Lecture: Nouman A. Khan

Scholar stresses Muslims should fulfil duty towards loved ones

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Feb 15, 2015

DUBAI: “As Muslims, we act according to the responsibilities we should perform,” said Nouman Ali Khan, the prominent speaker who is part of a series of lectures being held in Dubai.
He was addressing the topic of “Time for Dua” during the event organised by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai held under the patronage of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at the Zayed Bin Mohammed Family Gathering in Khawaneej Area on Friday evening.JAMIL-Lecture-Nouman-3JAMIL-Lecture-Nouman-2
“Human beings are the subjects of Allah Almighty, and as parents and children, teachers and students, husbands and wives and so on, we have to fulfil specific obligations. Subjects want to be free but a Muslim wants to increase in obedience, and everyday we want to be better subjects of Allah,” he said while defining the position of a Muslim.
Khan, shedding light on the different positions of Muslims, discussed how to be a better Muslim and emphasised the known teachings of Islam.
Shedding light on the family values in a Muslim society, he said that “you’re asking for so much joy from your spouses and kids. There may be things in your husband / wife / children that irritate you, but also something which makes you happy. You’re asking for the good in them.”
On this he quoted Surat Al Furqan, 25:74: “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.”
Pointing to the lives of people around us, Khan mentioned that “you have enough problems outside, but when you come home, you want to find relief in them. Instead, people find relief in their phones, in TV, in playing games, on Facebook, watching cat videos, on WhatsApp…  So you’re asking Allah to make you smart enough to find relief in your husband or wife or kids and not from a device,” he added.
He asked husbands to listen to their wives, to talk to their friends, because they listen to them. “Be attractive,  exercise, look good for your wife; don’t be mean, insensitive, use the right words and overall find out what upsets her and stop doing it.”
At the same time, wives should stop being angry, no one wants to be friends with an angry person, listen when your husband talks. Look good for him, don’t just dress up for weddings, do it for him.”
About children, “Appreciate the things about your kids which make you joyful, so ecstatic that you cry tears of joy. Don’t compare to other kids, with unrealistic expectations, they are not perfect but there is good stuff. Eyes fixed on your own kids don’t ask why aren’t they doctors? Why aren’t they taller like others? Be actually, genuinely happy with them, play with your kids and spend time with them,” he suggested.
Later, the officials handed over him a certificate of appreciation while people from different cultural and religious backgrounds attended the lecture.
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~ by jamilkhan on February 15, 2015.

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