Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Saturday, February 11, 2012

balance and rights

We must strike a balance in our lives. Yes, when we are employed, the employer has some right over us, but we must not neglect that our family has a right over us too, we have a right over ourselves.

Even the the worship of God, we are told to strike a balance in our lives, as the Prophet tells us:

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once asked a companion: "(Is it true) that you fast all day and stand in prayer all night?" The companion replied that the report was indeed true. The Prophet then said: "Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave (it) at other times. Stand up for prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you."
- Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 127

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