The new front page!
Check out Cherished and Successful’s new frontpage this month. Come and join us while we embrace our guardianship roles this month! During this month, we have the following amazing lineup:
- Embrace your roles of responsibility by connecting to Allah’s names of mercy, creation, provision, love and protection
- Create a unique working balance and parenting partnership with you and your spouse.
- Read about Our Lady Asiya’s (may Allah be pleased with her) role as a mother, wife and queen.
- Check out the lily, the flower of springtime leadership, and how she is the symbol of fertility and birth
- Let Dawn-Sabeeha shows you how Fennel oil can help you to take full ownership of your duties, be focused and motivated and rekindle your passion for life!
- Let Nibela show you how to be a merciful guardian, be guardians over your menstrual cycle, what guardianship is for women without children and guardianship in pain and loss.
The story so far…
The Cherished Seasons course started in March 2020, and members have completed two habits already: connecting to one’s purpose and balancing one’s life. Both of these habits are so important in creating a loving and harmonious marriage! The purpose habit motivates us to be our best selves and go the extra mile, and balancing all of our roles ensure we stay grounded and don’t become burnt out homemakers, mothers or wives!
This month are going to look at how you and your husband can create a unique working balance (or those who you live with). We are going to look at how the Messenger of Allah ﷺ did things around the house – men can embrace this characteristic of the best of creation ﷺ and help out more in the home, happily and purposefully! Women can beautifully run the show in their homes without having to do everything themselves. Let’s work on creating a family team that works together and where members help out fairly and with mutual love, understating and consultation!
A Cherished Ramadan
We are in the blessed month of Ramadan during a lockdown, and we can all benefit from these habits, married, single men and women! I recently wrote an article on how to have a Cherished Ramadan, here are some top tips:
- If you have children, take charge of your parenting role, and help your children through their frustrations, especially during the current pandemic.
- Balance the homemaking roles by delegating
- If you don’t have children, ask about the children in your life – keep in contact with them!
- Nurture plants in your home, filling the home with the outdoors – perfect during all the time we are spending indoors!
A Cherished Eid!
Look forward: Eid is approaching!
- Make the home pleasant, plan a stay at home Eid, just in case we are still in lockdown – what will you do?
- Hold a family meeting and plan how to make it special
- Perhaps you can watch a movie, play a game, get the popcorn and Doritos and icecream in.
- Schedule a Zoom meeting with the extended family so you can feel connected!
- If you don’t have children, why not send the children in your life (nephews, nieces, children of friends) Eid cards to brighten their Eid (adding a fiver per child won’t hurt and will be appreciated and get you to top aunty/uncle status)
- Take some time to decorate the house and make it fresh!
- Dust the cobwebs,
- Get everyone to change their bedding,
- Mop all of the floors before the 20th fast (around the 13th May – there are 13 days left!) So you can save the last days for worship, and then have a lovely Eid at home!
Have a lovely May, filled with loving guardianship, delegation, purpose and prayer! Have a lovely Ramadan and a blessed Eid!