of Hajar; the wife of Prophet Ibraheem (AS) and mother of Prophet Ismaeel (AS). A peaceful heart is vital to one’s relationship to God. Conflict hinders one’s ability to accomplish. Conflict can be caused by having things go contrary to one’s wishes. If this is something that has already happened, it can result in sadness, and if it is something to come it can result in fear. For Hajar,

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