Alhamdulillah, my dh is coming home soon from his leave to hajj and his visit in Yemen with his family mashaAllah! These past five weeks have been a test from Allah subhana wa t’ala. Allah make it easy on all of us… edit:we will be having a Walimah for him inshaAllah and our other dear friend who returned from hajj just days ago.
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِ (ص): لاَ وَلِيمَةَ إِلاَّ فِي خَمْسٍ: فِي عُرْسٍ أَوْ خُرْسٍ أَوْ عِذَارٍ أَوْ وِكَارٍ أَوْ رِكَازٍ فَأَمَّا الْعُرْسُ فَالتَّزْوِيجُ، وَ الْخُرْسُ النِّفَاسُ بِالْوَلَدِ وَ الْعِذَارُ الْخِتَانِ وَ الْوِكَارُ الرَّجُلُ يَشْتَرِي الدَّارَ وَ الرِّكَازُ الَّذِي يَقْدِمُ مِنْ مَكَّةِ.
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, “Walimah is only in five occasions: in the ‘Urs, Khurs, ‘Idhar, Wikar and the Rikaz – ‘Urs is when a person gets married; and Khurs is when a child is born; and ‘Idhar is on the circumcision of a baby boy; and Wikar is when a person purchases a house; and Rikaz is when a person returns from Hajj.”
As I am writing this, it got quieter and I was able to hear my own thoughts which, with a four year old son, is not always easy alhamdulillah. I just looked behind me and my ds has fallen asleep on the couch, ya Miskeena ibne, mashaAllah….
Oh where was I? Right, I was about to tell you what we have been doing for our homeschooling. Since Hajj was over alhamdulillah, things have slowed down here a bit. We go over the soorahs he knows and the ones he is working on nightly mashaAllah. (Kawthar, Fatiah and Iklas and Nas). We continue to work on his salah and arabic. His English is coming along well mashaAllah, he tells me how to spell certain words on his own now, and he has started trying to read mashaAllah. Im thinking about getting geography in the mix soon… we can make country profiles in his duatang inshaAllah. If anyone has any tips for teaching geography, please, let me know, I would appreciate it, jazash Allah khairyn.