Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Why Is This My Family? | Why Me?

Birth is one of Allah’s greatest signs and miracles for us, and it encompasses so many blessings for you and your family. What exactly is the rizq associated with birth? What is the spiritual significance of the practices that we perform at birth, from adhan, to tahneek, and even the aqeeqah?

Your family can be your greatest blessing or your greatest test. You may pray for a peaceful family, and for Allah to protect them, but sometimes the conflict comes from within. Depending on your upbringing, you can feel strength and confidence from your caretakers, or a strong internal critic from unfair parenting or expectations. But there is wisdom in the circumstance of your family, and the person it shaped you to become. What lessons can you learn (or unlearn) from your parents, your family, and their sacrifice?

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.