Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
All my time is spent raising my children and I feel I am missing out on worship and seeking knowledge. What advice can you give me?
For you to raise your children in the best way is an act of worship and is part of acting according to your knowledge. Try to follow a class when you have a bit of spare time. A pious woman from the Amudi tribe (in Hadramawt) wrote out the whole of Imam al-Subki’s three volume fatwa collection. At the end she wrote: ‘Please excuse any mistakes I may have made because I wrote this while I was breastfeeding’. The truthful person continues doing good works however small regardless of the situation.
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