Tips to Islamify your home

Our lifestyles constantly change. Environment, culture, society and disposable income tends to be the major influencers. Over a short period of time, we have become more productive – thanks to technological breakthroughs – and extremely multitasking. As a tradeoff, many of us felt less inclined towards religion and family life mostly because of increased workloads.

I’ve compiled some tips here to explain how you can easily Islamize your home with less time and efforts, while keeping the budget low. After all, it’s always our home where we find peace and serenity after a tiring workday.

Separate area to offer Salah

If you have a lot of space, set out a room for salah or a small corner will work too. Try and keep that area extra clean. You can also add a small book shelf to hold the Holy Quran, Hadiths and other Islamic books.

Use Islamic art for decoration

Substitute those ‘Picasso’ artworks with Islamic photos. You’ll find hundreds of posters, photographs and murals ideas on the web, do some googling.

Instead of posting motivational content on your work desk, use Ayats from the Quran and sayings of Rasulullah (s.a.w.w). Get them framed and arrange it properly over your workspace, nothing motivates better.

Repect Elders

Where a lot of societies prefer old age homes for their elderly parents, Islam teaches us a complete opposite. Strictly addressing the rights of elders in Quran and Hadith, Islam directs us to take special care of elderly parents and respect their wisdom. Elderly parents should stay with you in your home instead of living somewhere else.

Rasulullah (s.a.w.w) once said, “If a young man honors an older person on account of his age, Allah appoints someone to show reverence to him in his old age” [At-Tirmidhi].

Manners like Rasulullah (s.a.w.w)

Rasulullah (s.a.w.w) said; “When Allah wills some good towards the people of a household. He introduces kindness among them”… He also said: “Allah loves kindness and rewards it in such a way the He does not reward for harshness or for anything else.” [Muslim].

There are many examples of Rasulullah’s (s.a.w.w) kindness and good treatment toward his family that we should try to emulate. He was affectionate with his wives and children and would help with household chores to ease the burden. Following his example will bring tranquility to our home and help make it a peaceful abode.

Enjoy being a Muslim. Don’t follow the directions by considering them as a daily chore. Everything that Islam teaches, whether it’s about our family life, act of kindness or business deeds, it is always backed by a strong logic. You just need to sit back and ponder over it, answers come from within.