Kinship & Kindness
Mankind’s purpose of existence, íbãdah, is demonstrated through obedience to the Creator by dutifully fulfilling His rights and honouring the completion of this duty in fufilling the rights of His creation. From such rights, Allah and His Messenger have sanctioned the preserving of and maintaining dutifullness to one’s parents and forging strong ties with near relations.
Regrettably this is one such matter that is not given careful consideration and has been all the more evident given COVID-19 resrictions. An oppportunity well positioned to right previous wrongs as lockdown restrictions continue to be lifted.
A selection of Prophetic narrations on the subject of Dutifulness and Forging Ties from Imam Ahmad ibn Hajar alAsqalãni’s Bulügh alMarãm will direct the 12 week discussion by the permission of Allah.