Friday, February 08, 2008

~the hamdy's fridays ~

Amoona loves singing.. She always goes around either making up some song or reciting Qur’an.. And she makes everyone around her say after her whatever it is that she’s saying/singing.. A couple of weeks ago, she was singing this song that she’s learned from her Qur’an school.. It was about the weekdays.. It starts by Friday.. When I heard it I was stunned! What? Our week starts by Friday? Says who? I went to her mom & asked her, she said yeah, our Islamic week starts by Friday! All throughout my school years, weekend was Thursday & Friday! And honestly, to me, Friday was not so exciting.. Friday meant having to study for the week to come & revise & sleep early & make sure the uniform is ready & so forth.. The happiest part of it though, was when daddy would come back from the mosque with all those yummy sweets that he’s bought on the way back.. Anyways, after years, the weekend officially became Friday & Saturday & the week officially now starts on Sunday.. To tell you the truth, it’s sad seeing all parents around me not attaching Fridays to something sweet that would remain in their kids’ hearts.. I wish people’s Fridays would taste as sweet as the Hamdy’s Fridays.. They have to include some of mama's delicious baking & something as special as that.. Well, for us, we have this special hour in the day that’s specified for reading some of our living miracle (Qur’an).. But Fridays, have to include the 18th chapter of the Qur’an, “The Cave”.. So today, when it was the “Kahf” time, amoona was over at our place.. Daddy took her on his lap & was using her forefinger in pointing on the text being read.. She’s almost four.. She was so cute & so was dad.. I wanted to hold that moment forever.. They were both so serious & sincere & it was totally charming :)
Abu Hurairah ( Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The most important day that ever dawned is Friday. It was on this day that Adam (peace be upon him) was created and on this day he was admitted to paradise and it was on Friday when he was expelled from there (and was appointed vicegerent of Allah ) and it is on this day that the Doom shall occur." ~(Muslim)
Abu Sa'eed Khudri ( Allah be pleased with him) reports that reports that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) observed: "One who recites Surah Kahf ( The Cave) on Friday, will have radiant light glowing for him between the two Fridays."


Gold said...

mashaAllah they both look so beautiful :)

It amazes me that amount of really good people hidden in store around the corners of the world, real faithful people for the message..

I personally think that Fridays show how faithful people really are.. are their antennas healthy enough to pick the signal of Friday or not? in the light of the Hadith you just posted. I mean, there is 'something' about that day, a lot of positive aspects not for the body but for the spirit.. yeah?


sara said...

yup, so true.. & yes.. mashaAllah they were so goegeous.. Daddy is the cutest with kids :) And my amoona is the cutest of all kids :)

david santos said...

Thanks for posting, Sara.
Have a good week

sara said...

You too!

Zainab said...

that's so sweet,masha'allah..

Maryam said...

What a precious imformation it is, I dint knew about the Surah Al-Kahaf part, Thanks for sharing it with me as i intend to read that every friday inshallah.

sara said...

Thanks Zainab :) (what a looooooong time ;) )

maryooma :)
well, you don't know how happy that made me feel :) Whenever you do remember me, please pray for me & my folks..

(: lots of love to you both :)